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Carbon Black announces Cb Protection 8.0

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Carbon Black has released Cb Protection 8.0, an application control solution that automates lockdown of data center servers.

Cb Protection is deployed on 4 million computers worldwide, including at leading Fortune 500 organizations. Customers use Cb Protection to lockdown servers and critical systems to stop all forms of cyberattacks including malware, ransomware, zero-day attacks and non-malware attacks. The company claims that Cb Protection was the only security solution to earn 100% protection efficacy in NSS Labs’ Advanced Endpoint Protection test.

Simple and Fast Server Security with “Rapid Configs”

Cb Protection 8.0 features “Rapid Configs,” which enable the highest form of server protection quicker and more effectively than ever before. These out-of-the-box and cloud-delivered protection rules simplify configuration of application control policies and optimize protection against attacks targeting servers.

Some of the Rapid Configs included with Cb Protection 8.0 are: OS Hardening, Browser Protection, and MS Office Protection. These configurations can be delivered from the cloud, so as Carbon Black receives feedback from customers, we can rapidly develop and deliver. With “Rapid Configs,” users experience fast time to value while establishing and maintaining the highest form of lockdown security available.

“‘Rapid Configs’ dramatically simplifies configuration for users and eases day-to-day management,” said Michael Viscuso, Carbon Black’s co-founder and chief technology officer. “Now, customers can experience superior protection for data center servers without the additional effort traditionally associated with application control solutions.”

Cb Protection 8.0 includes a few, additional product enhancements:

Improved Protection Against Non-Malware Attacks

Cb Protection 8.0 features more granular control of policies through command-line arguments. With the increase in attacks leveraging frameworks such as PowerShell, Cb Protection empowers administrators to specifically control command-line usage in the data center as a measure to harden servers. This feature means administrators have continuous access to the benefits of command-line tools while also being protected against attacks attempting to exploit them.

Cb Protection 8.0 features a new, modern UI and the ability to manage all servers from a single console, regardless of deployment location. Unified Management allows customers to keep “local” data “local” in order to meet compliance requirements. Rapid rendering dynamically displays content to users when it’s available, dramatically improving UI response times.

New controls restrict which users can make changes to specific device groups or policy changes to specific servers. These controls also provide better visibility to mitigate insider threats by limiting access to specific, trusted users.

“Servers are under attack and are among the most breached assets,” said Viscuso. “Traditional defenses, such as antivirus, are ineffective at stopping advanced attacks against servers. Cb Protection provides the strongest form of lockdown security for servers with minimal impact to systems.”