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Bit9 + Carbon Black and Blue Coat Partner to Integrate Next-Generation Endpoint Security with Network Security

WALTHAM, Mass. and SUNNYVALE, Calif., Dec. 21, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Bit9® + Carbon Black®, the leader in Next-Generation Endpoint Security (NGES), and Blue Coat Systems, Inc., a market leader in enterprise security, today announced Bit9 + Carbon Black has integrated the Carbon Black endpoint detection and response solution with Blue Coat's next-generation malware analysis and security analytics network solutions. Bit9 + Carbon Black is a founding member of the Blue Coat Alliance Ecosystem of Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR) partner program, announced earlier this year.

The integration provides Carbon Black and Blue Coat customers with several powerful new use cases:

1. Remote file analysis via Blue Coat's Malware Analysis Appliance: This integration enables Carbon Black to automatically send unknown files to Blue Coat's Malware Analysis Appliance for detonation and analysis. Based on the results, file scores and alerts are immediately sent to Carbon Black, where further investigation can take place. This extends Blue Coat Malware Analysis capabilities to Carbon Black to protect devices from activities that would traditionally evade network security protections, such as off-network downloads or USB devices.

2 Empowered Incident Response via Blue Coat Security Analytics: When investigating an attack using Blue Coat Security Analytics, this integration provides a quick pivot integration into Carbon Black. This enables administrators to quickly see if a file executed on an endpoint and, if so, take necessary incident response actions such as endpoint isolation, live response, or attack banning.

"Uniting network security and endpoint detection and response is crucial," said Peter Doggart, vice president, business development, Blue Coat. "By integrating our network analysis and analytics platforms with Carbon Black, the leader in endpoint detection and response, Blue Coat is providing customers with a truly comprehensive end-to-end solution—from complete network to endpoint visibility and detection, to swift and effective incident response and remediation."

Tom Barsi, Bit9 + Carbon Black's vice president of business development, said, "Thousands of companies depend upon Blue Coat technology to defend their networks. This integration will enable organizations to extend those protections down to the endpoint with Carbon Black. By uniting endpoint detection and response, and network detonation and analytics, organizations can leverage both endpoint and network investments to achieve better security."

Availability

This integration is now available free of charge to joint customers using Carbon Black version 5.0 and above and Blue Coat Malware Analysis Appliance. The integration module can be downloaded here.

See It in Action: For those interested in seeing the integration in action, a demo of the integrations is available for viewing here.

Learn More: Bit9 + Carbon Black and Blue Coat will be hosting a joint webinar about their integrated capabilities on January 21, 2016, at 1:00 p.m. EST.

About Blue Coat Systems

Blue Coat is a leader in advanced enterprise security, protecting 15,000 organizations every day, including 88 of the 100 largest global companies. Through the Blue Coat Security Platform, Blue Coat unites network, security and cloud, providing customers with maximum protection against advanced threats, while minimizing impact on network performance and enabling cloud applications and services. Blue Coat was acquired by Bain Capital in March 2015. For additional information, please visit www.bluecoat.com.

Blue Coat and the Blue Coat logo are registered trademarks or trademarks of Blue Coat Systems, Inc. or its affiliates in the United States and certain other countries. All other trademarks mentioned in this document are the property of their respective owners.

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, in 2015, 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 Maureen O'Connell Blue Coat Systems +1 408-541-3279 maureen.oconnell@bluecoat.com



Source: Bit9