Gartner Research

Evaluation Criteria for Endpoint Protection Platforms

Published: 07 March 2013

ID: G00249582

Analyst(s): Daniel Blum

Summary

Endpoint protection platforms are increasingly the large enterprise's tool of choice to provide anti-malware scanning along with many other security features. In this document, Gartner provides guidance and evaluation criteria for selecting solutions.

Table Of Contents

Summary of Findings

Analysis

  • Summary of EPP Evaluation Criteria
  • Centralized Management for EPP Functions
    • Required
    • Preferred
    • Optional
  • Centralized Management for Anti-malware
    • Anti-malware Operations
    • Alerting and Reporting
    • Policy and Configuration Definition
  • Anti-malware Scanning and Protection
    • Required
    • Preferred
    • Optional
  • Advanced Anti-malware Protections
    • Required
    • Preferred
  • Advanced Server Support
    • Required
    • Preferred
    • Optional
  • Mobility Suite Components
    • Required
    • Preferred
    • Optional
  • Data Protection Suite Components
    • Required
    • Preferred
    • Optional
  • Vulnerability Management Suite Components
    • Required
    • Preferred
  • Comparison

Conclusion

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