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Bit9 + Carbon Black and Stroz Friedberg Form Partnership for Incident Response

“Bit9 + Carbon Black Connect” Alliance Program adds Stroz Friedberg as IR consulting partner

Stroz Friedberg to use Carbon Black detection and response capabilities to help clients remediate cyber attacks and breaches


WALTHAM, Mass.—July 31, 2014—Bit9® + Carbon Black®, the leader in endpoint threat prevention, detection and response, today announced that Stroz Friedberg, a global leader in investigations, intelligence and risk management, has joined the “Bit9 + Carbon Black Connect” Alliance Program as an incident response partner.

As a “Connect” IR partner, Stroz Friedberg gains access to Carbon Black as an option to help its clients remediate cyber attacks and breaches. The alliance also gives Bit9 + Carbon Black customers access to Stroz Friedberg’s incident response specialists and security risk consultants to create a unified defense against cyber threats.

As the Stroz Friedberg team investigates an intrusion and identifies malicious files used to execute an attack, Carbon Black pinpoints each endpoint and server on which malware has landed and reveals the entire “kill chain” of an attack. This information enables responders to quickly and easily see where and how an attack started, as well as additional investigative leads.

“The process of ‘incident response’ is constantly and quickly evolving,” said Tom Barsi, vice president of business development for Bit9 + Carbon Black. “Today, incident response is no longer an after-the-fact ‘post mortem’ process. Organizations need to accept that a compromise is inevitable, and they need to prepare for it. Incident response is now a fluid, continuous process that rewards organizations who prepare themselves to detect, respond to and remediate threats as they happen. Stroz Friedberg joins a select group of companies participating in the “Connect” program that represent the best of the best in their respective segments of security.”

Stroz Friedberg is a world leader in digital risk management serving all industries. Its IR team is comprised of federal prosecutors, former Air Force and FBI Special Agents, Military Intelligence responders, and Defense Department specialists, with certifications in Information System Security, Financial Crimes investigations, and Information Privacy. In handling data breaches, Stroz Friedberg uses cutting edge investigative techniques along with its experienced responders to provide critical answers for an affected organization as quickly as possible.

“Carbon Black provides our world-class IR team with a fast, comprehensive look at everything that’s occurring on the enterprise endpoint,” said Erin Nealy Cox, executive managing director of Stroz Friedberg. “Our alliance with Bit9 + Carbon Black advances our core mission of continually delivering to our clients the swiftest and most comprehensive response possible to breaches in their networks. Having access to the innovative Carbon Black product gives Stroz Friedberg and our clients a distinct advantage in battling cyber attacks.”

About the “Bit9 + Carbon Black Connect” Alliance Partner Program
The “Bit9 + Carbon Black Connect” Alliance Partner Program integrates the leading endpoint and server security solution from Bit9 + Carbon Black with solutions from top companies in four categories:

  • Incident response
  • Managed security services
  • Threat intelligence
  • Network security, analytics and SIEM

This enables enterprises to create a unified defense against cyber threats. Enterprises that deploy the Bit9 Security Platform and/or Carbon Black with certified alliance partners’ offerings experience a fully integrated strengthening of their security posture, a decrease in their total cost of ownership, achievement of faster deployment times, and gain increased value from their integrated solutions.

About Stroz Friedberg, LLC
Founded in 2000, Stroz Friedberg is a global leader in investigations, intelligence, and risk services. It provides expertise in digital forensics, cybercrime and incident response, security science, forensic accounting, compliance, due diligence, data disclosure and analytics. Working at the intersection of technology, investigations, regulatory governance and behavioral science, the company is driven by a core purpose—seeking truth so clients can find the assurance and answers they need to move forward with certainty. With twelve offices across nine U.S. cities, London, Zurich and Hong Kong, Stroz Friedberg assists in managing critical risk for Fortune 100 companies as well as 80% of the AmLaw 100 and the Top 20 UK law firms. Learn more at

About Bit9 + Carbon Black
Bit9 + Carbon Black offers the most complete solution against the advanced threats that target your organization’s endpoints and servers. This makes it easier for you to see—and immediately stop—those threats.

Carbon Black’s lightweight endpoint sensor, which can be rapidly deployed with no configuration to enable detection and response in seconds, combined with Bit9’s industry-leading prevention technology, delivers four key benefits:

  • Continuous, real-time visibility into what’s happening on every computer
  • Real-time threat detection, without relying on signatures
  • Instant response by seeing the full “kill chain” of any attack
  • Prevention that is proactive and customizable

Thousands of organizations worldwide—from 25 Fortune 100 companies to small businesses—use Bit9 + Carbon Black to increase security, reduce operational costs and improve compliance. Leading managed security service providers (MSSP) and incident response (IR) companies have made Bit9 + Carbon Black a core component of their detection and response services. With Bit9 + Carbon Black, you can arm your endpoints against advanced threats. For more information, visit our website.



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