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Mandiant and CrowdStrike, two of the largest cybersecurity providers, are teaming up to help joint customers investigate, remediate and defend against advanced cybersecurity threats, with Mandiant using the CrowdStrike Falcon platform and subscription offerings for its incident response services.
The partnership between the two cybersecurity giants will enable organizations of all sizes to leverage both the CrowdStrike Falcon endpoint technology and Mandiant’s incident response and consulting expertise.
The partnership comes shortly after Google announced that it would be acquiring Mandiant for $5.4 billion, and combines services and software that hit a customer base of more than 20,000 organizations.
Mandiant also supports the Falcon platform via its Mandiant Advantage modules Security Validation and Automated Defense, and the incident response provider’s Managed Defense offering will also include support for customers leveraging the Falcon platform later this year, according to the companies.
A Mandiant webpage dedicated to the partnership details the benefits, including the ability to reduce the impact of a breach, take rapid action, reduce business risk and make informed decisions based on knowledge of the attacker and their tradecraft.
The partnership is in response to an increasingly complex threat environment that calls for advanced threat protection technologies and top-level incident response talent, said George Kurtz, co-founder and CEO of CrowdStrike, in a statement.
“CrowdStrike has worked with Mandiant many times over the years and there is a mutual respect for the caliber of technical and team expertise we both bring to the fight,” Kurtz said. “We are proud to establish this alliance with them and to more effectively enable the people, processes and procedures necessary to secure the modern organization.”
Kevin Mandia, CEO of Mandiant, said the two companies have developed reputations in the cybersecurity community as go-to resources for both public and private sector organizations.
“This partnership between two mission-focused companies strengthens cyber defenses at a time when cyber attacks have become a notable business issue faced by organizations every day,” Mandia said.