CrowdStrike and Abnormal Security partner for enhanced email and endpoint
CrowdStrike Holdings Inc. today announced a new partnership with cybersecurity startup Abnormal Security Corp., including a strategic investment in the company through the CrowdStrike Falcon Fund.
The CrowdStrike Abnormal Security partnership will see the integration of the CrowdStrike Falcon platform with the Abnormal platform to offer email and endpoint attack detection and response with automated account remediation. Abnormal has also joined the CrowdXDR Alliance and the two companies plan to bring a joint extended detection and response solution to market.
The initial technology integration between Abnormal and CrowdStrike is said to deliver bidirectional threat detection and response. When the CrowdStrike Falcon platform detects risk, an account takeover case is automatically created within the Abnormal platform. Security analysts, or autonomous policies, can then take rapid action by forcing step-up authentication, logging out users, terminating sessions and even mandating a password reset.
In a case where Abnormal detects an email account compromise, a real-time alert automatically adds the targeted user to the Falcon Watched Users list for re-authentication and investigation.
“Email and endpoint devices are highly attacked entry points into an organization, and while rapid detection and response is key, it has been limited by the manual effort required to integrate siloed data from multiple solutions,” Evan Reiser, co-founder and chief executive of Abnormal Security, said in a statement.
The amount of the investment in Abnormal Security was not disclosed. Abnormal is a venture capital-backed company that last raised $210 million in May 2022 from Greylock Partners Management LLC and Menlo Ventures Management L.P. According to Crunchbase, the company has raised $284 million to date.
The investment in Abnormal is approximately the 15th investment made by the CrowdStrike Falcon Fund. Other companies invested in by the fund include Salt Security Inc., JumpCloud Inc. and DoControl Inc.
Abnormal also joins a growing list of companies as a member of the CrowdXDR alliance. The alliance brings together industry-leading security and information technology solutions to enable unified threat detection and response.
Notable alliance members include Menlo Security Inc., Ping Identity Corp., Vectra AI Inc., Okta Inc., Google Cloud, ServiceNow Inc., Zscaler Inc., Proofpoint Inc. and Mimecast Inc.