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What CrowdStrike’s Acquisitions Of Humio, SecureCircle, And Preempt Mean For The Future Of Nextgen Security

As a giant in the world of cybersecurity and the industry that revolves around keeping personal and business data safe, CrowdStrike has made waves in the past few years. And with their most recent acquisitions of three other top cyber-safety firms— Humio, SecureCircle, and Preempt— they have risen in popularity even more.

But what does this mean for the future of online and computer safety, and how will it change the face of nextgen security?

Let’s dive a little deeper into the changes that might come about from this merger, particularly where it affects safeguarding services for threat intelligence, security measures, and endpoint protection.

CrowdStrike’s Acquisitions Of Humio, SecureCircle, And Preempt

When it comes to staying safe online and managing your data under the protection of cloud-delivered services, CrowdStrike is one of the top names in the game.

Their arsenal not only encompasses security for endpoints, data, identity information, and cloud workloads, but with their recent acquisition of other top cybersecurity brands, these services are only going to expand.

Acquisition agreements were announced by CrowdStrike in the fall of 2020, when this cybersecurity giant joined forces with a select group of other masters of tech safety, Humio, SecureCircle, and Preempt. What used to be CrowdStrike competitors are now working with the company to deliver nextgen cyber security.

This is a big deal, too— CrowdStrike is set to pay about $86 million for Preempt Security Inc., and $96 million for Preempt Security.

And in other CrowdStrike news, this consolidation of forces promises advancements to the Security Cloud program run by the original company. It also bodes well for many other key CrowdStrike products and services, such as Zero Trust protection run on both device and user-identity layers for companies around the world.

By using AI and principles of privilege when it comes to accessing data and allowing user access, these cybersecurity companies are able to offer comprehensive protection against hackers, malware, and cyberattacks, at user and endpoint levels.

Indeed, the quality and succinctness of these services will only continue to expand after this merger— as according to a statement by Geeta Schmidt, Humio’s CEO: “Humio will accelerate the ability to deliver a streaming data platform…and continue innovating to future customer needs at increased speeds.”

What The Integrations Mean For The Future Of Nextgen Security

But what specific innovations and advances should we be on the lookout for in the near future of nextgen cyber security? After all, the combination of several tech and security giants is undoubtedly going to make some great changes, and even more are expected as more companies join this tech and XDR alliance.

Unified data protection is no longer content with a simple username and password, and that will become even more evident in the time ahead, including privilege principles, endpoint protection, and other nextgen security systems.

CrowdStrike’s recent company integrations are sure to shake up the world of cyber-safety, so let’s go over some of the projected CrowdStrike security measures that will offer even more comprehensive protection to your data.

Enhance Zero Trust Security

In itself, the Zero Trust security model is an important method of keeping yourself and your business data safe across the wide world of the internet.

It works on the assumption that all users must have the proper authentication to access certain layers of data, instead of allowing entry to anyone. Additionally, once the user has gained access, the system will continuously request subsequent validation of their security authorization in order to continue viewing applications or data.

And with the combination of these powerful cybersecurity companies, nextgen cyber security can anticipate even more protection by the Zero Trust security model.

This includes user vulnerability management, enhanced endpoint protection, and a cloud security solution that is tailored to your business.

Extend Zero Trust Protection To The Data Layer

Furthermore, the future of nextgen security under CrowdStrike support is to extend Zero Protection policies to the data layer of users and application access. This will enhance workload security as well as identity protection, thanks to the expertise of SecureCircle and Preempt Security under the CrowdStrike company.

Protecting the granular level of your internet and data usage through endpoint security, observability, and log management are some of the most important safeguards your business can have. And by combining cloud-based threat intel with firewall safety, your cloud cost management can even decline.

Index-Free XDR

XDR refers to Extended Detection and Response, something that has become increasingly more popular in the world of cybersecurity in recent years, particularly now that CrowdStrike security is at the helm.

And though its capabilities are already a great asset to keeping your data safe, through streamlined analysis and threat delivery, XDR is set to become even more comprehensive thanks to the merger of these companies by becoming index-free.

By embracing index-free logging under the umbrella of Humio, XDR scanning time is reduced and the process becomes much more amenable to high rates of searching, without losing any of its vulnerability spotting and security analysis capabilities

Don’t Let Your Security Stay Stuck In The Past

With all the enhancements and forward-thinking in cybersecurity, it’s important not to let your systems get stuck in a rut. Nextgen security systems are essential to all businesses to protect data, personnel, and clients alike.

Embracing what CrowdStrike security has to offer is key, as well as the various upcoming methods that are gaining popularity in the race against hacker attacks and malware.

These nextgen cybersecurity technologies include 5G wireless networks for better mobile security, cryptographic blockchains to secure digital transactions, and further reliance on AI and ML as these types of intelligence become more attuned to professional needs.


Though you might feel safe enough online and during storing and accessing your data, the advancements made by cybercriminals in malware and hacking practices are always improving— nearly as fast as new protections are offered.

So, it’s essential to keep your own cybersecurity systems as up-to-date as possible, with the latest next-generation protection technology. And to achieve this, you can look to a bright future of safety with the new products and enhanced services offered by CrowdStrike, along with Humio, SecureCircle, and Preempt.

Ben Ferguson

Ben Ferguson

Ben Ferguson is the Vice President and Senior Network Architect for Shamrock Consulting Group, an industry leader in digital transformation solutions. Since his departure from Biochemical research in 2004, Ben has built core competencies around cloud direct connects and cloud cost reduction, enterprise wide area network architecture, high density data center deployments, cybersecurity and Voice over IP telephony. Ben has designed hundreds of complex networks for some of the largest companies in the world and he’s helped Shamrock become a top partner of the 3 largest public cloud platforms for AWS, Azure and GCP consulting. When he takes the occasional break from designing networks, he enjoys surfing, golf, working out, trying new restaurants and spending time with his wife, Linsey, his son, Weston and his dog, Hamilton.

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