Worldwide roll out of an AI based client protection

Project Description

Worldwide roll out of an AI based client protection solution

"The security goals — availability, confidentiality and integrity — have absolute priority for
our management board. As a reliable supplier of electronic components and systems for
industries such as the automotive industry, we must be able to guarantee a very high level of
IT security. In addition to  new legal regulations such as the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) that make IT security a top priority for this ISO 9001-certified company, which has 20 development and production sites worldwide.

In this light TDK Electronics started a new evaluation process. CrowdStrike won the race. The CrowdStrike Falcon® endpoint security platform covers all aspects of IT security on clients and servers and combines AI approaches, behavioral analysis, vulnerability prevention and IT hygiene with a cloud-based endpoint detection and response (EDR) solution. In December 2019, we performed a proof of concept with CrowdStrike on the first 700 computers. We were particularly interested in integrating Falcon with our two-factor authentication to achieve our multi-level security strategy
across the board. In addition, TDK Electronics tested the granular rights management for worldwide administrators, with which access is granted based on role. CrowdStrike also passed this with flying colors. I was convinced by the sensor software agent of the CrowdStrike Falcon platform when, in February 2020, it was decided to deploy it worldwide across a total of 12,000 TDK Electronics devices within a week. The Falcon agent is extremely lightweight and does not affect the performance of the systems. Furthermore, very little bandwidth is required to distribute the software over a large area. The CrowdStrike cloud-native solution is not only able to reach TDK Electronics' various locations, but also all of its home office employees much more quickly and easily than would have been possible within an on-premises infrastructure. We can now simply isolate a client from the network if it is conspicuous and analyze what is going on there.

Lessons Learned

I wouldn't do anything different. It was the best solution also the closely work with the consultant from Crowdstrike was very good.


ahead of schedule
support from colleagues


management had to be convinced
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