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CIPHER Joins "Bit9 + Carbon Black Connect" Alliance Program as an Incident Response (IR) Partner

MIAMI, Feb. 24, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- CIPHER, a leading information security firm, today announced it has joined the "Bit9 + Carbon Black Connect" Alliance Program as an IR partner. Bit9® + Carbon Black® is the leader in endpoint threat prevention, detection and response.

As a "Connect" IR partner, CIPHER uses the Bit9 Security Platform and the Carbon Black software to help its customers remediate cyber attacks and breaches. As the CIPHER team identifies malicious files used to execute an attack, they use the Bit9 Security Platform and Carbon Black to pinpoint each endpoint and server on which malware has landed and reveal the entire "kill chain" of the attack, so responders can quickly see where and how the attack started. This enhanced visibility enables CIPHER to move rapidly to contain attacks and accelerate remediation efforts.

"We always seek cutting-edge technology to arm our global team to provide the most advanced services and products to our clients," said Graham Ward, director of CIPHER. "Forming a strategic alliance with Bit9 + Carbon Black enables us to enhance our capability to provide our clients with advanced threat protection, threat detection and incident response services."

"Increasingly, leading organizations are turning to teams like CIPHER as their trusted security partner," said Tom Barsi, vice president of business development for Bit9 + Carbon Black. "Teaming with CIPHER puts the leading detection and response technology in the hands of an extraordinary class of security professionals."

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 CIPHER

CIPHER's approach as an advanced MSSP is to assist our clients with three primary goals: improve their security posture, reduce risk, and increase security effectiveness. As security threats grow in both quantity and complexity, your organization needs expert help with continuous monitoring of your network and endpoints, identifying the most important threats and effectively preventing them.

CIPHER's Managed Security Service combines best-of-breed threat prevention technology with expert threat analysis to prevent attacks on your network. Our managed services uncover indicators of compromise in network traffic and security logs that can help keep your organization ahead of would-be attackers.

Clients can obtain monitoring, management, and threat remediation, 24/7/365, from our Security Operations Centers around the world. With multi-lingual, certified engineers, CIPHER provides our clients the ability to enhance their security prevention and detection capabilities in a cost effective way; without the burden of managing these advanced technologies.

CONTACT: Graham Ward CIPHER (305) 373-4660 Ext 6000 gward@cipher.com

Source: Bit9