Endpoint Security, CrowdStrike, What is CrowdStrike?
Introduction to CrowdStrike's Falcon platform.
University of Illinois IT Pros leveraging Technology Services CrowdStrike
The CrowdStrike Falcon product is an endpoint protection platform that unifies next-generation antivirus, endpoint detection and response, IT hygiene, and threat intelligence - all delivered via a single lightweight agent. It allows IT Pros to protect, detect and remediate viruses, malware, and other threats on computers (known as "endpoints") running in their units & colleges. It is supported on Microsoft Windows, Apple macOS and Linux distributions. CrowdStrike works using an installed sensor running on the endpoint and a vendor-hosted central server in the cloud.
Technology Services CrowdStrike is owned by the Security team and administered by the Endpoint Services team.
Typical CrowdStrike tasks include:
- reviewing threat detections found on endpoints
- managing sensor policies for endpoints
- collecting statistics from endpoints
- using gathered information to compile reports summarizing endpoint activity
- releasing quarantined files
CrowdStrike is available at no cost to Urbana-Champaign campus IT Pros and their units & colleges. CrowdStrike is designed to be available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year, and comes with support services.