Security professionals: what considerations do you look for when evaluating vendors?

Cost of vendor solution.19%

Length of time until my company would have to go through the vendor evaluation + onboarding cycle again.43%

How easy it’d be to integrate with our existing tech stack.23%

How easy it will be for employees at my company to learn and use the tool.5%

How well the product meets our business needs.9%


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Director of IT in Software, 201 - 500 employees
All of the above, just some more important then other

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Patch management: to reduce attack surface and avoid system misconfigurations39%

Malware and ransomware prevention: to protect endpoints from social engineering attacks59%

Malware and fileless malware detection and response: to protect against malicious software49%

Threat Hunting: to detect unknown threats that are acting or dormant in your environment and have bypassed the security controls33%

Not planning to change endpoint security strategy9%



Each brand has separate teams, tools and workflows.13%

Each brand has separate tools and workflows, but centrally managed by one team.67%

All tools and workflows are centralized across all brands, and managed manually by one team.17%

All tools and workflows are synced and automated through a centralized vendor.3%