Cloudflare Integrates its Zero Trust Platform with CrowdStrike Falcon ZTA

Cloudflare’s Zero Trust platform will be integrated with CrowdStrike Falcon Zero Trust Assessment (ZTA) to provide joint clients with “easy and robust” controls to guarantee employees have secure access to apps wherever they work. Cloudflare and CrowdStrike have joined forces to bring together their technologies to provide joint clients with market leading Zero Trust capabilities.

Photo Michael Sentonas, CTO at CrowdStrike
“By expanding our partnership with Cloudflare, we are making it easier for joint customers to strengthen their Zero Trust security posture across all endpoints and their entire corporate network,” said Michael Sentonas, CTO at CrowdStrike.

“Every business needs to protect users and teams no matter where they are or how they’re working,” said John Graham-Cumming, Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at Cloudflare. “Cloudflare’s Zero Trust platform delivers comprehensive protection to organizations of all sizes. Now we’re making it even easier for joint customers of Cloudflare and CrowdStrike to benefit from new combined security features for the connect-from-anywhere economy.”

According to a Forrester Consulting survey released in October 2020, 76 percent of firms are having difficulty transitioning to a Zero Trust security posture owing to complicated user access requirements. Security teams are shifting away from outdated security architecture and toward a contemporary Zero Trust strategy as workers continue to work from anywhere and corporations negotiate the transition to a hybrid approach to work. Cloudflare and CrowdStrike are collaborating to make it easier for IT departments to deploy Zero Trust solutions.

Threat Intelligence

With this expanded partnership, joint clients can now:

  • Enable secure conditional access to applications from any endpoint, regardless of the user or location – Cloudflare’s Zero Trust Network Access (ZTNA) and Secure Web Gateway (SWG) are now directly linked with CrowdStrike’s real-time device posture evaluations — Falcon ZTA – to boost joint customers’ Zero Trust posture.
  • Identify and mitigate threats with “unparalleled” threat intelligence – Cloudflare is a member of CrowdStrike’s CrowdXDR Alliance, which combines Cloudflare’s worldwide network, which spans more than 250 cities and blocks an average of 86 billion cyber threats per day, with CrowdStrike’s endpoint data to assist mutual clients in identifying and stopping assaults.
  • Enhance visibility with logs – Customers will be able to correlate their Cloudflare logs with CrowdStrike’s EDR telemetry for rapid identification and mitigation of complex attacks.
  • Get rapid support in under attack situations – Cloudflare’s incident response partner is CrowdStrike. CrowdStrike collaborates with Cloudflare to assist clients bring their web assets and networks back up after an incident or attack.

“The CrowdStrike Falcon platform secures customers through verified access controls, helping customers reduce their attack surface and simplify, empower and accelerate their Zero Trust journey,” said Michael Sentonas, Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at CrowdStrike. “By expanding our partnership with Cloudflare, we are making it easier for joint customers to strengthen their Zero Trust security posture across all endpoints and their entire corporate network.”