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Cutting-Edge MSSPs Supercharge their Services with Bit9 + Carbon Black, the Market Leader in Next-Gen Endpoint Security

WALTHAM, Mass., Sept. 2, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Bit9® + Carbon Black,® the market leader in endpoint threat prevention, detection and response, today announced that more than 25 of the most successful managed security service providers (MSSP) are leveraging the unique capabilities of Bit9 + Carbon Black to differentiate their offerings and bring next-generation endpoint security to their customers. In just one year, these cutting-edge MSSPs have brought Bit9 + Carbon Black to more than 250 organizations, making it their go-to solution for protecting businesses against the advanced threats and targeted attacks that traditional security solutions, such as antivirus, have no chance of seeing or stopping.

The company expects it will surpass 30 MSSP partnerships by the end of 2015.

Bit9 + Carbon Black's MSSPs partners include:

• Dell SecureWorks: The top-ranked company in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Managed Security Services, Dell SecureWorks uses Carbon Black as a key components of its Advanced Endpoint Threat Detection Carbon Black (AETD CB) managed service.

• EY: A trusted advisor to leading organizations, EY uses Carbon Black's detection and response capabilities as a differentiator in its IT services portfolio to help its customers remediate cyber attacks and breaches.

• Red Canary: A fast-growing MSSP, Red Canary builds on the Carbon Black platform to detect security breaches from malware, cyber attacks, and malicious insiders.

• Trustwave: A leading managed security service provider, Trustwave helps businesses fight cybercrime, protect data and reduce security risk. The company uses Carbon Black's detection and response capabilities as an integral part of its offering.

The key to the rapid growth in MSSP partnerships starts with Bit9 + Carbon Black's commitment to openness and integration. The open API architectures of both the Bit9 Security Platform and Carbon Black enable MSSP partners to optimize the security solution they deliver to their customers by quickly integrating best-of-breed endpoint data with their full security stack, be it network, SIEM, analytics, threat intelligence feeds, antivirus, or custom-in house tools.

Bit9 + Carbon Black's rich APIs deliver IT security and operations teams with an unmatched ability to both "pull in" capabilities from other security solutions and threat intelligence sources as well as expose and "push out" the data captured by Bit9 + Carbon Black and its full feature set to third-party or homegrown security products. This delivers an unparalleled ability to build on top of Bit9 + Carbon Black for best-of-breed prevention, detection and response capabilities that are specifically tailored for every organization.

Analyst Quote: Adrian Sanabria, Senior Security Analyst for 451 Research

"No other endpoint security company has partnered with as many MSSPs as Bit9 + Carbon Black. The company's commitment to openness and integration is a strong model for the security industry moving forward. The industry doesn't need any more isolated point products. The value of security products going forward will be, in part, measured by how well they integrate with existing investments."

Partner Quote: Ken Allan, EY's Global Information Security Leader

"There has been rapid growth in the number and sophistication of cyber attacks. Our mission is to provide organizations with the most advanced defenses, enabling immediate detection and rapid response to such attacks. The solutions we use are tailored specifically to mitigate against threats from advanced, interactive attackers that put their critical business assets at risk. That's why we have chosen Carbon Black to complement our toolset for its outstanding detection and response capabilities."

Bit9 + Carbon Black Executive Quote: Tom Barsi, vice president of business development

"More MSSPs use Bit9 + Carbon Black than any other next-generation endpoint security solution for good reason," said "Our MSSP partners choose to work with us because we give them the most advanced, open and extensible endpoint threat prevention, detection and response solution in the market. While other security vendors, such as FireEye, are narrowly focused on delivering managed security services using just their own products, we are focused on empowering all MSSPs in the market. Given today's fast-moving threat landscape, MSSPs that try to go it alone with home-grown technologies are using slingshots in the war against advanced malware and targeted attacks. What the market needs in the fight against today's threats is a nuclear weapon, and that's what Bit9 + Carbon Black provides."

The Power of Partnering with Bit9 + Carbon Black

The "Bit9 + Carbon Black Connect" Alliance Partner Program enables security consulting and solution firms to deliver Bit9 + Carbon Black's leading endpoint threat detection, response and protection platform as a managed advanced threat protection service. With Bit9 + Carbon Black technology at the core of a managed security service offering, MSSPs are able to offer their customers a complete advanced threat protection service that:

• Monitors every endpoint in real-time (servers, laptops, desktops) for threat indicators
• Investigates events to determine severity, accuracy and context
• Quickly escalates critical events for containment and remediation

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

About Bit9 + Carbon Black

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.

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 Paul Doyle Lois Paul and Partners +512.638.5313 bit9@lpp.com

Source: Bit9