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VMware commissioned Forrester Consulting to conduct a Total Economic Impact™ (TEI) study and examine the potential return on investment (ROI) enterprises may realize by deploying Carbon Black Cloud. The purpose of this study was to provide readers with a framework to evaluate the potential financial impact of the Carbon Black Cloud on their organizations.


The VMware Carbon Black Cloud provides a cloud-native endpoint protection platform that comprises of next-generation antivirus (NGAV), audit and remediation, and enterprise detection and response (EDR) capabilities. The platform consists of: Endpoint Standard for NGAV and behavioral EDR; Audit and Remediation for remote audit and risk remediation for IT, compliance, and security; and Enterprise EDR for advanced threat hunting and incident response. These modules are delivered using a single lightweight agent and console, affording end users improved protection without degrading device performance or increasing IT support effort.



Forrester’s interviews with two existing customers, a survey with 34 firms, and subsequent financial analysis found that an organization based on these interviewed organizations experienced benefits of $3.78 million over three years versus costs of $788,999, adding up to a net present value (NPV) of $2.99 million and an ROI of 379%.

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When you have a great security solution, you save more money in the long run. Receive access to Forrester’s entire study and learn more about how effectiveness of Carbon Black by reaching out to our sales team at sales@acuitytechnical.com. We can also provide you with a comprehensive demo and pricing information.