VMware Carbon Black App Control Overview

VMware Carbon Black App Control is the #1 ranked solution in our list of top Application Control tools. It is most often compared to McAfee Application Control: VMware Carbon Black App Control vs McAfee Application Control

What is VMware Carbon Black App Control?

Carbon Black is a leading provider of next-generation endpoint security. Carbon Black serves more than 3,700 customers globally, including 33 of the Fortune 100. As a cybersecurity innovator, Carbon Black has a strong heritage of innovative technology leadership in multiple endpoint security categories, including application control, endpoint detection and response (EDR), and next-generation antivirus (NGAV). Leveraging its big data and analytics cloud platform - the Cb Predictive Security Cloud - Carbon Black solutions enable customers to defend against the most advanced cyber threats, including malware, ransomware, and non-malware attacks. Deployed via the cloud, on premise, or as a managed service, customers use Carbon Black solutions to lock down critical systems, hunt threats, and replace legacy antivirus.

VMware Carbon Black App Control is also known as CB Protection, Carbon Black CB Protection.

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VMware Carbon Black App Control Customers
Kaas Tailored, Core-Mark, Indeed, Hologic, Landmark Credit Union, Project Worldwide
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Pricing Advice

What users are saying about VMware Carbon Black App Control pricing:
  • "We pay a fee for support, which is renewed annually."
  • "Its price is reasonable and what is expected for these types of products."
  • "The pricing for this product is competitive and our customers who told us that often, Carbon Back is the cheaper solution."

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Cyber Security Analyst at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Top 10Leaderboard
Good application whitelisting capability and offers visibility into attacks as they happen

What is our primary use case?

We use this product for server architecture protection. We have both virtual and physical servers.

Pros and Cons

  • "The effectiveness of application whitelisting is very good."
  • "The reporting is not good and needs to be improved."

What other advice do I have?

My advice to anybody who is considering Carbon Black App Control is that it is a good solution, and probably one of the best application whitelisting solutions in the industry. However, you need to have a very scalable infrastructure for it. I would suggest using a virtual environment rather than an on-premies one, where you can scale as much as you need to. Overall, it delivers well on the proposed value and my only complaint is about the reporting. I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.
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Chief Information Officer at a manufacturing company with 1-10 employees
Real User
Top 10
Very stable, reasonable price, works well, and provides good visibility and reporting

What is our primary use case?

It is like a host-based intrusion detection system. It disallows or stops you from installing undesired applications. Irrespective of whether they are malicious or not, it stops these applications from being installed by the end-users and other applications or processes that might try to install them.

Pros and Cons

  • "The visibility, reporting, and the ability to stop or prevent malicious or undesired applications from being installed are the most valuable features."
  • "Its setup is very complex, and it requires guidance from the support team, but it is well worth the effort."

What other advice do I have?

It is well worth the effort. It does take some time and effort to set it up with guidance from their support team. They help you, which is very nice. I would rate VMware Carbon Black App Control a ten out of ten.
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Gian Michele Roletto
Senior IT Specialist at Nais Srl
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
A competitively-priced solution with a console that is easy to use

What is our primary use case?

We use Carbon Black to protect our customers against security threats and attacks. We examine all of the issues in the customers' environment and determine whether they are real threats or false positives.

What is most valuable?

I use the console to check for threats and I find it to be very user-friendly.

What needs improvement?

I would like to see the addition of some more features that are in other, similar solutions.

For how long have I used the solution?

We have been using CB Protection for between one and two years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

This is a stable solution and it is used on a daily basis.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

I find Carbon Black easy to scale. Our customers are…
Kostia Tkachov
IT Security Solutions Engineer at Softprom
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
Good API integration and technical support

What is our primary use case?

We are using this solution to put our servers in lockdown.

What is most valuable?

Carbon Black AppControl can protect any endpoint, and also on an EOL system. The solution allows only approved applications to be executed on the system. The Open API allows us to freely combine different security systems into a single group and save time when responding to security incidents.

What needs improvement?

The initial setup is somewhat complex.

For how long have I used the solution?

We have been dealing with VMware Carbon Black App Control for one year. During this time we have already made sure that this is the best solution to protect our user machines and servers.

How are customer service and technical support?

Technical support is good. I would…
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