Endpoint Protection Platforms: Blending Security, System Management, and Data Protection

Archived Published: 17 May 2011 ID: G00211987


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This assessment describes endpoint protection platform (EPP) market trends and futures, analyzes the market segments and vendors, and provides recommendations for customers.

Table of Contents

  • Summary of Findings
  • Analysis
    • What is an Endpoint Protection Platform (EPP)?
    • Requirements and Typical Solutions
      • Multiple Platform Support
      • Anti-Malware and HIPS Protection
      • Advanced Data Protection
      • Management
      • Modular Packaging and Interoperability
    • Market Definition and Drivers
    • Market Trends and Disruptors
      • Consolidation and Churn
      • Security and Management Convergence
      • Disruptive SaaS Delivery Model
      • Disruptive OS Changes
      • Disruptive Smartphones and Tablets
      • Disruptive Consumerization and Democratization
      • Disruptive Reputation and Whitelisting Technologies
    • Market Segments
      • Enterprise Anti-Malware
      • Security Suites
      • Security and Management
      • Security Software as a Service
  • Comparison
  • Recommendations
    • Maximizing Detection Capability
    • Obtaining a Broad EPP from a Single Vendor
    • Operationalizing Security
    • Emphasizing Smartphone and/or Consumerization Support Now
    • Migrating to the Cloud
  • The Details
  • Conclusion
  • Recommended Reading
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