Introducing Falcon Insight for ChromeOS

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The corporate use of ChromeOS devices has witnessed a substantial surge in recent times, finding a foothold in a myriad of sectors ranging from educational institutions to large-scale enterprises. IDC research suggests that ChromeOS devices are present in 16% of organizations in North America, and this figure is poised for growth. The increasing popularity of ChromeOS devices such as Chromebooks can be traced back to their inherent security, straightforward management, and excellent performance.

ChromeOS devices, appreciated by IT and security teams alike, come with in-built security. However, uniform security policies and visibility into these devices are vital for security teams, mirroring their requirements for their entire device fleet. This need is underscored by the growing trend of remote or hybrid work, given the seamless deployment features of ChromeOS such as zero-touch enrollment. Regardless of the global location of the device, security teams need to maintain a unified visibility over their entire device collection.

Recently, CrowdStrike unveiled Falcon® Insight for ChromeOS, an industry-first EDR/XDR solution, enabling visibility and threat detection for ChromeOS devices without necessitating a mobile device management (MDM) solution. Falcon Insight XDR provides industry-leading detection and response capabilities, now extending to ChromeOS, Linux, macOS, and Windows devices. All of this is accessible from the unified Falcon console, ensuring expansive cross-platform coverage.

Insight for ChromeOS

In close partnership with the ChromeOS team, CrowdStrike Falcon® has become the premier security platform to process XDR events collected natively by ChromeOS. This innovative approach eliminates the need for deploying new agents to ChromeOS devices for monitoring purposes. Businesses can achieve broad visibility over their varied devices within the unified Falcon console in a matter of minutes. With Falcon platform, managing your diverse environment is more straightforward than ever.

Native ChromeOS XDR

Direct ingestion of native event telemetry from ChromeOS aids in bridging visibility gaps across different operating systems. This native visibility for ChromeOS devices integrated within the Falcon platform enables analysts to gain an overarching view and effectively identify suspicious activities from a unified command console. Additional monitoring consoles are unnecessary, thereby streamlining workflows and reducing the time required for threat triage and response.

Accelerated Incident Triage and Response

Falcon Insight for ChromeOS leverages the advanced detection and response technology inherent to the Falcon platform. This gives security teams access to crucial orchestration and automation tools already built into the platform. Automated workflows and notifications based on contextual insights and detections with the CrowdStrike Falcon® Fusion’s integrated security orchestration automation and response (SOAR) capability can hasten the triage and response process.

Rapid Deployment

Falcon Insight for ChromeOS doesn’t necessitate device-level deployment across the organization’s fleet of endpoints and can effortlessly scale in accordance with the organization’s growth. It makes Falcon Insight for ChromeOS an ideal choice for large enterprises and rapidly growing organizations. CrowdStrike eliminates the need for deploying additional agents or third-party MDM solutions for securing ChromeOS devices with Falcon Insight for ChromeOS. There’s no impact on the performance of the ChromeOS devices, leaving the end-user experience unaffected while ensuring necessary security measures to safeguard the organization.

As the modern workplace continues to evolve, so will the security requirements associated with hybrid work and remote access. Insufficient centralized visibility into a large portion of your endpoint fleet can invite unwanted trouble. CrowdStrike’s native, agentless integration with ChromeOS offers a solution to this problem.

Source: CrowdStrike

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