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Bit9 + Carbon Black Incident Response Partner Program Signs 40 IR Firms and Trains more than 400 IR Professionals in less than One Year

WALTHAM, Mass., May 19, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Bit9® + Carbon Black,® the leader in endpoint threat prevention, detection and response, today announced it has experienced dramatic growth and success in the first year of its Bit9 + Carbon Black IR partner program, which now includes:

  • 40 leading IR firms, growing at the rate of one new IR partner per week
  • More than 400 IR professionals trained to use Carbon Black, with more than 30 IR professionals trained per month
  • More than 70 customer incident response engagements where Carbon Black was used



The Power of the Partnerships for IR Firms

IR partners receive free access to (and are thoroughly trained to use) Carbon Black, the market's most advanced endpoint threat detection and response IR solution. Partners then use the software as a core component of their detection and response services. Explosive growth in the IR market has led to extraordinary demand for leading IR firms to join the Bit9 + Carbon Black IR partner program.

"Our IR partner program is empowering the best and brightest incident response professionals in the industry," said Tom Barsi, vice president of business development for Bit9 + Carbon Black. "We now have more than 400 security professionals trained in Carbon Black who are using it on IR engagements. With the growth rate we are seeing in this partnership program, Bit9 + Carbon Black is clearly becoming the preferred solution in the IR community."

How Partners Use Carbon Black

IR firms conduct response engagements differently now than even a few years ago, and Carbon Black empowers them to meet the rapidly changing model of IR. Rather than just performing a "breach autopsy" after the damage is done, IR partners use Carbon Black to actively diagnose and remediate cyber attacks as they are occurring.

As they identify malicious files used to execute an attack, security teams use 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 and what machines it has affected. Responders then use Carbon Black's "live" capabilities to isolate affected endpoints, interrogate their current state, and take corrective action, all from the responder's remote desktop. This enables responders to rapidly diagnose attacks, contain their spread, and accelerate remediation efforts.

"Equipping our expert teams with Carbon Black has empowered them to see the full kill chain of an attack," said Timothy P. Ryan, Kroll's managing director and head of the cyber investigations practice. "In today's world of advanced, targeted attacks, incident response is about continuously preparing for a breach by detecting, responding to and remediating threats—as they happen—before major damage is done. With Carbon Black, we have the ability to do just that."

For more information about Bit9 + Carbon Black's IR partners, click here.

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 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 Director of Communications Bit9 + Carbon Black +1 617.393.7421 kflanagan@bit9.com

Source: Bit9