Likelihood to Recommend
Any serious small or large business that is utilizing a mainstream database, purchase ordering system, and web platform should look into this software - especially if you're using softwares compliant with this protector. It really does do an outstanding job of addressing all weaknesses through auditing and vaulting the potential virus concerns.
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Cb Protect is best suited somewhere where you want to maximize the lockdown of workstations. So moving past no local admin rights to blocking specific applications and peripherals. The idea would be to have a list of applications you want to run, and then anything else is not able to be used. As stated prior, if you have a very fluid environment where you are having all sorts of new applications installed frequently (I feel for you!!) this is still do-able, but it misses the general idea. I think especially in environments that are more sensitive to new applications, like banks, healthcare systems etc, this is a good fit. The ability to look at application levels, drift, unapproved software etc is very useful.
Read full review Pros Error messages are very understandable, providing you are in the loop. The more you [use] it, the more comfortable you feel with the product. It is logical. Read full review Controls file writes, executions of the scripts Defends from process injections, memory protection Visibility and lock down posibilities Read full review Cons Ability to drive lower than metadata levels Cost issues with coverage to multiple targets Read full review Perhaps more specific training. Read full review Alternatives Considered
We did not evaluate other alternatives since most of our related products are Oracle.
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The big difference between Protect and
/AMP is how exactly it goes about what it's doing. Protect is application whitelisting and program reputation. So the way it's protecting you is using a proprietary reputation service, and hash values to identify applications, and then hitting a list of whitelisted programs to decide if you are able to run that or not, based on the policy you are in. There is a LOT of value in that. We actually are working on transitioning to Cisco Advanced Malware Protection (AMP). The main reason is cost (about the same cost as Cb Protect, but with (most of) the featureset of all 3 Carbon Black products for less than 1/3 of the total spend. AMP works differently, looking at a reputation service powered by Cisco's Talos cloud. You don't really have application whitelisting, but that also reduces how many "requests" you get for applications. So I'll have to find a different way to do whitelisting and USB blocking and the like, but I'm getting more visibility across my network and also built in antivirus (TETRA engine - ClamAV with some work).
is an add that we are looking to put in as it looks at behavior of programs. So specifically it watches for privilege elevation and the like. Thus far all the big name problem children (WannaCry, other ransomware problems) have been caught natively in
Read full review Return on Investment Systems Infrastructure Protection Multi-faceted Security for Complex Infrastructures Favorable Internal User Experience & Management Read full review App Control can ensure Continuous Compliance. Solution can reduce expenses on different security software. Nowadays Zero Trust approach is very important for any organization and Application control is one of the main parts of it. Read full review ScreenShots