Carbon Black snaps up cloud-dwelling threat-sniffing ‘next-gen AV’

Endpoint security firm Carbon Black has bought “next-generation antivirus” firm Confer. Financial terms of the deal, announced today, were undisclosed. Carbon Black plans to re-badge Confer’s security software as “Cb Defense” and offer it alongside its existing roster of application control, incident response, and threat hunting products. Cb Defense is a cloud-based product that combines behaviour-based prevention techniques with integrated detection and response capabilities. Carbon Black initially offered white-listing security technologies before expanding its scope. The Confer deal is another milestone along that path. While the term “next-generation firewall” might be understood to refer to application-aware perimeter security appliance, the term “next-generation antivirus” is even sketchier. Those that market NGAV are (almost) united in attempting to highlight the alleged shortcomings of Symantec and Intel Security. Naturally enough, Symantec – the…


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