CrowdStrike Cloud-Delivered Endpoint Protection

What is CrowdStrike

CrowdStrike Falcon® is pioneering cloud-delivered endpoint protection. It unifies next-generation antivirusendpoint detection and response (EDR)managed threat huntingIT hygiene, and threat intelligence — all delivered via a single lightweight agent. Using its purpose-built, cloud-native architecture, the Falcon platform collects and analyzes more than 50B endpoint events per day from millions of sensors deployed across 176 countries.

How will this benefit me?

Crowdstrike, as an added layer next to Bowdoin's antivirus software, will even better protect you from malware and viruses than with antivirus software alone. CrowdStrike will look at and analyze what processes your computer uses on a daily basis so that it can learn how you work and then detect if something is running that doesn't look right.  It will watch your network traffic for anything out of the ordinary or suspect.  CrowdStrike uses a lightweight agent that doesn't intrude on your resources and will report back to a central console without interrupting your work flow.  Using these methods, and comparing our results with billions of other results from customers around the world, combined with machine learning, allows CrowdStrike to detect and stop malicious code in it's tracks.

Will it slow my system down?

No, CowdStrike uses a single, lightweight agent that just runs in the background. You will not see it and the impact on processing speed is negligible.

What kind of information does it see?

CrowdStrike does not gather any personal information.  It only looks at machine processes and what they are doing.  CrowdStrike is watching what happens in the background and what may abnormally try to connect to the Internet.

How will I know if it finds something?

If CrowdStrike prevents or blocks an action there is no client alert, alerts will only show up in a central console that can be monitored by IT staff. If a problem does exist, someone from Information Technology may reach out to try and remediate a problem.

How is this different from the Antivirus currently on my machine?

CrowdStrike compliments antivirus by adding an extra layer of protection by learning the processes your machine normally uses and through “machine learning” to find anything out of the ordinary.

What do I need to do?

Nothing. No user intervention is necessary. CrowdStrike runs silently in the background learning and reporting as necessary back to its console for review.


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