Carbon Black CB Defense Pricing and License Cost

Karthik Balakrishnan
Senior Security Consultant at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees
I just told you the price point that's one of the factors, basically because that is what the higher management gave us as an input. But, we didn't play a major role in terms of deciding. That was done by another person from the organization. So, that was just a communication that we received. So, that's how much I know about it. View full review »
Darrick Kristich
Founder/CEO at Sedara
The licensing costs are comparable between the two products. If you're purchasing the product, they're both typically a traditional license model with an annual type fee or multiyear. The fees are the cost of the professional services to get the system up and running. It depends on the size of the environment. The size and complexity are what it really comes down to. It will be relatively consistent with whether it was MSSP versus a direct purchase. Carbon Black might be a touch more expensive. They tend to get a premium for their capabilities. They're sort of an industry leader in a lot of areas with the functionality that they provide. Symantec gets a bit more aggressive with their pricing, and with their discounts as well. They do have a much larger customer base because they've been around so long. As an MSSP, we do provide the entire platform on a monthly fee, which a lot of people do like, because that rolls the licensing and all of the management into the cost of the system on a per endpoint basis, paying for the initial costs to get up and running. Even if it's a three to five year implementation, it will be a fixed monthly cost, assuming the number of endpoints doesn't change. That's one good thing about the Carbon Black MSSP program that we have access to is that flexibility with the monthly billing. With very large implementations, this could be a significant difference in spend over three years versus having to do one extremely large capital purchase. View full review »
Sr. Security Analyst, Enterprise Architecture and Security at a tech services company with 5,001-10,000 employees
I am not really involved in the pricing of this product. From my understanding, the price is okay for us. View full review »
Leonardo Meneses
Incident Response Analyst at a security firm with 51-200 employees
The cost/benefit factor has great relevance in Cb Defense implementations. View full review »
Jayandra Wickramasinghe
Senior Systems engineer at a tech services company
The cost is a considerable factor, but the benefit factor is the most important. When you compare it with other products, the price is high. Carbon Black will negotiate the price. View full review »

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