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Carbon Black is ‘the Clear Leader’ in Next-Gen Endpoint Security Says New EMA Report

Carbon Black has top market share in both revenue and licenses sold

WALTHAM, Mass.—March 16, 2016—Carbon Black®, the leader in Next-Generation Endpoint Security (NGES), announced today that a new report from Enterprise Management Associates confirms the company is “the clear leader in terms of both market share and revenue” in the fast-growing Next-Generation Endpoint Security market. For its Next-Generation Endpoint Security Market Sizing and Forecast 2016–2020 report, EMA conducted in-depth surveys and interviews with 25 vendors and ranked them according to revenue, software licenses sold and other related criteria, concluding that:

  • Carbon Black is the NGES market share leader based on revenue (24.4 percent)—50 percent greater market share than the next-closest competitor.
  • Carbon Black also is the market share leader based on software licenses sold (16.3 percent)—40 percent higher than the next two competitors.

Today’s security battle is being waged at the endpoint—servers, desktop and laptop computers, mobile devices, and fixed-function device such as point-of-sale machines—because that’s where organizations’ critical information resides. Traditional security tools—such as antivirus—are ineffective against increasingly sophisticated and motivated attackers who have those endpoints in their crosshairs. To outsmart and maneuver modern attackers, security teams can no longer rely on the “detect-it-and-stop-it” posture organizations have used for more than 25 years. NGES enables organizations to:

  • See what’s happening on every endpoint in real time by continuously monitoring and recording all activity and maintaining a centralized system of record that can be replayed—like a DVR—to see exactly what an attacker did.
  • Deploy the right level of flexible prevention for every user and system in the organization.
  • Detect malicious activity based on patterns of attacks and leverage multiple sources of threat intelligence.
  • Respond to incidents quickly and effectively by rewinding the DVR to unravel an attack, determine its root cause, disrupt the attacker, and remediate any infected systems.
  • Use all of the above to shift the balance of power back to security teams and ensure that patterns of attack never repeat.

“Security professionals realize the promise of prevention is no longer enough, and they need to replace traditional security products with Next-Generation Endpoint Security products that go beyond prevention to deliver detection and response capabilities that disrupt the attack cycle,” said David Monahan, research director of security and risk management at EMA and author of the report. “Determining the business requirements for choosing a solution to provide protection and detection services is also a weighing concern. The wrong choice could be disastrous and a career-limiting move. This report identifies the key players in the NGES space to help decision makers identify contenders for protecting their environments. Carbon Black clearly demonstrated it is the leader in both market share by revenue and by licenses in the field.”

Foundational to Carbon Black’s approach to NGES is real-time, continuous recording of what is happening on every endpoint. By recording an adversary’s every move, security teams can pinpoint the root cause of an attack and ultimately stop the adversary from successfully executing a similar attack in the future. NGES from Carbon Black provides the data to help organizations properly identify how the attacker entered and where he went, and provides the tools to stop an attack in progress, remediate any damage, and apply that knowledge to prevent similar style attacks from occurring again.

“Many companies claim to be market leaders, but when it comes to Next-Generation Endpoint Security EMA has confirmed that Carbon Black is the undisputed leader in this critical market,” said Patrick Morley, chief executive officer of Carbon Black. “This report is timely, as we believe the majority of organizations now realize that the endpoint—not the network—is the target of the most sophisticated and relentless attackers. And the report suggests that they also understand that traditional solutions cannot provide the visibility, prevention, detection and response required to secure valuable information against constant efforts to steal or destroy it. That’s why we believe Next-Generation Endpoint Security is growing so rapidly and why Carbon Black has established itself as the preeminent provider of the most widely deployed NGES solutions.”

About Carbon Black
Carbon Black leads a new era of endpoint security by enabling organizations to disrupt advanced attacks, deploy the best prevention strategies for their business, and leverage the expertise of 10,000 professionals from IR firms, MSSPs and enterprises to shift the balance of power back to security teams. Only Carbon Black continuously records and centrally retains all endpoint activity, making it easy to track an attacker’s every action, instantly scope every incident, unravel entire attacks and determine root causes. Carbon Black also offers a range of prevention options so organizations can match their endpoint defense to their business needs. Carbon Black has been named #1 in endpoint protection, incident response, and market share. Forward-thinking companies choose Carbon Black to arm their endpoints, enabling security teams to: Disrupt. Defend. Unite™.

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