Gartner Research

Critical Capabilities for Endpoint Protection Platforms

Published: 30 April 2018

ID: G00334896

Analyst(s): Eric Ouellet , Ian McShane


Endpoint protection is evolving to address security architecture tasks such as hardening, investigation, incident detection and incident response. Security and risk management leaders should evaluate EPP vendors' ability to keep up with modern endpoint threats and their deployment requirements.

Table Of Contents

What You Need to Know


  • Critical Capabilities Use-Case Graphics
  • Vendors
    • Bitdefender
    • Carbon Black
    • Cisco
    • Comodo
    • CrowdStrike
    • Cylance
    • Endgame
    • ESET
    • FireEye
    • Fortinet
    • F-Secure
    • Kaspersky Lab
    • Malwarebytes
    • McAfee
    • Microsoft
    • Palo Alto Networks
    • Panda Security
    • SentinelOne
    • Sophos
    • Symantec
    • Trend Micro
  • Context
  • Product/Service Class Definition
  • Critical Capabilities Definition
    • Prevention
    • EPP Suite
    • Console Alerting and Reporting
    • EDR Core Functionality
    • EDR Advanced Response
    • Third-Party Integration
    • Managed Services
    • Geographic Support
    • OS Support
  • Use Cases
    • Type A
    • Type B
    • Type C
  • Vendors Added and Dropped
    • Added
    • Dropped

Inclusion Criteria

  • Critical Capabilities Rating

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