Carbon Black Gets Investment from Blackstone

The Blackstone Group has invested in Carbon Black. Financial terms weren’t announced. Sterling, Va.-based Carbon Black, a subsidiary of Kyrus, provides information security technology. Blackstone made the investment in Carbon Black during the fall of 2012.


Carbon Black, a leading provider of information security technology, announced on Monday an investment from Blackstone (NYSE:BX) that has led to the development and launch of “Carbon Black 3.0,” a 9-in-1 software solution that answers, in real time, vital security and business questions.

Billed as the world’s first ‘surveillance camera’ for computers, “Carbon Black 3.0” collects and retains key pieces of information that security and business professionals can use to better understand the safety and efficiency of their enterprises.

“Carbon Black will be a strategic infrastructure intelligence solution for Blackstone and our portfolio companies,” said Bill Murphy, Chief Technology Officer of Blackstone. “Knowing what is happening in our infrastructure helps us with security but also informs the overall health of our technology environment. We believe Carbon Black will become a must-have security asset and set the standard for information security solutions.”

“Carbon Black’s initial success and their innovative approach to providing incident response intelligence made this a very attractive partnership for Blackstone,” said Jay Leek, Blackstone’s Chief Information Security Officer. “We look forward to working with the Carbon Black team as they continue to flourish in the industry.”

Following Blackstone’s investment in the fall of 2012, Carbon Black began developing “Carbon Black 3.0,” which launched today as a lightweight, scalable solution that provides enterprise-wide visibility and historical traceability. As a result, technology professionals can use “Carbon Black 3.0” to conclusively and precisely answer critical questions when investigating a security breach or any another change to their computing infrastructure.

“With ‘Carbon Black 3.0,’ answers to these critical questions can be obtained in a matter of seconds, even if the breach occurred months ago,” said Carbon Black CEO, Michael Viscuso. “Previously, questions like these would take hours, even days, to answer; costing companies hundreds of thousands of dollars in extra IR costs unnecessarily. Carbon Black’s answers are helping today’s companies prepare for the inevitable breach and respond with confidence.”

“Carbon Black 3.0” also functions as a comprehensive 9-in-1 business solution.

“Carbon Black 3.0” provides organizational leaders with key answers to questions involving:

Breach Preparation
Malware Detection
Incident Response
Vulnerability Assessment
Patch Management
New Application Notification
File & Registry Integrity Monitoring
Policy Enforcement
License Management.
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About Carbon Black

Carbon Black was established in 2011 as a subsidiary of Kyrus, a leading computer security services provider. For more information visit or use the hashtag #CbAnswers on Twitter.