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Select the Right Endpoint Protection Platform by Running an Effective Proof of Concept

Published: 27 June 2018

ID: G00346859

Analyst(s): Prateek Bhajanka , Ian McShane


Although a request for proposal process can result in a strong shortlist of candidate products, security and risk management leaders must run a thorough proof of concept to accurately determine which endpoint protection platform product is most suitable.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Use a POC to Determine the Real Benefit of Switching to Another EPP
  • Ensure the POC Is Representative of the Organization
  • The Outcome: Four Important Questions Answered by a POC
    • What Effort Will the Deployment Involve?
    • Is the Product Fit for Purpose?
    • What Existing Processes Need to Be Changed and What Additional Processes Need to Be Implemented?
    • Is There a Real Benefit to Moving to a New Product?

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