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CrowdStrike & HCLTech unite to boost managed security solutions
Tue, 26th Mar 2024

CrowdStrike, a player in the cybersecurity industry, has announced a strategic alliance with global tech giant HCLTech. This collaboration aims to fortify HCLTech's Managed Detection and Response (MDR) solutions by integrating the AI-native CrowdStrike Falcon XDR platform. The partnership is expected to facilitate the broad applicability of the Falcon system, thereby empowering companies to undergo a digital security transformation spanning numerous facets, including device, identity, cloud, data, next-gen SIEM, and more.

The modern threat landscape necessitates the use of AI-native technology and the advantages brought forth by a managed security solution. The former aids in mitigating the growing complexity whilst serving as a vital enhancer for the security and IT teams within an organization. Seamlessly blending HCLTech's world-class MDR experts with the top-tier Falcon platform, this partnership aspires to equip customers with the safeguards required to prevent breaches.

Speaking about the collaboration, CrowdStrike's Chief Business Officer, Daniel Bernard, stated, "Our partnership with HCLTech extends the reach of the Falcon platform to new customers and markets, expediting spend consolidation and improving operational efficiencies." This reflects the strategy to broaden the customer base while focusing on cost efficiency and operational potency.

The announcement comes amid rising cyber threats, as detailed in CrowdStrike's 2024 Global Threat Report. The document highlights an exponential proliferation in the sophistication, stealth, and speed of cyber-attacks. Furthermore, it sheds light on generative AI's potential to amplify adversary activities. This, combined with a pronounced cybersecurity skills gap and resource shortage in many organizations, escalates the risk of data breaches, hence demanding an urgent need for robust preventive solutions.

Amit Jain, Executive Vice President and Global Head of Cybersecurity at HCLTech expressed his views on this association, "Delivering a Dynamic Cybersecurity Posture is core to our solutions and engagements, and the partnership with CrowdStrike will further strengthen our commitment to accelerate this journey for our customers. The proven CrowdStrike Falcon XDR platform will fuel our existing managed services solutions as we join forces to unleash a powerful defense against cyber threats. This partnership amplifies HCLTech's leadership in Cybersecurity Services, reinforcing our dedication to delivering a resilient Digital Foundation for our global customers."

The Falcon platform, developed by CrowdStrike, enables cybersecurity transformation and consolidation for organisations globally. It provides real-time alerts of possible attacks, threat intelligence, and telemetry data from across the enterprise. This refined data offers hyper-accurate detections, automated protection and remediation, advanced threat-hunting capabilities and prioritised vulnerability observability, thereby offering a composite, robust security solution.