CrowdStrike Launches Partner Program, Hires Bizdev VP

Irvine-based cybersecurity software developer CrowdStrike said this morning that it has launched a brand new partner program, and hired a new VP to head up business development. CrowdStrike said its new Elevate Partner Program is aimed at offering up information and technology to technology partners, solution providers, system integrators and managed service providers. As part of the new program, the company said it has named Upesh Patel as Vice President, Business and Corporate Development, to lead the effort. Patel was most recently at Blue Coat Systems, and had previously served at Guardium, Trusteer, and Check Point Software.