Endpoint protection for business: Buyer's guide and reviews July 2019
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Endpoint protection for business: Buyer's guide and reviews July 2019

Endpoints have extended far beyond on-premise servers and PCs and traditional operating systems. Today, endpoints also comprise mobile and IoT devices, as well as the cloud. And, this explosion of new endpoints is changing the way that businesses have to think about how they approach endpoint security.

But, as the market becomes increasingly saturated with different vendors all claiming their solution is the best, how can you be sure which one is right for your business?

IT Central Station is a user-generated review site, collating the opinions of real tech users to produce "reviews of enterprise applications, software, hardware and services". Last month, they put together a new, independent report based on real users' feedback. The 39-page document includes an overview of the 10 best vendors alongside a summary of the top endpoint protection solutions offered by these companies.

Rating the top endpoint protection solutions

IT Central Station outlined an initial 45 solution providers in their vendor directory but selected 10 enterprise level endpoint protection for business platforms to include in this buyer's guide. Those vendors are Carbon Black, CrowdStrike, Cylance, ESET, HCL, Kaspersky, McAfee, Microsoft, Palo Alto Networks, and Symantec.

The criteria used to evaluate the solutions consists of product reviews, ratings and comparisons to other solution providers. Each offering included in the report is accompanied by a sample of its customers, its top comparisons and some also have a breakdown of the industries and company size the majority of their reviewers originate from listed.

All the reviews included in the report have been posted in the 24 months prior to publication and are from real, authenticated users. These reviews are comprised from a selection of four key topic areas to ensure readers get an unbiased overview of each offering. These topic areas consist of the most valuable features of the solution, the improvements it made to the users' organisation, how the solution could be improved upon to and where relevant, its pricing, set up cost and licensing fee.


Based on tens of thousands of comparisons and dozens of bespoke reviews this short report offers unbiased feedback on the most widely used endpoint protection solutions in the marketplace today.



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