KuppingerCole Report
Advisory Note
By John Tolbert

Buyer's Compass: Endpoint Protection

Malware remains a global cybersecurity threat. This KuppingerCole Buyer’s Compass will provide you with questions to ask vendors, criteria to select your vendor, and requirements for successful deployments. This document will prepare your organization to conduct RFIs and RFPs for endpoint protection.

1 How to use the Buyer's Compass

This KuppingerCole Buyer’s Compass on Endpoint Protection provides information about

  • Use Cases
  • Functional Selection Criteria
  • Non-functional Se ...
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2 Market segments defined

This document analyzes the Endpoint Protection market segment. Most anti-malware products provide capabilities to protect against the many types of an ...

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3 Top 5 Use Cases

The top 5 use cases for ransomware protection are listed in table a.

Use Case Desciption
Prevent Data Loss If users’ computer ...
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4 Top 20 Selection Criteria - functional

When looking at products in detail - for instance, during an RFI or RFP - there frequently are hundreds of different criteria to be evaluated. However ...

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5 Top 10 Selection Criteria - non-functional

Aside from the functional selection criteria listed above, there are a number of non-functional criteria to take into account when deciding on and End ...

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6 Use Cases / Selection Criteria Matrix

Having identified the most important use cases and selection criteria for vendors in Endpoint Protection, this section provides a matrix that maps use ...

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7 Top 5 Prerequesites - technical

Malware detection and prevention are topics that cannot be seen as isolated from other areas of IT Security. Thus, there are some technical prerequisi ...

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8 Top 10 Prerequesites - organizational

Success in Endpoint Protection solution rollout depends not only on the technology selected. There are also various organizational prerequisites. The ...

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9 Top 10 Questions to ask the vendors

Aside from asking for specific features, there are some more questions that are worth asking vendors. The following questions help in understanding th ...

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