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CrowdStrike to Acquire Flow Security to Expand Its Cloud Security Leadership with Data Security Posture Management Learn more

Flow Security to Join Forces with CrowdStrike: A New Era in Data Security

Today marks a significant milestone in Flow Security’s journey as we have entered into an agreement to be acquired by CrowdStrike, the leading cyber security company that protects enterprises by securing endpoints, cloud workloads, identity, and data. We have a shared vision for what customers need in cloud security and data protection and a passion for the mission of stopping breaches. Today’s milestone is just the starting point – the real excitement lies in the path forward as we shape the future of cybersecurity.

Our Journey: Anticipating the Data Security Renaissance

The landscape of data security is undergoing a profound transformation. As organizations manage an ever-increasing volume of sensitive data, the stakes of data breaches have reached unparalleled heights.

Yet, safeguarding this data has become an increasingly complex task. In today’s digital ecosystems, data is fragmented across countless assets within dynamic environments, making traditional security measures insufficient. The boundaries of data environments are becoming ever more elusive, especially as data is frequently shared with external services — a trend that the GenAI revolution is only accelerating.

Faced with these modern challenges, Rom and I recognized that the prevailing security tools were falling short. They were predominantly geared towards scanning known data stores, akin to searching in the light of a narrow flashlight. They prioritized data security “hygiene” — primarily detecting misconfigurations. It was clear that a paradigm shift was necessary.

This realization was the catalyst for the creation of Flow Security. We set out to develop an innovative approach that addresses the complexities of today’s data security challenges, moving beyond the limitations of traditional tools to provide a solution that is as dynamic and expansive as the data it aims to protect.

A Different Approach: Runtime-Based, Data-First Security

At Flow Security, we took a different path. We pioneered a runtime-based, data-first approach that is infrastructure-agnostic, and protects the full data lifecycle.

Our solution is built around a highly sophisticated eBPF-based runtime sensor, capable of analyzing full data flows within and outside customer environments. This sensor, coupled with our cutting-edge classification engine powered by large language models (LLMs), enables exceptional accuracy in data classification both at rest and in motion — all without extracting sensitive data from customer environments. With this unique approach, we offer customers what we believe is the first and only solution that provides a proactive approach to prevent data breaches before they happen.

This innovative approach has demonstrated its effectiveness and earned the trust of companies in a wide range of industries, including Fortune 500 enterprises. Our solution’s prowess in preempting data breaches on a regular basis and facilitating rapid business development, all while protecting sensitive data, distinguishes us within a fiercely competitive market. This distinction is underscored by our success in comparative evaluations, where our solution consistently outperforms alternatives. This consistent performance and the trust of our customers affirm our belief that when it comes to data security, quality and effectiveness are invaluable.

Joining Forces with CrowdStrike: A Synergistic Union

CrowdStrike’s Falcon Cloud Security (FCS) is at the helm of cloud security platforms, sharing our runtime-first approach but applied across a broader spectrum of cybersecurity challenges. This similarity in approach underscores the natural synergy between our two companies. CrowdStrike’s philosophy, encapsulated in the mantra “We stop breaches,” resonates deeply with our proactive preventative stance on data security.

The combination of Flow Security and CrowdStrike, delivered natively through the CrowdStrike Falcon platform, will be a monumental stride forward in our mission to revolutionize the cybersecurity landscape. By uniting our forces, we are on the brink of delivering the industry’s first complete end-to-end data security platform. This unified platform spans endpoints, applications and cloud environments, extending to SaaS and embracing the complexities of GenAI. In a landscape cluttered with fragmented solutions, the fusion of CrowdStrike’s Falcon platform with Flow Security’s cutting-edge data security technology heralds the birth of a breach-stopping powerhouse.

This collaboration is set to redefine what organizations can expect from their cybersecurity infrastructure. By providing a holistic, integrated solution that addresses every facet of data security, we are not just responding to the current needs of the market. We are anticipating the challenges of tomorrow. Together, CrowdStrike and Flow Security are paving the way for a new era in cybersecurity, where comprehensive protection is not just an ideal but a reality.

With Gratitude: The Investors and Team Who Believed From the Start

Our journey to this pivotal moment would not have been possible without the early belief and continued support from our investors. A heartfelt thank you goes to Amiti Ventures, GFC, Amdocs, Singtel Innov8, and a distinguished group of angel investors who saw potential in our vision when it was just a blueprint. Your faith in us fueled our drive and enabled us to leap forward with confidence.

Equally, if not more important, is the recognition of our outstanding team. You are the architects and builders of our advanced technology, product, business, and DNA. Your ability to bring our ambitious vision to life is nothing short of remarkable. I am incredibly grateful for your commitment and feel privileged to continue forging our path together. It’s your belief in our mission and your exceptional skill that have brought us to this moment, and together, we will continue to elevate our journey to new heights.

Looking Ahead: Transforming Cloud and Data Security

The road ahead is bright, and as we embark on this new chapter with CrowdStrike, our commitment to our customers remains unwavering. Together, we will continue to innovate, lead, and redefine the future of cybersecurity, ensuring that businesses can thrive in the digital age without fear of compromise.

Thank you to our customers, partners, and the entire Flow Security team for your unwavering support and trust. Together, we are poised to make an indelible impact on the world of cybersecurity. This is only the beginning.

Together, We Stop Breaches.

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