Reading, UK – 28 March 2017 – Next generation value-added distributor Cloud Distribution, a specialist in security, networking and storage, announced today that the company has signed CrowdStrike, the leader in cloud-delivered endpoint protection. The company’s marquee solution, CrowdStrike Falcon sets a new standard in endpoint security by being the first and only platform to unify next-generation antivirus (AV), endpoint detection and response (EDR) and managed hunting — all delivered through the cloud via a single lightweight agent.
Working with a distributor with established expertise and partner network in EMEA will help CrowdStrike support and accelerate its rapid growth in the region. Cloud Distribution has a strong track record of bringing highly innovative and disruptive vendors to market and shares CrowdStrike’s approach and commitment to fanatical customer and partner support. For its part, Cloud Distribution was looking for a new market leader to bolster its security offerings.
CrowdStrike’s fully cloud-based endpoint protection platform offers unprecedented protection for both malware and malware-free intrusions. The company recently introduced new product modules to provide customers with the flexibility to replace their AV or augment it with EDR, security hygiene capabilities, and managed hunting. As a result, Cloud Distribution partners can procure either separate capabilities or CrowdStrike’s comprehensive endpoint protection platform.
“Cloud Distribution has extensive experience of expanding market opportunities for partners and the results it has delivered speak for themselves. Cloud Distribution has a mature and well-proven sales and marketing engine that will augment and accelerate our go-to market strategy in EMEA,” said Mike East, Vice President, EMEA, CrowdStrike.
CrowdStrike has been recently positioned by Gartner, Inc. in the Visionaries quadrant of the 2017 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Endpoint Protection Platforms (EPP) where it demonstrated a proven ability to replace legacy AV solutions and protect against known and unknown threats without the use of signatures.
“Traditional AV products are failing to deliver. CrowdStrike provides an integrated and effective way for our partners to build their security portfolios with a single vendor, including leveraging a managed threat hunting service to augment SOC capabilities. This will deliver an opportunity for higher margins for partners,” said Adam Davison, Director, Cloud Distribution. “CrowdStrike Falcon is the new standard in endpoint protection and our partners will no longer need to promote multiple vendors to create a breach protection solution, as CrowdStrike delivers a complete endpoint protection solution in one unified offering.”
Cloud Distribution has employed a dedicated CrowdStrike sales specialist, Simon Totterdell, to help enable partners and it has pre-built campaigns already available via its Altitude Marketing Program. CrowdStrike has an established sales and marketing team on the ground in the UK to accommodate its regional growth.
Cloud Distribution is hosting multiple end-user workshops for partners to invite prospects along to learn about CrowdStrike and it has launched a marketing program for customers to easily try out the CrowdStrike Falcon platform.