June 1, 2023


Prelude Security Secures Investment from CrowdStrike as Companies Partner on Enhanced XDR Protection

WASHINGTON, DC.  May 24, 2023 —Prelude Security, the company pioneering continuous security testing, announced it has received an investment from the CrowdStrike Falcon Fund, CrowdStrike’s strategic investment vehicle. As part of the investment, Prelude and CrowdStrike have entered into a new partnership to integrate Prelude’s testing capabilities into the CrowdStrike Falcon platform. As a result, customers can continuously test their CrowdStrike-powered defenses to ensure their security infrastructure is properly configured to defend against the latest critical threats and the evolving tactics of today’s adversaries. 

"As a former CISO of several Fortune 100 companies, I've always struggled with validating the maturity of my control environments and ensuring they are effectively protecting our critical assets. Prelude Security solves that problem," said Stephen Ward, Managing Director at Insight Partners. “It’s exciting to see two market leaders, CrowdStrike and Prelude Security, come together to forge a partnership and deliver a powerful XDR-driven integration.”

In an ongoing effort to ensure optimal performance, the technology integration between Prelude and the CrowdStrike Falcon platform allows customers to continuously test their production environments, ensuring that their security stack is configured properly across endpoints and cloud workloads, to identify threats and swiftly strengthen defenses within seconds.

“As cyberattacks continue to increase in both velocity and complexity, it is critical that organizations of all sizes have continuous assurance of their defensive protection,” said Spencer Thompson, co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Prelude Security. “I’m grateful for the investment from the CrowdStrike Falcon Fund, and for our partnership between two organizations that are like-minded, to bring continuous security testing and robust protection to customers.”  

The CrowdStrike Falcon Fund is a cross-stage investment fund and is the largest corporate venture arm in the cybersecurity industry. The program is designed to build an ecosystem of next-generation security leaders that share a common mission through a unique combination of investment and deep technical integrations with the CrowdStrike Falcon platform, giving CrowdStrike customers access to cutting-edge third-party capabilities including Prelude Security.

“With a rapidly evolving adversary landscape, continuous testing is crucial to ensure that a customer's security infrastructure is properly configured to defend against adversaries,” said Michael Sentonas, president of CrowdStrike. “Prelude Security has emerged as a leader in hardening cybersecurity defenses with active security intelligence, which is why we have chosen to invest in their technology and partner with them. Through our integration with Prelude, our customers can further harden their defenses to protect against new and emerging threats.”

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About Prelude Security

Prelude is a technology company that helps organizations proactively ask questions of their security systems to know if their defenses are protecting them from the latest threats. Prelude Detect allows organizations to run continuous security tests, at scale, on production machines. Prelude is backed by Sequoia Capital, Insight Partners, The MITRE Corporation, Crowdstrike Falcon Fund, IA Ventures, Four Rivers, and other leading investors.