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Carbon Black Awarded 5-Star Rating in CRN 2017 Partner Program Guide

WALTHAM, Mass.—April 18, 2017Carbon Black, a leader in next-generation endpoint security, today announced it has earned a 5-Star rating in The Channel Company’s CRN® 2017 Partner Program Guide. This annual directory is the definitive listing of technology vendors that service solution providers or provide products through the IT channel. The 5-Star Partner Program rating recognizes an elite few companies whose channel programs offer solution providers the best elements for a successful, mutually beneficial partnership.

Carbon Black was also recently named to CRN’s list: “2017 Security 100: 20 Coolest Endpoint Security Vendors.”

The Carbon Black Connect Partner Program is composed of industry-leading security solution providers, including incident response (IR) and managed security service providers (MSSP), as well as technology alliance partners, who deliver a new era of endpoint security to the market. The solutions offered by the program enable organizations to disrupt advanced attacks, deploy the best prevention strategies for their business, and leverage the expertise of more than 10,000 professionals to shift the balance of power back to security teams.

“Partners consistently tell us that Carbon Black Connect is the most beneficial and frictionless partner program in the next-generation endpoint security market,” said Ken Hammond, Carbon Black’s vice president of worldwide channel and alliance sales. “Carbon Black’s success is closely tied to the strong relationships we’ve formed with our channel partners and our ability to rapidly enable them. We are honored to receive this rating from CRN and look forward to adding to the success of our channel partners worldwide.”

To determine the 2017 5-Star ratings, The Channel Company’s research team assessed each vendor’s partner program based on investments in program offerings, partner profitability, partner training, education and support, marketing programs and resources, sales support, and communication.

The 2017 Partner Program Guide will be featured in the April issue of CRN, and online at

“For solution providers, finding the right technology vendors to partner with is crucial to the health of their business, and the vast array of choices can be overwhelming,” said Robert Faletra, CEO at The Channel Company. “Our annual Partner Program Guide and 5-Star ratings help them narrow the field, identifying the most rewarding partner programs and outlining their strengths and benefits.”

The 5-Star rating in the CRN 2017 Partner Program Guide is the latest laudation for Carbon Black, which was recently named:

  • Named a Leader in IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Endpoint Specialized Threat Analysis and Protection 2017 Vendor Assessment
  • Best Endpoint Detection and Response solution by security professionals in the SANS Institute Awards (2016)
  • Leader in the in the Forrester Research Inc. report, The Forrester Wave™: Endpoint Security Suites, Q4 2016
  • Visionary in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Endpoint Protection Platforms (EPP) (2016)

Additionally, Carbon Black was the only vendor to Secure a perfect prevention score in NSS Labs’ Advanced Endpoint Protection (AEP) test.

To learn more about the Carbon Black Connect Partner program or to become a partner, click here.

About Carbon Black

Carbon Black is a leading provider of next-generation endpoint security. Carbon Black’s Next-Generation Antivirus (NGAV) solution, CB Defense, leverages breakthrough prevention technology, streaming prevention, to instantly see and stop cyberattacks. CB Defense uniquely combines breakthrough prevention with market-leading detection and response into a single, lightweight agent delivered through the cloud. With more than 7 million endpoints under management, Carbon Black has more than 3,000 customers, including 30 of the Fortune 100. These customers use Carbon Black to replace legacy antivirus, lock down critical systems, hunt threats, and protect their endpoints from the most advanced cyberattacks, including non-malware attacks.



Ryan Murphy