WALTHAM, MASS., Aug. 3, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Bit9® + Carbon Black®, the leader in endpoint threat prevention, detection and response, today announced a Software-as-a-Service offering for Carbon Black. This is the first and only ETDR solution with continuous endpoint recording, live response and attack recovery capabilities that can be deployed on premises or accessed in a cloud-hosted SaaS model, allowing customers to choose the deployment model that best suits their business preferences.
Carbon Black provides the industry's best endpoint visibility by continuously recording all process activity, network connections and executed binaries on each endpoint and storing the information in a centralized big data server. This architecture makes it possible for Carbon Black to deliver near zero performance impact on an endpoint—unlike most ETDR solutions that process and store data on user machines.
The Carbon Black cloud deployment option offers organizations a SaaS option for deploying the back-end big data server. Now, companies that prefer a SaaS solution—rather than deploying their own server infrastructure—can deploy the front-end sensors on their Windows, Mac and Linux machines and access Carbon Black's server as a SaaS cloud service hosted by Bit9 + Carbon Black. This cloud deployment option makes it possible for businesses—especially those for whom capital infrastructure management and IT security resourcing are a constant challenge—to improve their security posture with Carbon Black with the convenience of a SaaS deployment model.
"The endpoint threat detection and response market is growing at an unprecedented pace, as is the demand for the services of incident response (IR) firms," said Pedro Santos, vice president, product management, for Bit9 + Carbon Black. "Companies and IR firms dealing with a recent breach require an ETDR solution that can be deployed in hours. With Carbon Black already used as a critical solution by dozens of IR firms, this new cloud deployment option will enable our customers and partners to leverage Carbon Black faster than ever."
Value-added resellers (VAR) also play an influential role in the IT security ecosystem. By deploying Carbon Black in the cloud as a hosted service, Bit9 + Carbon Black VARs can provide their customers the industry's most complete ETDR solution as a rapid, maintenance-free SaaS offering.
Benefits of Carbon Black's cloud deployment option include:
• Capital cost savings—Fully deploy Carbon Black without the added cost and effort of purchasing on-premises server infrastructure.
• Zero overhead or maintenance—Carbon Black's cloud-based server infrastructure is maintained by Bit9 + Carbon Black, resulting in zero overhead or maintenance costs for customers.
• Fast and easy deployments—Rapidly deploy Carbon Black across an organization to instantly respond to a breach or security concern.
• Seamless product updates—Quickly receive the latest product updates and enhancements as they become available.
"We are laser-focused on expanding Carbon Black's leadership role in the ETDR space," said Santos. "This year alone, we've added live response, remediation and attack recovery capabilities—making Carbon Black the only ETDR solution to offer these capabilities—along with continuous endpoint recording and customized detection. Now we're taking it one step further by delivering Carbon Black in a convenient SaaS model. This enables any customer or IR partner to prepare for and respond to a breach faster than ever—all with no overhead or maintenance of any on-premises server infrastructure. Companies can deploy Carbon Black when and how they want, quickly and cost-effectively."
The Carbon Black cloud deployment option will be generally available by September 30, 2015.
The announcement of the Carbon Black cloud deployment option comes as the company also is aggressively expanding its cloud-based threat intelligence capabilities (see news release).
The company also recently expanded and strengthened its development expertise for cloud-based solutions by acquiring an experienced team of cloud software engineers from a local company. The team has worked together for several years, enabling them to make an immediate impact.
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 1,400 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.
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