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CrowdStrike Part of MITRE ATT&CK Product Evaluation

Sunnyvale, CA — December 5, 2018 — CrowdStrike® Inc., the leader in cloud-delivered endpoint protection, today announced it has successfully completed its second evaluation by   MITRE’s ATT&CK evaluations program. The CrowdStrike Falcon® platform was evaluated for its ability to detect attack techniques employed by GOTHIC PANDA (also known as APT3), a sophisticated adversary affiliated with the Chinese government. CrowdStrike was the first endpoint protection company to integrate the MITRE ATT&CK framework into its product and has been participating in this evaluation since its inception.

The analysis of the MITRE evaluation results show that CrowdStrike Falcon was the top performing product in the evaluation. Key results include:

  • CrowdStrike Falcon delivered the most proactive detections of any tested solution. The ability for a product to detect attacks, rather than rely on skilled operators to manually uncover attacks, is absolutely critical for all organizations and shows that CrowdStrike delivers unique efficiency gains for security operations teams.
  • Falcon was able to provide the most complete out-of-the-box visibility, revealing the highest number of individual attack techniques, without requiring product updates or configuration changes.
  • CrowdStrike’s solution offered the deepest context for each phase of the simulated attack, including being the only product tested to include a feature that delivers custom emails from a team of expert threat hunters for further investigative support and remediation guidance.
  • More detailed analysis of the test results are available in a blog post.

The results show that CrowdStrike Falcon stands alone in its ability to uncover hands-on-keyboard adversary activity across the entire ATT&CK framework, from the Initial Access stage all the way to Exfiltration and through Command & Control. CrowdStrike’s unique combination of technology and expertise was able to deliver the highest degree of actionable information within the MITRE evaluation, making it exceptionally simple for security analysts to understand the full context of the attacks, quickly.

Legacy malware-focused tests are incapable of providing a realistic assessment of security products’ ability to detect advanced adversaries who often do not rely on malware but leverage exclusively living-off-the-land tools. The MITRE program is the first and only public adversary emulation leveraging the MITRE ATT&CK framework to evaluate security solutions’ detection effectiveness against real-world tradecraft from sophisticated nation-state attackers. The adversary emulation tests for the product’s ability to detect attack techniques across the entire attack lifecycle: Initial Access, Execution, Persistence, Privilege Escalation, Defense Evasion, Credential Access, Discovery, Lateral Movement, Collection, Exfiltration and Command & Control.

“MITRE is pioneering next-generation testing that reflects the actual threat environment and CrowdStrike is delighted to continue to perform exceptionally in this comprehensive evaluation,” said Dmitri Alperovitch, CrowdStrike’s co-founder and chief technology officer. “In this test, CrowdStrike demonstrated the real-world detection efficacy of its endpoint protection solution. We continue to build out the capabilities of the CrowdStrike Falcon platform to stay ahead of today’s day threats, while delivering modern, cloud-based protection at the endpoint. As a company, we are committed to participating in independent and credible third-party testing to demonstrate the effectiveness of our technology.”

CrowdStrike Falcon leverages machine learning and behavioral analytics, trained on more than 1 trillion security events that the platform processes every week, to enable reliable prevention, detection and mitigation and response to all threats, including sophisticated malware-free intrusions.

In addition to this MITRE testing, CrowdStrike was the first vendor to be evaluated by MITRE and publish the results. CrowdStrike Falcon has been repeatedly tested and certified as an effective AV replacement by AV-Comparatives for Windows and Mac, SE Labs, and others.

Visit the CrowdStrike blog to learn more about CrowdStrike’s performance in this important test and review the full results on MITRE’s website.

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