Most Helpful Review
Find out what your peers are saying about Carbon Black Cb Defense vs. Palo Alto Networks Traps and other solutions. Updated: January 2019.
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The data analysis is the most valuable because of the whitelist database. It is different than standard IDS solutions.
It actually does some heuristics, and some behavioral analysis.
The most valuable asset is the time-lining capability for any breach activity.
This product has the capability of uploading scripts to the tool and this is a very comprehensive feature.
Carbon Black Defense has a higher detection ratio because it's cloud-based and it also does a lookup to virus total.
It gives you all of the information in a short and sweet fashion.
The software uses very few resources; it is almost invisible to the end user.
Behavioral Monitoring stops known malicious events before they even begin.
After deploying Traps, we saw the performance of the network improve by 65 to 70 percent.
Traps is quite a stable product. Once it was properly deployed and configured, you have nothing to be worried about.
If the user leaves our premises or network, Palo Alto Traps will still be on that endpoint and will still apply our policies.
The multi-layered approach to the product gives you confidence that it will stop exploits, ransomware, worms, or viruses from compromising endpoints, essentially providing peace of mind.
We've had a significant increase in blocking with a decrease in false positives, because it's looking at how the files work, not just a list of files that it's been told to look for.
The anti-exploit is impenetrable. We chose Traps because it is the only product that we were not able to get anything past.
Traps has drastically reduced our endpoint attack surface via advanced detection capabilities, sandboxing of never before seen programs, and by drastically limiting where executables can launch in the first place.
The UI interface needs improvement. The management needs further work in future versions.
The tech support communicates, but it's just not with movement.
I would personally give the tech support a rating of seven out of ten.
Adding an application and a device control feature would be a great help for this solution.
Report generation can be improved.
But here, we hardly can take any kind of a report out of Carbon Black, so I think that should be something that should be more user-friendly.
The directions for Splunk are spot on, but it is difficult to find anything on integration with AlienVault,
It would be a better solution if Carbon Black Cb Defense had an on-promise solution and a virus auto delete or quarantine.
There are some default policies which sometimes affect our applications and cause them to run around. In the hotel industry, we use a different type of data versus Oracle and SQL. By default, there are some policies which stop us from running properly. Because of this, the support level is also not that strong. We have to wait to get a results.
Traps doesn't work with McAfee. You need to remove McAfee to install Traps. This is very common, and its nothing that should be an issue. Some antivirus engines recognize Traps as an threat component, so maybe they need to shake hands somewhere.
Previously, the endpoint would leave the environment, not being on our VPN, essentially unable to interact with the server to upload files. It was unable to retrieve new file verdicts. It was using a thing called "local analysis" to determine if something was a malicious file or not. There was no dynamic analysis.
They have the worst support, as a company, that I have ever worked with, as they are difficult to get a hold of and keep on the phone. They don't know what they are talking about when you get them on the phone. They don't like to respond to messages when you send them to them. They like to "research problems" for weeks on end, then pass you off to somebody else.
There is a severe gap in functionality between Windows, Linux, and Mac versions. For example all folder restriction settings are Windows only. Traps 5.0+ does not have SAML / LDAP integration.
Pricing and Cost Advice
I am not really involved in the pricing of this product. But, from my understanding, it is OK for us.
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.
The cost/benefit factor has great relevance in Cb Defense implementations.
I did PoCs on products called Cylance and CrowdStrike. Although, I consider these products and they were also good, when it come to cost and budgetary factors, Traps has been proven to be better than the other two products. It is quite cost-effective and delivers all the entire solution which we require.
It is cost-effective compared to similar solutions. It fits for the small businesses through to the big businesses.
The return on investment is from the user side because we have seen the performance of it increase the delivery time of the product if we are using too many web-based and on-premise applications. In indirect ways, we saw the return of investment in terms of performance and user satisfaction increase.
It is "expensive" and flexible.
Traps pays for itself within the first 16 months of a three-year subscription. This is attributed to OPEX savings, as security teams spent less time trying to identify and isolate malware for analysis as a result of a reduction in malware incidents, false positives, and breach avoidance.
We didn't have to pay any additional fee for the cloud instance. It just came with the renewal, which was nice.
The pricing seems fair, and I do like the licensing model. You use wherever they are, and it is elastic.
I feel it is fairly priced.
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Also Known As
|Carbon Black||Palo Alto Networks|
|Cb Protection locks down systems to stop malware, ransomware, zero-day, and non-malware attacks. Its built-in file-integrity monitoring, device control, and memory protection to block unauthorized change and harden new and legacy systems, with broad support for embedded, virtual, and physical OSes. It maintains continuous compliance for key frameworks, monitors critical activity and enforces configurations to assess risk and maintain system integrity and secures end-of-life systems with powerful change-control and whitelisting policies.|
Traps replaces legacy antivirus and secures endpoints with a multi-method prevention approach that blocks malware and exploits, both known and unknown, before they compromise endpoints such as laptops, desktops and servers.
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