Carbon Black and Cylance Comparison for EDR

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Real User
Top 20
Aug 7, 2020

If you're looking for a NextGen, Machine Learning & AI-driven Active EDR with automated remediation, that has not been breached and is backed by a one million USD ransomware warranty.  Contact me and I'll provide you with detailed comparisons between SentinelOne, Cylance and Carbon Black, showing how SentinelOne is superior to both Cylance and Carbon Black. 

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Real User
Top 20
Dec 20, 2021


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 the majority of attacks out there and incorporates machine learning. I would strongly suggest if you're reviewing EDR's that you also consider S1.

Cylance in order to compete with other platforms needs to have Cylance and Optics installed. Last I used it these were two separate components and still not integrated into the same client. That was the goal but never happened while I was a customer. Optics was confusing to use, confusing to configure. I've had ZERO issues like this with our S1 deployment and production use. the ML on this client has been superior to the Cylance ML model as well and I don't need multiple apps installed to accomplish the same end goal.

Cylance as an EDR failed for me, I loved the ML machine learning for the antivirus and malware/ ransomware protection and such but as an EDR there're WAY better choices on the market.

Hope this helps.

Real User
Aug 13, 2020

Hiya Paul, I'm a bit biased as we are partnered with Cynet Security. We've done extensive testing on Cynet 360 using two recipes: MITRE Framework and Atomic Red Team's collection of small, highly portable detection tests mapped to MITRE ATT&CK®. Value Proposition is very good with a 24/7 SOC support. Fully automated D&R agent with ability to integrate to external SIEM. Also has User Behaviour Analytics (UBA) which is helpful. But EDR comparison needs to be evaluated according to your company's needs. Not one size fits all. So i suggest you test drive both using the MITRE framework as we have. Many CISOs or Managers wants an EDR that you install and forget, and i think Cynet is that.Additionally, the Deception module is an excellent honeypot for Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) Attacks. Cynet Offers Free Threat Assessment for Mid-sized and Large Organizations (min 250 endpoints). And based on Gartner's Peer Insights EDR review, Cynet came #1 out of 51 vendors with an average rating of 5 out of 5. Sorry, we've done our eval on many EDR/XDR/MDRs and we've hit home with Cynet 360. Perhaps an on prem eval is in order. Cheers!!

Real User
Top 10
Aug 7, 2020

We didn't consider either of these after demo and comparison from reviews of multiple EDR solutions we came up with SentinelOne on top and are now POCg it as an endpoint solution.

Aug 7, 2020

Capability                               Cylance                   Carbon Black

Leverages local ML Model        Yes                          No

Leverages cloud ML Model.      Not required but      No

                                              adds to efficacy

Predictive Advantage              Yes                          No

Prevents attacks from 

zero-day threats                     Yes                          Partial

Daily or frequent updates        No                           Yes

Allows malware to execute      No                           Yes

Cloud vs. On-Premise Mgmt     Cloud & On-Premise  On-Premise

Single Agent                           Yes                           No

Scale of Agents                       Infinite                    Limited

Single Console                        Yes                          No

Requires continual scans         No                           Yes

Capable of convicting offline   Yes                         No

Avg mem/cpu                         <70MB/1%                High

Agent Update Cycle                Quarterly                 Daily

ML Update Cycle                    3x Yearly                  N/A

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