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Bit9 + Carbon Black Joins Facebook’s ThreatExchange Community

Company’s customers will have immediate access to Facebook’s robust threat-sharing community

WALTHAM, Mass.—Oct. 29, 2015—Bit9® + Carbon Black® the market leader in Next-Generation Endpoint Security (NGES), today announced it has joined Facebook’s ThreatExchange, a robust community of leading organizations dedicated to sharing threat data using a structured, easy-to-use API.

In joining Facebook’s ThreatExchange, Bit9 + Carbon Black is part of a community comprising more than 100 top companies, including Facebook, Dropbox, Pinterest, PayPal and Microsoft.

Starting today, Carbon Black customers may choose to enable receipt of threat intelligence from the Facebook ThreatExchange and, optionally, integrate that intelligence into their alerting infrastructures. When combined with Carbon Black’s continuous endpoint recording and real-time threat intelligence, Facebook’s ThreatExchange data further empowers security teams to correlate data to improve detection capabilities and dramatically reduce incident response times.

“We are stronger together,” said Ben Johnson, Bit9 + Carbon Black’s chief security strategist. “The Facebook ThreatExchange continues the industry movement toward unified defense. Through sharing intelligence and other cyber-defense knowledge, especially through automated means, our community as a whole is much stronger and better able to protect vital information.”

Industry-first Access In an industry first, Facebook is opening access to ThreatExchange data by extending limited access to all users of Carbon Black, the industry’s leading endpoint detection and response (EDR) product. Through this access, Carbon Black customers may access the “Traffic Light Protocol White” (TLP White) data in the ThreatExchange. This information is provided to Carbon Black customers via the Bit9 + Carbon Black Threat Intelligence Cloud. TLP White threat indicators include domain names, IPs and hashes.

Additional Access via Connector Carbon Black customers already active in the Facebook ThreatExchange may install a “connector” to access additional ThreatExchange data using their own member credentials. This connector enables members of the Facebook Threat Exchange to import threat indicators from the ThreatExchange, including domain names, IPs, hashes, and behavioral indicators, into Carbon Black. The Facebook ThreatExchange and its members provide and maintain this data. This connector requires an access token to the Facebook ThreatExchange API. If you are currently a Facebook ThreatExchange member, please go to https://github.com/carbonblack to download and install the Carbon Black connector for Facebook Threat Exchange.

Carbon Black customers interested in gaining access to this additional threat intelligence are encouraged to apply for the Facebook ThreatExchange beta program. For more information on how to apply, click here.


About Bit9 + Carbon Black Bit9 + Carbon Black is the market leader in Next-Generation Endpoint Security. We have sold more licenses, have more experience, and more customers than any other NGES company because our solution is the most effective way to prevent, detect and respond to advanced threats that target users, servers, and fixed-function devices. That’s why more than 60 MSSP and IR leaders, including Dell SecureWorks, EY, Optiv and Solutionary, have chosen our technology as a key component of their security offerings, and 25 of the Fortune 100 rely on us as a critical element of their advanced threat defense and compliance strategies. By the end of 2015, we expect to achieve 70 percent growth, 7 million+ software licenses sold, and almost 2,000 customers worldwide. We were voted Best Endpoint Protection by security professionals in the SANS Institute’s Best of 2014 Awards, and a 2015 SANS survey found that 68 percent of IR professionals are using or evaluating Carbon Black.

 

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