Falcon Prevent: Cloud-native Next-Generation Antivirus (NGAV)

Falcon Prevent offers the ideal AV replacement solution by combining the most effective prevention technologies with full attack visibility and simplicity — you’ll be up and ready immediately.
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Why Choose Falcon Prevent

  • Better Protection

    Better Protection

    CrowdStrike's next-gen antivirus protects against all types of attacks from commodity malware to sophisticated attacks with one solution — even when offline.

  • Fast & Easy Deployment

    Fast & Easy Deployment

    Falcon Prevent is fully operational in seconds, no need for signatures, fine-tuning, or costly infrastructure.

  • Optimal Performance

    Optimal Performance

    From initial deployment through ongoing day-to-day use, Falcon Prevent operates with near zero impact on the endpoint.

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State-of-the-art prevention

State-of-the-art prevention

  • Machine learning and artificial intelligence detect known and unknown malware and ransomware
  • Behavior-based indicators of attack (IOAs) prevent sophisticated fileless and malware-free attacks
  • Exploit blocking stops the execution and spread of threats via unpatched vulnerabilities
  • Threat intelligence prevention blocks activities known to be malicious

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Full attack visibility at a glance

Full attack visibility at a glance

  • Provides unparalleled alert context and visibility
  • Unravels an entire attack in one easy-to-grasp process tree enriched with contextual and threat intelligence data
  • Events include detailed terminology from the MITRE ATT&CK framework to pinpoint the exact tactics and techniques being used

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Protection everywhere

Protection everywhere

  • Broad platform support including Windows, Windows Server, macOS and Linux
  • Lightweight Falcon agent that runs on each endpoint includes all the prevention technologies required to protect the endpoint, whether it is online or offline
  • Covers the numerous gaps that are often left by legacy AV solutions

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Simple, fast and lightweight

Simple, fast and lightweight

  • Cloud-native platform operates without constant signature updates, complex integrations or on-premises equipment
  • Lightweight agent bears little impact on endpoints — from initial install to day-to-day use. No reboot required after installation
  • Minimal CPU overhead restores system performance and end-user productivity

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For technical information on installation, policy configuration and more, please visit the CrowdStrike Tech Center.

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Product Validation

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Third-Party Validation

Since 2016, CrowdStrike has demonstrated a strong commitment to continuous industry collaboration, scrutiny, and testing. Time and time again, CrowdStrike has been independently certified to replace legacy solutions.


    Read the press release to learn why CrowdStrike was named a Customers’ Choice vendor in the 2021 Gartner Peer Insights Report for EPP.

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  • Named a Leader

    Download this complimentary report to learn why CrowdStrike was named a “Leader” in the 2021 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Endpoint Protection Platforms.

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  • Named a Leader

    Read this critical report to learn why CrowdStrike was named a “Leader” in the 2021 Forrester Wave for Endpoint Security Software As a Service with the highest possible score in 17 of the 24 evaluation criteria.

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Visit our third-party evaluations page to see how CrowdStrike performed against the industry’s most rigorous tests and trials.

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Falcon Prevent For Home Use

Enable employees who use a home system to access corporate resources to work safely and productively. To learn more, visit the Falcon Prevent for Home Use FAQ.

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