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CSRA Joins “Carbon Black Connect” Alliance Program as MSSP Partner

FALLS CHURCH, Va., Feb. 23, 2016 — CSRA Inc. (NYSE: CSRA), a leading provider of next-generation IT solutions and professional services to government organizations, today announced it has joined the “Carbon Black Connect” Alliance Program as a managed security services provider (MSSP) partner. Carbon Black is the market leader in Next-Generation Endpoint Security (NGES).

As a “Connect” IR partner, CSRA uses Carbon Black’s leading security solutions, CB Enterprise Protection and CB Enterprise Response, to help its customers remediate cyber-attacks and breaches. As the CSRA team identifies malicious files used to execute an attack, they use CB Enterprise Response to pinpoint each endpoint and server on which malware has landed and reveal the entire “kill chain” of the attack. This enables responders to identify where and how the attack started quickly and efficiently.

This enhanced visibility enables CSRA to contain attacks rapidly and accelerate remediation efforts. CSRA uses CB Enterprise Protection to deploy, automate and tailor protection policies based on users, lines of business and system types. As the world’s most widely adopted application control solution, CB Enterprise Protection delivers the unmatched flexibility, performance, scalability and enterprise quality required to shift the balance of power back to security teams fighting to stay ahead of the changing threat landscape.

“Partnering with Carbon Black further enables us to provide our customers with the leading-edge, managed security services they need to defend their networks and protect sensitive data,” said John DeSimone, executive vice president, Delivery & Operations group. “As we lead our government customers on a next-gen digital journey, Carbon Black’s enterprise protection and response solutions will play a critical role.”

“CSRA and Carbon Black are a very powerful cyber-security combination,” said Tom Barsi, senior vice president of business development for Carbon Black. “The CSRA team is exceptionally talented. We are thrilled they’ll now be bringing Carbon Black’s endpoint protection, detection and response capabilities to their managed security services customers.”

About CSRA
Every day CSRA (NYSE: CSRA) makes a difference in how the government serves our country and our citizens. We deliver a broad range of innovative, next-generation IT solutions and professional services to help our customers modernize their legacy systems, protect their networks and assets, and improve the effectiveness and efficiency of mission-critical functions for our warfighters and our citizens. Our 19,000 employees understand that success is a matter of perseverance, courage, adaptability and experience. CSRA is headquartered in Falls Church, Virginia. To learn more about CSRA, visit

About the “Carbon Black Connect” Alliance Partner Program
The “Carbon Black Connect” Alliance Partner Program integrates the leading endpoint and server security solution from Carbon Black with solutions from top companies in four categories:

  • Incident response
  • Managed security services
  • Threat intelligence
  • Network security, analytics and SIEM

This enables enterprises to create a unified defense against cyber threats. Enterprises that deploy the Carbon Black Security Platform with certified alliance partners’ offerings experience a fully integrated strengthening of their security posture, a decrease in their total cost of ownership, achievement of faster deployment times, and gain increased value from their integrated solutions.

Forward-looking Statements
All statements in this press release and in all future press releases that do not directly and exclusively relate to historical facts constitute “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.  These statements represent CSRA’s intentions, plans, expectations and beliefs, and are subject to risks, uncertainties and other factors, many of which are outside the control of CSRA. These factors could cause actual results to differ materially from such forward-looking statements. For a written description of these factors, see the section titled “Risk Factors” in CSRA’s registration statement on Form 10 and any updating information in subsequent SEC filings. CSRA disclaims any intention or obligation to update these forward-looking statements whether as a result of subsequent event or otherwise, except as required by law.