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Carbon Black is ‘the Clear Leader’ in Next-Gen Endpoint Security Says New EMA Report

March 2016 by Emmanuelle Lamandé

Carbon Black® announced that a new report from Enterprise Management Associates confirms the company is “the clear leader in terms of both market share and revenue” in the fast-growing Next-Generation Endpoint Security market.

For its Next-Generation Endpoint Security Market Sizing and Forecast 2016–2020 report, EMA conducted in-depth surveys and interviews with 25 vendors and ranked them according to revenue, software licenses sold and other related criteria, concluding that:
- Carbon Black is the NGES market share leader based on revenue (24.4 percent)—50 percent greater market share than the next-closest competitor.
- Carbon Black also is the market share leader based on software licenses sold (16.3 percent)—40 percent higher than the next two competitors.

Today’s security battle is being waged at the endpoint—servers, desktop and laptop computers, mobile devices, and fixed-function device such as point-of-sale machines—because that’s where organizations’ critical information resides. Traditional security tools—such as antivirus—are ineffective against increasingly sophisticated and motivated attackers who have those endpoints in their crosshairs. To outsmart and maneuver modern attackers, security teams can no longer rely on the “detect-it-and-stop-it” posture organizations have used for more than 25 years. NGES enables organizations to:
- See what’s happening on every endpoint in real time by continuously monitoring and recording all activity and maintaining a centralized system of record that can be replayed—like a DVR—to see exactly what an attacker did.
- Deploy the right level of flexible prevention for every user and system in the organization.
- Detect malicious activity based on patterns of attacks and leverage multiple sources of threat intelligence.
- Respond to incidents quickly and effectively by rewinding the DVR to unravel an attack, determine its root cause, disrupt the attacker, and remediate any infected systems.
- Use all of the above to shift the balance of power back to security teams and ensure that patterns of attack never repeat.

“Security professionals realize the promise of prevention is no longer enough, and they need to replace traditional security products with Next-Generation Endpoint Security products that go beyond prevention to deliver detection and response capabilities that disrupt the attack cycle,” said David Monahan, research director of security and risk management at EMA and author of the report. “Determining the business requirements for choosing a solution to provide protection and detection services is also a weighing concern. The wrong choice could be disastrous and a career-limiting move. This report identifies the key players in the NGES space to help decision makers identify contenders for protecting their environments. Carbon Black clearly demonstrated it is the leader in both market share by revenue and by licenses in the field.”

Foundational to Carbon Black’s approach to NGES is real-time, continuous recording of what is happening on every endpoint. By recording an adversary’s every move, security teams can pinpoint the root cause of an attack and ultimately stop the adversary from successfully executing a similar attack in the future. NGES from Carbon Black provides the data to help organizations properly identify how the attacker entered and where he went, and provides the tools to stop an attack in progress, remediate any damage, and apply that knowledge to prevent similar style attacks from occurring again.

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