CrowdStrike has announced that it has expanded the capabilities of the CrowdStrike Falcon platform by introducing a new vulnerability management module, Falcon Spotlight. CrowdStrike is the only next-generation vendor offering the full spectrum of endpoint security capabilities — next-generation AV, endpoint detection and response, managed threat hunting, IT hygiene, threat intelligence and now, vulnerability management — fully delivered via the cloud from a single lightweight agent.
With this Fall platform release, CrowdStrike fundamentally changes how organizations conduct vulnerability management by delivering continuous, real-time visibility into software vulnerabilities in their environment. For the first time, these vulnerabilities are prioritized based on observed threat activity in the customer environment. Prioritization based on threat activity enables customers to immediately identify the systems that pose the greatest risk and remediate them before the security incident escalates into a breach. Consistent with CrowdStrike’s vision of a single agent for endpoint security, Falcon Spotlight adds vulnerability management capability without requiring an additional agent on the endpoint and affords customers the opportunity to consolidate security tools and reclaim precious system resources on their endpoints.
Customers today are burdened by vulnerability management tools characterized by slow scans, blind spots, inaccurate reporting and an inability to provide security professionals with enough prioritized information to take corrective action in a timely and precise manner. As the industry’s first endpoint protection platform to integrate a scan-less, agent-based, real-time vulnerability management solution, Falcon Spotlight brings vulnerability management data into the endpoint protection process. The integration of this data into a single console streamlines workflows for security operations centers (SOCs) and makes it easier to respond to critical threats.
According to Gartner Inc., “The No. 1 issue in vulnerability management (and, arguably, IT security operations) is that organizations are not prioritizing their patching and mitigating controls, nor are they mitigating the exploitation of commonly targeted vulnerabilities. In short, organizations are struggling to figure out the delta between ‘what can I fix’ and ‘what will make the biggest difference, with the pragmatic reality of the time and resources that I actually have.’ The answer is a risk-based approach.”
“CrowdStrike continues to expand the Falcon platform to provide customers with an end-to-end solution that addresses endpoint security holistically and enables organizations to stop breaches while bolstering their security posture and operations,” said Dmitri Alperovitch, CrowdStrike co-founder and chief technology officer. “With this new module, we continue to reinforce the Falcon platform as the market-leading solution that offers security teams control, visibility, and protection, all through one lightweight endpoint sensor, leveraging the power of the CrowdStrike cloud.”
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