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Bit9 + Carbon Black Joins Microsoft System Center Alliance

WALTHAM, Mass.—December 11, 2014—Bit9® + Carbon Black®, a leader in endpoint threat prevention, detection and response, today announced it has joined the Microsoft System Center Alliance. The System Center Alliance strives to develop a partner ecosystem that enables Microsoft to provide an IT management platform.

Bit9 + Carbon Black joined System Center Alliance to underscore the value of the integration between the Bit9 Security Platform and System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager.

As the industry’s most comprehensive endpoint threat protection solution, Bit9 + Carbon Black continuously monitors and records all endpoint and server activity to prevent, detect and respond to cyber threats that evade traditional security defenses.

This integration enables organizations using System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager to rapidly deploy and easily administer Bit9’s proactive, trust-based security model. This policy-based approach to endpoint threat prevention—often referred to as “default-deny,” “allowlisting,” or “application control”—is widely recognized by industry experts as the most effective and highly recommended form of advanced endpoint threat prevention because it allows only trusted software to run, blocking everything else by default.

The integration of the Bit9 Security Platform and System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager enables IT teams to automate the trust and approval process of software delivery. IT can deploy software to users’ desktops via System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager and have the files automatically trusted by the Bit9 Security Platform and permitted to run without user disruption, on- or off-network.

“Enterprises large and small use System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager to manage software delivery to users’ desktops,” said Brian Hazzard, vice president of product management for Bit9 + Carbon Black. “This integration enables IT and security teams to move to a proactive, trust-based security posture to stop cyber threats. They can realize the many benefits of “default-deny” endpoint threat prevention without the administrative burden of traditional allowlisting solutions.”

“Bit9 + Carbon Black’s interoperability with System Center Configuration Manager enhances customers’ ability to secure their IT systems by ensuring that only trusted software is delivered and will run in their environment,” said Andrew Conway, senior director of enterprise mobility product marketing, Microsoft.

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

More than 1,000 organizations worldwide—from 25 Fortune 100 companies to small enterprises—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.

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