Carbon Black named an endpoint security leader by indie research firm

A Forrester Research Inc. report, The Forrester Wave: Endpoint Security Suites Q4 2016, has deemed endpoint security provider Carbon Black an industry leader after it achieved the highest possible scores in the detection and prevention capabilities criteria.

“Carbon Black offers a strong balance of prevention, detection, and remediation functions without relying on signature blacklists,” according to the Forrester report author Chris Sherman. The report continued, “Antivirus technologies have become less effective at protecting employee endpoints and servers. Numerous competing technology vendors have risen up to take aim at the stagnant antivirus market as a result.”

The report also added, “With its more recent acquisition of Confer in 2016, the company demonstrates its commitment to a more balanced portfolio, with prevention and detection capabilities.”

Carbon Black chief executive officer Patrick Morley commented, “The emerging next-generation endpoint-security market must go beyond prevention to incorporate detection and remediation capabilities, empowering business to get to the root of their security issues. We believe we are the first and only next-generation antivirus company designated as a ‘Leader’ by Forrester.”

The Carbon Black Endpoint Security Platform pairs behavioral-based prevention techniques with detection and response capabilities, delivering a complete endpoint security platform. The brand’s disruptive behavioral-based prevention monitors all processes on an endpoint for attack patterns. When these patterns emerge, Carbon Black immediately and definitively prevents the attack and offers visibility into what the attacker tried to do.

The platform is powered by the Carbon Black Collective Defense Cloud which provides an assessment of what’s safe and what’s not based on advanced-analytic techniques applied to data from millions of endpoints. It continuously records data from more than seven million endpoints protected by Carbon Black products, strengthening the system’s ability to identify malicious activity and become more resilient over time.

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