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Carbon Black CB Defense Pros and Cons

Carbon Black CB Defense Pros

Group CIO at a construction company with 10,001+ employees
You can deploy it through the cloud so that even if your stuff is outside of your controlled environment, you are still under control, based on the policies you create. The policies are controlled through the cloud. For example, if I don't allow anyone to do a certain activity or to install a particular app, and a consultant or a partner who is not part of our environment is doing so, it will stop them as well.
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Founding Partner, Security Architect at ISS
Some of the valuable features I have found are the online documentation of the solution is well organized and thorough. I like the simplicity of bypass and the visualization of the active components.
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JS
System Eng at a wholesaler/distributor with 1,001-5,000 employees
The solution is extremely scalable.
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JB
Cyber Security Consultant with 1,001-5,000 employees
There's lots of very useful documentation online to help troubleshoot and learn about the product.
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MP
IT Cybersecurity at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees
We can access computers remotely if we need to.
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Threat and Vulnerability Engineer at Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
What I like the most about it is the dynamic grouping, where you get to group endpoints based on setup criteria. That's pretty cool. I like the simplified policy management and simplified white-listing process.
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IG
Senior Infrastructure and Security Engineer at a manufacturing company with 51-200 employees
I like its protection very much. It protects and allows us to lock the environment pretty tightly. Nothing that is not approved through Carbon Black can run in the environment. There is no default. Everything goes through Carbon Black Protect, and everything has to be first approved. Every software is considered to be guilty before prove innocent.
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Vice President of Sales (previously Sales Engineer) at a computer software company with 11-50 employees
It has intelligent learning behind it and we have been very successful in preventing attacks.
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LA
Information Security Specialist at a comms service provider with 5,001-10,000 employees
The visibility provided has been great.
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SS
IT Manager - System Administration at a pharma/biotech company with 501-1,000 employees
The initial setup is very easy.
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Carbon Black CB Defense Cons

Group CIO at a construction company with 10,001+ employees
As far as I know, Carbon Defense has nothing that can be installed on mobile devices. It lacks a defense solution for mobile devices, especially mobile tablets. I would like to see support for mobile devices and the pricing should be less than the pricing for a normal workstation.
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Founding Partner, Security Architect at ISS
This solution could have greater granular control on how certain applications work.
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JS
System Eng at a wholesaler/distributor with 1,001-5,000 employees
In the past, we've seen some stability issues in the latest version releases. We tend to hang back one version just to make sure issues are fully resolved to avoid user disruption.
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JB
Cyber Security Consultant with 1,001-5,000 employees
I'm not sure as to the logic of how we've decided to customize it. We've only really used it since February and therefore there may be more to do on that front. That's why it's hard to say if something is missing or if we just aren't utilizing it.
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MP
IT Cybersecurity at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees
Occasionally, we'll have issues with the latest version and they'll basically tell us that they will improve it in the next iteration. They need to work on their version release quality.
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Threat and Vulnerability Engineer at Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
The EDR portion could be better. I'm not a big fan, but it works.
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IG
Senior Infrastructure and Security Engineer at a manufacturing company with 51-200 employees
It could be a bit complicated. You have to be very familiar with Carbon Black to understand what it is doing and why it is doing. I would like to have more explanations and simplification in the user interface. It would be good to get help and see more explanations. It should tell us that a software is blocked and the reason for it. It would be good to be able to build chains in terms of what caused what, what worked, and what caused an issue. We are now moving from Carbon Black to Cortex XDR. While choosing antivirus software, we were also looking at Carbon Black because it also has an antivirus package, and it is next-generation, but we were told that Carbon Black doesn't support firewalls. We have Palo Alto firewalls. We would have chosen this solution if it supported firewalls, in particular next-generation firewalls, but unfortunately, it doesn't. Therefore, we decided on Cortex XDR because it integrates with Palo Alto firewalls.
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Vice President of Sales (previously Sales Engineer) at a computer software company with 11-50 employees
At this point, we're test-bedding several other providers right now to see if there's anything that does equally or better and that comes at a better price point.
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LA
Information Security Specialist at a comms service provider with 5,001-10,000 employees
The solution needs expanded endpoint query tools.
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SS
IT Manager - System Administration at a pharma/biotech company with 501-1,000 employees
With the on-prem one, the bug has been reported by the community in early January or February, something like that, at the beginning of the year, and it's still not addressed. They have released two versions since then, and yet neither of them addresses this specific issue.
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Learn what your peers think about Carbon Black CB Defense. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: November 2021.
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