CrowdStrike Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq: CRWD), a leader in cloud-delivered endpoint and cloud workload protection, today announced it has completed its acquisition of Preempt Security, a leading provider of Zero Trust and conditional access technology for real-time access control and threat prevention.
“We are excited to welcome the Preempt team to CrowdStrike as we join forces to stop breaches,” said George Kurtz, co-founder and chief executive officer of CrowdStrike. “Combining workload security with identity protection is foundational to establishing true Zero Trust environments. The addition of Preempt Security will expand CrowdStrike’s Zero Trust capabilities and incorporate critical identity behavior data and analysis to help customers fortify their defenses and prevent identity-based attacks and insider threats.”
CrowdStrike’s financial outlook for the third quarter and fiscal year 2021 as guided on September 2, 2020, is unchanged as a result of this transaction.
This press release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties, including statements regarding our future financial and operating performance including our financial outlook for the fiscal third quarter and year 2021, and the benefits of the acquisition to CrowdStrike and its customers. There are a significant number of factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from statements made in this press release, including: the successful integration of Preempt Security into our business, the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on our and our customers’ business; our limited operating history; our ability to identify and effectively implement the necessary changes to address execution challenges; risks associated with managing our rapid growth; our limited experience with new product and subscription and support introductions and the risks associated with new products and subscription and support offerings, including the risk of defects, errors, or vulnerabilities; our ability to attract new and retain existing customers; the failure to timely develop and achieve market acceptance of new products and subscriptions as well as existing products and subscriptions and support; rapidly evolving technological developments in the market for security products and subscription and support offerings; length of sales cycles; and general market, political, economic, and business conditions, including those related to COVID-19.
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