Endpoint security is a policy-based client/server security approach to protect enterprise network when accessed via endpoint devices, such as smartphones, tablets, desktops, laptops, and other remote devices. A centrally managed server hosts the security program and the client program in installed on each endpoint devices. The endpoint security solution monitors the activities on connected devices to identify intrusions or threats and mitigate the potential risks.

COMPETITIVE LEADERSHIP MAPPING TERMINOLOGY

The vendors have been placed into 4 categories based on their performance in each criterion: visionary leaders, innovators, emerging, and dynamic.

VISIONARY LEADERS

The visionary leaders receive high scores for most of the evaluation criteria. They have an established product portfolio and a very strong market presence.

INNOVATORS

Innovators have innovative portfolio of services and a strong potential to build robust business strategies for their business growth, to be at par with the Vanguards. Moreover, a strong and dedicated direct and indirect sales channel is one of the key factors influencing the brand position of the firm.

DYNAMIC DIFFERENTIATORS

The dynamic differentiators are established vendors with very strong business strategies. However, they have a low product portfolio. They focus on a specific type of technology related to the product.

EMERGING COMPANIES

The emerging companies have niche product offerings and are starting to gain their position in the market. They do not have much strong business strategies as compared to other established vendors. They might be new entrants in the market and require some more time before getting significant traction in the market.

Endpoint Security Solutions Covered in the Analysis

Endpoint security includes a variety of solutions, such as anti-virus, anti-spyware/anti-malware, firewall, endpoint device control, intrusion prevention, and endpoint application control. These solutions enable enterprises to protect their endpoints from any type of malware attacks which may significantly affect the working of the enterprise. 

ANTI-VIRUS

Anti-virus software solutions help in the prevention, detection, and removal of malwares such as computer viruses, rootkits, spywares, malwares, Trojans, and worms from endpoint devices and acts as a shield between endpoints and these threats. Anti-virus packages catering to the needs of SMBs are reducing the cost of security for these businesses. In the consumer segment, there have been new entrants that are creating competition among product offerings and prices. There is also an emerging trend of launching packaged solutions that provide security on multiple platforms. Companies such as Symantec, Sophos, and Intel Security have launched endpoint security solutions on multiple platforms to enable users to safely use internet on any device of their choice. In 2014, around 40% of the world population was using internet. This high usage of internet among the population is pushing companies to enter newer markets and has raised data security concerns.

ANTI-SPYWARE/ANTI-MALWARE

Spyware tracks and gathers information about the user’s activities on a computer. This leads to theft of personal information, which can be hazardous. Malwares disrupt processes in a computer system and cause damage to the data stored in the server. They are classified according to their behavior and potential risks associated with them. Anti-spyware and anti-malware have important presence in the market due to the increased threat of security breach. Anti-malware software are not limited to computers, and they are being developed for other platforms as well, such as laptops and tablets. Another growth factor in this market is the rapid adoption of cloud and internet services in small businesses.

FIREWALL

Firewalls protect an enterprise network. They keep a track of all the incoming files into an enterprise network and check them for any type of virus, malware that may be present. Firewall also ensures that all the files being viewed or downloaded by the users are according to the IT policy of the company. In addition to these, firewalls can be configured so that the end users cannot download any malicious files from the internet.

ENDPOINT DEVICE CONTROL

Endpoint device control solutions are primarily used by enterprises to control the data that may get transferred from the enterprise through any removable media, such as hard drives, USBs, and Ipods. Endpoint device control tools enable monitoring of data that gets transferred to laptops or any other hard drives even when the device is not connected to the enterprise network. Enterprises are fast deploying these solutions enable the enterprises to keep a check on who can access what data and to what extent.

INTRUSION PREVENTION

Intrusion prevention solutions differ from anti-spyware/anti-malware solutions in the aspect that these intrusion prevention solutions prevent malicious files to reach to your device. The demand for Intrusion prevention solutions is on the rise as these solutions enable enterprises to detect advanced persistent threats before they can reach any hard drive and compromise the content stored in it.

ENDPOINT APPLICATION CONTROL

With the rising sophisticated cyber-attacks, enterprises are looking for security solutions that are not only able to detect these attacks but are also capable of mitigating them. Endpoint applications solutions ensure that the unknown and unwanted applications cannotrun on endpoint solutions. These solutions ensure that the applications which follow all the necessary IT regulations, such as the Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) and Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) of the enterprise are executed and prevents others applications to get access to any enterprise network.

Endpoint Security Solutions Quadrant

Comparing 19 vendors in Endpoint Security Solutions across 123 criteria.

Find the best Endpoint Security Solutions solution for your business, using ratings and reviews from buyers, analysts, vendors and industry experts

EVALUATION CRITERIA

Below criteria are most commonly used for comparing Endpoint Security Solutions tools.
  • Product Quality and Reliability
    • Deployment Type
      • Web-Based
      • Installed
      • iOS
      • Android
    • Deployment Model
      • On-Premises
      • Cloud
  • Product Features and Functionality
    • Respond
      • Automated Malware Removal
      • Synchronized Security Heartbeat
      • Root Cause Analysis
      • Block targeted attacks
    • Prevention
      • Web Security
      • Web Control / Category-based URL Blocking
      • Peripheral Control (e.g. USB)
      • Application Control
      • Client Firewal
      • Deep Learning malware detection
      • Anti-Malware File Scanning
      • Live Protection
      • Pre-execution Behavior Analysis (HIPS)
      • Potentially Unwanted Application (PUA) Blocking
      • Stop fileless attacks
      • Prevent data breaches
      • Exploit Prevention
    • Licensing
      • Business
      • Enterprise
    • Detection
      • Runtime Behavior Analysis (HIPS)
      • Malicious Traffic Detection (MTD)
      • Active Adversary Mitigations
      • Ransomware File Protection (CryptoGuard)
      • Disk and Boot Record Protection (WipeGuard)
      • Man-in-the-Browser Protection (Safe Browsing)
    • Data Security
      • Segregation of Network
      • Encryption of Data
      • Prevent Data Loss
      • Control File Integrity
      • Monitor the Data access
    • Costs & Units
      • $ per Month/Yearly
      • $ per license
  • Breadth and Depth of Product Offering
    • Services
      • Technical Support
      • Virus & Threat Help
      • Renewals & Registration
      • Education & Certification
      • Free Downloads
      • Free Clean-up Tools

TOP VENDORS (19)

  • 1

    Symantec Endpoint Protection is a leading global provider of storage, security and system management, data protection services, recovery and back up services, and device protection. Symantec provides its solutions through its prime segments comprising information management, user productivity and protection, and information security. Symantec Endpoint Protection is one of the premium providers in the endpoint security market and caters to large customer base.

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    • Enterprise
    • 1 to 50
  • 2

    Kaspersky Endpoint Security is a global technology innovator in security solutions. It is one of the leading developers of endpoint security solutions, small business security, business security, and enterprise security.It is one of the leading developers of endpoint security solutions, small business security, business security, and enterprise security.

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    • Enterprise
    • Moscow, Russia
    • Founded: 1997
    • $500MN to $1BN
    • 1,001 to 5,000
  • 3

    Sophos Next-Gen Endpoint Security is one of the leading providers of network protection, end-user protection, and server protection solutions. The company’s major products are spread across a wide range of environment, which includes mainframe, distributed, cloud, and mobile. The company's major business revenue products include encryption, endpoint security, web, email, mobile, and network security solutions. Some of the OEMs include Cisco, IBM, Blue Coat, Trustwave, FireEye, and Webroot. . Sophos Next-Gen Endpoint Security is one of the leading providers of network protection, end-user protection, and server protection solutions.

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    • Enterprise
    • Oxfordshire, UK
    • Founded: 1985
    • $500MN to $1BN
    • 1,001 to 5,000
  • 4

    Cisco end point security solutions provides businesses with a highly secure access to the enterprise network irrespective of the device, time or location. It facilitates organizations with a consistent user experience across both on and off premises. Cisco offers a broad level view of the endpoints, offering a deeper visibility, context, and control of servers and endpoints. Businesses can easily deploy Cisco end point solutions through an enterprise mobility management solution such as Cisco Meraki Systems Manager, IBM MaaS360 etc.

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    • Enterprise
    • California, USA
    • Founded: 1984
    • $10BN to $50BN
    • 50,001 to 75,000
  • 5

    Trend Micro aims to grow in the endpoint security market by enhancing its market offering to acquire new customers as well as stay competitive in the ever-growing endpoint security. Trend Micro implemented the strategy of acquisitions to increase its market share and also to increase its presence in the endpoints security market .The company launched enhancements to its Trend Micro Complete User Protection with the addition of new features enhancing security for endpoints

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    • Enterprise
  • 6

    PANDA Endpoint Security is one of the premium providers of cloud-based security and on-premises security solutions for enterprises and home users. The company provides SaaS protection for endpoints, web, and email security. PANDA Endpoint Security has strong alliance and partnership with technology partners namely, Anti-Phishing Working Group, AV Test, Citrix, and Intel, which help them to improve their product line and services offered to their customers.

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    • Startup
    • 501 to 1,000
  • 7

    ESET endpoint security solutions are categorized into Anti-malware protection anti-phishing, exploit blocker, data access control, antispam, host intrusion prevention systems (HIPS), advanced memory scanner, and anti-virus ESET was founded in 1992 and is headquartered in Bratislava, Slovakia. ESET specializes in providing anti-virus and firewall products. ESET's major business solutions serve the banking, financial services, healthcare, public sector, government, and education sectors.

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    • Enterprise
    • 501 to 1,000
  • 8

    Webroot Business Endpoint Protection is a cloud-based endpoint security solution that leverages ML to consistently track and adapt endpoint threat detection, protection, and prevention. It protects physical and virtual systems and their users against modern, multi-vector threats. The company offers its solution through the software-as-a-service (SaaS) model which is fully cloud-based and offers various benefits. The software, which provides administrators with full security visibility, requires only half a minute to install without requiring the interruption of the existing security software. 

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    • SME
    • Colorado, US
    • Founded: 1997
    • $101MN to $500MN
    • 101 to 500
  • 9

    F-secure is one of the major players in the endpoint security market. The company is one of the pioneers in protecting its clients from any type of digital threats.

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    • SME
    • Helsinki, Finland
    • Founded: 1988
    • $101MN to $500MN
    • 1,001 to 5,000
  • 10

    Bitdefender is a global provider of endpoint security solutions. The company is a global provider of endpoint security solutions. The company's offerings are segmented into two types: home user solutions and business solutions. Bitdefender offers protection, performance, and usability solutions. The business solutions include Bitdefender Gravity Zone business security, Bitdefender Gravity Zone advanced business security, and Bitdefender Gravity Zone enterprise security. The company has partnered with technology partners which include Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Partner, Citrix, and VMware among various others.

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    • SME
    • 501 to 1,000
  • 11

    Microsoft end point protection solutions identify and analyze threat intelligence from the cloud and on-premises. The solution has built-in adaptive intelligence, which provides insights into advanced threats both, on-premises and in the cloud. The solution also safeguards every device with seven properties of highly secured, internet-connected devices. Microsoft's Cloud App Security collaborates with leading Microsoft solutions. It has been created to provide simple deployment, centralized management, and innovative automation capabilities.

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    • Enterprise
    • Washington, USA
    • Founded: 1975
    • More than $100 BN
    • 1,00,001 to 5,00,000
  • 12

    The company specializes in providing security solution for personal computers, Apple MAC, mobiles, and tablets. The company caters to a diverse portfolio of customers through its 11 offices spread across the globe. The AVG Technologies endpoint security solutions are categorized into remote management, file server security, smart scanner, network anti-virus, advanced detection, privacy protection, firewall, online protection, email server security, and email protection.

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    • Enterprise
  • 13

    8K Miles Secure Cloud Framework creates a Virtual Private Cloud in the public cloud that complies with the (FISMA) moderate security level, (PCI) security standard,(SOC) 1 standard, and HIPAA standards. Their Secure Cloud Framework also automates and enables movement to the cloud easier for businesses. The cloud templates created by 8k Miles, their configuration management tools and protected scripts can be deployed in a short time. The company also provides tools that help organizations encrypt their Cloud VM volumes.

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    • SME
    • Pleasanton, California, US
    • Founded: 2007
    • $51MN to $100MN
    • 1,00,001 to 5,00,000
  • 14

    Intel Security is one of the leading providers in the endpoint security market. Intel has a diverse customer base from large enterprise users to medium-sized enterprises and home users, which has helped the company to emerge as a strong player in the endpoint security market. McAfee gets major portions of its sales from follow-up service, support, and subscriptions to its software and managed services. The company sells directly and through resellers to enterprises and consumers mainly in the US. intel security: company snapshot Source: Company Website, Annual Reports, and SEC Filings

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    • Enterprise
    • California, USA
    • Founded: 1968
    • $50BN to $100BN
    • 1,00,001 to 5,00,000
  • 15

    Oracle Cloud Infrastructure enables organizations develop a logical extension of their on-premises infrastructure and data centers in Oracle Cloud Infrastructure. Oracle provides customer isolation by allowing them to deploy their applications and data assets. The company also provides detailed log data and security analytics which are useful in auditing and tracking actions on their resources.

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    • Enterprise
    • California, USA
    • Founded: 1977
    • $10BN to $50BN
    • 1,00,001 to 5,00,000
  • 16

    PC Connection's Unified Security Stack assists organizations in collaborating security management and providing them with real-time visibility. It minimizes operational security costs by leveraging flexible licensing models and decreasing the number of dashboards, by offering a consolidated view. The company also performs security assessments which help mitigate security risks to ensure that the technology, procedures, and controls remain compliant with industry regulations.

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    • Enterprise
    • 1 to 50
  • 17

    PLDT's endpoint security solutions provide end-to-end IT asset support, whether on-premise, hosted externally, or in a cloud. This helps reduce system downtime and enables organizations to prevent potential damage to their businesses. The solutions perform in-depth threat analysis and recommends users with concrete actions to mitigate security risks. PLDT's Multi Threat Secure platform provides the Next Gen Firewall, Intrusion Prevention, Gateway Antivirus, and Antibot features.

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    • Enterprise
    • 1 to 50
  • 18

    Seqrite is a 20-year-old cyber security company that pride itself in simplifying IT security while maximizing business performance. The company provides digital securities such as Anti-virus software, firewalls, anti-spyware, data protection etc. All these products can be utilized on both personal and corporate devices to help digital identities secure.

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    • Enterprise
    • 1 to 50
  • 19

    Zensar’s Security and Threat Management Solution ensures that processes and tools are in place to detect and contain malware. The solution uses the abilities of ML and other algorithmic processes to deliver predictive analytics, which helps in detecting threats ranging from traditional cyber threats to the latest advanced persistent threats. The company's Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) products help organizations in saving costs by up to 30% in monitoring and remediation operations. Zensar’s Information Security Management Systems reduces Audit time by approximately 60%.

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    • Enterprise
    • Pune, India
    • $5BN to $10BN
    • 10,001 to 15,000

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