Vanta partners with Crowdstrike
Vanta announced a partnership with Crowdstrike to extend its security offerings and assist Crowdstrike’s customers with compliance. The partnership includes deep product integration between the two companies, Vanta’s inclusion in the Crowdstrike store, and Crowdstrike investing in Vanta’s Series B round.
“Compliance is critical to ensure that the proper guardrails are in place for growing organizations, and Vanta is a leader in compliance automation through seamless integrations with the most in-demand security and infrastructure providers,” said Michael Sentonas, chief technology officer at CrowdStrike. “We chose to invest in Vanta because the team shares our vision of breaking down silos and unifying data across an organization.”
The two companies announced the customer-centric partnership at Fal.Con 2022, CrowdStrike’s in-person cybersecurity conference from September. Fal.Con hosts discussions about the future of cybersecurity amongst IT professionals, CrowdStrike experts, security thought leaders, and technical advisors.
Vanta team members joined Fal.Con to discuss what they’ve learned from securing over 3,000 quickly-growing companies. Rob Picard, Head of Security at Vanta, spoke at the Partner Power Theater Session at Fal.Con. His presentation, “Pragmatic principles for startup security,” covered Vanta’s advice for quickly-growing companies and Rob’s frameworks for building a security program.
Rob also spoke with Dave Vellante from SiliconAngle’s theCUBE about the CrowdStrike/Vanta partnership and avenues for product and go-to-market integration while at Fal.Con. Watch Rob’s conversation with theCUBE below:
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