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Carbon Black Introduces ThreatSight Managed Threat Hunting Service

Carbon Black, an endpoint security and next-generation antivirus (NGAV) solutions provider, has unveiled Cb ThreatSight, a managed threat hunting service designed to help organizations streamline alert management.

Cb ThreatSight provides a managed service that prioritizes alerts, uncovers new threats and accelerates investigations, according to a prepared statement.

The service's security experts monitor and analyze alert data, Carbon Black said. They also validate alerts, analyze their root causes and notify end users about high-priority threats.

What Does Cb ThreatSight Offer?

Key features of Cb ThreatSight include:

  • Alert Context: Provides additional context into Cb Defense NGAV solution alerts to accelerate investigations and root cause analysis.
  • Alert Validation: Offers analysis, validation and prioritization of alerts from Cb Defense.
  • Early Threat Warning: Monitors data across 15 million protected endpoints to identify trends and send advisories on widespread cyberattacks.
  • Threat Discovery: Collects unfiltered endpoint data in the cloud and develops new threat discovery algorithms.

Cb ThreatSight is powered by the Cb Predictive Security Cloud, an endpoint protection platform that delivers next-generation security services via the cloud. It is backed by Carbon Black cybersecurity staff who watch over an organization's environment, provide updates about emerging threats and offer access to various security services.

Also, Cb ThreatSight enables organizations to leverage Carbon Black's network of MSSP and incident response (IR) partners, according to a prepared statement. Carbon Black matches interested customers with MSSPs and IR firms, the company said, to deliver targeted threat hunting, root cause mitigation, IR services for risk assessment and other advanced security services.

Carbon Black and VMware Partner for Cloud Security Solution

In addition to Cb ThreatSight, Carbon Black this week launched Cb Defense for VMware, which combines the VMware AppDefense data center endpoint security solution and Cb Defense's advanced threat protection capabilities to stop data center application threats. Carbon Black and VMware previously announced plans to release a joint cloud security solution last month.

Cb Defense for VMware uses streaming prevention capabilities to track malicious behavior on a machine and protects users against malware- and non-malware-based attacks, Carbon Black noted. It also helps organizations reduce their attack surface, Carbon Black said, and automate threat detection and remediation.

More than 3,700 organizations leverage Carbon Black solutions to protect their endpoints, according to the company. Carbon Black solutions can be deployed via the cloud, on premise or as a managed service, the company stated, and enable organizations to secure critical systems, identify threats and replace legacy antivirus software.

Dan Kobialka

Dan Kobialka is senior contributing editor, MSSP Alert and ChannelE2E. He covers IT security, IT service provider business strategies and partner programs. Dan holds a M.A. in Print and Multimedia Journalism from Emerson College and a B.A. in English from Bridgewater State University. In his free time, Dan enjoys jogging, traveling, playing sports, touring breweries and watching football.