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IBM Security and Carbon Black Raise the Bar, Leapfrog Tanium with Cyber Threat Detection and Patch Management at Any Scale

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October 4, 2016 / Doug Laird, Chief Marketing Officer

The inability to see attacks and prioritize patching is the No. 1 issue in IT security according to Gartner. If we can solve this problem, we’ll stop more than 80 percent of all breaches from occurring.

Together, Carbon Black and IBM Security have partnered to solve this problem by empowering customers of all sizes to identify within seconds, the most pervasive and critical vulnerabilities affecting an enterprise’s security. By injecting real-time attack visibility context from Cb Response into the patch management process, IBM and Carbon Black have leapfrogged existing vulnerability management solutions on the market, including Tanium.

Key to this advancement is Cb Response & IBM BigFix’s unique ability to continuously see, detect and enforce policy on every endpoint. No polls, no scans. This provides a complete view of your environment, allowing us to make connections others miss and quickly deploy patches to every device.   

While Tanium claims to provide both endpoint security and management, they lack the proactive, continuous, and centralized recording architecture required for full scope, impact, and root cause analysis. Without this, Tanium is limited to reactive scans on connected endpoints and a siloed, modular, approach to endpoint security and management.

With an integrated IBM BigFix and Cb Response solution, security professionals can for the first time:

  • See Every Attack: See precisely which machines are being actively exploited enterprise-wide and filter by specific vulnerability and available patches.
  • Fix The Biggest Problems: Understand which patches will have the biggest impact across the organization and then quickly patch, within seconds, the most actively exploited machines – be they online or offline.
  • Secure Every Device:  Stop an attack dead in its tracks, and prevent future attacks of a similar nature across organizations of any scale.

In addition to developing this game changing offering, IBM and Carbon Black have also finalized and announced today new global agreements that will allow customers to purchase Carbon Black solutions directly from IBM and IBM partners, enabling IBM customers to quickly take advantage of the new integrated BigFix and Cb Response solution.  For customers desiring a managed service option, IBM is offering a new Managed Detection and Response service that combines real-time endpoint visibility with 24/7 proactive threat hunting by  IBM’s elite X-Force team.

This partnership is going to change the industry by making the lives of security professionals less stressful and more complete. To see this partnership in action check out the demo below or register for an upcoming webcast.

TAGS: BigFix / Carbon Black / IBM / Integration

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