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Top 8 Endpoint Protection for Business (EPP) Tools

CrowdStrike FalconSentinelOneMicrosoft Defender for EndpointCisco Secure EndpointCortex XDR by Palo Alto NetworksSophos Intercept XCheck Point Harmony EndpointCarbon Black CB Defense
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    CrowdStrike Falcon's most valuable feature is the fact that it's not getting in the way of our workforce and their workflow.The most valuable feature of CrowdStrike Falcon is crowdsourcing intelligence.
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    It is a good endpoint solution. That's the reason we chose it. We looked at other solutions, such as CrowdStrike, and based on the cost and the services it delivers, it was the better choice.
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    What I found most valuable in Microsoft Defender for Endpoint is that it's out-of-the-box, which brings more value to the customer. The technical support for the product is also one of the best parts, because it's good, in terms of the product knowledge of the technical engineers.
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    It is extensive in terms of providing visibility and insights into threats. It allows for research into a threat, and you can chart your progress on how you're resolving it.
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    Palo Alto is constantly adding new features. Monitoring is most valuable.
  7. The most valuable feature of Sophos Intercept X is cloud management. The security on offer is pretty good. We are happy with it.
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  9. It has improved the detection of malware. It is easy to make a decision on what to implement to provide greater security.
  10. The feature I found most valuable in Carbon Black CB Defense is the ongoing monitoring feature that works by emailing updates about any detections found.

Advice From The Community

Read answers to top Endpoint Protection for Business (EPP) questions. 598,116 professionals have gotten help from our community of experts.
Frank Yang - PeerSpot reviewer
Frank Yang
Sales Director at a tech services company with 5,001-10,000 employees

I work at a tech services company with 5,000 - 10,000+ employees. 

We are currently researching EPP and EDR solutions. What are the main differences between EPP and EDR? 

Thanks! I appreciate the help. 

Om Salamkayala - PeerSpot reviewer
Om SalamkayalaI think most of the comments cover all the key points. EDR-End point… more »
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Rony_Sklar - PeerSpot reviewer
Rony_Sklar
PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)

Which EPP provider does the best job at ransomware protection? Which provider is best at proactively defending against unknown threats?

Paresh Makwana - PeerSpot reviewer
Paresh MakwanaCylance: One of the fastest growing vendors in the Endpoint Security market,… more »
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Menachem D Pritzker - PeerSpot reviewer
Menachem D Pritzker
Director of Growth
PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
On July 15, 2020, several verified Twitter accounts with millions of followers were compromised in a cyberattack. Many of the hacked accounts we protected using two-factor authentication, which the hackers were somehow able to bypass. Hacked accounts included Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Bill Gates,...
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Ken Shaurette - PeerSpot reviewer
Ken ShauretteFor some good information from a leading expert check out the webinar today 7/17… more »
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Rony_Sklar - PeerSpot reviewer
Rony_Sklar
PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
There are many cybersecurity tools available, but some aren't doing the job that they should be doing.  What are some of the threats that may be associated with using 'fake' cybersecurity tools? What can people do to ensure that they're using a tool that actually does what it says it does?
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SimonClark - PeerSpot reviewer
SimonClark Dan Doggendorf gave sound advice. Whilst some of the free or cheap… more »
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Ariel Lindenfeld - PeerSpot reviewer
Ariel Lindenfeld
Sr. Director of Community
PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
Feb 17 2022

Let the community know what you think. Share your opinions now!

it_user400131 - PeerSpot reviewer
it_user400131evaluation of endpoint protection should look at what the product offers for… more »
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Rony_Sklar - PeerSpot reviewer
Rony_Sklar
PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
Dec 07 2021

Hi peers,

What is the difference between a compromise assessment and threat hunting? 

How do each contribute to Endpoint Protection?

Geoffrey Poer - PeerSpot reviewer
Geoffrey PoerA Compromise Assessment (CA) is an active and generally scheduled engagement… more »
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Mostafa  - PeerSpot reviewer
Mostafa
System Administrator at Suez Canal Insurance

What is the best for ransomware infection? 

Alex Vakulov - PeerSpot reviewer
Alex VakulovInstall all security updates, create an incident response plan, use whitelisting… more »
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Nurit Sherman - PeerSpot reviewer
Nurit Sherman
Content Specialist
PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
Hi community,  We all know that it's important to conduct a trial and/or proof-of-concept as part of the buying process.  Do you have any advice for your peers about the best way to conduct a trial/POC?  How do you conduct a trial effectively? Are there any mistakes to avoid?
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ITSecuri7cfd - PeerSpot reviewer
ITSecuri7cfdOnce you have narrowed down the top 5 picks for a capability/solution, we… more »
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Endpoint Protection for Business (EPP) Articles

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PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
Feb 04 2022
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Endpoint Protection for Business (EPP) Topics

What is enterprise endpoint protection?

Enterprise endpoint protection is a technology solution used to protect devices from malicious behavior, malware, and suspicious applications, and also to identify security incidents and provide alerts. By allowing admins to manage all corporate devices, enterprise endpoint protection helps them recognize threats, remediate against those threats, and thus easily and quickly respond to security issues. Enterprise endpoint protection emerged to replace traditional antivirus software and offers prevention methods that work to pre-emptively block known and unknown threats.

What are the 10 requirements for securing endpoints?
  1. Prevention: One of the main key requirements for securing endpoints is to pre-emptively block both known and unknown threats. With the number of security breaches rapidly increasing, it is helpful to not only detect and respond to incidents after they’ve occurred but to prevent them from happening in the first place. To achieve this, organizations can incorporate either local or cloud-based threat analysis to identify as well as prevent unknown and evasive threats.
  2. No interruption on user productivity: An endpoint security solution should not negatively impact user productivity in any way. End users should be able to use mobile and/or cloud-based technologies without worrying about known or unknown cyber threats and without fear of compromising their systems.
  3. Threat intelligence: Companies can collect threat data to enable prevention automatically. This data can be gathered from the network, the cloud, and endpoints. Once collected, automation can be used to correlate the data. In turn, this can help identify indicators of compromise in order to create protections and alert the organization.
  4. Application protection: An organization should have a security infrastructure that provides protection of core applications, including proprietary and third-party applications. If applications are not protected and they have bugs or security flaws, it hinders an organization’s ability to function effectively, and also gives cyber attackers a rather large attack surface.
  5. Security and system performance: Security products should not interfere with system resources (RAM, CPU, disk storage, etc.). If an endpoint protection solution is not lightweight, it can burden a system’s performance and also jeopardize the user experience.
  6. Secure legacy systems: Oftentimes, organizations may delay the deployment of system updates or security patches to prevent interfering with critical operational capabilities or for other reasons - such as patches not being available for certain legacy systems. A good endpoint security solution will support systems that can't be patched and will not hamper software vulnerabilities.
  7. Enterprise-ready: To suit your enterprise environment best, an endpoint security solution should be flexible, scalable, and easily manageable. It should be able to flawlessly integrate with an enterprise’s existing computing resources, it should scale to countless endpoints, and it should be able to be deployed within different environments, whether those environments are geographically dispersed or not. It is also important that it supports all business needs and offers great flexibility in case one part of an organization differs from another.
  8. Industry compliance requirements: Endpoint security solutions can help achieve and maintain compliance requirements. Endpoints provide independent verification for industry compliance requirements, are proactively protected, and also replace antivirus solutions that have already been put into place.
  9. Independent verification as antivirus replacement: Ideally, an endpoint security protection product that is being used to replace a traditional legacy antivirus solution should be verified by an independent third party to evaluate its performance. An independent third party can conduct a deeper check than an organization can, especially when determining which security product is best as an antivirus replacement for you.
  10. Recognition: It is recommended that the endpoint security protection you select to replace traditional antivirus solutions should be recognized by either a top-tier industry analyst or a research firm.
How do you protect an endpoint?

Below are 5 different ways to protect an endpoint:

  1. Protect employee endpoints using anti-virus software and multi-factor authentication. Additionally, make sure application updates are automated to secure client data.
  2. Minimize data to prevent accidental loss by removing customer and employee data that is unnecessary.
  3. Consider deploying comprehensive security measures across all devices, data, and applications. A solution that includes behavior analytics will alert your IT team of suspicious activity before it becomes problematic.
  4. Check that all licensing and certifications are up to date and reflect the most recent regulatory and compliance standards.
  5. If your company has added new resources such as mobile, IoT, or on-premise resources, it is crucial to update these network infrastructure changes within your security and recovery plans.
What does endpoint protection provide?

Endpoint protection provides layers of defense that safeguard organizations from cyber threats, large or small. It enables an extra level of visibility into the threat landscape to understand the root cause of endpoint attacks. The goal of endpoint protection is to provide security from malware attacks, to gain insight into malicious activities and behaviors, and to provide the capabilities needed to investigate and remediate threats and incidents.

Endpoint Protection Benefits

Some of the most common endpoint protection benefits include:

  • Zero-day threat detection in near real time via machine learning.
  • Ensure safe browsing on the web with proactive web security.
  • Prevention of data loss.
  • Hostile network attacks can be avoided due to integrated firewalls.
  • Insider threat protection to guard against malicious activity.
  • Having a centralized management platform for endpoint protection helps improve visibility and also helps simplify operations. Increased visibility can also shed light on security gaps that may have otherwise been overlooked.
  • Customer engagement improves when endpoints are protected from threats.
  • Endpoint security makes it easy for IT teams to detect unpatched devices.
  • With endpoint security, your organization can rest assured that data access is authenticated, and therefore is controlled.
Endpoint Security Products

When evaluating endpoint security products, IT Central Station (soon to be Peerspot) users are clear on what aspects are most important. Proactive protection is a clear indication of superior quality in an EPP solution, since the days of reactive protection are gone. Another essential feature to look for is the capability to block a variety of attack vectors, since testing with known malware simply isn't sufficient. Additionally, our members want to see good customer support, easy installation and removal, and competitive pricing in an endpoint security product.

Buyer's Guide
Endpoint Protection for Business (EPP)
May 2022
Find out what your peers are saying about CrowdStrike, SentinelOne, Microsoft and others in Endpoint Protection for Business (EPP). Updated: May 2022.
598,116 professionals have used our research since 2012.