CrowdStrike expands APAC presence, reports positive 1st half growth in 2017

Cloud services company CrowdStrike has announced the rapid expansion of its Asia Pacific (APAC) operations on the heels of triple-digit bookings growth. The company has established offices and headcount in key markets including Singapore, New Zealand, India and Northern Asia. Increased demand within the APAC region for CrowdStrike Falcon, the first cloud-based endpoint protection platform, continues to spike as organisations replace legacy antivirus (AV) solutions with next-generation technology.

In tandem with expanding operations, CrowdStrike has made multiple strategic hires to continue investment in the APAC region including regional director for India and SAARC, APAC director of Channel and Alliances, and regional sales and marketing managers for New Zealand, Southeast Asia and Victoria, Australia. CrowdStrike’s operations in APAC now include Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, India, and parts of Northern Asia.

While CrowdStrike opened APAC headquarters in June 2016, the organisation has had customers within the region for more than four years. Since then, CrowdStrike has seen growing momentum in its business and operations, sales growth, and a rapidly expanding customer base.

Earlier this May, CrowdStrike completed a $100 million Series D funding round, led by existing investor Accel along with CapitalG (formerly Google Capital), Warburg Pincus, March Capital Partners and regional investor Telstra. This round of funding will help CrowdStrike further accelerate its APAC expansion to meet the spiking demand for its Falcon platform.

Andrew Littleproud, vice president of APAC, CrowdStrike said, “The CrowdStrike Falcon platform delivers to customers maximum protection against modern-day threats, along with best-in-class performance, efficacy, and efficiency. This powerful combination has allowed us to set a new standard in endpoint security, which is driving incredible momentum in our sales across APAC. We are excited to expand our presence in APAC countries and will continue to invest within the region throughout the rest of 2017.”

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