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Digital Hands Joins "Bit9 + Carbon Black Connect" Alliance Program as Managed Security Services Provider (MSSP) Partner

WALTHAM, Mass., Nov. 5, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Bit9® + Carbon Black®, the leader in endpoint threat prevention, detection and response, today announced that Digital Hands, a leading managed security services provider, has joined the "Bit9 + Carbon Black Connect" Alliance Program as an MSSP partner.

As a "Connect" MSSP partner, Digital Hands uses Bit9 + Carbon Black Bit9 for continuous, real-time monitoring of enterprise endpoints (laptops, desktops and servers) for signs of malicious activity. Using data from Bit9 + Carbon Black, the Digital Hands team is able to quickly determine if an organization's endpoints have been compromised, how they were compromised and how best to eradicate the threat.

"This partnership enhances our ability to deliver holistic security services to our customers," said Mark Geary, Digital Hands' chief services officer. "Equipping our security teams with a tool like Carbon Black further facilitates prevention, detection and response to advanced attacks for our customers."

Digital Hands uses both vendor and industry certified technical staff leveraging the cloud to provide award winning around-the-clock protection for both public and private organizations. The company provides custom services to meet unique client needs and proactively reduces end-user impacting events while holistically protecting critical information technology systems and data.

"Today, more businesses than ever are relying on managed security services to protect their endpoints and servers," said Tom Barsi, Bit9+Carbon Black's vice president of business development. "The threats to these organizations are constant—from zero-day events to targeted attacks—and this partnership combines our powerful technology with Digital Hands' skilled security professionals to deliver exceptional endpoint and server protection."

About the "Bit9 + Carbon Black Connect" Alliance Partner Program

The "Bit9 + Carbon Black Connect" Alliance Partner Program integrates the leading endpoint and server security solution from Bit9 + Carbon Black with solutions from top companies in four categories:

  • Incident response
  • Managed security services
  • Threat intelligence
  • Network security, analytics and SIEM

This enables enterprises to create a unified defense against cyber threats. Enterprises that deploy the Bit9 Security Platform and/or Carbon Black with certified alliance partners' offerings experience a fully integrated strengthening of their security posture, a decrease in their total cost of ownership, achievement of faster deployment times, and gain increased value from their integrated solutions.

About Digital Hands

Digital Hands is a US-based, pure play, Managed Security Services Provider (MSSP) that delivers cloud-based security-as-a-service, point solution security management, and enterprise security operations outsourcing. Digital Hands services proactively reduce downtime and incidents and its high-touch approach to managed services routinely exceeds the Technology Service Industry Association's (TSIA) benchmark, a fact supported by a Customer Satisfaction score consistently above 96% year over year. Since 2001 Digital Hands has served as a trusted "white label" managed services partner for some of the largest security software and hardware manufacturers, systems integrators, and telecommunications providers. These relationships were built upon the company's ability to rapidly bring the latest technologies to market as a managed service.

About Bit9 + Carbon Black

Bit9 + Carbon Black offers the most complete solution against the advanced threats that target your organization's endpoints and servers. This makes it easier for you to see—and immediately stop—those threats.

Carbon Black's lightweight endpoint sensor, which can be rapidly deployed with no configuration to enable detection and response in seconds, combined with Bit9's industry-leading prevention technology, delivers four key benefits:

  • Continuous, real-time visibility into what's happening on every computer
  • Real-time threat detection, without relying on signatures
  • Instant response by seeing the full "kill chain" of any attack
  • Prevention that is proactive and customizable

Thousands of organizations worldwide—from 25 Fortune 100 companies to small businesses—use Bit9 + Carbon Black to increase security, reduce operational costs and improve compliance. Leading managed security service providers (MSSP) and incident response (IR) companies have made Bit9 + Carbon Black a core component of their detection and response services. With Bit9 + Carbon Black, you can arm your endpoints against advanced threats. For more information, visit www.bit9.com.

CONTACT: Media Contact: Kevin Flanagan Bit9 +1 617-393-7421 kflanagan@bit9.com

Source: Bit9