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%.