Gartner Research

Evaluation Criteria for Endpoint Protection Platforms

Published: 24 January 2018

ID: G00346995

Analyst(s): Mario de Boer

Summary

Endpoint protection platforms provide malware protection along with other endpoint security features. This research outlines evaluation criteria that will help technical professionals both differentiate between EPPs and select the most appropriate solution for their enterprises.

Table Of Contents

Evaluation Criteria

  • Centralized Management and Reporting
    • Centralized Management
    • Alerting and Reporting
  • General Criteria for Endpoint Protection
    • Required
    • Preferred
    • Optional
  • Attack Surface Reduction
    • Required
    • Preferred
    • Optional
  • Pre-execution Endpoint Protection Techniques
    • Required
    • Preferred
    • Optional
  • Postexecution Endpoint Protection Techniques
    • Required
    • Preferred
    • Optional
  • Network Protection
    • Required
    • Preferred
    • Optional
  • Advanced Server Support
    • Required
    • Preferred
    • Optional
  • Service and Support
    • Required
    • Preferred
    • Optional

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