Gartner Research

Endpoint Protection Platforms Taking on Security, Mobility and Management

Published: 07 March 2013

ID: G00248530

Analyst(s): Daniel Blum


Customers are marching to a new drummer: mobility. Security pros must now protect user-owned devices as well as organization-owned ones. As the threat landscape heats up, changing the game on endpoint security and realizing the synergy of endpoint protection platforms become more important.

Table Of Contents

Summary of Findings


  • EPP Definition
  • EPP Use Cases
    • Anti-malware
    • Anti-malware Plus Advanced Protection
    • Anti-malware, Plus Advanced Server Support
    • Anti-malware Plus Data Protection
    • Anti-malware, With Vulnerability Management
    • EPP Mobility Features
  • Market Drivers
  • Market Segments
    • Enterprise Anti-malware
    • EPP Suites
    • Security and Management
    • SaaS-Managed EPP
  • Mapping Providers to Use Cases
  • Market Trends and Futures
    • Mobility Making Huge Inroads Into the Enterprise Environment
  • Strengths
  • Weaknesses
  • Recommendations
    • First, Focus!
    • Include the Increasing Array of Devices and Ownership Models Into Your Endpoint Protection Strategy
    • Ensure the Server Protection Strategy Encompasses Virtualization and Public or Private Cloud Infrastructure
    • Seek Consensus on "Single Vendor Versus Best-of-Breed"
    • Determine the Need for EPP Data Protection Capabilities
    • Determine the Need for EPP Vulnerability and System Management Capabilities
    • Determine the Need for Integrated Endpoint and Network Security Technologies
    • Determine the Need for EPP SaaS-Based Management
    • Evaluate and Deploy EPP Solutions
    • Staff, Train and Optimize People and Processes
  • The Details
  • Provider Details

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