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CrowdStrike Accelerates Growth in India, Launches First Innovation and Development Center in Pune

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CrowdStrike®
Inc.
, the leader in cloud-delivered endpoint protection, today
announced the expansion of its operations in the Asia Pacific and Japan
(APJ) region with the opening of a new Innovation and Development Center
in Pune, India and the appointment of Jagdish Mahapatra as managing
director Asia (India, South East Asia and North Asia).

Since the 2015 launch of its APJ operations in Sydney, Australia,
CrowdStrike has experienced rapid, triple-digit growth adding new
customers across the region. The company has expanded presence and the
growing team will support and accelerate the substantial market demand
for the CrowdStrike
Falcon® platform
, threat intelligence, and response services.

CrowdStrike has appointed Jagdish Mahapatra as managing director Asia,
to strengthen the company's foothold in the region and rapidly drive new
growth opportunities. Mr Mahapatra joins CrowdStrike from McAfee where
he was responsible for the APAC channel, effectively building a strong
partner and alliance ecosystem in the region. Prior to that, he was the
managing director of McAfee India and SAARC. He also spent over 10 years
with Cisco.

"The security market has changed and I'm excited to work with the
company leading the charge and setting the new standard for endpoint
protection. CrowdStrike's incredible global growth demonstrates that the
market is ready for a cloud-native approach to endpoint security that is
far more effective and efficient in stopping breaches. India and SAARC
are a strategic growth market for CrowdStrike and I'm looking forward to
driving continued momentum in this region," said Jagdish Mahapatra,
managing director Asia at CrowdStrike.

CrowdStrike has chosen the city of Pune to leverage partnerships with
local universities as part of a long-term collaboration to address the
cybersecurity talent shortage in India. CrowdStrike's Chief Product
Officer, Amol Kulkarni is a College of Engineering Pune Graduate.
"Today, I'm very proud to be here in Pune to launch our CrowdStrike
Innovation and Development Center, and to announce that we are
partnering with the Pune College of Engineering and the Pune University
Cyber Security department to offer cyber education opportunities, as
well as internships," said Amol Kulkarni, chief product officer.

In addition to launching the Innovation and Development Center in Pune
and a local team, CrowdStrike is actively expanding its partner and
channel ecosystem across Asia to support its go-to-market strategy and
service a rapidly growing customer base.

"As a fast-growing industry leader, CrowdStrike is continually expanding
our footprint in APJ, adding resources and operations in the most
high-yielding regional markets. I'm looking forward to expanding our
team and customer base even further and continuing to drive explosive
growth within the India and SAARC market," Andrew Littleproud, vice
president Asia Pacific and Japan.

CrowdStrike Falcon is the first and only platform that unifies
next-generation antivirus (AV), endpoint detection and response (EDR),
and a 24/7 threat hunting service — all delivered via a single
lightweight agent. CrowdStrike Falcon's modular approach enables
customers to have integrated access to the full suite of endpoint
protection capabilities, including vulnerability management, IT hygiene,
threat intelligence automation, device control, and more.

The company is meeting spiking demand for its unique cloud-native
solution as more and more organizations are looking to replace their AV
or augment it with advanced endpoint detection and response capability.

CrowdStrike currently processes over 150 billion security events per day
from throughout the world to offer security teams unprecedented threat
telemetry. CrowdStrike continues to significantly expand the
capabilities of the CrowdStrike
Falcon platform
through the addition of new cloud-native modules,
like Falcon Discover for AWS, to provide customers with a comprehensive
solution.

For additional information, read our blog.

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About CrowdStrike®

CrowdStrike is the leader in cloud-delivered endpoint protection.
Leveraging artificial intelligence (AI), the CrowdStrike Falcon®
platform offers instant visibility and protection across the enterprise
and prevents attacks on endpoints on or off the network. CrowdStrike
Falcon deploys in minutes to deliver actionable intelligence and
real-time protection from Day One. It seamlessly unifies next-generation
AV with best-in-class endpoint detection and response, backed by 24/7
managed hunting. Its cloud infrastructure and single-agent architecture
take away complexity and add scalability, manageability, and speed.

CrowdStrike Falcon protects customers against all cyber attack types,
using sophisticated signatureless AI and Indicator-of-Attack (IOA) based
threat prevention to stop known and unknown threats in real time.
Powered by the CrowdStrike Threat Graph™, Falcon instantly correlates
over 150 billion security events a day from across the globe to
immediately prevent and detect threats.

There's much more to the story of how Falcon has redefined endpoint
protection but there's only one thing to remember about CrowdStrike: We
stop breaches.

Learn more: https://www.crowdstrike.com/
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