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Bit9, Carbon Black join forces against cyber threats

Merger to provide unparalleled levels of prevention, detection and response

Bit9, Carbon Black join forces against cyber threats
Advani says the merger of the two companies will provide an exceptional level of security.

Bit9, a provider of advanced threat protection solutions 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.

"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."

Mike Viscous, CEO, 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."

Avinash Advani, vice president, Business Strategy at StarLink, Bit9's VAD 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 organisations 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."

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