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CrowdStrike, Dell Partner for Commercial PC Cybersecurity

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CrowdStrike and Dell Technologies have announced a partnership to help organizations protect their endpoints, cloud workloads, identities and data, according to a prepared statement.

"Frictionless Cyber Defense"

Organizations can now purchase CrowdStrike's Falcon platform with volume licensing, the company said. CrowdStrike also plans to offer its Falcon platform across Dell's commercial PCs and other products in the coming months.

Together, CrowdStrike and Dell will "make cyber defense frictionless, automated and cost effective," CrowdStrike Chief Business Officer Daniel Bernard said.

They are increasing market access to Falcon, enabling organizations to use this platform in lieu of multiple legacy and point security products. At the same time, the companies are ensuring that organizations are well equipped to use Falcon to stop data breaches.

CrowdStrike Appoints New President, Adds to Leadership Team

The Dell partnership comes after CrowdStrike in February 2023 promoted Michael Sentonas to president. Sentonas is responsible for managing CrowdStrike's product and go-to-market functions, including its sales, marketing, product and engineering, threat intelligence and corporate development teams. He had been serving as CrowdStrike's chief technology officer since 2020, and originally joined the company in 2016.

Previously, CrowdStrike in January 2023 hired Bernard as its chief business officer and Raj Rajamani as chief product officer for its data, identity, cloud and endpoint (DICE) division.

Bernard is responsible for driving revenue from CrowdStrike's global channel and growing the company's partner ecosystem, the business indicated. Prior to joining CrowdStrike, Bernard served as chief marketing officer at SentinelOne. He also has held channel partnership and business development roles at Cylance (now Blackberry Cybersecurity), Dropbox and other SaaS, cloud and cybersecurity companies.

Rajamani is responsible for product strategy, management and delivery across CrowdStrike's platform offerings, the company stated. He most recently served as chief product officer at SentinelOne. In addition, Rajamani has held technology leadership roles at McAfee, Marketo and Cylance.

CrowdStrike offers cloud, endpoint protection and other security products to global organizations. MSSPs, MSPs and other technology providers can join CrowdStrike's Elevate Partner Program to integrate the company's products into their services.

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.