Carbon Black and IBM Security deliver increased visibility for SOCs to accelerate incident response

Carbon Black, the specialist in next generation endpoint security, has announced an expansion of its collaboration with IBM Security via further integrations between their respective portfolios of cyber security tools. The new integration will connect customers that leverage both Carbon Black’s endpoint detection and response solution (namely Cb Response) with IBM Resilient’s advanced Response Orchestration Platform, empowering security teams to respond faster and more comprehensively to cyber attacks.

Following on from this announcement, joint customers of Carbon Black and IBM Resilient can use the products in a tightly integrated way. Security Operations Centres (SOCs) can automate remediation tasks and orchestrate critical incident response activities, creating a streamlined and agile response function. The power of the combined technologies ensures security teams can keep up with the evolving nature of cyber attacks and efficiently respond to incidents.

Today’s businesses often depend on many different security solutions to protect their environments. Additionally, various departments (SOCs, IT, operations and HR) must work collaboratively to keep up with the speed of business.

This native integration enables end users of both IBM Security and Carbon Black solutions to automatically enrich new security incidents with deep endpoint data from Cb Response into the Resilient platform. Users can also leverage industry-leading threat intelligence and remediate issues by actively banning malicious files.

The integration benefits SOCs by allowing them to respond faster and more efficiently to incidents, gain enterprise-wide visibility via a hub for all incident response, free-up critical analyst time spent on mundane tasks to enable them to focus on the response, automatically collect and integrate endpoint data and enable high-speed SOC orchestration of endpoint remediation actions.

“We’re excited that IBM Security has expanded its partnership with Carbon Black,” said Tom Barsi, senior vice-president of business and corporate development for Carbon Black. “The combination of Cb Response and Resilient’s leading orchestration response platform brings additional strength to SOCs and empowers security teams around the globe to automate remediation of advanced threats on an instant basis.”

Ted Julian, vice-president of product management for IBM Security, responded: “Together, Carbon Black and Resilient are providing a powerful way for organisations to fight against endpoint attacks that continue to plague them. Carbon Black’s Cb Response provides a complete view of what’s happening across the enterprise. With the integration into Resilient, security teams can take action on that insight by orchestrating their response to any incident affecting the endpoint directly from the platform.”

The option to integrate between Cb Response and IBM Resilient is the latest combined offering from Carbon Black and IBM Security. Among the additional elements of the partnership are:

Continuous Monitoring and Threat Response: IBM Security uses Cb Response and Cb Defence to deliver a number of managed and consulting services to organisations worldwide. The managed detection and response service from IBM is a fully-managed service that leverages Cb Response and intelligence from IBM X-Force research as well as experienced threat hunting teams to achieve continuous, real-time monitoring of enterprise endpoints for any signs of malicious activity. In addition, Endpoint Managed Security on Cloud from IBM uses Cb Defence to deliver managed next generation anti-virus services for organisations that need to replace their ageing anti-virus solutions in order to better protect their endpoints. IBM also offers consulting services and incident response solutions that leverage Cb Response and Cb Defence and which can be tailored to an organisation’s bespoke needs

QRadar Integration: The Carbon Black App for IBM QRadar provides a turnkey solution for integrating Carbon Black’s products with IBM Security intelligence technology to provide organisations with a ‘single pane of glass’ to more quickly detect and respond to security alerts. QRadar dashboards specific to Carbon Black eliminate the need for analysts to swivel across systems as significant volumes of data flow in. This App is provided at no charge to Carbon Black and IBM customers

BigFix Integration: Seamlessly integrates prioritised patching, compliance, operations and EDR. Through this solution, analysts leverage BigFix and Carbon Black to disrupt attacker behaviour using a closed-loop endpoint security and management system to detect and respond to attacks in progress and then quickly close exploited vulnerabilities by applying targeted patches across all endpoints in just minutes. To help security professionals streamline and prioritise which threats and compromised Apps to initially remediate, the solution enables prioritised patching and accelerated remediation of vulnerable endpoints. It also brings down the cost of security

About the Author

Brian Sims BA (Hons) Hon FSyI, Editor, Risk UK (Pro-Activ Publications)

Beginning his career in professional journalism at The Builder Group in March 1992, Brian was appointed Editor of Security Management Today in November 2000 having spent eight years in engineering journalism across two titles: Building Services Journal and Light & Lighting.

In 2005, Brian received the BSIA Chairman’s Award for Promoting The Security Industry and, a year later, the Skills for Security Special Award for an Outstanding Contribution to the Security Business Sector.

In 2008, Brian was The Security Institute’s nomination for the Association of Security Consultants’ highly prestigious Imbert Prize and, in 2013, was a nominated finalist for the Institute’s George van Schalkwyk Award.

An Honorary Fellow of The Security Institute, Brian serves as a Judge for the BSIA’s Security Personnel of the Year Awards and the Securitas Good Customer Award.

Between 2008 and 2014, Brian pioneered the use of digital media across the security sector, including webinars and Audio Shows. Brian’s actively involved in 50-plus security groups on LinkedIn and hosts the popular Risk UK Twitter site.

Brian is a frequent speaker on the conference circuit. He has organised and chaired conference programmes for both IFSEC International and ASIS International and has been published in the national media.

Brian was appointed Editor of Risk UK at Pro-Activ Publications in July 2014.

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