28 March 2017

Cloud Distribution Advances Security Portfolio with Endpoint Protection Leader CrowdStrike

Enabling VARs to leverage CrowdStrike’s cloud-delivered endpoint protection platform to deliver more effective, efficient, and comprehensive security to customers

Reading, UK – 28th 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.

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About Cloud Distribution
Cloud Distribution is a value-added distributor of disruptive next generation security, networking and storage solutions that VARs can take to market quickly and easily. It currently distributes A10 Networks, Acronis, Aerohive, BlackBerry, CheckPoint Software, Cloud4Wi, CrowdStrike, Cyren Security, DataCore, Exinda, HyperGrid Ignitenet, Memblaze, Onelogin, Peplink, Praim, Pivot3, SystemFlip, Trusted Knight, Unidesk and Vectra Networks. Its portfolio of disruptive security and networking solutions helps resellers to differentiate themselves from the competition and create new markets to sell in. The company was founded in 2009 by senior executives with a wealth of experience in the security, networking and optimisation space. Its philosophy is to take innovative, cutting-edge vendors into the UK market by recruiting and working together with skilled, reputable, market making partners. For further information, please visit https://www.cdl-cloud.com/ or follow us on Twitter @cloudtweeters

About CrowdStrike
CrowdStrike® is the leader in cloud-delivered next-generation endpoint protection. CrowdStrike has revolutionised endpoint protection by being the first and only company to unify next-generation AV, endpoint detection and response (EDR), and a 24/7 managed hunting service — all delivered via a single lightweight agent. The CrowdStrike Falcon® platform, certified to replace legacy antivirus, has reinvented how endpoint security is delivered with its industry-leading, cloud-native architecture. CrowdStrike Falcon protects customers against all cyber-attacks, using sophisticated signatures artificial intelligence/machine learning and Indicator of Attack (IOA) based threat prevention to stop known and unknown threats in real-time. Core to its innovative approach is the CrowdStrike Threat Graph™ which analyses and correlates over 30 billion events per day from millions of sensors deployed across 176 countries, uniquely providing crowdsourced protection for the entire customer community.

Many of the world’s largest organizations put their trust in CrowdStrike, including three of the 10 largest global companies by revenue, five of the 10 largest financial institutions, three of the top 10 health care providers, and three of the top 10 energy companies. We Stop Breaches. Learn more: https://www.crowdstrike.com/

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Charles Cornew
Cloud Distribution
Email: charles@cloud-distribution.com

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