Story image

Carbon Black receives perfect 100% for critical system protection

15 Feb 17

Carbon Black has been revealed as the only vendor to receive a perfect 100% prevention score in NSS Labs’ Advanced Endpoint Protection Test, stopping all attacks successfully.

As a result, the company has received what it calls the ‘distinguished’ rating of being “recommended for security effectiveness” by NSS Labs. The company achieved a 100% block rate and 100% total coverage score in the test, beating twelve other vendors.

“Critical systems, such as data centres and fixed-functions devices, are among the most breached assets and require the strongest protection,” explains Carbon Black co-founder and CTO Michael Viscuso.

“NSS Labs performed the industry’s most rigorous test to date of leading Advanced Endpoint Protection (AEP) solutions. Products from 13 different vendors were tested across a multitude of attack threat vectors targeting a very dynamic enterprise class endpoint attack surface. In addition, the endpoint products were evaluated for their resistance against several evasion categories and false positive testing,” the report says.

Carbon Black’s solution, called Cb Protection, offers automated software-execution controls and protection policies that safeguard corporate and customer data.

Cb Protection uses application whitelisting, memory protection, file integrity monitoring, device control and tamper protection all for system lockdown.

 “Traditional defences, such as legacy antivirus, are ineffective at stopping advanced attacks against these systems. NSS Labs’ AEP competitive test shows Cb Protection provides the strongest form of lock-down security,” Viscuso concludes.

Digital Realty nabs new executive appointment from Equinix
Keep your friends close and your enemies closer could be the game plan that Digital Realty is currently following.
CSPs ‘not capable enough’ to meet 5G demands of end-users
A new study from Gartner produced some startling findings, including the lack of readiness of communications service providers (CSPs).
Atos launches new French data centre – more modules to come
Atos together with the Yvelines departmental Council has officially launched its new data centre in Les Clayes-sous-Bois, Yvelines.
EU cloud adoption rising, but still far from mainstream
Cloud adoption is surging among some European Union (EU) nations but it still has a way to go to becoming commonplace across the board
Industry cloud market forecast for ‘unusual’ growth
The market for industry cloud solutions is in good stead with that growth showing little signs of slowing.
Dell EMC embeds security in latest servers
Dell EMC's 14th generation of PowerEdge servers has comprehensive management tools to provide security across hardware and firmware.
Businesses focusing on threats from within - survey
Over 50% of respondents reported that 100 days of dwell time or more was representative of their organisation.
The disaster recovery-as-a-service market is on the rise
As time progresses and advanced technologies are implemented, the demand for disaster recovery-as-a-service is also expected to increase.