The migration of companies into a modern cloud structure has been a huge advance on their aproach to a technological and innovative environment, however this has opened doors for direct cyber-attacks to the cloud, leaving companies and their confidential information extremely vulnerable of being stolen.

Mario Moreno

IAM Engineer

October 25th, 2021

What VMware Carbon Black Cloud offers is a software-as-a-service (better known as SaaS) solution that provides state-of-the-art antivirus, detection and response. As mentioned in its name, it is based on the cloud framework which adapts to the customer’s needs. They seek to turn security into resilience where security integrity is gradually improved to the point where a resilient posture is achieved in the face of any evolving threat landscape. Their other main objective is for security to innovate little by little as cyber-attacks become more and more sophisticated.

Some of the broad advantages of using Carbon Black Cloud is that you can directly access endpoints to identify any vulnerabilities or system configurations, receive continuous updates on configuration policy risks, and take action on endpoints to remediate any issues or concerns you may have.  

It is a cloud-based container, workload and endpoint protection platform that combines intelligent system hardening and behavioral prevention in order to mitigate emerging threats using the console. It is capable of analyzing more than 1 billion events in a day, so it proactively discovers the behavioral patterns of archons and can detect and stop emerging attacks.

Why consider a solution like VMware Carbon Black Cloud?

Modernize your endpoint protection

Cybercriminals often update their tactics and hide their tactics under common tools and practices. For this, you need an endpoint platform that can detect the minor fluctuations that hide malicious attacks and adapt prevention in response.  

Attackers bypass traditional endpoint security

Today’s cyber attacks encompass tactics such as lateral movement, island hopping and destructive attacks. Advanced hacking capabilities and services within the dark web compound this issue. Such realities pose a risk to decentralized systems that protect assets such as money, intellectual property and state secrets. 

Recognizing the good, the bad and the gray

While other cybersecurity products only collect data related to what is known as bad, carbon black collects endpoint activity data because attackers seek to appear normal by hiding their attacks. You avoid this by analyzing their behavior patterns to detect and stop never-before-seen attacks.  

Simplify your security stack

VMware Carbon Black Cloud utilizes multiple endpoint security capabilities using one endpoint agent and one console, reducing management headaches and console issues for incidents. This minimizes downtime responding to incidents and returns critical CPU cycles to the enterprise.  


What does the endpoint protection platform feature?

  • Next-generation antivirus
  • Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR)  
  • Cloud Workload Protection 
  • Vulnerability management
  • Audit and remediation 
  • Detection management

Adaptive architecture for attack protection


  • Prioritize exposure assessment by risk   
  • Anticipate threats and attacks  
  • System baseline and security posture   


  • Hardening systems  
  • Isolation systems  
  • Prevent attacks 


  • Detect incidents  
  • Confirm and prioritize risk  
  • Contain incidents  


  • Model policy design or change  
  • Investigate incidents/do retrospective analysis  

With the rapid advance of technology that is currently taking place and the migration of a large number of companies to cloud solutions, it is necessary to have an antivirus that prevents attacks natively from the cloud. With this, you have an arduous and specific analysis for the problems that arise in the company or even for personal use.  


[1] VMWare Carbon Black Cloud. VMWare. 2021

[2] Carbon Black, Seguridad de extremo a extremo de siguiente generación con VMware Carbon Black. Ortiz, H. & Anaya, I. 2021.