Endpoint Protection

What is Endpoint protection?

Endpoint Protection is a category of security products aimed at protecting endpoint devices. In simple terms, an endpoint is just a location where data can be obtained. This includes computers, workstations, tablets, laptops and smartphones. Endpoint Protection platforms aim to protect these devices and allow IT departments to regulate their usage. To work, these platforms require a security software be installed in a centrally managed server, with client software that is installed on each Endpoint device. Endpoint Protection normally refers to Cloud-Based Endpoint Protection, which Endpoint Security refers to on-premise solutions.

The core aim of Endpoint Protection is to block malware and protect endpoints from threats. Security features these platforms offer normally include personal firewalls, port and device control and vulnerability assessments. Endpoint Protection platforms should also provide a management interface which allows IT departments to monitor all devices within a business network. They can use this to run system scans and monitor access and usage. This should be simple to use and centralized, allowing admins to easily generate reports, view activity and run scans. This helps to track people using their own devices for work and working from home.

There are a few different kinds of Endpoint Protection Software. Endpoint Protection Suites offer a full Endpoint Protection platform. Endpoint Management Software focus on admin controls and system response. Endpoint Detection and Response focus on scanning and stopping Endpoint threats. The ease of use and scalability of these platforms is very important. Large enterprises will need a platform that can manage a large number of users, while a smaller company will need an easy to manage platform that can scale. Endpoint Protection can also impact device security, and so it’s important to test their performance. Some platforms may also have low detection rates for threats, and create false positives, which can put strain on IT departments.

Common Comparisons

Webroot Business Endpoint Protection

The Webroot® Platform is a cloud-based architecture that classifies and scores 95% of the internet 3x per day. With over 10 years’ experience innovating in the field of cutting-edge machine learning technology, Webroot Threat Intelligence provides the accuracy and context organizations and vendors need to protect themselves.

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9.5
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CrowdStrike Falcon Endpoint Protection

Falcon Endpoint Protection Standard defends against all types of attacks — from malware to the most sophisticated — and provides full visibility with a single agent.

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9.5
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Symantec Endpoint Protection

Symantec Endpoint Protection delivers cloud-based endpoint security with multilayered defense, simplified single agent/single console management with AI-guided policy updates, and a broad set of intergrations.

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9.3
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Sophos Endpoint Protection

Sophos endpoint protection integrates proven technology like malicious traffic detection with real-time threat intelligence from SophosLabs to help you prevent, detect and remediate threats.

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9.3
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Fortinet FortiClient

Integrated endpoint protection platform that provides automated next-generation threat protection, visibility and control of your software and hardware inventory across the entire security fabric. Identify & remediate vulnerable or compromised hosts across your attack surface.

Score
8.8
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Trend Micro Apex One

Trend Micro™ Apex One™ protection offers advanced automated threat detection and response against an ever-growing variety of threats, including fileless and ransomware.

Score
8.1
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Webroot Business Endpoint Protection

The Webroot® Platform is a cloud-based architecture that classifies and scores 95% of the internet 3x per day. With over 10 years’ experience innovating in the field of cutting-edge machine learning technology, Webroot Threat Intelligence provides the accuracy and context organizations and vendors need to protect themselves.

9.5

CrowdStrike Falcon Endpoint Protection

Falcon Endpoint Protection Standard defends against all types of attacks — from malware to the most sophisticated — and provides full visibility with a single agent.

9.5

Symantec Endpoint Protection

Symantec Endpoint Protection delivers cloud-based endpoint security with multilayered defense, simplified single agent/single console management with AI-guided policy updates, and a broad set of intergrations.

9.3

Sophos Endpoint Protection

Sophos endpoint protection integrates proven technology like malicious traffic detection with real-time threat intelligence from SophosLabs to help you prevent, detect and remediate threats.

9.3

Fortinet FortiClient

Integrated endpoint protection platform that provides automated next-generation threat protection, visibility and control of your software and hardware inventory across the entire security fabric. Identify & remediate vulnerable or compromised hosts across your attack surface.

8.8

Trend Micro Apex One

Trend Micro™ Apex One™ protection offers advanced automated threat detection and response against an ever-growing variety of threats, including fileless and ransomware.

8.1

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