Phishing scams and cyberattacks are on the rise, resulting in millions of dollars in company losses with every successful attempt. Hackers break in through a company network and gain access to all connected endpoints. Endpoint devices are internet-capable computer hardware devices on a TCP/IP network and include desktop computers, tablets and thin clients.
As the volume of endpoint threats increases, so does the need for endpoint security tools. Vendors have risen to the challenge, offering antimalware protection in all areas, such as for email threats and web downloads. Endpoint antimalware protection actively works to prevent malware from infecting PCs and other endpoint devices. Most tools now provide reporting, rapid detection and advanced machine learning features, leaving little room for malware to slip through the cracks.
When examining endpoint security products, it is important to consider the most common type of malware that infects computers. Trojan horses, viruses and spyware can sneak through via email and other attacks, leaving endpoint devices vulnerable to hackers. Endpoint security tools can detect, analyze and combat all of these possible threats. Some packages also perform patch assessment and management, examining system threats and determining which weak points to apply patches to first.
This buyer’s guide examines the benefits and features of endpoint antimalware protection software. It also details how to find the right product depending on the size of your organization and its specific needs. Finally, we identify the major endpoint security vendors, as well as the top protection features of their products.