CrowdStrike Falcon Endpoint Protection FAQ

CrowdStrike Falcon Overview

  1. What is CrowdStrike Falcon?
  2. Why are we switching to CrowdStrike Falcon?
  3. How do I get CrowdStrike Falcon installed on my UR laptop/desktop?
  4. Will CrowdStrike Falcon slow down my machine?
  5. How is CrowdStrike Falcon being rolled out?
  6. Can I use CrowdStrike Falcon now and uninstall Sophos from my UR computer?
  7. Will CrowdStrike Falcon be available for personal machines?
  8. Is CrowdStrike Falcon available for students?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What is CrowdStrike Falcon?

CrowdStrike Falcon is a next generation anti-virus that will protect against the rapidly changing tactics, techniques, and procedures used by adversaries to breach organizations. It contains signature-based and behavior-based protection for your computer that will protect you against many of the newest kinds of attacks, such as ransomware and unauthorized remote access.

 

Why are we switching to CrowdStrike Falcon?

Cyber criminals today are deploying more sophisticated attacks to breach organizations. CrowdStrike Falcon unifies next-generation antivirus (NGAV), endpoint detection and response (EDR), cyber threat intelligence, managed threat hunting capabilities and security hygiene, which will better protect the data for the university, staff, faculty, and students.

 

How do I get CrowdStrike Falcon installed on my UR laptop/desktop?

CrowdStrike Falcon will be automatically be installed on your UR machine in the background in a multiple-phased approach. Any new machine you receive from Information Services will already have CrowdStrike Falcon installed on it.

 

Will CrowdStrike Falcon slow down my machine?

No, CrowdStrike Falcon is a very lightweight sensor that consumes less than 1% of CPU resources.

 

How is CrowdStrike Falcon being rolled out?

CrowdStrike Falcon will be automatically installed and activated on faculty and staff UR computers in a multiple-phased process. Between now and the end of the Fall semester, IS will push out but not activate CrowdStrike Falcon on all faculty and staff computers. Then, in early February 2020, we will activate CrowdStrike Falcon so that it will begin protecting your computer. Once CrowdStrike Falcon has been activated, IS will remove Sophos from your University computer.

 

Can I use CrowdStrike Falcon now and uninstall Sophos from my UR computer?

No. Sophos is currently the active anti-virus for your workstation. In order to maintain a level of protection please do not uninstall Sophos manually from your machine. Sophos will be uninstalled from your UR machine automatically by IS at a later date.

 

Will CrowdStrike Falcon be available for personal machines?

Currently, we are focusing efforts on UR machines. There will be more information to follow concerning personal/home machines.

 

Is CrowdStrike Falcon available for students?

CrowdStrike Falcon is available for active students only. The download can be obtained from the UR Software Download page. Information on installing CrowdStrike Falcon can be found on the below Knowledge Base articles.

Install CrowdStrike Falcon on Windows (Students)

Install CrowdStrike Falcon and ClearPass OnGuard on macOS (Students)

 

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