Solutions Review’s listing of the best endpoint security vendors and solutions is an annual look into the software providers included in our Buyer’s Guide and Solutions Directory. Our editors gathered this information via online materials, reports, product demonstrations, conversations with vendor representatives, and free trial examinations.
Endpoint security occupies an exciting space in the cybersecurity market. The traditional digital perimeter—the former prime area of protection for endpoint security software—no longer exists. Identity and authentication have now almost wholly subsumed the perimeter of enterprise IT environments. Yet, the typical IT environment has grown far beyond what any expert could have predicted even a few years ago. Not only are more enterprises migrating to the cloud and facing the security issues that come with the subsequent decentralization, but they are also expanding the endpoints connecting to their networks.
Endpoint security solutions have to provide more than antivirus capabilities, though. These solutions must also extend visibility over mobile and IoT devices, scan for dwelling threats on devices through endpoint detection and response (EDR), and control how data can move both into and out of your network and within its various databases. To help companies find and implement the best endpoint security vendors and software, the editors at Solutions Review have compiled this list of the best endpoint security vendors in the marketplace worth knowing about in 2022 and beyond.
Note: Companies are listed in alphabetical order.
The Best Endpoint Security Vendors and Solutions
Platform: GravityZone Enterprise Security
Description: Information security company Bitdefender’s GravityZone Enterprise Security is a modular solution delivering centralized management and deployment for a range of endpoints: cloud providers, servers, desktops, laptops, and mobile devices. Updates to the endpoint security suite emphasize protecting anti-ransomware attacks and anti-exploit technology. Recently released products include GravityZone Ultra Suite. Additionally, Bitdefender continues to innovate its cloud workload security and browser isolation tools and capabilities.
Platform: Cylance AI
Description: Cylance built its reputation on the back of proactive and preventive antivirus technology based on proprietary artificial intelligence, machine learning, and algorithmic science. Cylance was founded by a team of recognized and respected security industry professionals and scientists with the goal to “redefine the endpoint standard of protection by preventing threats from ever executing.” Acquired by Blackberry in 2018, in 2019, they expanded CylanceProtect to mobile devices. Blackberry has pushed Cylance to improve its unified endpoint management capabilities.
Platform: Symantec Endpoint Security
Description: Broadcom’s Symantec Cyber Security offers a deep bench of endpoint security technologies spanning a range of prevention, detection, and remediation capabilities. Cloud-based, Broadcom is regarded as a comprehensive anti-malware solution globally. Before its acquisition in 2019, Symantec announced a new Managed Endpoint Detection and Response solution. They have been recognized as a Leader in Data Security Portfolio Vendors by the Forrester Wave. In its new form, it focuses on emerging and evolving threats.
Platform: Harmony Endpoint
Description: California-based Check Point Software provides an endpoint security solution that combines data and network security with threat prevention technologies, including remote access VPN for Windows and Mac software. Check Point’s Harmony Endpoint, formerly known as SandBlast Agent, is a solution designed to prevent 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.
Platform: Dragon Enterprise Platform
Description: Comodo’s endpoint security solutions provide a centrally managed, 7-layered suite protecting end-user devices and applications against malware and other digital threats. System administrators can terminate suspicious network connections, force-close processes, stop malicious services, and uninstall applications directly. Enterprise administrators can also resolve processes causing CPU or RAM saturation, quickly establishing the largest files on the endpoint’s hard drive and selectively deleting them if necessary.
Platform: CrowdStrike Falcon
Description: CrowdStrike Falcon offers visibility in real-time and detects attacks within your enterprise software. Falcon Host integrates into your current environment and enables your IT security team to detect and block suspicious activity to prevent damage to your business. It covers Windows desktop and servers and Mac computers and combines EDR and anti-malware into a single agent. In 2020, CrowdStrike enhanced its platform’s visibility, detection, and response capabilities across Windows, macOS, Linux operating systems, and new customization capabilities.
Platform: Cynet 360
Description: Cynet 360 is the world’s first Autonomous Breach Protection platform that natively integrates XDR attack prevention and detection capabilities (including NGAV, EDR, Deception, and more) with automated investigation and remediation via a single lightweight agent with zero operational effort. Cynet 360 technology is complemented by a 24/7 MDR service free of charge, placing end-to-end breach protection within reach for any organization regardless of its security team size and skill.
Platform: Druva inSync
Description: Druva inSync is a 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, ensuring that data is protected and governable by IT. With inSync, customers can dramatically increase the availability and visibility of business-critical data while reducing costs, risk, and complexity. It combines SaaS application and endpoint backup to protect end-user data and provide data protection.
Platform: FireEye Endpoint Security
Description: FireEye utilizes a purpose-built, virtual machine-based security platform providing real-time threat protection to enterprises. FireEye incorporates firewalls, IPS, antivirus, and gateways as a means of supplementing signature-based detection methods. The FireEye platform uses a virtual execution engine with threat intelligence to expose and obstruct cyber-attacks in real-time. In 2019, they announced the availability of the FireEye Cyber-Physical Threat Intelligence subscription service, which provides context, data, and actionable analysis on threats.
Description: Forcepoint designs its systems with remote employees and multiple endpoint connections in mind—essential considerations for the enterprise undergoing digital transformation or planning. Its programs watch for insider threats via behavioral analysis and use a multi-layered firewall to maintain network integrity even during device updates. They use a centralized platform for easy deployment and management. The platform’s Web Security capabilities integrate with data loss prevention, cloud sandboxing, and advanced malware detection in a single pane of glass.
Platform: GoSecure Titan
Description: GoSecure leverages big data and behavioral analytics with a next-generation endpoint security solution called GoSecure EDR. 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 it.
Description: Ivanti combines the technologies of Heat Software and LANDesk. More specifically, Ivanti seeks to combine Heat’s cloud solutions with LANDESK’s IT systems management to deliver simplified service management processes, real-time visibility across enterprise services and infrastructure, and facilitate productive interactions in your business. Its solution can also implement application control for all your endpoints that do not disrupt users in their work. Its solutions thus balance endpoint security with business process facilitation.
Description: Kaspersky is renowned for its threat intelligence software and its network of security experts worldwide. Its mission statement dedicates them to fighting cyber-crime and innovating new techniques to stop attacks. It focuses on internal innovations rather than on acquisitions. They possess an industry reputation for accurate malware detection and management for the layperson. Kaspersky 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.
Platform: LogMeIn Central
Description: LogMeIn Central is a cloud-based endpoint management solution designed to help IT professionals effectively monitor, manage, and secure their endpoint infrastructure. Their expertise in remote technologies supports enterprises with remote employees or endpoints scattered across the globe, allowing for centralized management. In addition, LogMeIn Central provides IT organizations with actionable security and workflow insights that can help increase productivity, reduce IT costs, and mitigate risk. Central also allows security teams to monitor the health of each LogMeIn host.
Platform: McAfee Endpoint Security
Description: First founded in 1987, the Santa Clara-based security giant promotes its McAfee Endpoint Security solution. With this platform, the company is signaling a transition away from the signature-based malware detection they helped innovate to one oriented to more machine learning, behavioral analysis detection, and prevention endpoint security methods with low user impact. McAfee offers machine learning behavioral analysis, real-time scanning, cloud analytics, application containment, and automated EDR. McAfee’s research has uncovered recent surges in malware attacks and ransomware.
Platform: Microsoft Azure
Description: Technology giant Microsoft should need no introduction to either the layperson or the technical expert. In addition to their PCs and operating systems, Microsoft also offers Window’s Enterprise Mobility and Security, a software endpoint security suite. This provides an integrated set of solutions designed to work smoothly with Microsoft’s operating system without interrupting workflow with a complex deployment. It even provides a cloud-based management system. Microsoft has received high customer approval rates, as evidenced by their position as Leader in the 2019 Magic Quadrant for EPP.
Description: Palo Alto Networks has combined network, cloud, and endpoint security into one integrated platform that delivers automated prevention against cyber-attacks. Palo Alto’s Cortex solution focuses on the attacker’s core techniques. When the attacker’s path becomes known, the program blocks advanced attacks originating from executables, data files, or network-based exploits. It is multimethod and completes a platform-centric approach to prevention.
Description: RSA, a division of Dell Technologies since 2016, offers RSA NetWitness Endpoint as their threat detection and response solution. The RSA NetWitness Endpoint solution exposes targeted, advanced malware, highlights suspicious activity for investigation, and instantly determines the scope of a compromise to help security teams stop advanced threats faster. NetWitness Endpoint’s unique behavioral-based detection identifies unknown, zero-day malware and compromises that traditional signature-based detection methods might miss.
Platform: Singularity XDR
Description: SentinelOne provides an integrated endpoint solution with behavior-based anti-malware, anti-exploit, and EDR capabilities. The solution, Singularity XDR, incorporates prevention, detection, and remediation capabilities in one program, which can be deployed on-premises or via the cloud. SentinelOne offers real-time forensics to deliver investigative capabilities and multiple behavior detection methods. It can predict malicious behavior across multiple threat vectors and close vulnerability gaps.
Platform: Intercept X Endpoint
Description: Headquartered in the United Kingdom with offices around the globe, Sophos released Sophos Intercept X — a set of signatureless detection and prevention technologies designed to protect against endpoint attacks —in 2016. Intercept X targets exploit applications and operating systems and provide specific countermeasures to ransomware. Since the release, Sophos has continued to be an enterprise-driven endpoint protection solution globally. In 2019, Sophos acquired Rook Security for their Managed Detection and Response capabilities.
Platform: Trend Micro Apex One
Description: 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 offers a full suite of EDR and EPP solutions. It has received praise for its fully-featured Apex One endpoint security solution, which features adaptive preventative capabilities, patching functions, and managed detection services. Trend Micro also offers its team of security threat experts and researchers who identify millions of threats and secure the Internet of Things.
Platform: VMware Carbon Black Endpoint
Description: VMware Carbon Black’s endpoint security software, Cb Defense, offers streaming malware protection and EDR to detect and prevent bad actors from attacking your organization in real-time. Cb Defense consistently records all endpoint activity, making it easy to track potential security threats and determine their root causes. VMware Carbon Black offers custom APIs, giving IT teams the ability to integrate security capabilities from various solutions. Cb LiveOps builds off the Carbon Black Predictive Security Cloud for real-time threat remediation.
- The 22 Best Endpoint Security Vendors and Solutions for 2022 - December 20, 2021