Gartner Research

Critical Capabilities for Endpoint Protection Platforms

Published: 17 October 2019

ID: G00362261

Analyst(s): Dionisio Zumerle , Paul Webber, Lawrence Pingree , Prateek Bhajanka, Peter Firstbrook


The EPP market is transforming as new approaches challenge the status quo. To help SRM leaders, we evaluated solutions with an emphasis on hardening, detection of advanced and fileless attacks, and response capabilities, favoring cloud-delivered solutions offering a fusion of products and services.

Table Of Contents

What You Need to Know


  • Critical Capabilities Use-Case Graphics
  • Vendors
    • Bitdefender
    • BlackBerry Cylance
    • Carbon Black
    • Check Point Software Technologies
    • Cisco
    • CrowdStrike
    • ESET
    • FireEye
    • Fortinet
    • F-Secure
    • Kaspersky
    • Malwarebytes
    • McAfee
    • Microsoft
    • Palo Alto Networks
    • Panda Security
    • SentinelOne
    • Sophos
    • Symantec
    • Trend Micro
  • Context
  • Product/Service Class Definition
  • Critical Capabilities Definition
    • Ease of Use
    • Cloud Management
    • Prevention
    • EDR Functionality
    • EPP Suite
    • 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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