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Cybersecurity search engine from CrowdStrike looks to find threats fast

Can a high speed search engine make a major difference in the way organisations tackle cyber-attacks?

By Tom Ball

Targeted as being the fastest and largest of its kind, CrowdStrike has announced a cybersecurity search engine to add to the Falcon platform.

This offering will be form a database of threats for the cybersecurity industry that will draw upon information on 51 billion security events every day.

Constantly consuming such a vast amount of data, the intended record breaking engine will be capable of maintaining an index files amassing to 560TB. There will also be no delay in the user’s ability to access this data, as it will be possible in real time.

The cloud-delivered endpoint protection provider CrowdStrike are behind this new initiative, and it will be an extension added to the existing Falcon platform. The platform is a streamlined agent that brings together next-gen antivirus, endpoint detection and response, and managed threat hunting.

George Kurtz, CrowdStrike co-founder and chief executive officer, said: “Today’s threat landscape demands speed and precision – some of the best minds in cybersecurity are hampered by slow search tools and limited data sets.”

The psychology behind cybersecurity has altered dramatically over the course of recent years; this is because services can no longer provide perimeter walls around your organisation, with threats likely to already be inside.

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This shift has heightened the need for quick response times, and these have proven problematic, with accounts of sometimes hundreds of days passing before threats have been located and classified.

“We believe that real-time data access is how cybersecurity professionals can get ahead of modern-day threats, and we’ve built the fastest AI-enabled platform that makes this possible. With today’s launch, we are fundamentally changing the game by empowering threat researchers to outpace the adversary with this solution. CrowdStrike Falcon Search Engine enables the next-gen SOC to be more productive and acts as a powerful force multiplier for security teams,” said Kurtz.

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