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Carbon Black CB Defense Valuable Features

Group CIO at a construction company with 10,001+ employees

Carbon Black works completely differently from other products. We tested different products and Carbon Black was selected because it does not remove a virus but it kills any suspect operations and it's up to the admin to check the scenario. It kills the "effect," if you will. If you receive ransomware or anything suspicious, it will kill the process unless you allow it, after receiving warnings.

I cannot say it's pure AI, but the way it works is that it stops any suspicious activity, not based on signature-based attacks. It works in a way that it detects that a given effect is unusual.

Also, 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. Because of COVID-19, we are all working from home. Imagine if the centralization and control provided by the product were not on the cloud. We would lose control of the people working from home. So the centralized cloud control is one of its more effective aspects.

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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. If I want to know which file is being utilized and what sub-files it is calling, the visualization given is very helpful.

I would like to see them continue to run some of the AI-type comparisons. I know everyone is really secretive about what they do and what they have engineered, but I think Cylance was a good market disruptor years ago with their approach. Now we see SentinelOne and everyone is approaching that piece of the puzzle similarly now. I just would like to see more of a comparison. We have done our own technical comparison but it is fairly expensive. All solutions have pros and cons, if more third-party organizations or teams could evaluate how each product works in pros and cons many people would benefit.

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System Eng at a wholesaler/distributor with 1,001-5,000 employees

The solution's most valuable aspect is its process monitoring due to the fact that it doesn't necessarily use signature-based definitions. It uses processor-based definitions. If a process tries to spawn some type of malicious process, it'll stop it.

The initial setup is easy.

The organization has to protect against users and Carbon Black does just that for the company. What I mean by that is not all users are savvy enough to understand, "Hey, I shouldn't be running this or I get a pop-up on a browser and I don't click on it." Carbon Black stops that if they do.

The solution is extremely scalable.

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Cyber Security Consultant with 1,001-5,000 employees

What I find most interesting is the performance of the end-point client, as well as the capability of detecting any activity on the end-user while using their browsers to navigate the internet. 

To monitor that activity from a security standpoint, detecting cross-site scripting or SQL injection activities that might be coming out from the browser. That's a very needed feature that allows it to distribute the security across the company and not centralizing it only on the firewalls or in the intrusion detection systems. 

The solution is quite customizable.

It's easy to set up the solution.

There's lots of very useful documentation online to help troubleshoot and learn about the product.

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IT Cybersecurity at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees

The solution allows you to override it and manually install an application if you need it ti.

It's very good at alerting you to malicious content or unauthorized software. 

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. Coming from McAfee, management has been much simpler and much easier to look at. 

I like the simplified management, it has a nice UI, and it's very simple.

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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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Information Security Specialist at a comms service provider with 5,001-10,000 employees

The visibility provided has been great.

The ease of deployment is definitely a great selling feature.

The stability is good and the product is pretty lightweight.

The solution scales well.

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IT Manager - System Administration at a pharma/biotech company with 501-1,000 employees

The protection of the user machines has been great. For example, if a laptop gets stolen, or let's say, an employee gets let go, the product provides us with the ability to actually lock people out of the network and handle remote wipes and stuff like that.

The initial setup is very easy.

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Infrastructure and support manager at a healthcare company with 51-200 employees

The EDR was amazing. It was very responsive. It did an excellent job of providing us the information we needed in a timely fashion, as long as the latest agent was up-to-date on the client.

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ICT Manager at SecurEyes

The solution will prevent communication of one compromised device with another. 

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Vice President Derivatives Ops IT at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees

Technical support is excellent. It's also stable, scalable, and easy to implement.

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IT Infrastructure - Global Head at a comms service provider with 10,001+ employees

The security, specifically the endpoint security that the solution provides, is its most valuable aspect.

The initial setup is pretty straightforward.

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Assistant Technical Manager at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
  • The triage feature that shows you the whole kill chain of the attack/malware is useful. It shows how the malware get into the endpoints and show what it has been done
  • The solution is easy to use and easy to deploy as it is cloud solution, no appliance is needed to deploy on premise
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Senior NOC Security Engineer at a wholesaler/distributor with 51-200 employees

Once the solution is installed and configured correctly it does not require a lot of hands-on attention until you need upgrading.

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Owner at a tech services company with 1-10 employees

I like its reporting.

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IT Security Solutions Engineer at Softprom

Using Open API, we were able to freely perform the necessary integration with our other security solutions.
CB Defense allows us to see our whole process as it starts on our endpoint.

The threat analysis functionality is good.

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Information Security Consultant at a healthcare company with 10,001+ employees

I like the historical features, interface, and integration.

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Security Engineer at a tech services company with 11-50 employees

It is stable and easy to set up.

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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.
552,695 professionals have used our research since 2012.