1. Falcon Firewall Management
Falcon Firewall Management allows customers to use CrowdStrike’s sensor to manage the Windows firewall, which – like the device control offering launched by CrowdStrike in 2018 – will make it easier for customers to cancel their subscription for a legacy anti-virus suite, Larson said.
An endpoint firewall is often mandatory from a compliance perspective, Larson said, and having Falcon Firewall Management will make it easier for CrowdStrike to win deals against legacy suites as well as next-generation vendors with firewall management capabilities like SentinelOne. Windows Firewall is difficult to manage natively due to the collection of tools required based on the OS in use, Larson said.
But CrowdStrike is the ideal management architecture for Windows Firewall since it’s cloud-native, allows for policies to the applied to a group, and doesn’t have an endpoint agent slowing it down, Larson said. Customers can assign policies to systems via Falcon Firewall Management based on the tags or attributes of systems by simply ticking boxes on a policy screen, according to Larson.