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Bit9 + Carbon Black Awarded 5-Star Rating in CRN 2015 Partner Program Guide

WALTHAM, Mass., March 23, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Bit9® + Carbon Black®, the leader in endpoint threat prevention, detection and response, today announced it has earned a 5-Star rating in The Channel Company's CRN® 2015 Partner Program Guide. This annual directory is the definitive listing of technology vendors that service solution providers or provide products through the IT channel. The 5-Star Partner Program rating recognizes an elite few companies whose channel programs offer solution providers the best elements for a successful, mutually beneficial partnership.

The company's channel sales increased 310 percent last year, as Bit9 + Carbon Black set new records in key growth metrics, including:

• 275% increase in endpoint software licenses sold
• 66% increase in customers

Sales in 2014 included (Bit9 + Carbon Black does not disclose customer names to protect their privacy):

• Six of the top 10 U.S. retailers
• Three of the top 10 Internet services and retailing companies
• Three of the top 10 electrical equipment manufacturers
• Three of the top 10 petroleum refiners
• Two of the top 10 financial data services companies
• Two of the top 10 pharmaceutical companies
• Two of the top 10 health insurance companies

"Bit9 + Carbon Black is experiencing continued explosive growth, and a big part of that success is our close working relationship with the best channel partners in the endpoint security industry," said Jessica Couto, director of worldwide channel sales for Bit9 + Carbon Black and a 2015 CRN Channel Chief. "The results speak for themselves as we work very closely with our growing roster of channel partners to bring the benefits of our endpoint threat prevention, detection and response solutions to more enterprises worldwide."

To determine the 2015 5-Star recipients, The Channel Company's Research team assessed each vendor's application based on investments in program offerings, partner profitability, partner training, education and support, marketing programs and resources, sales support and communication.

The 2015 Partner Program Guide will be featured in the April issue of CRN, and online at www.crn.com.

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 + Carbon Black +1 617-393-7421 kflanagan@bit9.com

Source: Bit9