Cloudflare, Inc., a security, performance, and reliability company that is helping to build a better Internet, has announced an expansion of its partnership with CrowdStrike Holdings, Inc. Cloudflare is integrating its Zero Trust platform with CrowdStrike Falcon Zero Trust Assessment (ZTA) to provide joint customers with simple and powerful controls to ensure employees have secure access to applications wherever they work. Through this integration, Cloudflare and CrowdStrike are bringing together world-class technologies to provide joint customers with unrivaled Zero Trust capabilities.
“Every business needs to protect users and teams no matter where they are or how they’re working,” said John Graham-Cumming, chief technology officer at Cloudflare. “Cloudflare’s Zero Trust platform delivers comprehensive protection to organizations of all sizes. Now we’re making it even easier for joint customers of Cloudflare and CrowdStrike to benefit from new combined security features for the connect-from-anywhere economy.”
According to a Forrester Consulting-commissioned study conducted in October 2020, 76% of businesses are struggling to shift to a Zero Trust security posture due to complex user access requirements. As employees continue to work from anywhere and businesses navigate the transition to a hybrid work environment, security teams are shifting away from legacy security architecture and toward a modern Zero Trust approach. Cloudflare and CrowdStrike are collaborating to make Zero Trust solutions more accessible to IT teams. As a result of this expanded collaboration, joint customers can now:
- Enable secure conditional access to applications from any endpoint, regardless of the user or location: Cloudflare Zero Trust Network Access (ZTNA) and Cloudflare Secure Web Gateway (SWG) are now integrated directly with CrowdStrike’s real-time device posture assessments – Falcon ZTA – to strengthen the Zero Trust posture of joint customers.
- Identify and mitigate threats with unparalleled threat intelligence: Cloudflare is a part of CrowdStrike’s CrowdXDR Alliance, combining the insights from Cloudflare’s global network, spanning more than 250 cities and blocking an average of 86 billion cyber threats each day, with CrowdStrike’s endpoint data to help mutual customers identify and stop cyberattacks.
- Enhance visibility with logs: Cloudflare and CrowdStrike will advance their logs integration, allowing customers to correlate their Cloudflare logs with the CrowdStrike’s EDR telemetry for timely detection and mitigation of sophisticated threats.
- Get rapid support in under attack situations: CrowdStrike is an incident response partner of Cloudflare. During an incident or attack, CrowdStrike works with Cloudflare to help get customers’ web properties and networks back online.
“The CrowdStrike Falcon platform secures customers through verified access controls, helping customers reduce their attack surface and simplify, empower and accelerate their Zero Trust journey,” said Michael Sentonas, chief technology officer at CrowdStrike. “By expanding our partnership with Cloudflare, we are making it easier for joint customers to strengthen their Zero Trust security posture across all endpoints and their entire corporate network.”