Endpoint Security Providers: Best of 2023 and Beyond
Solutions Review’s listing of the Endpoint Security Providers: Best of 2023 and Beyond is an annual mashup of products that best represent current market conditions, according to the crowd. Our editors selected the best endpoint security products based on each solution’s Authority Score, a meta-analysis of real user sentiment through the web’s most trusted business software review sites, and our own proprietary five-point inclusion criteria.
The editors at Solutions Review continually research the most prominent and influential endpoint security vendors to assist buyers in search of the tools befitting the needs of their organization. Choosing the right vendor and solution can be a complicated process; it requires constant market research and often comes down to more than just the solution and its technical capabilities. Yet it’s essential; endpoint protection remains a critical component of any enterprise platform, designed to repel malware and fortify your digital perimeter.
Solutions Review picked out the Endpoint Security Providers: Best of 2023 and Beyond. Here they are, in alphabetical order.
Endpoint Security Providers: Best of 2023 and Beyond
Bitdefender released the new GravityZone Ultra Suite and announced a more services-focused approach, starting with its Bitdefender Advanced Threat Intelligence. It appeared in the 2019 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Endpoint Protection Platforms as a Niche Player and in the Forrester Wave for Endpoint Security Suites as a Strong Performer. The GravityZone Ultra solution includes an integrated EDR platform and a monitored EDR solution.
Broadcom acquired and fully integrated EPP provider Symantec into its portfolio. Broadcom now offers comprehensive threat protection and compliance via the Symantec Integrated Cyber Defense. Prior to its acquisition, Symantec received praise in the relevant Gartner Magic Quadrant and the Forrester Wave reports.
VMware Carbon Black’s endpoint security software, Carbon Black Cloud, offers streaming malware protection and EDR to detect and prevent bad actors from attacking your organization in real-time. Carbon Black Cloud consistently records all endpoint activity, making it easy to track potential security threats and determine their root causes. VMware Carbon Black offers custom APIs, allowing IT teams to integrate security capabilities from various solutions.
Check Point Software
Check Point’s Sandblast Zero Day Attack Protection prevents potential security threats at the initial stages, which can help prevent significant damage before it occurs. Check Point also offers anti-bot technology to block command and control technologies and a managed security service option. Check Point appeared in the 2019 EPP Gartner Magic Quadrant as a Niche Player and the Forrester Wave for Endpoint Security Suites as a Leader.
CrowdStrike’s endpoint solution, Falcon Host, offers visibility in real-time and detects attacks within your enterprise software. It covers Windows desktop and servers as well as Mac computers, whether on or off the network, and combines EDR and anti-malware into a single agent. In 2019, it announced a new firewall management module to its Falcon platform and deployed CrowdStrike Falcon for Mobile; CrowdStrike appeared in the EPP Gartner and Forrester reports as a Leader.
BlackBerry acquired endpoint protection platform provider Cylance and has since incorporated its capabilities into its own Cyber Suite. In the EDR realm, it offers the BlackBerry Optics platform. BlackBerry Optics is an EDR solution that extends the threat prevention delivered by BlackBerry Protect using AI to identify and prevent widespread security incidents. Its capabilities use context-driven threat detection, machine learning threat identification, root cause analysis, smart threat hunting, and automated remote investigations.
Cynet is a provider of the world’s first end-to-end, natively automated extended detection and response (XDR) platform – Cynet 360 AutoXDR – backed by a 24/7 MDR service. Its mission is to make it easy and stress-less for any organization to be safe and secure from cyber threats. The platform was purpose-built to enable small security teams to achieve comprehensive and effective protection regardless of their resources, team size, or skills. It does this by managing day-to-day security operations so teams can focus on addressing security rather than operating it. The complementary 24/7 MDR service provides organizations with monitoring, investigation, on-demand analysis, incident response, and threat hunting.
Druva inSync is an unified data protection and information governance solution that delivers a single pane of glass for protecting and managing dispersed data across endpoints and cloud applications. Druva’s inSync offers a unique mixture of endpoint security, backup, and identity governance features, representing a cost-effective endpoint solution for complex data infrastructures.
In early 2020, ForcePoint was acquired by Raytheon. However, it continues to operate as an independent endpoint security vendor well suited to SMBs concerned about insider threats as much or more than external hackers. It designs its systems with remote employees and multiple endpoint connections in mind. In 2019, the Forrester Wave for Email Security recognized Forcepoint as a Strong Performer.
GoSecure leverages big data and behavioral analytics with a next-generation endpoint security solution called GoSecure EDR. Obviously, this uses EDR, machine learning, and behavioral analysis to recognize threat context and increase endpoint visibility. This allows their solution to catch threats missed by legacy signature-based detection methods. GoSecure software distinguishes between unknown and known threats via signatureless scanning and responses to both proportionally so that malware diversion tactics will not fool them.
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Ivanti delivers simplified service management processes, real-time visibility across enterprise services and infrastructure. Its solution can also implement application control for all your endpoints that does not disrupt users in their work. In 2019, it announced the Ivanti Security Controls for patch management and third-party applications.
Kaspersky is renowned for its threat intelligence software and its dedication to fighting cyber-crime. It appeared in the 2019 Magic Quadrant for Endpoint Protection Platforms as a Visionary, and the Forrester Wave for Endpoint Security Suites as a Strong Performer. The endpoint security vendor is well-known for its focus on internal innovations over external acquisitions.
LogMeIn Central is a cloud-based endpoint management solution designed to enable IT professionals to effectively monitor, manage, and secure its endpoint infrastructure. In addition, LogMeIn Central provides IT organizations with actionable security and workflow insights that can help increase productivity, reduce IT costs, and mitigate risk. The LogMeIn Central security portfolio includes anti-virus, patch management, proactive alerts, software inventory, and computer health monitoring.
As the IT management division of Zoho Corporation, ManageEngine prioritizes flexible solutions that work for all businesses, regardless of size or budget. ManageEngine Endpoint Central is a Unified Endpoint Management (UEM) and security software that comprehensively addresses the requirements of IT administrators. It helps IT administrators to perform patch management, software deployment, mobile device management, OS deployment and take remote control to troubleshoot devices. And with the help of endpoint security features, which includes vulnerability assessment, application control, device control, BitLocker management and browser security, IT administrators can safeguard their network endpoints. Furthermore, Endpoint Central integrates seamlessly with ManageEngine and other third-party solutions.
McAfee remains a well-respected name in endpoint security. It was Visionary in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Endpoint Protection Platforms and a Strong Performer in the Forrester Wave for Endpoint Security Suites. In early 2020, McAfee acquired Light Point Security for an undisclosed amount. McAfee offers machine learning behavioral analysis, real-time scanning, cloud analytics, application containment, and EDR.
In addition to its PCs and operating systems, Microsoft also offers the Windows Enterprise Mobility and Security, a software endpoint security suite. Microsoft has received high customer approval rates, as evidenced by its position as Leader in the 2019 Magic Quadrant for EPP. Its capabilities include cloud identity access control and mobile device management. Additionally, it appears as a Leader in the Forrester Wave for Endpoint Security Suites and a Strong Performer in Email Security.
Massachusetts-based NetWitness offers a variety of endpoint security and response solutions, including NetWitness EDR and XDR. NetWitness Endpoint monitors activity across all your endpoints—on and off the network—providing deep visibility into their security state, and it prioritizes alerts when there is an issue. NetWitness Endpoint drastically reduces dwell time by rapidly detecting new and non-malware attacks and cuts the cost, time, and scope of incident response. NetWitness empowers security teams to rapidly detect today’s targeted and sophisticated attacks with unparalleled visibility.
Palo Alto Networks
Palo Alto Networks has combined network, cloud, and endpoint security into one integrated platform that delivers automated prevention against cyber-attacks. In 2019, Palo Alto Networks acquired Aporeto, a machine identity-based microsegmentation company, as well as Demisto, a SOAR provider. Also, it was recognized as a Niche Player in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Endpoint Protection Platforms, and a Contender in the Forrester Wave for Endpoint Security Suites.
SentinelOne provides behavior-based anti-malware, anti-exploit, and EDR capabilities as an integrated endpoint solution; in other words, it incorporates prevention, detection, and remediation capabilities in one program, which can be deployed on-premises or via the cloud. SentinelOne appeared in the 2019 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Endpoint Protection Platforms as a Visionary. Recently, SentinelOne raised $200 million in Series E funding.
Sophos released Sophos Intercept X—a set of signatureless detection and prevention technologies designed to protect against endpoint attacks—in 2016. In 2019, Sophos acquired Rook Security for its Managed Detection and Response capabilities. Even earlier in the year, Sophos acquired DarkBytes, another MDR provider, to serve as the foundation of its new services. Recently, Sophos launched Intercept X for Mobile.
Formerly FireEye, Trellix ENS (Endpoint Security) enables customers to respond to and manage the threat defense lifecycle with proactive defenses and remediation tools. Automatic rollback remediation returns systems to a healthy state to keep users and administrators productive. This saves time that you might otherwise spend waiting for system remediation, performing recovery, or reimaging an infected machine. Global threat intelligence and real-time local event intelligence are shared between endpoints and Trellix Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR) to collect threat event details, detect and prevent threats attempting to evade detection and map them to the MITRE ATT&CK framework for further investigation.
Trend Micro, Inc.’s endpoint security solutions ensure mobile and desktop protection against everything from traditional threats to the latest sophisticated, targeted attacks. Focusing on multi-layered security, exploitation protection, and machine learning, Trend Micro’s full suite of EDR and EPP solutions. They have received praise for their fully-featured adaptive preventative capabilities, patching capabilities, and managed detection services. Trend Micro also offers its team of security threat experts and researchers who work to identify millions of threats and secure the Internet of Things.
Webroot’s EPP Solution—SecureAnywhere Business Endpoint Protection—utilizes behavioral analysis, machine learning, and contextual threat intelligence. It allows Webroot to protect enterprises’ networks while remaining lightweight and unobtrusive to business processes. Its solution provides multi-vector protection for all stages of endpoint attacks, mitigating long-term damage. Its cloud-based architecture classified a majority of the Internet—no small feat—for risks to evaluate browser safety for both on and off-premises devices.
Xcitium rebranded from Comodo Security right before the company launched a new zero threat endpoint platform, Xcitium Zero Threat, to combat an increase in ransomware and other malware across all industries. Zero Threat utilizes patented Kernel API Virtualization to prevent all unknown ransomware and other malware from accessing critical systems and resources without any impact on the user experience and to reduce false-positive alerts. When cyber-attacks are increasing exponentially, leaving both enterprises and governmental agencies vulnerable to losing millions, Xcitium’s suite of solutions is even more vital to prevent the damages these threats continue to cause.
Those are our picks for the Endpoint Security Providers: Best of 2023 and Beyond. For more, check out the Buyer’s Guide.