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CrowdStrike launches new partner program to expand routes to market
Thu, 22nd Sep 2022
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CrowdStrike has announced the new CrowdStrike Powered Service Provider (CPSP) program. The CPSP program is designed to help service providers unlock broader value-added solution bundles, enhance profitability and expand their routes to market.

In addition, CrowdStrike is establishing a new Elite tier (currently invitation-only) that incentivises CPSP partners with campaigns, capabilities and expanded market opportunities.

Adversaries move fast, and service providers need technologies that drive predictable and scalable security and business outcomes for their customers.

Purpose-built in the cloud with a single lightweight agent, the CrowdStrike Falcon platform enables partners to rapidly deliver solutions spanning endpoint security and XDR, cloud security, identity protection, data protection, managed threat hunting, security and IT operations, threat intelligence and log management at scale and without friction.

According to CrowdStrike, the CPSP program will:

  • Offer flexible choice of solutions aligned to a customer’s business needs: CPSP partners can choose to incorporate CrowdStrike package bundles or individual Falcon platform modules into their security offerings to their customers.
  • Provide opportunity to enhance profitability with new incentive structures: CPSP partners will have a variety of discount options including - CPSP partner discount for specialised package bundles and add-on modules, powered by the Falcon platform; and volume-based discounts for CPSP package bundles, which enable partners to accelerate their speed to market with CrowdStrike products.
  • Optimise go-to-market with new Elite tier: Elite CPSP partners are incentivised with new value-added bundles, new discounts, additional partnership and technical support, enhanced go-to-market support, executive sponsorship and CPSP-focused partner campaigns to help increase customer satisfaction with advanced security capabilities.

Michael Rogers, Vice President Global Alliances at CrowdStrike, says, “Partners love the value that they get from the CrowdStrike Falcon platform, as it provides the highest level of protection for customers and is easy to implement and manage. We wanted to make sure that service providers got additive value when introducing the CrowdStrike Powered Service Provider program.

"To that end, we developed the CPSP program in partnership with GSIs, MDR vendors, MSPs, MSSPs and Telcos to ensure we were meeting their needs and empowering them to grow their businesses."

The CrowdStrike Powered Service Provider program recognises and rewards partners who are committed to uphold CrowdStrike’s mission of stopping breaches through the delivery of their services underpinned by the Falcon platform, the company states.

Current Elite CPSP partners for the CrowdStrike Powered Service Provider program include: Cyber Defense Labs, Deloitte, eSentire, Marco Technologies, Orange Cyberdefense and Sirius.

Robert Anderson, Jr., Chairman and CEO at Cyber Defense Labs says, “As cyber threats keep evolving and getting more complex, companies require specialised expertise in cyberattack prevention. Combining CrowdStrike’s world-class, advanced CrowdStrike Falcon platform with Cyber Defense Labs’ comprehensive cybersecurity solutions and world-class service enables us to stop breaches in real time, as well as maintain our forward-looking approach to protecting organisations from sophisticated cyberthreats they face today and in the future.”

Tom DeCoster, Vice President of Managed Services at Sirius, a CDW company, comments, “Joining the CrowdStrike Powered Service Provider Program recognises CDW’s proven track record of helping Customers achieve their outcomes. By harnessing the power of the CrowdStrike Falcon platform, we are able to help customers meet their security needs with unrivalled speed and reduced complexity.”