WALTHAM, Mass., Aug. 27, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Bit9® + Carbon Black®, the market leader in endpoint threat prevention, detection and response, today announced it has acquired Boston-based security analytics and visualization firm VisiTrend. The acquisition reflects Bit9 + Carbon Black's continuing investment in innovation that enables it to deliver the industry's number-one next-generation endpoint security solution to its growing global customer base.
VisiTrend co-founders John Langton, Ph.D., a data scientist, and Alex Baker, Ph.D., a data science engineer, are among the employees joining the Bit9 + Carbon Black research and development organization. The analytics and visualization expertise of the team—along with the VisiTrend IP—combined with Bit9 + Carbon Black's big data platform will help accelerate and expand the company's industry-leading capabilities. The combination of endpoint data and global threat intelligence with machine-learning algorithms will take endpoint threat prevention, detection and response to a new level.
"The war against advanced threats and targeted attacks will be won by the solution provider that does the best job of combining robust and innovative products with the very best analytics and machine learning," said Patrick Morley, Bit9 + Carbon Black chief executive officer. "That company will be Bit9 + Carbon Black. Since the merger of Bit9 and Carbon Black 18 months ago, we have been experiencing hyper growth, as the demand for next-generation endpoint security solutions continues to explode. Adding VisiTrend's expertise and IP will help us continue our amazing growth trajectory."
The VisiTrend team will be based in a soon-to-open Bit9 + Carbon Black technology development office in downtown Boston. That facility also will be home to the cloud software development team the company acquired in May of this year. "Having an office in such a convenient location will make us an even more attractive destination for technical talent who prefer to work in Boston," said Morley.
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Bit9 + Carbon Black is the market leader in next-generation endpoint security. The company expects that by the end of 2015 it will achieve $70M+ in annual revenue, 70 percent growth, 7 million+ software licenses sold, almost 2,000 customers worldwide, partnerships with 60+ leading managed security service providers and incident response companies, and integrations with 30+ leading security technology providers. Bit9 + Carbon Black was voted Best Endpoint Protection by security professionals in the SANS Institute's Best of 2014 Awards, and a 2015 SANS survey found that Carbon Black is being used or evaluated by 68 percent of IR professionals. Companies of all sizes and industries, including more than 25 of the Fortune 100, use Bit9 + Carbon Black to increase security and compliance.
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