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Information Technology Partners. Inc. (ITP Networks) Joins "Bit9 + Carbon Black Connect" Alliance Program as MSSP and IR Partner

WALTHAM, Mass. and CHICAGO, Jan. 28, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Bit9® + Carbon Black®, the leader in endpoint threat prevention, detection and response, and Information Technology Partners. Inc. (ITP), a leading provider of innovative information technology design and support services, today announced that ITP has joined the "Bit9 + Carbon Black Connect" Alliance Program as both a managed security service provider (MSSP) and incident response (IR) partner.

As a "Connect" partner, ITP uses the Bit9 Security Platform and Carbon Black for continuous, real-time monitoring of enterprise endpoints (laptops, desktops and servers) for signs of malicious activity.

Using data from Bit9 + Carbon Black, the ITP security team quickly determines if an organization's endpoints have been compromised, how they were compromised and how best to eradicate the threat.

"ITP is committed to helping our customers evolve in today's quickly-shifting security landscape," said Mike Farmer, ITP's principal systems architect. "Putting the leading endpoint security technology in our team's hands empowers us to prevent, detect and respond to advanced threats quickly and effectively, which will benefit our customers immediately."

Information Technology Partners, Inc. is a leading provider of innovative information technology design and support services for the distributed processing marketplace. Their team is committed to cultivating a shared risk / mutual commitment relationship that supports the growth and success of both its clients and staff through honesty, integrity, and respect for the individual.

"Targeted attacks are increasing in severity and frequency, with potentially catastrophic effects on businesses," said Tom Barsi, Bit9 + Carbon Black's vice-president of business development. "By combining the right people, the right processes and the right technology with this partnership, we are improving the security posture of organizations."

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 Information Technology Partners, Inc.

Information Technology Partners, Inc. is a leading provider of innovative information technology design and support services for the distributed processing marketplace. Their team is committed to cultivating a shared risk / mutual commitment relationship that supports the growth and success of both our clients and staff through our honesty, integrity, and respect for the individual.

About Bit9 + Carbon Black

Bit9 + Carbon Black provides the most complete solution against advanced threats that target organizations' endpoints and servers, making it easier to see—and immediately stop—those threats. The company enables organizations to arm their endpoints by combining continuous, real-time visibility into what's happening on every computer; real-time signature-less threat detection; incident response that combines a recorded history with live remediation; and prevention that is proactive and customizable.

More than 1,000 organizations worldwide—from Fortune 100 companies to small enterprises—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.

Bit9 and Carbon Black are registered trademarks of Bit9, Inc. All other company or product names may be the trademarks of their respective owners.

CONTACT: Kevin Flanagan Bit9 +1 617-393-7421 kflanagan@bit9.com Dan Blagaich ITP +1 310-882-0421 Dan.Blagaich@itpnet.com

Source: Bit9