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Carbon Black Introduces Third-Generation Cloud Architecture, Announces Plans for ‘Bring Your Own Key (BYOK)’ Encryption Capabilities

Additional planned features on the new architecture include ‘Flexible Data Retention,’ ‘Event Forwarder’ API and faster response times on advanced queries

Planned features part of Carbon Black’s continued commitment to SaaS innovation on the company’s cloud endpoint protection platform (EPP)

SAN DIEGO, June 04, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — CB CONNECT CONFERENCE – Carbon Black (NASDAQ: CBLK), a leader in cloud endpoint protection, today announced the release of its third-generation cloud architecture during the company’s sold out user conference, #CBConnect19, in San Diego.

The new architecture centers around a new data pipeline optimized for search, auto-scaling, and private analytics. As part of the platform introduction, Carbon Black also announced its plans for Bring Your Own Key (BYOK) encryption capabilities, becoming the industry’s first cloud endpoint protection platform (EPP) provider to publicly announce plans for such a feature.

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“Carbon Black is one of the earliest innovators in cloud endpoint protection,” said Scott Lundgren, Carbon Black’s Chief Technology Officer (CTO). “We’re confident the new architecture offers more flexibility, performance and security than any other cloud EPP and is the ideal foundation for delivering converged endpoint security to customers for years to come.”

The new cloud architecture builds on more than a decade of innovation in endpoint data collection and analytics and differentiates the CB Predictive Security Cloud® (PSC) in a number of key areas, including:

Security and Privacy

Built on a flexible architecture that manages each customer’s data in its own segmented data store, the new architecture will support “Bring Your Own Key” (BYOK) encryption of a customer’s data at rest. BYOK will give customers assurance that sensitive endpoint data will be encrypted using their own key versus a single shared key across all customers. We believe this unique architectural approach sets the new industry standard for cloud platforms and subscribes to one of Carbon Black’s underlying philosophies in making a customer’s data truly their own. 

“Cloud endpoint protection vendors have a serious obligation to safeguard sensitive customer data,” Lundgren said. “By making key investments in isolating customer data and BYOK, Carbon Black will be taking care of customer data the way it should be.”

Flexible Data Retention and Event Forwarder API

Carbon Black also announced plans to offer “Flexible Data Retention” with this new architecture.  This feature will allow all of its customers to have the ability to store endpoint data from one day to greater than six months, only paying for what they need. With flexible pricing options, a customer will be able to change their data retention at any time. This feature will be specifically helpful to customers who use endpoint telemetry for threat hunting and incident response purposes.

Additionally, with the PSC’s new “Event Forwarder” API, a customer will have the ability to collect, analyze and store data wherever they want, for as long as they want, without paying extra.

“Many customers have made heavy investments in their SIEMs and data lakes,” Lundgren said. “Carbon Black’s forwarding capabilities will allow customers to precisely direct the rich endpoint data collected by Carbon Black. This will help customers maximize their existing investments and empower further insight from security data across the enterprise.” 

Enhanced User Experience

Carbon Black’s new architecture supports modules across the PSC portfolio, including: CB Defense (Next Generation Antivirus and Endpoint Detection and Response), CB ThreatHunter (Threat Hunting and Incident Response) and CB LiveOps (Endpoint Query). Customers can seamlessly search across the platform using the new, easy-to-use “Investigate” feature.

Rapid Search Speed and Advanced Query Capability

The new cloud architecture offers unprecedented performance and ability to scale. With thousands of customers and millions of endpoints streaming data to the PSC in real-time, the new architecture offers rapid response times for even the most advanced security queries, which might span months of data.

The new architecture also allows for powerful new search capabilities, including support for regular expressions and fuzzy searches. This makes it even easier to hunt for threats even as attackers change their techniques.

About Carbon Black

Carbon Black (NASDAQ: CBLK) is a leader in cloud endpoint protection dedicated to keeping the world safe from cyberattacks. The CB Predictive Security Cloud® (PSC) consolidates endpoint protection and IT operations into an endpoint protection platform (EPP) that prevents advanced threats, provides actionable insight and enables businesses of all sizes to simplify operations. By analyzing billions of security events per day across the globe, Carbon Black has key insights into attackers’ behaviors, enabling customers to detect, respond to and stop emerging attacks.

More than 5,300 global customers, including 35 of the Fortune 100, trust Carbon Black to protect their organizations from cyberattacks. The company’s partner ecosystem features more than 500 MSSPs, VARs, distributors and technology integrations, as well as many of the world’s leading IR firms, who use Carbon Black’s technology in more than 500 breach investigations per year.

Carbon Black, the CB Predictive Security Cloud and CB LiveOps are registered trademarks or trademarks of Carbon Black, Inc. in the United States and/or other jurisdictions.


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Ryan Murphy, Carbon Black
Director of Global Communications