|[February 07, 2019]
CrowdStrike Announces Global Partnership with Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport to Protect the Formula One Team in the Paddock and Beyond
CrowdStrike® Inc., the leader in cloud-delivered endpoint protection,
today announced a Global Partnership with five-time consecutive FIA
Formula One™ World Constructors' Champions Mercedes-AMG Petronas
Motorsport to protect the team from cyberattacks.
Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport will use CrowdStrike's technology
platform, CrowdStrike Falcon®, and services at their facility in
Brackley in Northamptonshire, UK and onsite at race and testing days
around the world.
"Formula One is a highly data-intensive sport - and winning teams know
that by leveraging and protecting vast amounts of critical data they can
create a true competitive advantage," said George Kurtz, chief executive
officer and co-founder at CrowdStrike. "We believe the partnership
between Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport and CrowdStrike is setting a
new standard in motorsport and cybersecurity. It is an example of a
world-beating team striving for excellence in a sophisticated and highly
competitive world like Formula One, turning to the world leader in
large-scale cloud-delivered cybersecurity to protect its massive
infrastructure on race day and throughout the year."
Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport manages huge amounts of information -
each car produces 500 GB of data alone during an average Grand Prix
weekend with a further 5-10 TB produced per week at the factory.
Additionally, their operations are founded on a complex network of
geographically dispersed workforce and facilities, opening up exposure
to cyberattacks. CrowdStrike Falcon solves these challenges by enabling
critical threat protection by immediate seamless deployments across
thousands of endpoints - all via its native cloud architecture.
"Formula One is a highly technical sport where Intellectual Property is
fundamental to creating and sustaining competitive advantage," said Toto
Wolff, team principal and chief executive officer, Mercedes-AMG Petronas
Motorsport. "To win, we need complete confidence in the information and
infrastructure that drive our team. I am delighted to have CrowdStrike
as our cybersecurity provider and partner."
"Major global sporting events around the world are the target of
widespread cyberattacks and the more successful a team is, the more
likely they are to be the targets of hackers and eCrime actors looking
for intellectual property or notoriety," said Kurtz. "CrowdStrike is
excited to be the team to protect against these attacks damaging the
reputation and operation of Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport, enabling
them to focus on what they do best: winning races and championships."
Be sure to follow our journey this season via Twitter (News - Alert), LinkedIn,
and follow the Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport team on Twitter, Facebook,
In North America, CrowdStrike is the Official Internet & Cloud Security
Provider of the SRO America Championships, a premier sportscar racing
series. George Kurtz is the 2017 Pirelli World Challenge GTSA Champion
and will enter his third full season of racing in a Mercedes-AMG GT3
starting in March. For more details visit: https://www.crowdstrikeracing.com/
About Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport
Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport is the works Formula One Team of
Mercedes-Benz, competing in the FIA Formula One™ World Championship -
the pinnacle of world motorsport and the largest annual sporting series
in the world. Based at two world-class technology campuses in the UK,
the team designs, develops, manufactures and races the race cars and
Hybrid Power Units driven by five-time World Champion Lewis Hamilton and
race-winning team-mate Valtteri Bottas. Formula One is a uniquely
demanding technical and human challenge, requiring the right alchemy of
cutting-edge technologies, high-performance management and elite
teamwork to deliver results at 21 Grands Prix around the globe in a race
season running from March to December. Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport
set new benchmarks for F1™ success on its way to winning the
Constructors' and Drivers' World Championships in 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
and 2018. During those five Championship-winning seasons, the team
scored 74 wins, 147 podiums, 84 pole positions, 33 fastest laps and 39
one-two finishes from 100 race starts.
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CrowdStrike Falcon protects customers against all cyber attack types,
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