SecureWorks Teams with Carbon Black to Deliver Automated Cyber Threat Prevention with SaaS-Based, Next-Gen Antivirus SolutionFebruary 13, 2017
SecureWorks Corp. (NASDAQ:SCWX), a leading provider of intelligence-driven information security solutions, and Carbon Black, the leader in next-generation endpoint security, are teaming up to bring managed, next-generation antivirus (NGAV) protection to clients to block sophisticated security threats.
As a part of SecureWorks’ advanced endpoint security solutions, SecureWorks will offer Advanced Endpoint Threat Prevention (AETP), a next-generation antivirus service powered by Carbon Black’s Cb Defense. Using a combination of endpoint and cloud-based technologies, Cb Defense delivers a breakthrough security model known as "streaming prevention" to block malware as well as increasingly common attacks that exploit memory and scripting languages, such as PowerShell.
By leveraging Cb Defense, SecureWorks’ AETP service will offer enterprises and SMB clients:
- Protection Against Advanced Attacks: Carbon Black’s new "streaming prevention" technology prevents malware, ransomware, 0-days, and non-malware attacks.
- SecureWorks Intelligence: SecureWorks adds curated Threat Intelligence and analytics, going beyond point-in-time protection with the complete visibility needed to rapidly respond to threats identified by less-certain triggers. SecureWorks experts from its Senior Intrusion Analyst teams provide documented, actionable guidance on how to eradicate adversary activity that cannot always be blocked.
- 24X7 Monitoring: Non-stop coverage from SecureWorks gives small to mid-sized businesses (SMBs) and enterprises alike the ability to offload the time and energy of managing endpoint security to a trusted team of specially trained experts skilled at detecting and defending against advanced threats.
"We are excited to be working with Carbon Black to deliver a solution that blocks a broad spectrum of attacks that traditional antivirus generally misses," said Matt Eberhart, vice president of global product management at SecureWorks. "Our clients tell us about the need for a simple solution that combines the black-and-white decisions of next-gen anti-malware protection with a service that also has the necessary endpoint telemetry to rapidly respond to adversary activity that you can’t prevent."
SecureWorks is the first managed security service provider to partner with Carbon Black on Cb Defense. With AETP, SecureWorks’ clients will now receive comprehensive endpoint prevention with NGAV and the latest threat intelligence from the combined global visibility of Carbon Black and SecureWorks.
"Customers can now enjoy the benefit of breakthrough prevention technology combined with world-class detection and response services," said Tom Barsi, Carbon Black’s senior vice president of business development. "These customers no longer have to make a choice about which is more important. This offering provides full protection with one technology in Carbon Black, and one service provider in SecureWorks."
This announcement is the next step in SecureWorks’ existing strategic partnership with Carbon Black to bring advanced endpoint security solutions to clients around the world. The offering is slated to be available in the second quarter of 2017 and enhances the Advanced Endpoint Threat Detection (AETD) service already offered by SecureWorks leveraging Red Cloak and Carbon Black technologies.