CrowdStrike adds invite-only tier to new partner program

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Cybersecurity firm CrowdStrike has unveiled its new CrowdStrike Powered Service Provider (CPSP) Program, which includes an invitation-only Elite tier.

CrowdStrike specialises in the protection of endpoints, workloads, identity, and data, through its cloud-native Falcon platform. Leveraging a combination of CrowdStrike Security Cloud and AI, the offering is designed to help partners rapidly deliver solutions that range from endpoint security and XDR to identity protection, security and IT operations, threat intelligence, and more.

Now, the company’s new CPSP Program also aims to help service providers unlock broader value-added solution bundles, as well as enhance profitability, and expand routes to market.

In an announcement, CrowdStrike said the CPSP program will recognise and reward partners that uphold its mission of stopping breaches using the Falcon platform to underpin their services.

“We wanted to make sure that service providers got additive value when introducing the CrowdStrike Powered Service Provider program,” commented Michael Rogers, vice president of global alliances at CrowdStrike.

“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 initiative’s top-level ‘Elite’ tier aims to incentivise partners with new value-added bundles, new discounts, as well as additional partnership and technical support.

It also includes executive sponsorship and unique CPSP-focused partner campaigns to help increase customer satisfaction with advanced security capabilities, CrowdStrike said.

In addition to the Elite tier, the program has been designed to offer a flexible choice of solutions that align to a business's needs, with partners able to incorporate CrowdStrike package bundles or individual Falcon modules into their offerings.

There are also key discount options available, including a CPSP partner discount for specialised bundles, as well as volume-based discounts for package bundles.

Several partners have already been enlisted as Elite CSPS partners, including Cyber Defense Labs, Deloitte, eSentire, Marco Technologies, Orange Cyberdefense, and Sirius.

Robert Anderson, Jr., Chairman and CEO at Cyber Defense Labs, welcomed the move, explaining that companies now require specialised expertise in cyberattack prevention due to ever more complex threats.

“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,” he said.

Daniel Todd

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