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Quadrant 2016 ∗
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An Analysis of the Market for
Endpoint Security Revealing
Top Players, Trail Blazers,
Specialists and Mature Players.
November 2016
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
RADICATI MARKET QUADRANTS EXPLAINED .................................................................................. 2
MARKET SEGMENTATION – ENDPOINT SECURITY ............................................................................ 4
EVALUATION CRITERIA ................................................................................................................... 6
MARKET QUADRANT – ENDPOINT SECURITY................................................................................... 9
KEY MARKET QUADRANT TRENDS............................................................................................ 10
ENDPOINT SECURITY - VENDOR ANALYSIS .................................................................................... 10
TOP PLAYERS .......................................................................................................................... 10
TRAIL BLAZERS ....................................................................................................................... 29
SPECIALISTS ............................................................................................................................ 45
MATURE PLAYERS ................................................................................................................... 50
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RADICATI MARKET QUADRANTS EXPLAINED
Radicati Market Quadrants are designed to illustrate how individual vendors fit within specific
technology markets at any given point in time. All Radicati Market Quadrants are composed of
four sections, as shown in the example quadrant (Figure 1).
1. Top Players – These are the current market leaders with products that offer, both
breadth and depth of functionality, as well as possess a solid vision for the future. Top
Players shape the market with their technology and strategic vision. Vendors don’t
become Top Players overnight. Most of the companies in this quadrant were first
Specialists or Trail Blazers (some were both). As companies reach this stage, they must
fight complacency and continue to innovate.
2. Trail Blazers – These vendors offer advanced, best of breed technology, in some areas of
their solutions, but don’t necessarily have all the features and functionality that would
position them as Top Players. Trail Blazers, however, have the potential for “disrupting”
the market with new technology or new delivery models. In time, these vendors are most
likely to grow into Top Players.
3. Specialists – This group is made up of two types of companies:
a. Emerging players that are new to the industry and still have to develop some
aspects of their solutions. These companies are still developing their strategy and
technology.
b. Established vendors that offer a niche product.
4. Mature Players – These vendors are large, established vendors that may offer strong
features and functionality, but have slowed down innovation and are no longer
considered “movers and shakers” in this market as they once were.
a. In some cases, this is by design. If a vendor has made a strategic decision to move
in a new direction, they may choose to slow development on existing products.
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b. In other cases, a vendor may simply have become complacent and be outdeveloped by hungrier, more innovative Trail Blazers or Top Players.
c. Companies in this stage will either find new life, reviving their R&D efforts and
move back into the Top Players segment, or else they slowly fade away as legacy
technology.
Figure 1, below, shows a sample Radicati Market Quadrant. As a vendor continues to develop its
product solutions adding features and functionality, it will move vertically along the “y”
functionality axis.
The horizontal “x” strategic vision axis reflects a vendor’s understanding of the market and their
strategic direction plans. It is common for vendors to move in the quadrant, as their products
evolve and market needs change.
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Radicati Market QuadrantSM
Mature Players
Top Players
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Company L
Functionality
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Company Z
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Company Y
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Company J
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Company H
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Company D
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Company C
Company A
Specialists
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Company F
Company G
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Company E
Trail Blazers
Strategic Vision
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Figure 1: Sample Radicati Market Quadrant
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MARKET SEGMENTATION – ENDPOINT SECURITY
This edition of Radicati Market QuadrantsSM covers the “Endpoint Security” segment of the
Security Market, which is defined as follows:
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Endpoint Security – are appliances, software, cloud services, and hybrid solutions that
help to secure and manage endpoints for business organizations of all sizes. The key
features of endpoint security solutions are antivirus and malware protection, web
security, email security, firewall functionality, and much more. Key players in this
market, include: Bitdefender, Cisco, ESET, F-Secure, IBM, Intel Security, Kaspersky Lab,
Microsoft, Sophos, Symantec, VIPRE, Trend Micro, and Webroot.
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Vendors in this market often target both consumer and business customers. However, this
report deals only with solutions, which address the needs of business customers ranging from
SMBs to very large organizations.
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Government organizations are considered “business/corporate organizations” for the
purposes of this report.
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The endpoint security market continues to see growth due to the constant need by
organizations to protect against an ever increasing onslaught of malicious threats. The nature
of endpoint protection is changing as it moves away from focusing on protecting each single
endpoint and more towards integration with broad organization-wide efforts at threat
detection, correlation and remediation. Traditional anti-malware techniques based on
signatures, heuristics and context analysis are being augmented with sandboxing, and
sophisticated threat intelligence.
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Endpoint security solutions increasingly include DLP, encryption, and MDM functionality to
provide an efficient first line of defense against all types of data and information loss.
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Cloud based endpoint security solutions are increasingly gaining popularity, as more
organizations of all sizes are looking to move most of their IT infrastructure to the cloud.
Most traditional endpoint security vendors, today, offer cloud-based options for endpoint
security, while a newer generation of vendors offers exclusively cloud-based solutions.
Cloud-based deployments are viewed as increasingly attractive not just in terms of cost but more
importantly for the advantages they provide in terms of ensuring that updates are distributed
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quickly and effectively across the organization.
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The Endpoint Security market is expected to top $4.6 billion in 2016, and grow to over $5.8
billion by 2020. Figure 1, shows the projected revenue growth from 2016 to 2020.
EndpointSecurity- RevenueForecast,2016-2020
$7,000
$6,000
$5,000
$4,603
$4,833
2016
2017
$5,123
$5,430
$5,810
$4,000
$3,000
$2,000
$1,000
$2018
2019
2020
Figure 1: Endpoint Security Market Revenue Forecast, 2016-2020
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EVALUATION CRITERIA
Vendors are positioned in the quadrant according to two criteria: Functionality and Strategic
Vision.
Functionality is assessed based on the breadth and depth of features of each vendor’s solution.
All features and functionality do not necessarily have to be the vendor’s own original
technology, but they should be integrated and available for deployment when the solution is
purchased.
Strategic Vision refers to the vendor’s strategic direction, which comprises: a thorough
understanding of customer needs, ability to deliver through attractive pricing and channel
models, solid customer support, and strong on-going innovation.
Vendors in the Endpoint Security space are evaluated according to the following key features and
capabilities:
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Deployment Options – availability of the solution in different form factors, such as onpremises, appliance and/or virtual appliance, cloud-based services, or hybrid.
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Malware detection – is usually based on signature files, reputation filtering (proactive
blocking of malware based on its behavior, and a subsequent assigned reputation score), and
proprietary heuristics. The typical set up usually includes multiple filters, one or more bestof-breed signature-based engines as well as the vendor’s own proprietary technology.
Malware engines are typically updated multiple times a day. Malware can include spyware,
viruses, worms, rootkits, and much more.
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Antivirus Removal Tools – serve to uninstall previously used security software on a user’s
machine. Running multiple security solutions on one device can cause conflicts on the
endpoints, which can result in downtime.
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Directory integration – can be obtained via Active Directory or a variety of other protocols,
such as LDAP. By integrating with a corporate directory, organizations can more easily
manage and enforce user policies.
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Firewall – functionality typically comes with most endpoint security solutions, and offers a
more granular approach to network protection, such as blocking a unique IP address.
Intrusion prevention systems are also commonly included as a feature in firewalls. Intrusion
detection and prevention systems protect against incoming attacks on a network.
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Patch Assessment – is a common feature included in many endpoint security solutions. It
serves to inventory software on protected endpoints to determine if any of the software on the
endpoint is out-of-date. It is meant to alert administrators about important software updates
that have not yet been deployed.
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Reporting – lets administrators view activity that happens on the network. Endpoint Security
solutions should offer real-time interactive reports on user activity. Summary views to give
an overall view of the state of the network should also be available. Most solutions allow
organizations to run reports for events that occurred over the past 12 months, as well as to
archive event logs for longer-term access.
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Web and Email Security – features enable organizations to block malware that originates
from web browsing or emails with malicious intent. These features are compatible with
applications for web and email, such as browsers, email clients, and others. These features
also help block blended attacks that often arrive via email or web browsing.
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Mobile device protection – a growing number of endpoint security vendors are starting to
integrate some form of mobile protection into their endpoint solutions. Some endpoint
security vendors offer mobile protection through separate add-ons for Mobile Device
Management (MDM) or Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM).
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Data Loss Prevention (DLP) – allows organizations to define policies to prevent loss of
sensitive electronic information. There is a range of DLP capabilities that vendors offer in
their solutions, ranging from simple keyword based detection to more sophisticated ContentAware DLP functionality.
•
Administration – should provide easy, single pane-of-glass management across all users and
resources. Many vendors still offer separate management interfaces for their on-premises and
cloud deployments. As more organizations choose a hybrid deployment model, an integrated
management experience that functions across on-premises and cloud is a key differentiator.
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In addition, for all vendors we consider the following aspects:
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Pricing – what is the pricing model for their solution, is it easy to understand and allows
customers to budget properly for the solution, as well as is it in line with the level of
functionality being offered, and does it represent a “good value”.
•
Customer Support – is customer support adequate and in line with customer needs and
response requirements.
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Professional Services – does the vendor provide the right level of professional services for
planning, design and deployment, either through their own internal teams, or through
partners.
Note: On occasion, we may place a vendor in the Top Player or Trail Blazer category even if
they are missing one or more features listed above, if we feel that some other aspect(s) of their
solution is particularly unique and innovative.
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MARKET QUADRANT – ENDPOINT SECURITY
Radicati Market QuadrantSM
High
Mature Players
Top Players
Symantec •
Intel Security •
Trend Micro •
Kaspersky Lab •
Functionality
IBM •
Cisco •
ESET •
Sophos •
F-Secure •
Webroot •
Bitdefender •
Microsoft •
VIPRE •
Low Specialists
Low
Trail Blazers
Strategic Vision
Figure 2: Endpoint Security Market Quadrant, 2016
High
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endorsement, but rather a measure of The Radicati Group’s opinion, based on product reviews,
primary research studies, vendor interviews, historical data, and other metrics. The Radicati Group
intends its Market Quadrants to be one of many information sources that readers use to form opinions
and make decisions. Radicati Market QuadrantsSM are time sensitive, designed to depict the
landscape of a particular market at a given point in time. The Radicati Group disclaims all warranties
as to the accuracy or completeness of such information. The Radicati Group shall have no liability
for errors, omissions, or inadequacies in the information contained herein or for interpretations
thereof.
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KEY MARKET QUADRANT TRENDS
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The Top Players in the Endpoint Security market are Symantec, Intel Security, Kaspersky
Lab, Cisco and ESET.
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The Trail Blazers quadrant includes Sophos, Webroot, Bitdefender and VIPRE.
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The Specialists in this market are F-Secure, and Microsoft.
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The Mature Players in this market at this time are Trend Micro and IBM.
ENDPOINT SECURITY - VENDOR ANALYSIS
TOP PLAYERS
SYMANTEC
350 Ellis Street
Mountain View, CA 94043
www.symantec.com
Symantec, founded in 1982, is one of the largest and best known security companies in the
world. In October 2014, Symantec announced that it would split into two independent public
traded companies, Symantec focused on security and Veritas focused on information
management. In June 2016, it acquired Blue Coat Systems, a provider of network security and
threat detection technology
SOLUTIONS
Symantec’s security solutions are powered by the Symantec Global Intelligence Network that
offers real-time updates. Symantec Endpoint Protection 14, the latest version of its endpoint
protection suite is compatible with the latest versions of Microsoft Windows, Apple Mac OS X,
Linux, and VMware ESX, Citrix XenServer, and other virtual machines. It provides the
following capabilities:
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Malware protection – is provided through multiple layers that include traditional signatures,
and advanced detection technologies. Symantec’s next-gen capabilities include Advanced
Machine Learning and Memory Exploit Mitigation, which combined with Proprietary
components, Insight reputation analysis and Symantec Online Network for Advanced
Response (SONAR) behavioral monitoring, offer defense against advanced threats and zeroday attacks.
•
Exploit Protection – is provided through new Memory Exploit Mitigation technology to help
prevent zero-day exploits of vulnerabilities in popular software (browsers, operating systems,
enterprise software, and more).
•
Email security – is included in Symantec Endpoint Protection. The solution can scan all
incoming and outgoing mail over POP3 or SMTP. Protection can be enabled for Microsoft
Outlook, and IBM Notes.
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Web security – is included to protect browsers from malicious activity, such as exploits
designed to attack a browser vulnerability, drive-by downloads, and more.
•
Firewall – capabilities are built-in with features like denial of service detection, stealth Web
browsing to prevent websites from learning browser details, and more. Individual rules can
also be created to block certain applications from accessing the Internet.
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Device control – for USBs is included. Administrators can block files being written to these
devices. Options are available to prohibit any software from an external device from running
automatically. External storage devices can also be set to read-only. Symantec Endpoint
Protection supports a long list of devices that can be blocked, such as disk drives, FireWire,
and more. SEP 14 adds device control for managed Mac clients.
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Antivirus removal tools – are included to remove unwanted previous deployments of security
solutions.
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Recovery tools – are included via the Symantec Endpoint Recovery Tool that can repair
infected PCs by creating a rescue disk, or USB drive that can safely remove any malware.
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Reporting – for various levels of detail is available. Compliance, risk, application and device
control, and others are among the different types of reports that can be generated. Frequency
generation of reports can be scheduled.
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REST APIs – facilitate integration with Secure Web Gateway (from the Blue Coat
acquisition) and other security infrastructure to orchestrate a response on the endpoint geared
toward stopping the spread of infection.
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Intelligent Threat Cloud – are patented cloud lookup technologies to speed detection of
suspicious files with high accuracy. This capability combined with the addition of Advanced
Machine Learning on the endpoint enables the reduction in size and frequency of definition
file updates, significantly reducing bandwidth usage.
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Management – is performed from one interface. Policies can be set with high levels of
granularity in the centralized console.
Symantec also offers Symantec Endpoint Protection Cloud, which offers a simplified
management console that is deployed as a cloud-based solution. While the core security
technologies remain the same, some of the advanced functionality has been removed, such as
device and application control, limited virtual machine support, and more.
Symantec endpoint protection enables Endpoint Detection and Response via Symantec
Advanced Threat Protection: Endpoint with visibility into a file’s static file attributes (e.g. has
keylogging functionality, has a UI window, and more) and its full behavioral process trace in
order of their observation. Incident response workflows can use this information during
investigations and correlate with similar actions on other systems in the environment using
ATP:Network and ATP:Email. Symantec ATP supports searching for evidence of compromises
(or IOC's) on the endpoint devices.
STRENGTHS
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SEP offers multi-layered protection powered by artificial intelligence and advanced machine
learning.
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Symantec Endpoint Protection has many features optimized for virtual environments and
embedded machines, which reduce performance impact across both physical and virtual
machines.
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The level of granularity and flexibility in the management console is higher than many other
solutions in the market.
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The firewall functionality included can block unique IP addresses and leverages reputation
analysis from Symantec’s Insight network. It can also do behavioral analysis and apply
application controls.
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Symantec offers a single console across Windows, Mac, Linux, Embedded and Virtual
machines, as well as a single integrated-client on the endpoint for more seamless
management and performance.
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Symantec’s management console offers rich Directory Services integration, with policybased protection.
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Symantec SEP 14 integrates with Symantec ATP platform, which includes ATP:Endpoint,
ATP:Network and ATP:Email for full enterprise protection across all threat vectors.
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Given the rich functionality of Symantec’s endpoint security platform, it is priced very
competitively.
WEAKNESSES
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Mobile device protection is not included in Symantec Endpoint Protection, but it can be
purchased separately from Symantec.
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Patch assessment and management is delivered through Symantec Endpoint Management,
powered by Alritis, but is not integrated with Symantec Endpoint Protection.
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DLP capabilities require a separate add-on.
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Encryption capabilities also require a separate add-on.
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INTEL SECURITY (MCAFEE)
2821 Mission College Boulevard
Santa Clara, CA 95054
www.mcafee.com
Intel Security, a business unit of Intel Corporation, delivers security solutions and services for
systems, networks, and mobile devices. The vendor offers a wide variety of security products for
endpoints, Web, data, data centers, and databases.
SOLUTIONS
McAfee security solutions rely on the Global Threat Intelligence (GTI) network, which is
powered by a worldwide network of threat sensors and backed by a global research team. GTI
offers comprehensive threat intelligence across all threat vectors—file, web, message, and
network. McAfee’s Security Connected framework brings together endpoint, network, and cloud
security to provide full visibility into emerging threats and the threat landscape.
McAfee endpoint protection solutions protect Windows, Macs, and Linux systems, as well as
mobile devices, such as iPhone, iPad, and Android smartphones and tablets through partnerships
with AirWatch and MobileIron.
McAfee endpoint security solutions are compatible with Microsoft Windows workstations and
servers, Mac, VMware ESX, Linux, Citrix XenDesktop and XenServer, and other virtual
platforms. The solutions leverage the McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator (ePO) management console.
• McAfee Endpoint Threat Protection – consists of two new endpoint protection suites with
two new optional Endpoint Threat Defense add-ons. Intel Security’s endpoint threat defense
offers centralized management, advanced threat protection, detection and correction
technologies. Intel Security endpoint threat defense solutions provide:
o Comprehensive threat defense – collaborative and coordinated protection to help deal
with emerging threats such as zero-day and ransomware efficiently.
o Dynamic Application Containment – protection against patient zero, ransomware threats
and helps isolate the network from infection by monitoring and intercepting post-
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malicious process actions based on file reputation.
o Machine Learning Based Protection – machine learning based malware classification to
detect zero-day malware in near real-time, tracing behavior when deemed suspicious and
remediating without relying on traditional signatures.
o Contextual defense – to expose, hunt, and remediate advanced threats to reduce dwell
time and costs.
o Administration – a single view for visibility, investigation, and action.
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McAfee Complete Endpoint Protection - Enterprise – provides a security solution aimed
at the advanced needs of large and security-conscious enterprises. It provides hardwareenhanced security against stealthy attacks, behavioral anti-malware, and dynamic
whitelisting, in addition to the essential antivirus, antispam, web security, firewall, and
intrusion prevention. It is managed through a single endpoint management console which
covers all platforms including: smartphones, tablets, Macs, Windows, Linux, UNIX, virtual
systems, and servers. The suite also includes McAfee® Endpoint Security 10 which is an
intelligent, collaborative framework, enabling endpoint defenses to communicate, share
intelligence, and take action against advanced threats. It features the following capabilities:
o Collaborative anti-malware and antivirus protection – guards against viruses, Trojans,
worms, adware, spyware, and other potentially unwanted programs. A collaborative
endpoint defense framework allows multiple technologies to communicate in real time.
The protection technologies analyze and collaborate against new and advanced threats
blocking them before they impact systems or users.
o McAfee Global Threat Intelligence – is built-in to act as a file reputation system for
suspicious files.
o Proactive email and Web security – scans both inbound and outbound messages for
malware and spam and can intercept these before they reach inboxes. Filters can also be
set up to block messages containing certain keywords. Built-in McAfee SiteAdvisor
Enterprise Plus warns users about malicious websites before they click and allows
administrators to block, provide warning, or disallow access to certain websites, ensuring
compliance.
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o Host IPS & Endpoint Firewall – guards against unknown, zero-day threats and new
vulnerabilities. It controls desktop applications that can access the network, and helps
prevent network-borne attacks and downtime. It supports deployment and management of
firewall policies based on location, such as for traveling users, to deliver protection and
compliance with regulations.
o Comprehensive device control – Monitors and restricts data copied to removable storage
devices and media such as USB drives, iPods, Bluetooth devices or DVDs to keep them
from leaving company control.
o Dynamic application control – serves to block unauthorized applications and code on
servers, corporate desktops, and fixed-function devices. It is a centrally managed
whitelisting solution, which uses a dynamic trust model and other security features to
thwart advanced persistent threats without requiring signature updates or labor-intensive
list management.
o Mobile Security – is provided through partnerships with AirWatch and MobileIron.
o Endpoint Security 10 – offers a cloud-assisted endpoint security strategy by enhancing
protection, detection, and correction against advanced threats. It provides a framework
for IT to more easily view, respond to, and manage the threat defense lifecycle.
•
McAfee Complete Endpoint Protection - Business – delivers security for businesses with
up to 2,000 nodes, and includes the following features:
o Intelligent and collaborative anti-malware and antivirus protection – guards against the
latest viruses, Trojans, worms, adware, spyware, and other potentially unwanted
programs. In addition to malware definitions, McAfee Global Threat Intelligence is builtin to act as a file reputation system for suspicious files.
o Host IPS & Endpoint Firewall – protects against unknown, zero-day threats and new
vulnerabilities. It controls desktop applications that can access the network, and helps
prevent network-borne attacks and downtime. It supports deployment and management of
firewall policies based on location, such as for traveling users, to deliver protection and
compliance with regulations.
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o Web and messaging security – provide content filtering, reporting, and allow setting
policies by user, or user group. URL categories can be blocked. Other methods of
securing the Web, such as blocking access by time of day, are also available. It helps
detect, clean, and block malware from Microsoft Exchange and IBM Domino servers.
o Data protection – capabilities are provided to allow deployment of file, folder, and full
disk encryption to secure confidential data across PCs, laptops, network servers, and
removable media. Also prevents loss of sensitive data by restricting use of removable
media. Native encryption for Windows BitLocker or Apple Fire Vault can also be
managed by ePO.
McAfee Endpoint Protection for SMB – is designed for small and medium-size businesses. It
offers an all-in-one solution that addresses anti-malware, anti-spyware, data, and web security
needs. It is available both on-premises and through the cloud. Also included in this solution are
mobile security and mobile device management capabilities. The solution can be managed
through two management consoles – McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator (ePO), and McAfee ePO
Cloud.
McAfee Active Response – is McAfee’s endpoint detection and response (EDR) solution, which
offers continuous visibility into endpoints, so customers can identify breaches faster and gain
more control over the threat defense lifecycle. Key features include:
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Collectors – help find and visualize data from systems.
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Triggers and persistent collectors – continuously monitor critical events or state change
with one set of instructions.
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Reactions – offer pre-configured and customizable actions when triggered, to help more
easily target and eliminate threats.
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Centralized management with McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator – leverages a single
console for comprehensive security management and automation.
McAfee’s ePolicy Orchestrator (ePO) and ePO Cloud – offer centralized management to
provide instant visibility into the state of security defenses. Insight into security events allows
administrators to understand and target updates, changes, and installations to systems. The web-
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based single management console unifies control over security and compliance tools from
McAfee, as well as third parties.
STRENGTHS
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McAfee solutions are feature rich and include encryption, firewall, elements of DLP, HIPS
and a variety of other features and capabilities, which are usually not present in competing
endpoint solutions.
•
McAfee Threat Intelligence Exchange delivers a cohesive framework where security
products collectively pinpoint threats and act as a unified threat defense system.
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McAfee’s Endpoint Security 10 provides a framework for IT to more easily view, respond to,
and manage the threat defense lifecycle.
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McAfee offers a broad range of endpoint solutions to fit the diverse needs of customers of
different sizes and security requirements.
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McAfee’s ePolicy Orchestrator is a powerful, single management console from which to
implement policies, across all McAfee security solutions. It comes with a programming
interface that lets administrators create complex policies. It also has a strong partner
program, Security Innovation Alliance, where partners can integrate into ePO or their own
framework.
•
McAfee offers different levels of support packages that can include dedicated specialist
support.
•
McAfee solutions offer robust Web security controls that can also filter offensive content.
•
The email security features offer filtering by keyword, which provides an element of DLP.
•
McAfee integrates with Intel hardware features (such as Intel vPro Active Management
Technology (AMT)) to enable remote endpoint management when PCs are powered on or
off.
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WEAKNESSES
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Full DLP capabilities are only offered as a separate add-on.
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McAfee solutions are a bit pricier than offerings from competing vendors, but offer more
features and functionality.
•
McAfee solutions, while very complete, can also be somewhat complex to deploy and
manage for organizations with limited IT resources, which may therefore not fully leverage
the full benefits of the solutions.
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McAfee has retired its own mobile device protection solution and now relies on partnerships
with best of breed vendors, such as AirWatch and MobileIron.
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In an effort to streamline its offerings, McAfee has retired its cloud-based McAfee SaaS
Endpoint Protection Suite.
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McAfee solutions currently can only inventory endpoint software however, third party tools
must be used to remediate/update software on endpoints.
KASPERSKY LAB
39A Leningradsky Highway
Moscow 125212
Russia
www.kaspersky.com
Kaspersky Lab is an international group, which provides a wide range of security products and
solutions for consumers and enterprise business customers worldwide. The company’s security
portfolio includes endpoint protection, as well as specialized security solutions and services to
combat evolving digital threats. The company has a global presence with offices in 30 different
countries.
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SOLUTIONS
Kaspersky Endpoint Security for Business (KESB) is a platform, which delivers a broad array
of tools and technologies to enable companies to see, control and protect all endpoint devices. It
provides comprehensive security and systems manageability for all endpoints – including
physical and virtual machines, mobile devices, and file servers.
Kaspersky Endpoint Security for Business is available in three different tiers, each of which adds
its own layer of protection against cyber-threats, as follows:
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Select – provides Anti-Malware (for Windows, Mac and Linux), Device Control, Application
Control, Web Control, Mobile Device Management (MDM), and Security Management.
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Advanced – provides Anti-Malware (for Windows, Mac and Linux), Device Control,
Application Control, Web Control, Mobile Device Management (MDM), Data Protection
(full disk and file-level Encryption), Systems Management (Patch Management), and
Security Management.
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Total – provides Anti-Malware (for Windows, Mac and Linux), Device Control, Application
Control, Web Control, Mobile Device Management (MDM), Data Protection (full disk and
file-level Encryption), Systems Management (Patch Management), Security for
Collaboration, Security for Mail, Security for Internet Gateway, and Security Management.
Kaspersky Endpoint Security solutions offer support for a broad array of platforms, which
include Windows, Linux, Mac, Android, iOS and Windows Phone.
All endpoint security products are managed by the Kaspersky Security Center, which delivers
security management and control through a single administrative tool. Kaspersky’s management
console allows organizations to identify all endpoint assets (physical, virtual, mobile), conduct
fast vulnerability assessments, achieve a real-time hardware and software inventory, and offer
actionable reporting.
Kaspersky Endpoint Security Cloud, released in September 2016, is Kaspersky Lab’s cloudbased endpoint security solution. Aimed at small and medium-sized businesses, as well as MSP
partners, it offers a cloud-based management solution for securing endpoints, mobile devices and
file servers.
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In addition, Kaspersky Security for Virtualization (KSV) protects servers, desktops and data
centers for VMware, Citrix, Microsoft Hyper-V and KVM virtual environments. KSV focuses on
optimizing resource use and reducing infrastructure and equipment costs.
Kaspersky Endpoint Security solutions provide a multi-layered protection approach which
includes:
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Exposure reduction – with web and email traffic filtering with white and black listing and
rapid cloud lookups.
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Pre-execution prevention – endpoint hardening (with patch management and application
control), heuristics analysis based on emulator and machine learning technologies.
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Post-execution behavioral analysis – including System Watcher with exploit protection,
host-based intrusion prevention/HIPS and reputation services.
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Endpoint forensics data collection – event logging and automated respond with active
malware disinfection and malicious activities rollback.
Kaspersky Lab offers a full-scale Enterprise Security Platform comprising the following
solutions: Endpoint Security (that also includes Kaspersky Embedded Systems Security for ATM
and PoS protection), Mobile Security, Security for Data Centers, Virtualization Security, AntiTargeted Attack solutions, Industrial CyberSecurity, Fraud Prevention, Security Intelligence
Services, and DDoS Protection.
STRENGTHS
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All Kaspersky solutions leverage the Kaspersky Security Network, a real-time intelligence
network that collects tens of millions of threat samples daily on a worldwide basis to ensure
accurate, up-to-date protection at all times.
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Kaspersky solutions rely on its own multi-layered technologies with pre-execution
prevention and proactive detection technologies to provide fast, up to date real-time
protection.
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The Kaspersky Security Center management console provides a comprehensive management
tool that allows organizations to identify all endpoint assets (physical, virtual, and mobile), as
well as conduct fast vulnerability assessments, achieve a real-time hardware and software
inventory, and provide clear actionable administrator reporting.
•
Kaspersky Systems Management can inventory and identify vulnerabilities, as well as
automatically perform patch remediation.
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Application controls are very granular in Kaspersky’s endpoint solutions, such as application
privilege controls. Application Startup Controls support Default Deny mode with Dynamic
Whitelisting.
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Kaspersky offers strong support for virtual environments. Kaspersky Security for
Virtualization offloads resource intensive anti-malware scans onto a specialized virtual
appliance, an approach which places less load on computing resources and helps businesses
maintain high virtualization densities and performance.
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Kaspersky Endpoint Security for Business includes MDM, mobile security and mobile
application management capabilities, all of which can be managed through a single console.
•
Kaspersky Endpoint Security supports a broad range of systems, encompassing Windows,
Linux, Mac, VMware, Citrix, KVM, IBM Notes/Domino, Microsoft Exchange, Android, iOS
and Windows Phone.
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Kaspersky lets administrators filter Web traffic by content, a feature that is rare in the Web
security controls provided by other endpoint security platforms.
WEAKNESSES
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Kaspersky Lab has released Kaspersky Endpoint Security Cloud, which is its new cloudbased security solution aimed at small-medium businesses (with less than 1,000 users), and
MSPs. However, this is probably a missed opportunity as cloud-based solutions are also
increasingly attractive to larger enterprise customers.
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There is still some unevenness in supported feature set across Kaspersky Endpoint Security
for Business solutions for Apple Mac OS X, Linux, and Windows platforms.
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Kaspersky’s product for Secure Mail Gateway has a separate management server, which is
not integrated with the Kaspersky Security Center console.
CISCO
170 West Tasman Dr.
San Jose, CA 95134
www.cisco.com
Cisco is a leading vendor of Internet communication and security technology. In 2014, Cisco
acquired ThreatGRID, which offers a cloud-based malware analysis and on-premise sandboxing
appliance. In 2015, Cisco acquired OpenDNS, which offers a cloud-delivered network security
service that protects at the DNS layer, and in May 2016, it acquired CloudLock, a cloud access
security broker (CASB) platform that extends security to SaaS applications. Cisco’s security
solutions are powered by the Cisco Talos Security Intelligence and Research Group (Talos)
which is made up of more than 250 leading threat researchers.
SOLUTIONS
Cisco Advanced Malware Protection (AMP) for Endpoints is a cloud-managed endpoint
security solution that can detect, contain, and remediate advanced threats if they get past frontline defenses. It offers coverage for PCs, Macs, Linux, mobile devices and virtual systems.
Malware Prevention – is provided through a combination of file reputation, cloud-based
sandboxing, and intelligence driven detection. Cisco’s Talos Security Intelligence and Research
group provides the ability to automatically detect and block known and emerging threats in real
time using both cloud- and system-based technologies that include: big data analytics, machinelearning, fuzzy fingerprinting, a built-in antivirus engine, rootkit scanning, and more. It analyzes
unknown files using built-in sandboxing technology and closes attack pathways and minimizes
vulnerabilities with proactive protection capabilities.
Malware Detection – AMP for Endpoints provides continuous monitoring and detection of files
already on endpoints to identify malicious behavior and decrease time to detection. If malicious
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behavior is detected, AMP can automatically block the file across all endpoints, and show the
security team the recorded history of the malware’s behavior. This helps security teams
understand the full scope of the compromise and respond appropriately.
Malware Response – AMP for Endpoints provides a suite of response capabilities to contain and
eliminate threats across all endpoints. Administrators can search across endpoints using a simple,
web-browser based management console. Remediation capabilities come standard with AMP for
Endpoints. If a threat is detected, AMP automatically contains and remediates across all of
endpoints including PCs, Macs, Linux, and mobile devices.
Email and Web security – all file disposition and dynamic analysis information is shared across
AMP products via collective intelligence. If a file is determined to be malicious via AMP for
Email or Web Security, that information is immediately shared across all AMP platforms, both
for any future detection of the malicious file and retrospectively if the file was encountered by
any of the other AMP platforms. AMP for Endpoints also inspects web proxy logs from a
compatible web proxy, and allows administrators to uncover file-less or memory-only malware,
see infections that live only in a web browser, catch malware before it compromises the OSlevel, and get visibility into devices with no AMP for Endpoints connector installed.
Firewall – AMP for Endpoints integrates with AMP for Networks. All detection information is
sent to the Firepower management platform and can be used to correlate against other network
threat activity. Firepower and Cisco Identity Services Engine (ISE) are tightly integrated, which
allows AMP for Endpoint events to trigger policy responses and enforcement in ISE.
Patch Assessment – AMP for Endpoints uses a feature called Vulnerable Software that identifies
if the installed software is up to date according to the vendor, or if the installed version has an
exploitable vulnerability.
Reporting – AMP for Endpoints offers static, dynamic, and historical reports. These include
reporting on high-risk computers, overall security health, threat root cause activity tracking,
identification of various APTs, Advanced Malware assessments, and mobile-specific root cause
analysis.
Management – AMP for Endpoints comes with its own management console and can also
integrate with the Firepower console for tighter management across all deployed Cisco security
solutions.
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Integrations - AMP for Endpoints has an API that allows customers to sync AMP for Endpoints
with other security tools or SIEMs. AMP for Endpoints is also part of Cisco’s larger, integrated
security ecosystem that helps share and correlate information across endpoints, network IPS,
firewalls, web and email gateways, and more.
Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client offers VPN access through Secure Sockets Layer
(SSL), endpoint posture enforcement and integration with Cisco Web Security for
comprehensive secure mobility. It assists with the deployment of AMP for Endpoints, and
expands endpoint threat protection to VPN-enabled endpoints, as well as other Cisco
AnyConnect services.
STRENGTHS
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Cisco offers a broad security portfolio, which encompasses threat intelligence, heuristics,
behavioral analysis and sandboxing to prevent threats from entering the endpoint. The
solution also detects threats that may have entered the network and provides response
capabilities to remediate across all protected endpoints.
•
AMP for Endpoints is a unified agent for security services, which provides remote access
functionality, posture enforcement, and web security features.
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AMP for Endpoints offers protection across PCs, Macs, Linux, mobile devices, virtual
environments, as well as an on-premises private cloud option.
•
When integrated with Cisco AMP for Networks and other Cisco security solutions, AMP for
Endpoints provides network edge to endpoint visibility.
•
Cisco offers APIs for their endpoint solutions (as well as Threat Grid and OpenDNS
solutions) to integrate with a customer’s existing security architecture, as well as other
security tools or SIEMs.
WEAKNESSES
•
Cisco offers different management consoles which share and correlate threat data between
them, however, Cisco could improve the management of its security solutions by offering a
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single, unified management console for all of its security solutions.
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Cisco AMP for Endpoints does not integrate with Active Directory or LDAP to help enforce
user policies.
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Cisco relies on partners to deliver MDM and EMM capabilities.
•
Cisco AMP for Endpoints does not provide features to help uninstall previous security
software.
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Cisco AMP for Endpoints will appeal mostly to large and mid-size customers with complex
endpoint protection needs, who wish to deploy endpoint protection as part of an enterprisewide security architecture.
ESET, SPOL. S.R.O.
Einsteinova 24
851 01 Bratislava
Slovak Republic
www.eset.com
Headquartered in Bratislava, Slovakia, ESET has research, sales and distribution centers around
the globe and a presence in more than 200 countries worldwide. The company has more than 25
years of experience in network security.
SOLUTIONS
ESET’s Endpoint protection products include the following components:
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ESET Remote Administrator 6 (ERA 6) – is a web-based management console that
manages all ESET Business Security products. It provides an intuitive, easy to use web-based
interface, and is available for Linux, Windows, as a Virtual Appliance and as a Virtual
Machine in Microsoft Azure.
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•
ESET Endpoint Antivirus 6 for Windows + ESET Endpoint Security 6 for Windows –
are ESET’s flagship endpoint security products for Windows. They offer a low footprint,
support for virtual environments, and combine reputation-based antivirus with advanced
detection techniques. ESET Endpoint Antivirus 6 for Windows comes with integrated Device
Control and Anti-Phishing technology while ESET Endpoint Security 6 for Windows offers
additional capabilities such as Firewall, Web Control, Botnet Protection and more.
•
ESET Endpoint Antivirus 6 for mac OS + ESET Endpoint Security 6 for mac OS – are
ESET’s security products for mac OS and OS X platforms. Similarly, to its Windows
counterpart, they offer a low footprint, support for virtual environments, cross-platform
protection, and combine reputation-based antivirus with advanced detection techniques.
ESET Endpoint Antivirus 6 for mac OS comes with integrated Device Control and AntiPhishing technology while ESET Endpoint Security 6 for mac OS offers additional
capabilities such as Firewall, Web Control, and more.
•
ESET Endpoint Security 2 for Android – offers reputation-based antivirus, Anti-Phishing,
App Control, Anti-Theft, SMS/Call Filtering and Device Security.
•
ESET Mobile Device management for iOS – integration of the Apple iOS MDM
framework with ESET Remote Administrator allows configuration of security settings for
iOS devices. Administrators can enroll iPhones and iPads, as well as setup security profiles
adjusting device settings such as: Anti-Theft, settings for the Exchange, Wi-Fi, and VPN
accounts, Passcode, iCloud and more.
•
ESET File Security 6 for Microsoft Windows Server – is a lightweight server security
product, which integrates with the ESET Live Grid reputation technology with advanced
detection techniques previously included in ESET Endpoint solutions. It features support for
virtualization (Shared Local Cache, optional snapshot independence, process exclusions,
clustering support), Hyper-V and Network Attached Storage scanning and a Windows
Management Instrumentation (WMI) connector. The product is also available as a VM
Extension in Microsoft Azure.
•
ESET Mail Security 6 for Microsoft Exchange Server – combines server malware
protection, spam filtering and email scanning. It includes the malware protection technology
previously included in ESET Endpoint solutions (ESET Live Grid reputation technology,
Anti-Phishing, Exploit Blocker, and Advanced Memory Scanner), a new anti-spam engine,
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and the ability of selective database on-demand scanning. It features native local quarantine
management, process exclusions, support for virtualization (Shared Local Cache, optional
snapshot independence) and a Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) connector.
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ESET Virtualization Security for VMware vShield – is an agentless scanning solution for
VMware environments. It streamlines the protection of all virtual machines on the same host
by automatically connecting to the vShield appliance. It can be managed using ESET Remote
Administrator, which allows complete endpoint security management.
STRENGTHS
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ESET Endpoint Security offers high performance and high detection rates.
•
ESET offers a low footprint with low system resource usage. The solutions are designed for
ease of deployment and use.
•
ESET’s remote administration provides intuitive, easy to use management of all components
of the ESET Endpoint Security suite.
•
ESET has a global network of installed business solutions that feed information back into the
ESET Live Grid Early Warning System, where ESET experts analyze and process the
information, then add it to the ESET virus signature databases.
•
ESET Endpoint Security is well suited to offer protection for companies with heterogeneous
environments, e.g. Windows, Mac, Windows Server, Exchange, SharePoint, Linux Server
platforms, and iOS and Android mobile devices.
WEAKNESSES
•
ESET products are deployed on-premises. ESET Remote Administrator is provided as a
virtual machine in Windows Azure, and ESET provides virtual appliances, for deployment in
Private and Public clouds. A cloud-based version of ESET Cloud Administrator is planned
for early 2017.
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ESET does not provide its own DLP solution. However, it can offer DLP through the ESET
Technology Alliance, its partner program of technology providers.
•
ESET offers encryption through its DESlock acquisition, which delivers shared-key
management technology in a hybrid-cloud architecture. DESlock administration is not
currently integrated with ESET Remote Administrator, and is managed through its own
remote management console. Full integration with ESET Remote Administrator is planned
for late 2017.
•
ESET offers patch management through its ESET Technology Alliance partners.
TRAIL BLAZERS
SOPHOS, LTD.
3 Van de Graaff Drive
Burlington, MA 01803
www.sophos.com
Sophos provides IT security and data protection products for businesses on a worldwide basis.
SophosLabs is the R&D division behind the vendor’s antivirus, anti-malware, anti-ransomware,
and exploit mitigation research. Sophos offers security solutions such as endpoint and mobile
security, enterprise mobility management, encryption, server protection, secure email and web
gateways, next-generation firewall and unified threat management (UTM). In 2015, Sophos
acquired Reflexion Networks, a provider of cloud based secure email services. The company
plans to incorporate these capabilities into Sophos Central, its cloud-based security management
platform, which includes endpoint protection, mobile management, server protection, network
security and web gateway functionality.
SOLUTIONS
Sophos EndUser Protection offerings protect Microsoft Windows, Apple Mac OS X, Linux,
Unix, virtual machines, network storage, Microsoft SharePoint, Microsoft Exchange Server, and
mobile devices (iOS, Android and Windows Phone 8). The following capabilities are included:
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Next Generation Endpoint Protection – includes malicious traffic detection, exploit
prevention, and application reputation to its Endpoint agent. Sophos has launched Intercept X
designed to block ransomware, provide signature-less exploit prevention and Root-Cause
Analysis. In addition, the company released Security Heartbeat, which delivers
Synchronized Security by passing live security information between endpoint agents and the
Sophos Next Generation Firewall / UTM.
•
Endpoint Antivirus – Sophos’s agent includes anti-malware capabilities powered by
SophosLabs and detects viruses, suspicious files and behavior, adware, and other malware.
Real-time antivirus lookups help ensure up-to-date information.
•
Host Intrusion Prevention System (HIPS) – along with other essential security features such
as data control, web protection, encryption and patching, is integrated into the endpoint agent
and console, allowing it to identify suspicious behaviors and patterns during execution of
processes, thereby detecting and blocking previously unknown malware before damage
occurs.
•
Server Lockdown/ whitelisting – is a server protection product that integrates anti-malware
capabilities with the ability to lock down the applications allowed to run and update
themselves on a server based on a known whitelist.
•
Web security – is integrated into the endpoint agent platform and provides live URL filtering,
blocks access to malicious or infected websites, and blocks malicious code from
downloading to the endpoint. Multiple browsers are supported, such as IE, Firefox, Safari,
Chrome, and Opera.
•
Web content filtering and policy enforcement – is included to block Web content based on
categories. Administrators can set categories to Allow, Block, or Warn to give employees
more control if necessary. For Sophos customers that also have the Sophos UTM or secure
web gateway appliance, these appliances leverage the endpoint to enforce web filtering
policies, even when the endpoints are off the corporate network.
•
Firewall – capabilities protect endpoints from malicious inbound and outbound traffic.
Administrators can authorize only certain applications to send or receive traffic on open
ports. Location-aware policies are available to add a layer of security when protected
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endpoints are out of the office.
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Full Disk Encryption – is available for Microsoft Windows and Apple Mac OS X systems.
System files, hibernation files, and temp files can all be protected with full disk encryption.
Sophos can also manage native Bitlocker or FileVault 2 encryption within the operating
system. Data recovery and repair tools are included in the solution. Some of the tools
included allow for self-help solutions, such as automated password recovery, to limit helpdesk tickets.
•
Device control – can be used to block the use of storage devices, optical drives, wireless
devices (e.g. Bluetooth), and mobile devices. Granular use policies can be created for
different groups or individuals in a business.
•
DLP – is available for content in motion. Pre-built and custom filters can be enabled that
scan content for infringing data, such as credit card numbers. DLP features are also extended
to email appliances. Content transfers can be allowed or blocked on endpoints. Users can
authorize a transfer if the feature is enabled, and the action will be recorded in the
management console. Sophos DLP also has an enforcement point at the mail gateway, which
will enforce the DLP policy by allowing, blocking, encrypting and/or logging content
transfers via email.
•
Application control – is available for thousands of applications across dozens of application
categories. P2P, IM, and more can be blocked for all users or some users. Web browsers can
also be blocked to force users to use only a company-sanctioned browser.
•
Vulnerability scanning – is available with patch assessment that can routinely check whether
endpoints are missing any software patches or updates. The solution has a management
window that lets administrators know which machines are missing what updates. Missing
patches can be sorted based on a variety of criteria, such as name, vendor, or a Sophosassigned security threat rating.
•
Antivirus product removal – features let administrators scan managed machines for previous
versions of security software that may cause conflicts. Any conflicting software can be
automatically removed during deployment.
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Management – is accessed via a single interface that can monitor the status of all machines
on a network, regardless of platform. Granular detail can be viewed by drilling down on
specific items, such as endpoints, in the management interface. Reports can be automatically
generated according to a schedule, and emailed to selected recipients. Policy can be
implemented on an individual machine or a group of machines. Sophos also provides
options to manage endpoints via UTM or a Cloud-based management console.
•
Agentless scanning – managed through the same enterprise console used by Sophos endpoint
clients, ensures that every virtual machine on a VMware host is protected by a centralized
scanner, which ensures high performance, avoids scan and update ‘storms’ and simplifies
management.
•
Mobile Device Management (MDM) and Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) – handles
all mobile devices, from the initial setup and enrollment, through device decommissioning. It
includes a fully featured web-based console allowing administration from any location on
any device, including iOS, Android, Windows Phone 8, and others. Additionally, users can
configure device policies and deploy them over-the-air, enforce built-in security features
such as passcodes and device encryption, and leverage full loss and theft protection for lost
or stolen devices.
•
Mobile Antivirus – Sophos provides full functionality to protect Android devices without
reducing performance or battery life. Using up-to-the-minute intelligence from SophosLabs,
apps can be scanned on installation, on demand or on a schedule.
Sophos also offers Sophos Antivirus for vShield, which is available separately and provides a
centralized, agentless scanning solution for optimal performance in VMware environments.
Sophos Central is the company’s new strategy of cloud-enabling its entire portfolio. Sophos
Central is hosted by Sophos and currently offers complete endpoint, mobile, web and server
protection.
STRENGTHS
•
Sophos is adding “synchronized security”, through its Security Heartbeat technology, giving
better protection and context reporting for customers who use both Sophos Cloud Endpoint
and the Sophos XG firewall.
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Sophos solutions are easy to deploy and manage, and don’t require extensive training to take
advantage of all features and functions.
•
Sophos employs a single endpoint agent for AV, HIPS, Application Control, DLP, Device
control, firewall, web protection and web filtering.
•
SophosLabs, which powers the company’s solutions, is fully integrated, analyzing and
correlating data across PC malware, spam, mobile malware, and network threats.
•
Sophos provides a choice of management platform; endpoint management is available onpremise, on the web via Sophos Cloud or as part of its unified threat management (UTM)
platform.
•
Sophos offers simple per-user license pricing, which covers all devices a user may wish to
protect.
•
Many features that are often only available as an add-on in competing endpoint security
platforms are available standard in Sophos EndUser Protection bundles, such as DLP,
encryption, and more.
•
The Web security controls in Sophos EndUser Protection bundles can filter content in
addition to malware. Most other vendors usually filter only malware.
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Sophos EndUser Protection includes MDM capabilities at no extra cost.
WEAKNESSES
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Patch remediation is not yet available. Current features are limited to patch assessment.
•
For the on-premises solution, management of mobile devices is accessible from the Endpoint
Management Console, but runs in a separate management console. This is not an issue in the
cloud based Sophos Central solution.
•
Reporting features, while adequate, could be improved to support greater customization.
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Sophos EndUser Protection is best suited for small and medium sized businesses, looking for
ease of use and administration.
WEBROOT INC.
385 Interlocken Crescent, Suite 800
Broomfield, CO 80021
www.webroot.com
Webroot offers a cloud based, real-time Internet threat prevention solution for businesses and
consumers. Founded in 1997 and headquartered in Colorado, Webroot operates globally across
North America, Europe and the Asia Pacific region.
SOLUTIONS
Webroot offers the SecureAnywhere suite of security products for endpoints and mobile
devices. Webroot threat prevention is powered by the Webroot Threat Intelligence Platform, a
security intelligence platform which continuously collects, analyzes and correlates security
information, such as file behavior and reputation, URL and IP reputation, real-time anti-phishing,
mobile app reputation and more.
Webroot SecureAnywhere Business Endpoint Protection is a real-time, cloud based approach
to detecting and preventing malware. It is compatible with Microsoft Windows PCs, Laptops and
Servers as well as Apple Mac devices; Terminal Servers and Citrix; VMware; Virtual Desktops
and Servers and Windows embedded Point of Sale (POS) systems. It features the following
capabilities:
•
Real-Time Anti-malware – designed to counter unknown malware, it uses Webroot’s
correlated threat intelligence to perform continuous file and process analysis, and provides
malware detection and prevention, in combination with a lightweight, high performance
endpoint agent. By moving intensive malware discovery processing to the cloud, it
significantly increases system performance and minimizes local endpoint resource usage and
impact on user productivity. Webroot requires zero signatures or definition updating of the
endpoint as the Webroot Threat Intelligence Platform makes collective file and process
security intelligence instantly available to all customers in real time.
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Web Protection – is provided through a number of different shields within the Webroot
solution. The Web Threat Shield uses Webroot’s threat intelligence to block sites with poor
reputations and known infected or malicious domains. Webroot’s Real-Time Anti-Phishing
service is also integrated to stop phishing and spear-phishing. The Identity/Privacy Shield
isolates the browser (and any other application needed) from the rest of the endpoint. This
technology protects the user and device, so even if there is malicious code already present,
sensitive information such as access credentials cannot be stolen.
•
Outbound Firewall – ensures that all outbound TCP/UDP requests and destinations are
checked against the Webroot Threat Intelligence Platform so automatic decisions can be
made on the users’ behalf whether to block or allow the traffic. While a file or process is
undetermined, the firewall also monitors for data exfiltration.
•
Endpoint Restore and Remediation – by closely monitoring unknown files and journaling any
changes made, the endpoint can be surgically restored to its last known good state if
unknown files and processes are proven to be malware.
•
Offline Protection – uses separate file execution policies to stop attacks when endpoints are
not connected to the Internet. If an unknown file or process runs when the endpoint is offline,
full monitoring and journaling are automatically initiated. As soon as the endpoint reconnects
to the Internet, any new files are analyzed, and if found to be malicious, the endpoint is rolled
back to its last known good state.
•
Device control – using adjustable heuristics settings administrators can lock down common
devices, such as USBs and DVDs.
•
Centralized remote management – available via the Webroot SecureAnywhere web-based
management console. Policies can be set for an individual user or groups of users.
•
Global Site Manager – is an Enterprise and MSP management console specifically designed
to meet the needs for multi-location and multi-site management. It is designed to simplify
and reduce the operational management overhead associated with complex endpoint
deployments. It is also now integrated with the Webroot Unity API, which allows MSPs to
access real-time data to use within their own management, reporting, billing and workflow
applications.
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Dwell Time – Webroot endpoint prevention reports and alerts on the dwell-time of infections,
and gives administrators high visibility into infections and details about infection types.
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Windows 10 Support – Webroot supports Windows 10, and also covers the new Edge
browser with web filtering and anti-Trojan protection (ID Shield).
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Advanced Whitelisting – offers greater flexibility in creating file overrides through an
enhanced Whitelisting and Blacklisting interface that further simplifies the management of
application overrides.
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Enhanced Web Filtering – is a new web threat shield capability, where web sites are
validated using Webroot’s web categorization and reputation threat intelligence data to
ensure safer browsing for end users. Web sites are also checked using the BrightCloud Real
Time Anti-Phishing service, which offers real-time site analysis. Search result annotations
and safety ratings are also provided, and users will see their returned search results annotated
to indicate the likelihood that a site is malicious. Information is also provided on why a site
was blocked, and the actions that can be taken after a block has occurred.
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New customer support system – Webroot offers integrated support within the management
console, which makes complex support and ticket number referencing easy. Tickets can be
flagged as private per user account, and there is multilingual support with responses
translated into the local language.
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GSM Dashboards – offer full endpoint dashboard drill down capabilities, which allows
administrators to quickly respond to events and investigate any anomalies or alerts on the
dashboard.
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Advanced Reporting – provides reporting capabilities from a new scheduled reporting engine
that provides flexibility in generating reports based upon administrative preferences. The
Standard console allows the ability to schedule the generation and emailing of reports
without the need to log into the consoles.
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Unity API – is an API which lets Webroot SecureAnywhere solutions be easily integrated
into other IT management platforms including RMMs, PSAs, bespoke billing platforms, and
internal IS systems. Current integrations include Autotask, Atera, ConnectWise, Continuum,
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LabTech and Ninja. The UnityAPI is also available to MSPs for further automation of
processes, reports and other endpoint services.
Webroot SecureAnywhere Business Mobile Protection is a separate solution for mobile
devices, which currently supports Android and iOS devices (both iPad and iPhone). It can be
provisioned through the same web-based management console as the Webroot’s endpoint
security solution.
STRENGTHS
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The install footprint of Webroot SecureAnywhere Business Endpoint Protection is one of the
smallest in the market, since it doesn’t require a local threat database.
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System performance requirements are light, allowing the standard agent to be used in both
older machines (where less processing power is available), as well as virtual environments,
where system resources are also defined.
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Webroot can coexist in an environment with other endpoint security platforms, whereas most
other solutions have difficulty operating on a machine with other security software.
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Webroot can work with any browser, while solutions from other vendors often work only
with some Internet browsers.
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Management is fully cloud-based, which means there is no need for an on-premises
management server.
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Webroot SecureAnywhere Business Endpoint Protection is easy to manage, as it allows all
endpoints to be kept up to date through cloud-based malware detection and the ability to
automatically rollback and auto-remediate all infected endpoints.
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Webroot offers Infection Dwell Time reporting, which lets administrators see the precise
time an endpoint was infected and how long it has taken for Webroot to remediate the
infection. This can be coupled with forensics and data auditing.
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WEAKNESSES
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DLP and encryption capabilities are not included in Webroot SecureAnywhere Business
Endpoint Protection.
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Granularity on the firewall is somewhat limited when compared to other vendors.
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Protection for mobile devices requires a separate product, however, Webroot provides a
single management console for both computer endpoint and mobile device security.
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Webroot does not provide patch assessment and management.
BITDEFENDER
24 Delea Veche St. Offices Building A, floor 7, district 2 Bucharest, 024102
Romania
www.bitdefender.com
Bitdefender, founded in 2001, delivers a next-generation security solution through a network of
value-added alliances, distributors and reseller partners. The company delivers solutions for
businesses and consumers. Bitdefender targets government organizations, large enterprises,
SMEs and consumers across more than 150 countries.
SOLUTIONS
Bitdefender’s GravityZone, is a business solution that can be installed on premise or cloud
hosted by Bitdefender, and can provide security for physical, hybrid cloud and mobile enterprise
networks.
The Bitdefender Business Portfolio includes 3 GravityZone security packages, as follows:
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GravityZone Business Security – allows small customers to protect physical and virtual
desktop and servers, combining security with simple centralized management. The solution
is available as an on premise installation, or as a cloud service.
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GravityZone Advanced Business Security – offers the same services as Business Security,
but adds security services for protecting Microsoft Exchange servers and Mobile devices. It
also includes a feature called Smart Central Scan, which allows Security administrators to
offload antimalware processes to a centralized scanning server, thus lowering the resource
consumption on protected systems. The solution is also available as an on premise
installation, or as a cloud service.
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GravityZone Enterprise Security – is available only as an on premise solution and provides
security services for protecting physical and virtual desktops and servers, Microsoft
Exchange mail servers and mobile devices. It is aimed at the needs of large enterprises and
hybrid infrastructures.
GravityZone Security for Virtualized Environments (SVE) – is the security flagship module
delivered within GravityZone Enterprise Security. It uses a vendor agnostic architecture to
support any hypervisor, whether natively integrated or standalone. SVE leverages multiple
techniques to achieve deduplication and provide high operational value. This offloading is also
present in the AWS module, and can also be used in physical environments (e.g.
laptops/desktops) since the enforcement point, Bitdefender Enterprise Security Tools (BEST) is
common to SVE and Endpoint Security; BEST can operate in full offload, partial offload or
traditional local scanning.
Bitdefender also offers GravityZone Security for MSSPs, a solution portfolio tailored to meet
the needs of Managed Service Providers. It offers a multi-tenant management console and simple
monthly licensing, along with strong endpoint protection.
Partnerships with diverse vertical MSP providers, like Connect Wise, LabTech and Kaseya,
allow Bitdefender to serve multiple segments in the MSP community.
STRENGTHS
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Bitdefender’s GravityZone Solution is available in all deployment options: on-premises,
cloud and hybrid.
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Bitdefender relies on heuristics and machine learning models to keep up with the latest
threats. Apart from signatures, it employs B-HAVE technology for heuristics in a virtual
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sandbox, ATC (Advanced Threat Control) that permanently monitors running processes for
signs of malicious behavior, and Machine Learning Algorithms.
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All Bitdefender antimalware technologies are developed in-house and are licensed to a
significant number of OEM partners.
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Bitdefender GravityZone integrates with Microsoft Active Directory, as well as VMware
vCenter and Citrix XenServer to facilitate syncing of inventories and policy enforcement and
management. In addition, Bitdefender can automatically detect other computers within the
network using Windows Network Discovery, and protection can be deployed remotely to all
unprotected systems.
WEAKNESSES
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While Bitdefender has increasingly shifted its focus to the Enterprise market, it has at times
lagged behind in terms of offering the right level of support for enterprise customers. The
vendor is working to address this through the addition of professional services and premium
support services.
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Bitdefender provides dedicated solutions for mobile device, data protection and management,
supporting Android and iOS platforms. However, mobile device protection is available in
GravityZone On-Premises versions only.
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GravityZone Endpoint Security currently provides only basic DLP-like functionality which
allows Administrators to define patterns to be checked against scanned SMTP and HTTP
traffic.
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Patch Assessment is not currently provided but is on the roadmap for end of Q2 2017.
Bitdefender also plans to add remediation capabilities alongside Patch Assessment.
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VIPRE (THREATTRACK SECURITY)
311 Park Place Blvd,
Suite #300
Clearwater, FL 33759
www.threattracksecurity.com
VIPRE is an endpoint security solution for small and medium businesses and consumers. VIPRE
is a product of ThreatTrack Security, Inc.
SOLUTIONS
The VIPRE for Business product portfolio, offers the following three levels of solutions:
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•
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VIPRE Endpoint Security 9.3
VIPRE Business Premium
VIPRE Antivirus Business 9.3
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VIPRE Endpoint Security 9.3 – introduced in April 2016, is compatible with Microsoft
Windows, Apple Mac OS X, and virtual machines. It has all the capabilities of Business
Premium (discussed below) but adds the following capabilities:
o Advanced Active Protection – provides cloud-based security services and behavioral
detection to help prevent evasive and prevalent threats, including ransomware, Zero-days
and more.
o Removable Device Control and Encryption – keeps data out of the wrong hands and
protects networks from infected USB thumb, external hard drives and other devices.
o Advanced Browser Protection – protects against exploits and browser-based downloads
and provides instant URL lookup in the cloud to get the most up to date protection.
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VIPRE Business Premium – features the following capabilities:
o VIPRE Roaming Agents – enable IT administrators to easily secure remote offices and
off-network machines by installing roaming agents on their endpoints. These VIPRE
agents call back to a cloud-based service, ensuring that organizations can manage all of
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their endpoints from anywhere through the VIPRE management console without the need
for secondary site servers or forcing users to connect to a corporate network via VPN.
VIPRE 7.5 allows administrators to have complete visibility into the security status of all
endpoints, and that all machines receive the latest virus definition packages.
o Automated Policy Assignment – makes endpoint security deployment faster and easier.
VIPRE 7.5 automatically identifies the machine type - such as laptop, workstation or
server - and operating system environment to apply the appropriate policy for each
device. This ensures optimal protection profiles and scan settings, for robust malware
defense without impacting user productivity and systems availability.
o Rapid Scan & Enhanced Scan Customization – offers a layer of protection for
organizations that want to add additional system scans to their scheduled deep scans, or
to quickly scan a suspect device for threats. Rapid Scan optimizes scan times by enabling
VIPRE to focus on higher-risk files unique to each organization's environment. Enhanced
scan customization offers greater flexibility allowing administrators to easily create and
manage scans.
o VIPRE for Hyper-V – is an add-on service for VIPRE customers. It enables users to
deploy VIPRE agents via the hypervisor to deliver optimized malware protection for
Hyper-V virtual server environments. VIPRE offers fully integrated security management
for Microsoft Windows Server Hyper-V.
o Malware protection – is provided via heuristics, traditional signatures, and behavior
virtualization. VIPRE uses a combination of its own proprietary threat detection and
removal technologies, alongside third-party anti-malware and security software, to offer
customers maximum protection.
o Patch Management – is seamlessly managed from the VIPRE console. VIPRE customers
can automate the deployment of patches across their network, including for the thirdparty applications most commonly targeted with malware exploits, such as Adobe Flash
and Reader, Java, Firefox, Chrome and more. With integrated patch management,
administrators do not need to manually update machines or rely on users to update
vulnerable software applications every time a patch a released.
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o Mobile Device Management – is integrated into the console, VIPRE MDM offers
antivirus for Android devices and mobile security (such as locating lost devices,
password management and remote wipe) for iPads, iPhones and Android devices.
o Email security – is included to scan emails for threats. Support is available for Microsoft
Outlook, Outlook Express, and Windows Mail, as well as any POP3 or SMTP based
email solution. Viruses, phishing attempts, and more are filtered out of messages.
o Web security – is offered with web filtering features that can block malicious URLs.
o Firewall – capabilities are included to offer inbound and outbound protection and
monitoring. The firewall can be configured based on applications, ports, protocols and
directions. The included firewall can also integrate with Windows Security Center, and
VIPRE automatically reconfigures the Windows firewall upon deployment to enable
uninterrupted communication between agents and the management console.
o Antivirus removal – tools are included to uninstall unwanted previous versions of
antivirus or endpoint protection solutions.
o Reporting – can be accessed on-demand or scheduled. Common criteria are available,
such as top infected machines, top threats found, and more.
o Management – can be conducted centrally from a desktop application. Distributed
installations only require one management interface. The console features tabbed
browsing that allows for easy navigation when setting and reviewing policies.
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VIPRE Antivirus Business 9.3 – has all of the same features of Business Premium version,
but does not offer patch management, firewall and Web security.
Other new developments include VIPRE Professional Services for dedicated, expert-assisted
installation and deployments; full integration with LabTech managed services platform; and the
addition of VIPRE Internet Security Pro Small Office to VIPRE’s small office product portfolio
(non-centrally managed) to provide advanced protection to small and home-based businesses.
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STRENGTHS
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The VIPRE product portfolio is well aimed at the needs of the SMB market with efficient,
well designed solutions that are easy to manage and update.
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The VIPRE Endpoint Security 9.3 offers advanced defense against ransomware and provides
efficient use and allocation of CPU and RAM usage, providing high-performance endpoint
security without slowing down processing on the endpoint.
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Patch management and MDM offer additional layers of security managed from the same
console that VIPRE administrators are already familiar with.
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VIPRE’s Security Response team can assist with malware removal on systems that are
running VIPRE, all included in the purchase price.
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The Firewall controls included in the premium version offer very granular control.
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Discovery of unprotected computers to ensure that the environment is fully covered.
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Removable device control and encryption.
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VIPRE Endpoint Security helps defend against web-based exploits and with instant URL
lookup in the cloud.
WEAKNESSES
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VIPRE security solutions are not available as purely cloud solutions.
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DLP features are not included.
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VIPRE offers basic Mobile Device protection through its Integrated console, however more
MDM security features are on the roadmap for future releases.
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VIPRE does not currently offer support for VMWare virtualized environments.
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Directory integration could be improved for easier management and configuration through
user-based policy management.
SPECIALISTS
F-SECURE
Tammasaarenkatu 7
PL 24
00181 Helsinki
Finland
www.f-secure.com
F-Secure, founded in 1988, offers cyber security products and services for enterprise and
consumer customers. The company offerings cover endpoint protection, advanced threat
protection and vulnerability management areas, as well as cyber security assessment, training
and consultancy services. F-Secure is based in Finland, and it is publicly traded in the country.
SOLUTIONS
F-Secure endpoint protection products are available in two flavors: Protection Service for
Business a cloud-hosted service, and Business Suite an on-premises product.
Key features of F-Secure Protection Service for Business (cloud service) include:
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Management Portal (cloud) – central management portal for deployment, management and
monitoring, with integrated mobile fleet management.
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Computer protection – security for Mac and Windows workstations, including advanced
behavior and heuristic analysis, as well as fully integrated patch management.
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Mobile protection – next generation mobile security for iOS and Android devices. Personal
VPN (WiFi Security), proactive App and Web protection and integrated mobile device
management with anti-theft.
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Server protection – comprehensive server security for Windows, Linux and Citrix.
Additional SharePoint and Exchange components, with fully integrated patch management.
Key features of F-Secure Business Suite (on-premises offering) include:
Central Management – management of all IT security in one place, including monitoring and
enforcing security policies.
Client Security – multilayered security for desktops and laptops which provides complete
endpoint protection. Includes advanced behavior, heuristic analysis, and fully integrated patch
management.
Server Security – real-time protection for Microsoft Windows servers, Citrix and Microsoft
servers.
Communication & Collaboration – spam & malware protection for Microsoft Exchange and
Microsoft SharePoint.
Linux Security – multilayered security for Linux workstations and servers.
Virtual Security – offers optimized performance for public and private virtual environments by
offloading scanning to a dedicated server.
Web Filtering – protection for email, browsing and file transfer traffic.
Automatic Patch Management – up-to-date patching of operating system & third party
applications.
STRENGTHS
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F-Secure uses a multilayered architecture for malware detection and endpoint protection.
Including DeepGuard, its advanced behavioral analytics engine.
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Real-time threat intelligence from F-Secure Security Cloud ensures up-to-date protection.
Updates are transparent and delivered constantly, without disrupting employee productivity.
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Fully integrated patch management, no need for separate solutions with additional client
agents.
•
The footprint of F-Secure with regards to CPU and RAM usage is much smaller than that of
other vendors in the space.
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Setting administrative policies is a very easy, simple process.
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F-Secure offers both a hosted cloud-based solution, as well as an on-premises solution to fit
different customer needs.
WEAKNESSES
•
Reporting remains relatively basic compared to other solutions.
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Discovery of new agents in a network is a manual process for administrators.
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DLP is not included, and F-Secure does not offer any DLP add on.
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Encryption is not included.
•
While F-Secure’s cloud offering Business Suite is fully integrated with Active Directory,
integration of Active Directory with F-Secure ‘s on-premises Protection Service for Business
is still on the roadmap for future release.
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F-Secure’s Business Suite on-premises offering lags behind its cloud based offering in a
number of key areas including: VPN support, iOS, Android, and Mac support. However,
these capabilities are on the vendor’s near-term roadmap.
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Support for Microsoft Office 365 is not currently available but is on the roadmap for 2017.
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Integration with sandboxing technologies is currently not available for either F-Secure’s onpremises or cloud based solution, but is on the vendor’s future roadmap.
MICROSOFT
1 Microsoft Way
Redmond, WA 98052
www.microsoft.com
Microsoft provides a broad range of products and services for businesses and consumers, with an
extensive portfolio of solutions for office productivity, messaging, collaboration, and more.
SOLUTIONS
Microsoft System Center Endpoint Protection (SCEP) is Microsoft’s solution for antimalware and endpoint protection for traditional endpoint devices (laptops, desktops and servers).
In addition, Microsoft Intune can be added for mobile device management of Windows,
Windows Phone, iOS, and Android. Both can managed through a single administration console,
Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (ConfigMgr), which unifies policy
management and device management. It includes the following features:
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Malware protection – to protect against viruses, rootkits, and more. Behavior heuristics and
file reputation are used to protect endpoints from malware exposure.
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Rootkit Detection – SCEP offers rootkit detection and remediation.
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Firewall – tools are included to offer direct management of the built-in Windows Firewall
and ensure that the firewall is updated and running appropriately to protect against threats in
the network layer.
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Patch management – is included and can deploy missing software updates to at-risk
endpoints.
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Software removal – features are included to remove unwanted older endpoint security
software.
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Management – is provided through ConfigMgr, which distributes updates and removes
software as needed.
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Reporting – is also available through ConfigMgr, to give insight into deployment statistics,
out-of-date definitions, policy distribution status, and more.
STRENGTHS
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Automatic antivirus scanning policies can be created to limit CPU usage to a certain
percentage to maintain worker productivity.
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Microsoft offers simple per user licensing for ConfigMgr and Intune. Microsoft Intune is also
a component of Microsoft’s Enterprise Mobility Suite (EMS), which includes Microsoft
Azure Active Directory Premium, and Microsoft Azure Information Protection.
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Microsoft ConfigMgr and Intune are among the least expensive endpoint security platforms
on the market, and many Microsoft customers are able to get the solution at no additional
cost as part of their existing licensing agreements.
WEAKNESSES
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Microsoft’s malware detection capabilities are often cited by customers are less accurate than
competing security solutions. Most customers tend to deploy ConfigMgr for configuration
and policy management but also deploy an additional security solution from a best-of-breed
security vendor.
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Encryption capabilities are only offered via the Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack.
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Microsoft ConfigMgr does not offer granular device control for removable media,
CD/DVDs, and other common devices.
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Microsoft has focused most of its efforts into building security features into the Windows 10
platform. While this has advantages for Windows users it does little for non-Windows users
and for organizations with heterogeneous platform environments.
•
Microsoft offers endpoint protection for Mac and Linux as separate add-ons through a
partnership with ESET, however, management of these clients is not integrated with
ConfigMgr.
MATURE PLAYERS
TREND MICRO
Shinjuku MAYNDS Tower, 1-1,
Yoyogi 2-Chome, Shibuya-ku
Tokyo, 151-0053, Japan
www.trendmicro.com
Founded in 1988, Trend Micro provides multi-layered network and endpoint security solutions
for businesses worldwide. Trend Micro offers email, web, and endpoint security platforms as
software, appliances, and hosted solutions. Its solutions are powered by the cloud-based Trend
Micro Smart Protection Network, which brings together threat reporting and analysis based on a
worldwide threat assessment infrastructure.
SOLUTIONS
Trend Micro Smart Protection for Endpoints offers an integrated defense solution for
desktops, laptops, servers and virtualized deployments, with a central management interface. The
solution comprises several products, as follows:
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OfficeScan – provides endpoint protection for file servers, desktops, laptops, and virtualized
desktops. It supports Microsoft Windows, Apple Mac OS X, Google Android, Apple iOS,
Windows Mobile, Citrix XenServer, Citrix XenDesktop, and other virtualized endpoints. It
delivers malware protection, web security, device control, application control, and reporting.
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The OfficeScan solution can also be extended with the following plug-ins:
o DLP – content can be scanned for patterns, keywords, file attributes, such as name, size,
and kind, and more. While basic device control is built-in to OfficeScan, the DLP plug-in
adds more management granularity.
o Virtual Desktop infrastructure – the OfficeScan client can recognize if an agent is
running on a virtual or physical endpoint to improve protection methods.
o Intrusion Defense Firewall (IDF) – brings advanced firewall capabilities. The IDF addon also adds detailed network control for P2P, browsers, IM, streaming, and more.
o Mobile security – management and malware protection is available for Apple iOS,
Google Android, Blackberry, and offers capabilities such as provisioning, remote lock
and wipe, password and encryption enforcement.
o Encryption – is available as a separate solution offered by Trend Micro.
o Apple Mac OS X security – the Mac protection agent includes pattern-based anti-malware
and web reputation protection backed by the Smart Protection Network.
•
Worry-free Business Security Services – is Trend Micro’s cloud based endpoint security
suite aimed at small and mid-size organizations. The solution provides antivirus, antiphishing, theft prevention and website controls for Windows and Mac workstations, servers,
tablets and mobile devices, Point of Sale (POS) devices, and USB drives.
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Trend Micro Endpoint Encryption – prevents data theft and accidental data loss, it can be
integrated with OfficeScan and Control Manager.
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Trend Micro Vulnerability Protection – provides intelligent virtual patching, blocks
exploits and zero-day threats.
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Trend Micro Control Manager – offers centralized, single pane of glass administration for
endpoint, messaging, collaboration, web, and mobile security.
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Trend Micro Mobile Security – provides Mobile Device Management (MDM), Mobile
Application Management, Application Reputation Services, and Device Antivirus for
Android devices.
STRENGTHS
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Trend Micro offers a broad spectrum of endpoint protection modules that can be deployed
together or separately to meet the diverse needs of customers of all sizes.
•
Trend Micro prices per user, which is a cost advantage as users, typically, have multiple
endpoints.
•
Trend Micro uses a vulnerability patch block instead of patch remediation, which is actually
faster and easier than deploying patches.
•
Although offered as add-ons, Trend Micro offers solid support for virtual desktop
infrastructures, encryption, DLP and MDM.
WEAKNESSES
•
Device control only provides binary controls without an additional plug-in.
•
Reporting only provides relatively basic information to the administrator.
•
Encryption is only available as a separate add-on.
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DLP is only available as a separate add-on.
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MDM is a separate add-on.
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Some features, such as the IDF plug-in are not supported on Apple Mac OS X.
•
Trend Micro has been somewhat slow to innovate, through the addition of sandboxing and
ATP technologies. The vendor recently released its XGen Endpoint Security functionality
which is meant to address complex threats, but this merely catches up with what other
vendors have already been providing.
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IBM CORPORATION
1 New Orchard Rd
Armonk, NY 10504
www.ibm.com
IBM is a global technology company that specializes in computers, IT consulting, messaging and
collaboration software, and more. IBM’s Endpoint Management solution is built on technology
acquired from BigFix (2010) and Trusteer Apex (2013). The malware technology used in IBM
Endpoint Manager is licensed from Trend Micro.
SOLUTIONS
IBM BigFix (previously known as IBM Endpoint Manager) provides protection for a broad
range of platforms including Microsoft Windows, Apple Mac OS X, Microsoft Virtual Server,
VMware ESX, and other virtual platforms. It includes the following key features:
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Malware protection – is based on Trend Micro’s proprietary Smart Protection Network.
Protection is also provided via a cloud-based database that analyzes the reputation of local
machine files based on age, type, and more.
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Web security – features help block malicious URLs based on the reputation of websites.
•
Email security – serves to scan incoming messages for malicious URLs and links.
•
Firewall – tools are included for inbound and outbound network activity. Source or
destination IP addresses can be blocked by administrator settings, and location-aware policies
can be created.
•
Software removal tools – are included to uninstall unwanted previously used security
software.
•
Patch remediation – lets administrators deploy patches to managed endpoints. This feature,
however, is only available as an add-on to IBM BigFix.
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Reporting – offers real-time insight into security and deployment statistics. Additional, indepth reporting on software usage can be obtained through deployment of an optional
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module.
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Mobile – can be protected with the addition of IBM MaaS360, which supports all leading
mobile devices.
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Data Loss Prevention – can be optionally added on to the IBM BigFix for Core Protection.
Sensitive information can be monitored on email, USB drives, networked drives, and more.
Data can be monitored to watch for patterns, administrator-created lists of keywords, or file
attributes.
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Device control – is available through a DLP add-on. Device ports on endpoints can be
disabled. Rules can be set for devices on endpoints based on their serial number, model, or
manufacturer.
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Management – is performed through a central console. Add-ons to the IBM BigFix (e.g. Data
Loss Prevention, or mobile device management) can also be accessed through the same
management console.
IBM Security Trusteer Apex Advanced Malware Protection, is an augmentation of IBM
BigFix designed to protect against unknown, zero-day threats and advanced malware. It
combines multiple defense layers with dynamic global intelligence and offers the following
features:
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Credential Protection – protects users from submitting their credentials to harmful phishing
sites. It also allows enterprises to enforce password reuse policies.
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Exploit Chain Disruption – stops exploit code from using known or unknown (zero-day)
vulnerabilities to write a file to the file system and execute it. Helps protect commonly
exploited applications, including browsers, Adobe Acrobat, Adobe Flash, Java and Microsoft
Office. It also serves to block the execution of files created from exploitation of
vulnerabilities in these applications.
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Malware Detection and Response – helps detect and mitigate massively distributed APTs.
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Lockdown for Java – prevents high-risk actions by malicious Java applications.
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Malicious Communication Blocking – stops malware from communicating with the Internet
and restricts untrusted files from executing sensitive operations that can enable external
communication, as well as prevents malware from tampering with other application
processes.
STRENGTHS
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A single IBM BigFix server and console can scale to manage over 250,000 devices across
multiple platforms.
•
IBM BigFix extends protections for corporate PCs by automating and enforcing the
deployment of IBM Trusteer Apex endpoint protection against advanced threats and
credentials theft.
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IBM Trusteer Apex utilizes threat research data collected from Trusteer and IBM XForce
research teams.
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IBM BigFix provides broad support for virtual machines.
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IBM BigFix offers deep add-on capabilities for DLP, which include features such as pattern
matching.
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IBM BigFix has a relatively low footprint on system usage (e.g. RAM usage).
WEAKNESSES
•
Policy creation is not as simple in IBM BigFix as it is in many competing endpoint security
platforms. This is especially true when add-ons are deployed, such as DLP or mobile device
protection.
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IBM relies on Trend Micro for its malware protection, which leaves it vulnerable to direction
changes by Trend Micro.
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IBM does not offer encryption as part of its solution.
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IBM needs to do more to integrate the management and administration of Core Protection
and Trusteer Apex.
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IBM’s solutions require the integration of a number of different add-ons (e.g. mobile
protection, DLP, etc.) to realize their full potential. This adds cost and complexity to its
solution.
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