Content of Figures
- Figure 1 The Overall Leadership rating for the Endpoint Anti-Malware market segment
- Figure 2 Product leaders in the Endpoint Anti-Malware market segment
- Figure 3 Innovation leaders in the Endpoint Anti-Malware market segment
- Figure 4 Market leaders in the Endpoint Anti-Malware market segment
- Figure 5 The Market/Product Matrix
- Figure 6 The Product/Innovation Matrix
- Figure 7 The Innovation/Market Matrix
Both malware and anti-malware solutions have been around for a long time. Accordingly, individuals and organizations have been using an ever-changing ...Login Get full Access
1.1 Market Segment
The anti-malware market is steady, with more than 1 billion devices deployed in the world. Mobile platforms are on the rise, and have overtaken PC-ba ...Login Get full Access
1.2 Delivery models
Anti-malware solutions are made of two primary components: agents on the endpoint and one or more management consoles. Endpoint agents are designed ...Login Get full Access
1.3 Required Capabilities
Various technologies support all the different requirements customers are facing today. The requirements are
- Detect and prevent infection by
- Vi ...
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2.1 Overall Leadership
Several companies topped the Leader section. McAfee leads the field, showing strong ratings in all Leadership categories.
Kaspersky Lab, Symantec, E ...Login Get full Access
2.2 Product Leadership
Product Leadership is the first specific category examined below. This view is based on the analysis of the completeness and quality of the product/se ...
Product Leadership, or in some cases Service Leadership, is where we examine the functional strength and completeness of products. McAfee is in fron ...Login Get full Access
2.3 Innovation Leadership
Next, we examine Innovation in the marketplace. Innovation is, from our perspective, a key capability in all IT market segments. Customers require i ...
When looking at Innovation Leadership, McAfee is slightly ahead of all others, based on the product’s advanced malware and ransomware detection func ...Login Get full Access
2.4 Market Leadership
Lastly, we analyze Market Leadership. This is an amalgamation of the number of customers, the geographic distribution of customers, the size of dep ...
Bitdefender, ESET, Kaspersky, McAfee, Microsoft, and Symantec share the top spots for Market Leadership. All Windows systems ship with Microsoft secu ...Login Get full Access
3 Correlated View
While the Leadership charts identify leading vendors in certain categories, many customers are looking not only for a product leader, but for a vendor ...Login Get full Access
3.1 The Market/Product Matrix
The first of these correlated views contrasts Product Leadership and Market Leadership.
Vendors below the line have a weaker market position than expected according to their product maturity. Vendors above the line are sort of “overperf ...Login Get full Access
3.2 The Product/Innovation Matrix
This view shows how Product Leadership and Innovation Leadership are correlated. It is not surprising that there is a pretty good correlation between ...
Vendors below the line are more innovative, vendors above the line are, compared to the current Product Leadership positioning, less innovative.
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3.3 The Innovation/Market Matrix
The third matrix shows how Innovation Leadership and Market Leadership are related. Some vendors might perform well in the market without being Innova ...
Vendors above the line are performing well in the market compared to their relatively weak position in the Innovation Leadership rating; while vendors ...Login Get full Access
4 Products and Vendors at a glance
This section provides an overview of the various products we have analyzed within this KuppingerCole Leadership Compass on Endpoint Anti-Malware. Asid ...Login Get full Access
4.1 Ratings at a glance
Based on our evaluation, a comparative overview of the functional ratings of all the products covered in this document is shown in table 1.Login Get full Access
Furthermore, table 2 shows an overview which contains four additional, non-functional ratings for the vendor. While the rating for Financial Strength ...Login Get full Access
5 Product / service evaluation
This section contains a quick rating for every product/service we’ve included in this KuppingerCole Leadership Compass document. For many of the pro ...Login Get full Access
Bitdefender is a private company, and was founded in 2001 in Bucharest, Romania. The company specializes in cybersecurity technologies for Windows PCs ...Login Get full Access
5.2 Carbon Black
Carbon Black, was founded in the Boston area as Bit9 back in 2002. Bit9 was long known for its strong application whitelisting capabilities. Bit9 purc ...Login Get full Access
5.3 Digital Guardian
Digital Guardian, based in Boston, provides a number of endpoint security solutions beyond anti-malware, including data discovery and classification, ...Login Get full Access
ESET, headquartered in Bratislava, was founded in 1992, and has been in the security business since. ESET covers all Windows endpoints and servers, Ma ...Login Get full Access
Founded in 1988 in Helsinki, F-Secure has been providing anti-virus and other security tools for nearly 3 decades. F-Secure provides support for all v ...Login Get full Access
Kaspersky Lab, headquartered in Moscow, was founded as an anti-virus company in 1997. Kaspersky Lab provides anti-malware and other security software ...Login Get full Access
Silicon Valley based McAfee was an early pioneer in the anti-virus business. McAfee was founded in 1987, acquired by Intel in 2011, then spun off from ...Login Get full Access
Redmond-based Microsoft began offering Defender as an anti-spyware program more than a decade ago. Defender has evolved considerably since then, becom ...Login Get full Access
5.9 Sentinel One
Sentinel One, headquartered in Mountain View, CA, is a 5-year old security startup focused on delivering tightly integrated anti-malware, EDR, and aut ...Login Get full Access
Sophos, headquartered in the UK, has been producing anti-virus and encryption solutions for 30 years. The Endpoint Protection product covers all versi ...Login Get full Access
Mountain View-based Symantec provides a comprehensive set of security, management, and disaster recovery tools. The Symantec Endpoint Protection (SEP) ...Login Get full Access
6 Vendors and Market Segments at a glance
Aside from the vendors covered in detail in this Leadership Compass document, we also observe other vendors in the market that we find interesting. So ...Login Get full Access
AVG started in the Czech Republic back in 1992. It has grown into a global anti-virus company, offering its anti-malware product in the “Freemium” ...Login Get full Access
Avira is a German security software offering free versions of anti-malware and anti-spyware software for Windows, Mac, Android, and iOS. It uses both ...Login Get full Access
Cylance is an anti-malware startup that has developed advanced “AI” techniques to detect and prevent malware from executing. As such, they do not ...Login Get full Access
Darktrace is a cybersecurity startup that uses unsupervised “AI” techniques to learn normal behavior on an endpoint, monitor for deviations, ident ...Login Get full Access
6.5 Trend Micro
Trend Micro is a major security software vendor with a suite of products encompassing endpoint, network, email, web, and IoT protection. The enterpri ...Login Get full Access