Endpoint security tools: A buyer's guide

Last updated:July 2015

Editor's note

Malware writers are becoming more sophisticated and the threats to data privacy and security, and the risk of unauthorized access to proprietary or confidential information, are accelerating. Endpoint security tools are tasked with thwarting these threats -- hundreds of thousands of different kinds are now in the wild -- by stopping them from infecting computers, including virtual desktops and mobile devices, as well as workstations and laptops.

This type of antimalware protection is an essential layer in any organization's defense arsenal to ensure strong protection against malware. In addition, organizations that fall under the regulatory umbrella of laws such as the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, or adhere to PCI DSS standards for accepting payment cards, must implement antimalware security as a part of their compliance requirements.

In this buyer's guide, readers will learn how endpoint security tools work, as well as how to identify the scenarios for use and implementation when evaluating the security technology for deployment. It also lays out what organizations need to know before making an investment in antimalware protection, and presents direct comparisons and product overviews of some of the top endpoint security tools on the market today.

1The business case for antimalware protection

Find out why all organizations, no matter their size, need to protect endpoints with antimalware products.

2Procuring endpoint security tools

Explore key criteria for evaluating endpoint security products to determine the best option for your organization.

3A who's who of the market-leading endpoint security vendors

Endpoint security is a key component of an enterprise's desktop and laptop security strategy. Here's a look at some of the top endpoint security tools on the market.