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Carbon Black Expands Relationship with IBM Security; Predictive Security Cloud (PSC) Part of Newly Launched IBM X-Force Threat Management Services

Carbon Black also announces two new integrations between CB Defense and IBM Security’s QRadar and BigFix

RSA CONFERENCE, SAN FRANCISCO — April 17, 2018 Carbon Black, a leader in next-generation endpoint security, today announced it has expanded its relationship with IBM Security [NYSE: IBM] as the CB Predictive Security Cloud (PSC)will be part of the newly launched IBM X-Force Threat Management Services to further combat advanced threats across the entire threat lifecycle.

Carbon Black also announced that strong customer adoption of existing Carbon Black / IBM integrations has fueled two new integrations between CB Defense and IBM Security’s QRadar and BigFix.

CB Predictive Security Cloud and IBM X-Force Threat Management Services

IBM X-Force Threat Management Services are designed to elevate the focus of the IT team from remedial tasks to more impactful work (such as threat hunting), along with the necessary threat insight, prevention, detection, response, and recovery required to manage risk and action in today’s cyber threat environment.

In alignment with the National Institute of Science and Technology (NIST) Cybersecurity Framework, IBM X-Force Threat Management Services provide expertise, AI, and orchestration across all phases of the cyber-threat lifecycle, reducing risk and response time. Data from Carbon Black’s Predictive Security Cloud (PSC) will help fuel these services.

The CB Predictive Security Cloud ™ (PSC) is an endpoint protection platform (EPP) delivering next-generation security and IT operations services through the cloud and ensures that products and services are delivered in an effective and timely manner.

The CB Predictive Security Cloud provides customers with:

  • Better protection – predict and prevent emerging threats and preemptively address security gaps
  • Simplified operations – one lightweight agent and an easy-to-use console with an extensible set of security services, all delivered from the cloud
  • Empowered teams – services, tools, and global intelligence that help teams prioritize security tasks and take actions quickly

Industry-Leading Orchestration Tools to Battle Cyber Threats

IBM X-Force Threat Management Services are delivered through the IBM X-Force Protection Platform built upon a foundation of AI capabilities, enabling faster identification of data, simplification of the security tool set, and employing industry-leading orchestration tools to battle cyber threats at a new level. Security operations have near real-time visibility and actionable insights, garnered from the intelligence collected and analyzed from more than two trillion events per month, across more than 130 countries. The IBM X-Force Protection Platform uses best-in-breed technology, like Watson for cybersecurity, User Behavior Analytics, and IBM Resilient to automate and orchestrate key tasks to reduce false positives and accelerate response to attacks.

CB Defense + QRadar Integration

Carbon Black also announced the “CB Defense App for QRadar,” available via the IBM Security App Exchange. (The IBM Security App Exchange enables IBM teams, customers, business partners, and other developers to create and share applications that integrate with QRadar, IBM BigFix and other IBM Security solutions.) This integration uses QRadar to automatically poll CB Defense for new endpoint data in real-time and pull that info into QRadar for further risk or incident analysis. Customers can access CB Defense data from a tab in the QRadar console and benefit from:

  • Visibility from a single pane of glass
  • Speed to detect/respond from SOC
  • Extended SIEM down to endpoint
  • Ease of implementation

CB Defense + IBM BigFix Integration

Carbon Black also announced the “CB Defense Integration for IBM BigFix,” also available via the IBM Security App Exchange. The CB Defense + IBM BigFix integration allows IT Ops to install or uninstall CB Defense sensors and report CB Defense sensor deployment status and health, like whether a sensor is running or the last signature update time, all available from IBM BigFix Console.

Benefits to customers include:

  • Faster/easier deployment of anti-malware solutions
  • Improved compliance monitoring and reporting
  • Remediation at scale
  • Bridging the gap between security and IT operations

“Carbon Black’s deep relationship with IBM continues to be reflected with strong customer adoption and product integrations,” said Tom Barsi, Carbon Black’s SVP of Business Development. “With the Predictive Security Cloud, we are empowering IBM Security’s world-class security experts to gain unmatched visibility across an organization’s endpoints. The result is better cybersecurity hygiene and additional peace of mind when it comes to defending against advanced cyberattacks.”