WALTHAM, Mass., April 2, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Bit9® + Carbon Black®, the leader in endpoint threat prevention, detection and response, today announced it has been named Best Endpoint Protection solution by security professionals in the SANS Institute's Best of 2014 Awards.

The awards are based on votes by security practitioners who are members of the SANS community. SANS conducts an annual survey to determine which products and services are helping to increase both the effectiveness and efficiency of the members' cyber security programs. More than 650 security operations professionals and security managers from within the SANS community voted in 2014.

"Despite the growing number of breaches spotlighted in headline news, there are many organizations that are successfully avoiding or preventing breaches yet we never hear about these successes," said John Pescatore, director of Emerging Trends, SANS Institute. "The SANS Best of Awards was created to raise awareness of the solutions that organizations are using to successfully fend off attacks. By showcasing the solutions that are making a difference by reducing the business impact of cyberattacks in real world applications we believe we can help security professionals to reduce the number of successful intrusions."

The award is further evidence of the accelerated demand for Bit9 + Carbon Black's endpoint software in 2014, which enabled the company to achieve several key growth metrics, including:

  •  275% increase in endpoint software licenses sold
  •  66% increase in customers
  •  310% increase in channel sales

"Bit9 + Carbon Black is honored to receive the Best Endpoint Protection award from the SANS Institute," said Eric Schurr, chief marketing officer for Bit9 + Carbon Black. "We're especially thrilled that this award is entirely based on votes from real users. It's the strongest evidence that our advanced endpoint threat security solution delivers the most value of any offering in its category. Organizations are realizing that the network is not the target—attackers are after the digital valuables stored on an organization's endpoints and servers. We're proud to be named as the best technology that helps companies arm their endpoints against advanced attacks."

About Bit9 + Carbon Black

Bit9 + Carbon Black provides the most complete solution against advanced threats that target organizations' endpoints and servers, making it easier to see—and immediately stop—those threats. The company enables organizations to arm their endpoints by combining continuous, real-time visibility into what's happening on every computer; real-time signature-less threat detection; incident response that combines a recorded history with live remediation; and prevention that is proactive and customizable. More than 1,000 organizations worldwide—from Fortune 100 companies to small enterprises—use Bit9 + Carbon Black to increase security, reduce operational costs and improve compliance. Leading managed security service providers (MSSP) and incident response (IR) companies have made Bit9 + Carbon Black a core component of their detection and response services.

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Kevin Flanagan
Bit9 + Carbon Black
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