Gartner Research

Understand the Relative Importance of AV Testing in EPP Product Selection

Published: 11 May 2018

ID: G00327736

Analyst(s): Ian McShane


"Which product provides the best protection?" is the top question asked by security and risk management leaders approaching their EPP renewal. This is a highly subjective question, and organizations should not focus solely on which vendor scores highest in a single test.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Assess Current and Shortlisted Vendors' Capabilities
  • Focus on Frameworks to Evaluate Relative Improvements Against Existing Security Controls
  • Use Third-Party Testing to Ascertain Trends Over Time, Rather Than One-Off Test Results
  • Make a Selection Based Primarily on Capabilities and the Workflow "Fit" for Your Organization

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