Endpoint detection and response: Which solution is best?

IT Central Station users review the highest reviewed solutions in the endpoint detection and response market.


Cybercrime is on the rise. Today, businesses are increasingly looking for new ways to protect their ever-growing attack surfaces and ensure that their systems aren’t compromised by malicious individuals. For some, this has meant turning to endpoint detection and response (EDR) solutions and the benefits they can provide. However, selecting a solution is not easy – every business is different, and there is no ‘one size fits all’ solution.

Over 388,000 professionals have used IT Central Station research to inform their purchasing decisions. It’s latest paper looks at the highest rated EDR vendors, profiling each and examining what they can offer enterprise.

Here’s a breakdown of the key players currently active in the market:


CrowdStrike Falcon

Average Rating: 8.5

Top Comparison: CylancePROTECT

Overview: The leader in cloud-delivered next-generation endpoint protection.



Average Rating: 9.4

Top Comparison: CylancePROTECT

Overview: Delivers autonomous endpoint protection through a single agent that successfully prevents, detects, responds, and hunts attacks across all major vectors.


Cisco AMP for Endpoints

Average Rating: 8.7

Top Comparison: Microsoft Defender Antivirus

Overview: AMP is subscription-based, managed through a web-based management console, and deployed on a variety of platforms that protects endpoints, network, email, and web traffic.


Carbon Black CB Defense

Average Rating: 8.0

Top Comparison: CylancePROTECT

Overview: An industry-leading next-generation antivirus (NGAV) and EDR solution.


Sophos Intercept X

Average Rating: 8.5

Top Comparison: CrowdStrike Falcon

Overview: Stops the widest range of attacks with a unique combination of deep learning malware detection, exploit prevention, anti-ransomware, and more.


Check Point Endpoint Security

Average Rating: 8.7

Top Comparison: Symantec End-user Endpoint Security

Overview: A complete endpoint security solution offering a fleet of advanced endpoint threat prevention capabilities so you can safely navigate today’s menacing threat landscape.


Bitdefender GravityZone Ultra

Average Rating:  8.6

Top Comparison: Symantec End-user Endpoint Security

Overview: Assesses the host machine at installation to self-configure to optimal form and adapts its behaviour according to endpoint accessibility.


Microsoft Defender for Endpoint

Average Rating: 7.7

Top Comparison: CrowdStrike Falcon

Overview: Includes a configuration score to help you dynamically assess the security state of your enterprise network, identify unprotected systems, and take recommended actions to improve the overall security of your organisation.



Average Rating: 8.3

Top Comparison: SCCM

Overview: Reduces security risk, improves agility & increases efficiency. Offers a fundamentally new approach to endpoint security's threat detection and incident response.


Fortinet FortiEDR

Average Rating: 8.3

Top Comparison: Fortinet FortiClient

Overview:  Delivers advanced, real-time threat protection for endpoints both pre- and post-infection.