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Rapid7 Joins "Bit9 + Carbon Black Connect" Alliance Program as Incident Response Partner

WALTHAM, Mass. and BOSTON, May 21, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Bit9® + Carbon Black® the leader in endpoint threat prevention, detection and response, and Rapid7, a leading provider of security data and analytics software and services, today announced that Rapid7 has joined the "Bit9 + Carbon Black Connect" Alliance Program as an incident response (IR) partner.

As a "Connect" IR partner, Rapid7 uses Carbon Black in its arsenal of tools and technologies to help its customers remediate cyber attacks and breaches. As the Rapid7 team identifies malicious files used to execute an attack, they use Carbon Black to pinpoint endpoints and servers on which malware has landed to reveal the nature of the attack, so responders can quickly see where and how the attack started. This enhanced visibility enables Rapid7 to help customers contain attacks and accelerate remediation efforts, especially in situations where customers are not already using endpoint threat detection capabilities or an intruder analytics solution, such as Rapid7's UserInsight.

Rapid7's Incident Response Services team helps organizations who believe they may have been breached investigate, respond to and remediate the incident. Frequently, organizations discover during attacks that they have dated investments in technology, an insufficient number of trained staff, and a response plan which has never been practiced. Rapid7 provides the specialized knowledge, staff and technology needed to facilitate quick response to incidents and minimize damage.

"Teaming up with Bit9 + Carbon Black enhances our team's ability to get to the endpoint more quickly when customers are faced with an attack, performing large-scale investigations faster, and, ultimately, puts more control into the hands of responders," said Wade Woolwine, manager of strategic services at Rapid7. "Bit9 + Carbon Black is a natural partner for Rapid7 and we're looking forward to working together to help organizations continue improving their security posture."

Tom Barsi, vice president of business development for Bit9 + Carbon Black, said: "This partnership pairs two fast-growing, Boston-based cyber-security leaders that are on a mission to combat advanced threats and protect organizations from the potentially devastating effects of a security breach. Rapid7's outstanding incident response team, armed with the detection and response capabilities of Carbon Black, is a powerful combination in the battle against advanced threats and targeted attacks."

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 Rapid7

Rapid7's security data and analytics software and services help organizations reduce the risk of a breach, detect and investigate attacks, and build effective IT security programs. With comprehensive real-time data collection, advanced correlation, and insight into attacker techniques, Rapid7 strengthens an organization's ability to defend against everything from opportunistic drive-by attacks to advanced threats. Unlike traditional vulnerability management and incident detection technologies, Rapid7 provides visibility, monitoring, and insight across assets and users from the endpoint to the cloud. Dedicated to solving the toughest security challenges, Rapid7 offers proprietary capabilities to spot intruders leveraging today's #1 attack vector: compromised credentials. Rapid7 is trusted by more than 3,900 organizations across 90 countries, including 30% of the Fortune 1000.

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: Rachel Adam Rapid7 (857) 415-4443 press@rapid7.com Kevin Flanagan Bit9 + Carbon Black +1 617-393-7421 kflanagan@bit9.com Kenna Luguri Lois Paul and Partners +1 617 986 5879 bit9@lpp.com

Source: Bit9