Carbon Black

Carbon Black, (formerly Bit9, Inc.), is the leading provider of next-generation endpoint security. The company develops endpoint security software that detects malicious behavior and prevents malicious files from attacking an organization.

Carbon Black is leveraging the power of big data and analytics to solve the challenges surrounding endpoint security. With the Cb Predictive Security Cloud platform the company is transforming cybersecurity to deliver a new generation of cloud-delivered security solutions designed to protect against the most advanced threats.

Carbon Black was founded as Bit9, Inc. in 2002 by Todd Brennan, Allen Hillery, and John Hanratty. The company is based in Waltham, Massachusetts with offices in 6 other locations. The company changed its name from Bit9, Inc to Carbon Black, Inc. on February 1, 2016.

Carbon Black offers more than an endpoint security and operations platform; it supports a robust community made up of customers, partners, and industry experts that engage daily to collaborate and combat today’s threat landscape. Their collective knowledge is shared through active forum discussions, product tips and training, and curated watchlists and threat intel.

Carbon Black serves more than 3,700 customers globally, including 33 of the Fortune 100.

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).

Carbon Black is backed by top-tier investors including Kleiner Perkins, Highland Capital, Sequoia, Accomplice, and Blackstone among others. The company went public on April 10, 2018 and was valued at $1.25B, it raised $152M at their IPO event.


Carbon Black has acquired Objective Logistics, VisiTrend & Confer Technologies to date. The company has also made a $10M investments in Sea Machines Robotics on Dec 17, 2018.


Caron Black has won many awards including, Winner of "Best Anti-Malware Solution" - Homeland Security Award" in 2010, 2013: Finalist-"Best Emerging Technology" - SC Magazine, 2014: Winner- "Best Endpoint Protection" - SANS Institute, 2016: Carbon Black was ranked #26 on the Forbes Cloud 100 list, and many more.



  • Year founded: 2002
  • Funding Info: $191.7M in 11 funding rounds (Last Funding Type: Secondary Market)- Carbon Black has also acquired Objective Logistics, VisiTrend & Confer Technologies to date!
  • Yearly Revenue: $150M- $250M (2018)
  • Employee Size: 500-1000
  • Business Valuation: Valued at IPO: $1.25B as of April 10, 2018
  • City/Town: Waltham
  • State: Massachusetts
  • Country: United States
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