back to article SaaS-y security outfit CrowdStrike falls out of love with test lab

SaaS-y endpoint protection outfit CrowdStrike has failed in an attempt to prevent the publication of a review detailing its software's qualities. CrowdStrike makes “Falcon”, a platform that combines an agent running on endpoints with a cloudy analytical engine to spot and squash malware and other nasties. Falcon made the list …

  1. Oh Bother
    Unhappy

    Not just Crowdstrike

    Seems rather a mess.

    Crowdstrike Vs NSS Labs, more here: http://www.csoonline.com/article/3169582/techology-business/crowdstrike-attempts-to-sue-nss-labs-to-prevent-test-release-court-denies-request.html

    Which has a link to a nice twitter spiel here : https://twitter.com/da_667/status/831350334912069636 relating to issues with NNS Labs in general

    and a further few links relating to Cylance and it's similar issues.

    Which could all be sour grapes.

    Add into that mix that people are stating that AV is pretty much useless anyway (a google bod and an ex-FBI bod just recently) and you have a nice steaming pile to wade through.

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: Not just Crowdstrike

      So the report is out https://twitter.com/MisterMVit/status/831553747503415296 - based on their findings it looks like they are the most expensive and one of the least effective. You can see why they might want those findings shared with the wider public.

      Do companies not realise that by attempting to squash such things, they actually attract more attention to them?

  2. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    No smoke without fire...

    Disclaimer - I work for a security vendor and therefore posting anon.

  3. John Smith 19 Gold badge
    Unhappy

    The usual deal is to get comeone credible to benchmark you

    Of course if you're not very good or the test protocol is stupidly biased you probably won't get a helpful result IE one that would encourage people to buy it.

    I guess it depends on how credible NSS is.

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