Bit9 and Carbon Black join forces against cyber threats
Company claims merge will 'provide unmatched levels of prevention, detection and response'
Bit9, a provider of advanced threat protection solutions for endpoints and servers, has announced its recent merge with security company Carbon Black.
The combined entity, which has kept the name Bit9, prevents and detects advanced threats on endpoints and servers and has raised $38.25m to fund the combined companies’ growth.
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, organisations 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”.
The merged company said in a statement that it helps organisations 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.
“Every enterprise endpoint and server is a defenceless blind spot for advanced threats,” said Mohammad Aquib Aftab, Regional Director Middle East, Turkey and Africa, at Bit9. “Traditional defences 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.
"Organisations 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”.