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How to Optimize the Cost of Endpoint Protection Platforms

Published: 25 August 2017

ID: G00334583

Analyst(s): Peter Firstbrook , Prateek Bhajanka


When many companies are deploying multiple endpoint protection solutions, the cost can quickly increase. Security and risk management leaders should use these optimization best practices to reduce their costs.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Before Procurement
    • Assess Your Needs, Operating Environment and Existing Products
    • Evaluate Existing Products and Licenses
    • Evaluate Lower-Cost Vendors
    • Consolidate Vendors and Products
    • Bundle EPP Products Into Infrastructure and Existing Projects
    • Shift to a Cloud Deployment Model to Save on Operational Costs
  • During Procurement
    • Start Negotiating Early
    • State the Number of Licenses in Bands and Anticipate Future License Needs
    • Don't Go for a Long-Term Contract
    • Prepare for Contract Negotiation
    • Offer to Be a Reference Customer
    • Get Third-Party Advice Before Signing Contracts

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