Bit9 and Carbon Black Join Forces against Cyber Threats

Merger to Provide Unmatched Levels of Prevention, Detection and Response

Sunday, May 11th, 2014 - Dubai, UAE: Bit9, the leader in advanced threat protection for endpoints and servers, has merged with Carbon Black, a next-generation security company with an architecture that delivers "incident response in seconds." The combined entity, which retains the Bit9 name, is the only company that prevents and detects advanced threats on endpoints and servers and provides immediate incident response. Bit9 has raised $38.25 million to fuel the combined companies’ explosive growth as businesses race to protect themselves against the ever-increasing damage from advanced attacks.

"Every enterprise endpoint and server is a defenseless blind spot for advanced threats," said Mohammad Aquib Aftab, Regional Director Middle East, Turkey and Africa, at Bit9. "Traditional defenses such as antivirus cannot detect or stop stealthy attacks orchestrated by malicious actors, or help companies respond to incidents, which has been painfully underlined globally by the recent high-profile intrusions into leading retailers. Organizations in the region can now avoid becoming a victim of a costly attack with continuous surveillance of all of their computers using Carbon Black, and by stopping advanced threats using Bit9’s signature-less prevention technology".

Mike Viscous, CEO of Carbon Black, said, "We founded Carbon Black to dramatically lower the cost and complexity of incident response. In today’s environment, organizations simply can’t afford to call expensive incident response companies every time they suspect they have a breach. Carbon Black was built by talented, offensive-minded, security experts who understand every facet of the response process. The result of that expertise is a product that has enabled companies to respond to incidents in seconds. By integrating the best technologies for prevention, detection and response, Bit9 and Carbon Black are addressing the full lifecycle of endpoint security".

Avinash Advani, VP Business Strategy, StarLink, Bit9’s value-added-distributor in the Middle East, Turkey and Africa said, "Bit9 and Carbon Black are highly complementary and together will bring our customers an exceptional level of security against next-generation malware. Enterprises and government organizations in the region have been struggling with incident response expertise, resource availability and costs, yet shortening incident response timeframes is at the top of their priority lists. By combining Bit9’s market leading endpoint/server advanced threat prevention solution with Carbon Black’s breakthrough incident response solution, Bit9 offers companies an unprecedented ability to detect and stop cyber threats and respond to incidents-all in real time."

About Bit9 + Carbon Black

Bit9 and Carbon Black have joined together to offer the industry’s most complete solution for advanced threat protection for endpoints and servers. The merged company helps organizations protect themselves from advanced threats in two critical ways: by reducing their attack surface through new signature-less forms of prevention, and rapidly detecting and responding to threats. We do this by leveraging the powerful combination of Carbon Black’s lightweight endpoint sensor, which can be rapidly deployed with no configuration to deliver "incident response in seconds," and Bit9’s industry-leading prevention technologies to continuously monitor and record all activity on endpoints and servers and stop cyber threats that evade traditional security defenses. Our lightweight real-time sensor and recorder, cloud-based services, and real-time enforcement engine give organizations immediate visibility into everything running on their endpoints and servers; real-time signature-less detection of and protection against advanced threats; a recorded history of all endpoint and server activity to rapidly respond to alerts and incidents; and real-time integration with network security devices such as Palo Alto Networks.1,000 organizations worldwide-from 25 Fortune 100 companies to small businesses-use Bit9 and Carbon Black to increase security, reduce operational costs and improve compliance.