Endpoint Security Software

Finding software can be overwhelming. Software Advice has helped hundreds of companies choose the right endpoint security software to maintain IT security and prevent costly cyberattacks.

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Defend

Plurilock DEFEND is deployed as a low-level, lightweight software agent on Windows and Mac OS systems. Plurilock DEFEND monitors all keyboard and pointer activity on the workstation or endpoint, using behavioral biometrics to veri... Read more

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Appgate SDP

Powered by Zero Trust Architecture, Appgate secure access and cybersecurity solutions enable businesses to reduce risk and ensure network security within a digital environment. Serving more than 1,000 organizations across 40 count... Read more

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zIPS

Zimperium zIPS is a mobile threat defense (MTD) software designed to that helps enterprises provide and manage secure access to data and company systems across employees' mobile devices and applications. The platform facilitates p... Read more

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Netsparker

Netsparker is a cloud-based and on-premise solution designed to help businesses manage the entire application security lifecycle through automated vulnerability assessments. Key features include maintenance scheduling, OWASP top t... Read more

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Syxsense

Syxsense Manage is a cloud-based IT management and MSP software that allows administrators to configure and access in-network and out-of-network endpoints. Syxsense Manage allows service providers and IT professionals to discover ... Read more

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ESET Endpoint Security

ESET Endpoint Security is an on-premise and cloud-based anti-malware and security suite for small, midsize and large businesses. Primary functionality includes anti-malware, remote management, endpoint security, file security, fir... Read more

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Duo Security

Duo Security is a cloud-based identity management and data security platform. It helps protect the data of organizations at scale. It also helps users reduce management overheads, enabling organizations to handle agility, reduce r... Read more

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CipherBox

CipherBox is a Managed Detection & Response solution that provides your company with protection from cyber threats. Get alerts when threats to your digital environment arise and let Cipher act to notify you and mitigate them. Resp... Read more

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Passportal

SolarWinds Passportal is a cloud-based solution, which helps small to large managed service providers (MSPs) automate password protection and organize relative documents. Key features include credential injection, password change ... Read more

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GateKeeper Enterprise

Gatekeeper Enterprise is a proximity-based access control solution that helps businesses minimize unauthorized data exploitation via user authentication, password management and more. Professionals can utilize the admin console to... Read more

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ManageEngine ADAudit Plus

ADAudit Plus by ManageEngine is an on-premise auditing solution. Key features include tools that allow users to audit active directories, login and logoff records, file servers and Windows server data. Users can monitor and g... Read more

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SecureAnywhere

Webroot is a cloud-based endpoint security solution that helps small to large enterprises perform antivirus scans and prevent cyber threats across networks. It comes with an admin console, which enables users to configure system s... Read more

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WipeDrive

WipeDrive is a computer security software, which enables businesses and government organizations to permanently delete data across hard drives, mobile devices, copiers and removable media. It allows enterprises to maintain complia... Read more

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PDQ Deploy

A tool that helps system admins deploy software patches and updates, execute scripts, and remotely execute commands to multiple Windows PCs.... Read more

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ManageEngine EventLog Analyzer

EventLogAnalyzer by ManageEngine is an on-premise log management solution designed for businesses of all sizes across various industries such as information technology, retail, finance, education and more. Key features include eve... Read more

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CloudPassage Halo

CloudPassage® safeguards cloud infrastructure for the world’s best-recognized brands in finance, e-commerce, gaming, B2B SaaS, healthcare, biotech, and digital media. The CloudPassage Halo® platform unifies security and compliance... Read more

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GoodAccess

GoodAccess is a virtual private network that enables remote and distributed workforce to access applications in a secure network. Key features include static IP addresses, port forwarding rules, activity monitoring, IP whitelistin... Read more

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GlassWire

GlassWire is a network monitoring and security solution with a built-in firewall. It provides features such as internet security, bandwidth usage monitoring, remote server monitoring and internet privacy protection. The netwo... Read more

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Avast Business Antivirus

Antivirus is the first line of defense against todays cyberthreats, so it needs to be powerful. Avast Business Antivirus is an award-winning antivirus solution for small and medium-sized businesses that keeps devices protected fro... Read more

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Cornerstone MFT Server

Cornerstone Managed File Transfer (MFT) is a hybrid file sharing solution that caters to hospitals, financial services and government agencies. It can either be deployed on-premise or hosted in the cloud and offers users features ... Read more

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Buyers guide


Last Updated: June 5, 2021

What is endpoint security software?

Endpoint security software streamlines the protection of company assets by enforcing security policies across a host of endpoint devices, preventing advanced malware, and detecting and responding to intrusions. These features are delivered via a single interface that enhances threat visibility.

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Endpoint security is your organization's first level of defense against an array of malware and other network intrusions. According to Gartner, employees currently use an average of three devices per week, a number that's expected to rise to five in the coming years. This means that your attack surface is expanding rapidly and endpoint protection is becoming more critical than ever before.

Malicious actors know that endpoints are the most vulnerable points of entry and work to exploit them with both known and unknown attacks. Increasingly, standard signature-based antivirus and operating system-based security tools do not offer sufficient protection from today's advanced threats such as fileless malware, advanced persistent attacks, and rampant ransomware. To combat these threats, endpoint security software offers protection, detection, and response strategies.

Endpoint data is continually monitored to prevent known attacks and to identify new threats using AI, machine learning, and up-to-the-minute threat intelligence. If an endpoint breach is detected, automated processes are invoked to isolate, investigate, and remove the suspicious code.

In this guide, we'll cover:

 

Common features of endpoint security software

The core functionalities of endpoint security software include:

  • Collection and analysis of endpoint data
  • Identification of known indicators of compromise
  • Detection of unknown malware using machine learning and cloud-based logic
  • Isolation, investigation, and remediation of intrusions or exploits

These functionalities are offered through the following common features:

Next generation antivirus (NGAV)

Includes antivirus protection beyond traditional signature-based detection. Invokes machine learning and behavioral analytics to identify unknown threats.

Fileless malware prevention

Detects exploits and malware that execute in memory rather than hard drive files. Mitigates Powershell attacks and advanced persistent threats (APTs).

Centralized management and reporting

Provides access to all functionality via a single interface. Reporting and dashboard tools enhance visibility by providing real-time monitoring and alerts.

Endpoint detection and response (EDR)

Monitors and records all endpoint data, detects and prioritizes intrusions/vulnerabilities, and provides guidance on how to proceed.

Threat intelligence

Relays continuously updated cloud-based threat data to identify emerging threats (e.g., zero day exploits) and known indicators of compromise (IOCs) to automate investigation and repair mechanisms.

Sandbox

Isolates suspicious code in a secure environment so that it can be analyzed and removed without harming endpoints or affecting their usability.

Threat hunting

Includes tools capable of proactively searching for evidence of intrusion.

Port and device control

Protects critical data from leaving systems by identifying and restricting access to removable media such as USB drives or bluetooth devices.

 

What type of buyer are you?

Endpoint security is relevant to every company that uses devices such as laptops, mobile phones, tablets, desktop computers, and any other network connected gadget that accesses the internet; in other words, nearly every company.

This doesn't mean that all businesses need the most elite endpoint security option available. In fact, most small businesses will find the core features of most endpoint security options a significant upgrade over traditional antivirus packages.

Mid-size and enterprise companies often require advanced features such as proactive threat intelligence and threat hunting.

 

Benefits and potential issues

In a business environment that increasingly embraces remote work and bring your own device (BYOD) policies, gaining control of an ever expanding security perimeter is critical. Endpoint security software makes this task easier. Further simplifying matters, most endpoint solutions are available as a cloud-based service that allows remote security with little effect on devices.

Recognize that some advanced endpoint security products require dedicated resources such as a full time administrator to maintain the software. In many cases, endpoint security solutions offer vendor managed services. Additionally, as some options might offer more accuracy with fewer false positives than others, buyers should conduct thorough research to determine the product's reliability.

Endpoint security software pricing

Pricing for endpoint security software is often priced per endpoint, rather than user. Endpoints can include devices as well as web applications and servers.

 

Market trends to understand

The Endpoint Security market is evolving and consolidating. In the recent past, endpoint protectIon platforms were separate from endpoint detection and response tools. However, these features are increasingly available as a single solution and accessible from a unified dashboard that enhances endpoint visibility. This means that finding a solution that solves your endpoint security needs is easier than ever.

In the future, expect Endpoint Security suites to begin incorporating features such as authentication management, IoT security, and IT hygiene.