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Question: What's the difference between Carbon Black CB Response and Carbon Black CB Defense?
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"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.""The triage feature that shows you the whole chain of the malware is useful.""The initial setup is pretty straightforward.""I like its reporting.""We can access computers remotely if we need to.""The threat analysis functionality is good.""It has intelligent learning behind it and we have been very successful in preventing attacks.""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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"The detection response and quarantining are very good features.""Probably the most valuable feature of CB Response is its ability to isolate a host and take it off the network, so it's not spreading anything. We have two security operations centers around the globe. When an SOC analyst sees something on an endpoint, they can use Carbon Black Response to isolate that host from the customer's environment and prevent any kind of lateral spread."

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"At this point, we're test-bedding several other providers right now to see if there's anything that does equally or better and that comes at a better price point.""The feature set for the firewall needs improvement.""It could be a bit complicated. You have to be very familiar with Carbon Black to understand what it is doing and why it is doing. I would like to have more explanations and simplification in the user interface. It would be good to get help and see more explanations. It should tell us that a software is blocked and the reason for it. It would be good to be able to build chains in terms of what caused what, what worked, and what caused an issue. We are now moving from Carbon Black to Cortex XDR. While choosing antivirus software, we were also looking at Carbon Black because it also has an antivirus package, and it is next-generation, but we were told that Carbon Black doesn't support firewalls. We have Palo Alto firewalls. We would have chosen this solution if it supported firewalls, in particular next-generation firewalls, but unfortunately, it doesn't. Therefore, we decided on Cortex XDR because it integrates with Palo Alto firewalls.""I would like to see improvements made so that we can better see all of the processes.""The local technical support is very poor, but the support from headquarters is very nice.""The solution needs expanded endpoint query tools.""There are many different controls that are needed to be put into place for upgrading that makes it difficult. Having to re-engineer your IT infrastructure to match their software, as opposed to having it integrate and work independently causes difficulties. When there is an update to any software everyone has to be involved.""Its compatibility can be improved. It did crash a server during deployment, which is not something that I want to happen. Its deployment should also be easier. The whole deployment cycle needs to be simplified. It is an enterprise solution, and to set it up right now, you have to be an expert."

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"The product detects too many false positives initially and it could integrate better with other security solutions.""There have been some performance issues when deploying on Windows Server, but I believe Carbon Black is working on that."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "We have branches, we have different companies, but we cannot buy less than 100 licenses. This does not make sense to me... It should be more flexible. I can understand their saying, "Okay, to be a customer you need 100," but to add on to that number it should be something very straightforward. If I need to add five, for example, I shouldn't need to add 100."
  • "The pricing [is] more or less the same as other similar solutions."
  • "It's reasonable in price"
  • "The price for the solution is completely at government level, meaning one which is very high."
  • "The license is annual. It's a standard license."
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    Carbon Black offers two different levels of Endpoint Detection and Response. One is the VM Carbon Black Cloud Endpoint Standard (CB Defense), and the other is the Carbon Black Endpoint Detection and… more »
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    I think the one thing you want to do is to review how much each solution will help you reduce your investigative workload... Each and every organization will have its own strength and requirements. If… more »
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    IMO, it depends on whether you have abilities to validate and/or correlate telemetries - these guys brings out quite a lot of telemetry alerts for you to work on...
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    Paul, While I've not used Carbon I have used Cylance and Optics for years before moving away from them in favor of a more robust and easy to manage solution. Cylance, IF properly configured can stop… more »
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    Probably the most valuable feature of CB Response is its ability to isolate a host and take it off the network, so it's not spreading anything. We have two security operations centers around the… more »
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    My clients are in a range of verticals, so we have clients in healthcare, education, manufacturing, etc. We provide solutions to anybody who's insightful enough and forethinking enough to understand… more »
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    CB Defense is an industry-leading next-generation antivirus (NGAV) and endpoint detection and response (EDR) solution. CB Defense is delivered through the CB Predictive Security Cloud, an endpoint protection platform that consolidates security in the cloud using a single agent, console and data set. CB Defense is certified to replace AV and designed to deliver the best endpoint security with the least amount of administrative effort. It protects against the full spectrum of modern cyber attacks, including the ability to detect and prevent both known and unknown attacks. CB Defense leverages the powerful capabilities of the CB Predictive Security Cloud, applying our unique streaming analytics to unfiltered endpoint data in order to predict, detect, prevent, respond to and remediate cyber threats. In addition, CB Defense provides a suite of response and remediation tools, including Live Response, which allows security personnel to perform remote live investigations, intervene with ongoing attacks and instantly remediate endpoint threats. For peace of mind, CB Defense customers can also leverage CB ThreatSight, Carbon Black’s managed threat alert service, to validate alerts and uncover new threats.

    CB Response is an industry-leading incident response and threat hunting solution designed
    for security operations center (SOC) teams. CB Response continuously records and stores
    unfiltered endpoint data, so that security professionals can hunt threats in real time and
    visualize the complete attack kill chain. It leverages the CB Predictive Security Cloud’s
    aggregated threat intelligence, which is applied to the endpoint activity system of record for
    evidence and detection of these identified threats and patterns of behavior.

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    Sample Customers
    Netflix, Progress Residential, Indeed, Hologic, Gentle Giant, Samsung Research America
    Top Industries
    Manufacturing Company15%
    Computer Software Company15%
    Construction Company12%
    Computer Software Company27%
    Comms Service Provider16%
    Financial Services Firm5%
    Financial Services Firm43%
    Insurance Company14%
    Security Firm14%
    Construction Company14%
    Computer Software Company37%
    Comms Service Provider12%
    Financial Services Firm7%
    Company Size
    Small Business46%
    Midsize Enterprise10%
    Large Enterprise44%
    Small Business40%
    Midsize Enterprise23%
    Large Enterprise37%
    Small Business11%
    Midsize Enterprise33%
    Large Enterprise56%
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    Carbon Black CB Defense is ranked 1st in Security Incident Response with 25 reviews while Carbon Black CB Response is ranked 4th in Security Incident Response with 2 reviews. Carbon Black CB Defense is rated 7.6, while Carbon Black CB Response is rated 8.6. The top reviewer of Carbon Black CB Defense writes "Centralization via the cloud allows us to protect and control people working from home". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Carbon Black CB Response writes "Malicious activity detection response and automatic quarantining for endpoint security of your environment ". Carbon Black CB Defense is most compared with Microsoft Defender for Endpoint, CrowdStrike Falcon, SentinelOne, Trend Micro Deep Security and Cortex XDR by Palo Alto Networks, whereas Carbon Black CB Response is most compared with Secureworks Red Cloak Threat Detection and Response, Splunk Phantom, Cynet, Fidelis Elevate and Palo Alto Networks Cortex XSOAR. See our Carbon Black CB Defense vs. Carbon Black CB Response report.

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