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Evaluation Criteria for Endpoint Protection Platforms

Published: 24 March 2015

ID: G00262759

Analyst(s): Mario de Boer

Summary

Endpoint protection platforms form the basis of the enterprise's toolset to provide anti-malware scanning along with many other endpoint security features. In this document, Gartner provides evaluation criteria for selecting solutions.

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Evaluation Criteria

  • Centralized Management and Reporting
    • Centralized Management
    • Alerting and Reporting
  • Anti-malware Scanning and Protection
    • Required
    • Preferred
    • Optional
  • Advanced Anti-malware Protection
    • Required
    • Preferred
    • Optional
  • Host Firewall
    • Required
    • Preferred
    • Optional
  • Advanced Server Support
    • Required
    • Preferred
    • Optional
  • Mobility Suite Components
    • Required
    • Preferred
    • Optional
  • Data Protection Suite Components
    • Data-at-Rest Encryption
    • Port and Device Control
    • Endpoint Content-Aware DLP
  • Service and Support
    • Required
    • Preferred
    • Optional

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