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File #: 22-0850    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 5/3/2022 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 5/24/2022 Final action: 5/24/2022
Title: Information Technologies Department recommending the Board: 1) Make findings in accordance with Purchasing Ordinance 3.12.160, Section C, that the continuation of Crowdstrike Falcon Complete managed detection and response products and services is exempt from competitive bidding; 2) Authorize the Purchasing Agent to issue a Purchase Order in the amount of $32,775.52 for the period of June 5, 2022 to March 3, 2023 for additional licenses for necessary security endpoint protection; and 3) Authorize the Purchasing Agent to accept and execute Crowdstrike quote Q-441989. FUNDING: General Fund.
Attachments: 1. A - Crowdstrike Quote Q-441989 Expansion, 2. B - Crowdstrike Approved Blue Route
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Information Technologies Department recommending the Board:
1) Make findings in accordance with Purchasing Ordinance 3.12.160, Section C, that the continuation of Crowdstrike Falcon Complete managed detection and response products and services is exempt from competitive bidding;
2) Authorize the Purchasing Agent to issue a Purchase Order in the amount of $32,775.52 for the period of June 5, 2022 to March 3, 2023 for additional licenses for necessary security endpoint protection; and
3) Authorize the Purchasing Agent to accept and execute Crowdstrike quote Q-441989.

FUNDING: General Fund.
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DISCUSSION / BACKGROUND
Since January 2018, the Information Technologies (IT) Department has used Crowdstrike Falcon advanced breach and endpoint protection services with Antivirus, Threat Intelligence, USB Device Control, and Threat Hunting capabilities. In March 2022, IT upgraded to Falcon Complete managed detection and response (MDR) services, which delivers 24/7 expert management, monitoring, and response for the Crowdstrike Falcon platform. Falcon Complete is CrowdStrike’s most comprehensive endpoint protection solution. It delivers unparalleled security by augmenting Falcon Prevent next-generation antivirus, Falcon Insight endpoint detection and, Falcon Identity Threat Protection and Falcon OverWatch managed threat hunting together with the expertise and 24/7 engagement of the Crowdstrike Falcon Complete team. The team manages and actively monitors the Falcon platform for customers, remotely remediating incidents in minutes at the endpoint, cloud workload, and identity layers.

El Dorado County currently has endpoint licenses for 1,800 devices, but has over 2,240 managed devices. In order to fully protect all County devices, it is necessary to increase our endpoint licenses by 500, allowing for continued growth during our current term for services. IT is requesting a Purchase Order in the amount of $32,775.52 per quote Q-441989 be approved for the pu...

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