Carbon Black Launches Cb Protection 8.1


Carbon Black has announced version 8.1 of Cb Protection, the company’s market-leading application control solution used by global organisations to lock down servers and critical systems, prevent unwanted changes, and ensure continuous compliance with regulatory mandates, including Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS).

Cb Protection 8.1 includes a new “File Delete” feature, allowing customers to meet PCI DSS standards to replace legacy antivirus (AV). Customers who want to remove legacy AV and run Cb Protection on their compliant devices can now do so without going through the compensating control process.

“The deterministic security model employed by Cb Protection has helped many organisations lock down critical systems and servers,” said Doug Cahill, Group Director and Senior Analyst at Enterprise Strategy Group.

“With ‘File Delete’ in Cb Protection 8.1, Carbon Black continues to innovate and make customers’ lives easier by automating response measures protecting server workloads from compromise while also assuring compliance.”

Cb Protection 8.1 empowers customers to comply with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) by simplifying implementation and support of TLS 1.2 communication, adding two-factor authentication to the Cb Protection console and making Cb Protection a direct control for PCI DSS requirement 5, enabling customers to remove legacy antivirus without the need for going through the compensating control process.

Leveraging cloud-reputation services, IT-based trust policies, and multiple sources of threat intelligence from the Cb Predictive Security Cloud (PSC), Cb Protection ensures that only trusted and approved software is allowed to execute on an organisation’s critical systems and endpoints.

With version 8.1, Cb Protection also supports FIPS-140 regulations and ensures customers are using approved cryptographic modules.

“For customers who have concerns about meeting compliance requirements on critical servers, Cb Protection 8.1 offers a new feature in ‘File Delete,’ which allows customers to replace legacy AV without worry,” said Ryan Polk, Carbon Black’s Chief Product Officer.

“Protecting critical servers without the need for additional AV security solutions simplifies and strengthens an organisation’s security posture immediately.”