There is a sea change underway in the security industry. Organizations are moving away from legacy antivirus (AV) solutions because they are too slow, too complex and ultimately ineffective against modern threats. New alternatives, such as CrowdStrike Falcon®, have emerged to solve the problem — some boasting next-generation technologies that may include machine learning (ML), behavioral analytics, proactive threat hunting and a simplified, cloud-delivered architecture. All of these “next-gen” solutions are claiming that they can replace legacy AV products, and so the challenge for security teams becomes cutting through the noise and finding a solution that actually works.
Starting in 2016 CrowdStrike® embarked on a journey to prove our effectiveness as an AV replacement. We were the first to contribute a pure ML engine to VirusTotal; we are still the only next-gen vendor participating in recurring and non-paid public antimalware testing; and we are the only solution to be tested against the MITRE ATT&CK framework and publish the results. Our capabilities have also been validated in product reviews from independent groups like SANS and SC Magazine. In Gartner’s latest Endpoint Protection Magic Quadrant, CrowdStrike is positioned in the visionary quadrant as highest in ability to execute and furthest in completeness of vision. We are also positioned as a strong performer in The Forrester Wave and we rank as a leader in the IDC MarketScape. Even with all this third-party testing and validation in place, we understand that security teams can’t select a new solution without actually trying the product. To streamline that process, we launched the Falcon Prevent Free Trial.
The Falcon Prevent Free Trial makes it fast and easy for security professionals to access and evaluate our next generation AV solution. We also took this opportunity to innovate on how security product free trials are done. The CrowdStrike trial process is different from traditional security trials because it includes the following:
- Full access to the product within five minutes of filling out the request form
- SaaS delivery, eliminating the need to install management infrastructure
- A 20MB agent that installs silently and doesn’t require a reboot
- A full trial guide to help you complete critical use cases in under an hour
- A secure, cloud-based malware testing lab so you can test the product against real threats
- The ability to expand the trial to include other CrowdStrike solutions
- The ability to purchase the product directly through the AWS Marketplace
Unlike many try-before-you-buy offers, the Falcon Prevent Free Trial doesn’t include any “surprises,” such as restrictions that limit the features you can try, or requests for pre-payment information. We provide access to our complete NGAV solution, so that you can test all of its advanced features in your organization’s environment for 15 days and experience the results for yourself. To make this process even easier, we’ve developed a step-by-step guide that walks you through the entire implementation. We’ve even established a free environment on CloudShare — a fully-functional, cloud-based malware lab that allows you to execute and experiment with live malware in a safe environment. This gives you all the tools you need to successfully test our product.
In closing, CrowdStrike strongly encourages you to review third-party testing and validation reports during your evaluation process. Switching from a last-generation endpoint protection solution to a true next-generation platform is a big step, and it should be part of your due diligence to take advantage of as many credible, independent resources as you can. However, at the end of the day, nothing rivals hands-on experience with a solution in your own environment to ensure you’re making the right decision. That’s why we created this program and why we hope you’ll take advantage of it and try the Falcon Prevent Free Trial for yourself. We promise you won’t be disappointed.
Register for your Free Trial of Falcon Prevent.
Learn more about Falcon Prevent Next-Gen AV.
Download the white paper: Guide to AV Replacement: What You Need to Know Before Replacing Your Antivirus Solution.
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