Gartner Research

Make Sense of Endpoint Malware Protection Technology

Published: 25 April 2017

ID: G00320339

Analyst(s): Ian McShane

Summary

The goal of endpoint malware protection is a solution that offers low administrative overhead, low end-user impact and the best available protection. Security and risk management leaders can make educated trade-offs within endpoint protection to achieve two of these three aims.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges

Introduction

Analysis

  • Include Signature Technology in a Layered Protection and Detection Strategy
  • Use Machine Learning to Reduce the Reliance on the Distribution of Signature Updates
  • Improve Visibility With EDR or EPP Tools That Focus on Applications and Processes
    • Application Control/Whitelisting
    • Application Isolation
  • Reduce the Attack Surface With Technologies That Look for Signs of a Malicious Outcome
    • Behavioral Analysis
    • Exploit Technique Mitigation

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