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CrowdStrike Announces Abnormal Security Investment, Partnership

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CrowdStrike has made a strategic investment in Abnormal Security, an email security platform provider, through the CrowdStrike Falcon Fund. Terms of the investment were not disclosed.

In addition, CrowdStrike has integrated its Falcon platform with Abnormal's platform to offer email and endpoint attack detection and response with automated account remediation, the companies stated. The integration delivers bi-directional threat detection and response.

How the CrowdStrike-Abnormal Security Integration Works

The CrowdStrike-Abnormal integration lets organizations use Falcon to detect risk and create account takeover cases within Abnormal's platform, the companies said. From here, security analysts or autonomous security policies enable organizations to respond to potential threats by:

  • Forcing step-up authentication
  • Logging out users
  • Terminating sessions
  • Requiring a password reset

Meanwhile, if Abnormal's platform detects an email account compromise, it adds the targeted user to the Falcon Watched Users list, the company said. At this point, the user may be required to re-enter their login credentials and a security investigation can be completed.

CrowdStrike and Abnormal Eye the XDR Market

Along with releasing an initial technology integration, Abnormal has joined CrowdStrike's CrowdXDR Alliance, which consists of an ecosystem of cybersecurity companies committed to developing and launching eXtended detection and response (XDR) solutions. Together, Abnormal and CrowdStrike intend to bring an XDR integration to market, the companies indicated.

Ultimately, Abnormal represents an "attractive investment and technology partner," CrowdStrike President Michael Sentonas stated. Going forward, CrowdStrike will continue to work with Abnormal as it looks to help organizations combat modern cyber threats and stop data breaches.

ExtraHop Unveils CrowdStrike Integration

The Abnormal Security investment and partnership come after ExtraHop in March 2023 integrated its Reveal(x) 360 cloud-native network detection and response (NDR) platform into the CrowdStrike Falcon LogScale observability and log management solution.

Organizations can use the ExtraHop-CrowdStrike integration to hunt for threats, contain network-based attacks, evaluate the severity of cyberattacks and prioritize remediation and response actions, the companies said.

Along with Abnormal and ExtraHop, CrowdStrike has announced cybersecurity partnerships with Dell Technologies, Ernst & Young and other companies dating back to 2022. MSSPs and MSPs can join CrowdStrike's Elevate Partner Program to incorporate Falcon capabilities into their offerings.

CrowdStrike to Host Government Summit

CrowdStrike has announced its lineup of guest speakers and keynotes at the first CrowdStrike Government Summit on April 11 in Washington, D.C. at the Marriott Marquis.

CrowdStrike co-founder and CEO George Kurtz will be joined on the mainstage by some of the leading public sector voices in cybersecurity, including Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) Director Jen Easterly; Rob Joyce, Director, Cybersecurity Directorate, NSA; the CIO of the Department of Justice, Melinda Rogers; and Camille Stewart Gloster of the Office of the National Cyber Director.

Dan Kobialka

Dan Kobialka is senior contributing editor, MSSP Alert and ChannelE2E. He covers IT security, IT service provider business strategies and partner programs. Dan holds a M.A. in Print and Multimedia Journalism from Emerson College and a B.A. in English from Bridgewater State University. In his free time, Dan enjoys jogging, traveling, playing sports, touring breweries and watching football.