CrowdStrike Falcon Primary Use Case

Security Analyst II at a healthcare company with 10,001+ employees

It is currently our antivirus and EDR platform that we use to export incidents to our SIEM and automation platform, SOAR. We use Demisto for our SOAR.

The solution is fully deployed in our organization. We are primarily Windows. There are four major hospital sites with a couple thousand endpoints each. We probably have 600 remote workers due to COVID-19. I would probably say there are 7,000 VDIs inside of Citrix. Then, the rest are probably small clinical sites with no more than 50 to 80 people at each one. They make up the bulk of the rest, and probably 99 percent of that is Windows or server-based. We only have maybe 30 Macintoshes in the whole system and about as many Linuxen.

We are using Windows agent 618.

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Chief Information Security Officer at a real estate/law firm with 10,001+ employees

Our main use case was looking for an endpoint solution that was able to follow our users anywhere. We have over 52,000 employees, and a majority of our people work in various places. Many employees are not in an office every day: They are at a client's sites, some work at home, some are traveling, etc. We really needed something that would give us visibility no matter where and when an employee was working.

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Information Security Analyst at a insurance company with 1,001-5,000 employees

We use it for our endpoint detection and response on our devices for both endpoints and servers. It has replaced our traditional antivirus. We are strictly using it now to do all our antivirus duties.

We are primarily a Windows environment, 95 percent Windows. Then, we have a little bit of Linux and Macs in there as well.

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Enterprise Cybersecurity Architect at Swagelok Company

The product is inherently cloud-based.

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IT Security Analyst at U.S. Venture, Inc.

The initial use case was for CrowdStrike to be a replacement for McAfee. We wanted to come up with something that was a lot more adaptive to emerging world threats and not just strictly signature-based. We wanted something focused a lot more on heuristic analysis and pattern analysis first, e.g., isn't just sheer signature. Additional use cases are workstation servers and as much as we can do in our OT environment.

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Associate Director - Infrastructure Engineering at AFT

We primarily use the solution as advanced threat protection. It is used to protect all endpoints, servers, etc. 

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AT
Chief Security Officer at a financial services firm with 201-500 employees

We have several use cases including threat management, EDR, AV, and a SOC with 24x7 monitoring.

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Cyber Security Engineer at a legal firm with 501-1,000 employees

We are using it primarily for NGAV, but we also use their EDR product and Falcon OverWatch.

Most of our internal stuff is still on-prem. We do use SaaS for vendor products, but our internal environment is still mostly on-prem.

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MK
Dy General Manager at a real estate/law firm with 501-1,000 employees

The solution is primarily being used at our endpoint, which includes roaming users with laptops. It is being used in all of our servers at our data center. Our security team can monitor everything centrally using the Falcon dashboard. If there is an incident, our team can actually go to the root cause of the incident to try to solve it there. 

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Director, IT & Systems Security at Tilson Technology Management

We implemented CrowdStrike because we needed to identify a new solution to address a 100% remote workforce, both because of COVID, but in general, our workforce is very distributed around the country.

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JS
Director of IT at a tech services company with 51-200 employees

We use this product for endpoint security and threat remediation.

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DA
Sr. IT Support Executive at a hospitality company with 1,001-5,000 employees

We primarily use the product as a security solution.

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Executive Technology Advisor at Vitso

We are using this solution for advanced threat protection, over and above any antivirus for approximately 1200 end-users, or endpoints. It is able to identify any anomalies and alert on that using the AI engine. That way, there's a small security team to make them more effective, to be able to get an alert, go in and look at what's going on. 

Since I have been here, I have been keying into when people fall for phishing attacks and they either get blocked going to a website or their credentials get compromised, and somebody logs in to their Office 365 account. We were able to forensically identify that in two of the cases. Most recently, since I've been here looking at the more active response, to be able to identify and act a little bit more quickly.

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BH
Service at Four-U Office Inc

We primarily use the solution for real-time ransomware protection.

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GH
Senior Cyber Security Analyst with 1,001-5,000 employees

The primary use case is digital security investigations using the dashboard.

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JT
Director - IT Security Operations at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees

It blocks all the stuff bad actors are trying to do to our users.

All our end user systems and servers are on-prem and cloud workstations desktops everywhere.

We are using the latest version minus one release (N-1).

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DB
Director Of Information Technology at a financial services firm with 11-50 employees

We use this solution for threat protection and endpoint security.

Recently, we added on CrowdStrike OverWatch and Insightsoftware for better reporting. OverWatch monitors East-West issues that CrowdStrike Protect doesn't see. New next-generation endpoint security doesn't scan your PC. It doesn't scan files nightly. People have to get past that, it's so old school. 

I have 50 end-users, one hundred endpoints, and workers of all types, both in-house and remote workers.

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Information Security, Sr. Analyst at a wholesaler/distributor with 10,001+ employees

We use CrowdStrike Falcon as our EDR solution, including antivirus.

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MW
Chief Information Security Officer at a hospitality company with 5,001-10,000 employees

We have various use cases. We are protecting servers and endpoints that are utilizing this product to focus on advanced, persistent threats, with the goal of reducing the overhead on the endpoint for early detection.

Right now, we have not put enforcement, and we're moving to the next level of detection.

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Senior System Engineer at a computer software company with 1,001-5,000 employees

We primarily use the solution for threat intelligence.

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Director Of Information Technology at DLZ Construction Svs.

We use CrowdStrike for our endpoint security and we're about to tie it into vScaler. It's on every endpoint in the company and is used by everyone in the organization. It's anti-virus security software, so we'll continue to put it on every machine whether our company grows or shrinks.I'm the director of information technology in our company and we're a customer of CrowdStrike. 

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MH
Sr Network Administrator at a construction company with 501-1,000 employees

Our primary use case is for endpoint protection.

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NS
Technical Architect at a consultancy with 10,001+ employees

The primary use case of this solution is as endpoint detection and response.

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LM
Head Of Infrastructure at a insurance company with 201-500 employees

We use CrowdStrike Falcon to secure the endpoints and servers that we have on-premise.

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Chief Information Security Officer at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees

Our primary use for CrowdStrike is as an EDR system. We are protecting more then 9.000 devices.

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