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Bit9 + Carbon Black Named Market Share Leader by Leading Analyst Firm

WALTHAM, Mass., Nov. 16, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Bit9® + Carbon Black®, the leader in Next-Generation Endpoint Security (NGES), announced today that IDC has named Bit9 + Carbon Black as the market share leader in the endpoint security segment of its recently published Worldwide Specialized Threat Analysis and Protection Market Shares, 2014: Rapidly Evolving Security Defenses.

IDC reported that Bit9 + Carbon Black has 37 percent market share, based on revenue. The company's revenue is nearly three times that of its nearest competitor.

The STAP report divides the security market into three segments—boundary, internal network analysis and endpoint—with endpoint being the fastest growing with an estimated 48 percent CAGR through the end of the decade.

The report cites the merger of Bit9 and Carbon Black as one of the most significant market developments:

"Bit9's acquisition of Carbon Black has helped fuel interest in modernizing endpoint defenses, which have been relying heavily on signature-based technology to detect malware. New concepts are being introduced that incorporate endpoint agent or sensor technology to increase visibility and give incident responders more context into alerts and control over infected systems."

Patrick Morley, CEO of Bit9 + Carbon Black, said: "We are thrilled that IDC has named us the market share leader in endpoint security. The company's leadership in the fast-growing endpoint security market reflects our success in combining the unique capabilities of Bit9 and Carbon Black to deliver highly valued Next-Generation Endpoint Security solutions to our worldwide customers."

About Bit9 + Carbon Black

Bit9 + Carbon Black is the market leader in Next-Generation Endpoint Security. We have sold more licenses, have more experience, and more customers than any other NGES company because our solution is the most effective way to prevent, detect and respond to advanced threats that target users, servers, and fixed-function devices. That's why more than 60 MSSP and IR leaders have chosen our technology as a key component of their security offerings, and 25 of the Fortune 100 rely on us as a critical element of their advanced threat defense and compliance strategies. By the end of 2015, we expect to achieve 7 million+ software licenses sold, and almost 2,000 customers worldwide. We were voted Best Endpoint Protection by security professionals in the SANS Institute's Best of 2014 Awards, and a 2015 SANS survey found that 68 percent of IR professionals are using or evaluating Carbon Black. And IDC named Bit9 + Carbon Black the leader in endpoint security, with 37 percent market share.

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 +1 781-856-2589 kflanagan@bit9.com

Source: Bit9