Carbon Black CB Defense Scalability

Karthik Balakrishnan
Senior Security Consultant at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees
I would say, not really. But we have a, how to say, our hands are tied down in terms of generating reports to understand or analyze the trend or anything of that sort. Because when you look at the EPO, you will be able to do certain trend analysis on the basis of the data that is already available in the database. But ,we can hardly take any kind of a report out of Carbon Black, so I think that should be something that should be more user-friendly. They are asking us to use API's, and not everybody is well-versed with API's or scripting. They also do have a limitation on that, in terms of pulling out the raw data of events. The event generation is like a 1:10 ratio like I said. That detection is also on the same base. So if you have to pull out a report for an end-point count of, say, 35,000 to 40,000 endpoints, the events will be on the higher side. So, the limitation is set to 5,000, which is not realistic. View full review »
Darrick Kristich
Founder/CEO at Sedara
The scalability is about the same between Carbon Black and Symantec. I don't know that we've actually tried to use them in an environment that was large enough to cause us any sort of issues, or even thought twice about scalability. Both of these products work quite well in extremely large environments. One thing to consider with Carbon Black is you do have much more data. You can define many more policies that are more specific to groups. The management of that becomes more difficult as the environment gets larger. I don't think that necessarily is the case with Symantec. It might end up being a bit more time consuming to manage Carbon Black as it gets larger. In terms of these products' capabilities and the ability to support large environments all the way down to small ones, I don't think it matters. View full review »
Imad Taha
Group CIO at a construction company with 10,001+ employees
We have about 1,000 users. Scaling is always possible because it's a cloud solution. View full review »
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SrSecuria175
Sr. Security Analyst, Enterprise Architecture and Security at a tech services company with 5,001-10,000 employees
We are not a very big company, so scalability is not very relevant to us. View full review »
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