ESG Research Report: 2021 Trends in Endpoint Security

August 31, 2021 | 1 minute read

As security threats quickly continue to evolve, our approaches to security must evolve as well. Simple signature-based antivirus solutions are no longer enough to prevent the highly targeted attacks of today, making traditional solutions an inadequate defense.

Capture-3In order to address the evolving threat landscape, the security industry has turned to more comprehensive endpoint protection platforms. 

These solutions build on traditional and next-gen antivirus with the addition of more advanced security controls. 

This often includes various detection technologies like machine learning, behavioral analytics, signature matching, and anomaly detection.



Though there is no explicit “check-all-boxes” definition of an endpoint protection platform (EPP), there are qualifications for what a good solution looks like, and ideally, all of these capabilities will be implemented in a single console and on a single agent.

This complimentary research report from Senior ESG Analyst Dave Gruber:

    • Examines how endpoint security requirements are changing in support of current security megatrends, such as zero trust and XDR
    • Researches objectives to determine how much of the attack surface buyers expect endpoint security solutions to cover, spanning desktop, mobile, IoT, and cloud workloads
    • Explains how security teams are separating detection and response from endpoint security in favor of XDR and more comprehensive MDR services
    • Identifies priorities and plans associated with endpoint security in the coming 12-18 months

It’s important to consider that, while all the above capabilities are important, there needs to be a balance between capability and efficiency. Cybereason is dedicated to teaming with defenders to end cyber attacks from endpoints to the enterprise to everywhere. 

We invite you to learn more about our EPP, EDR, XDR, Anti-Ransomware and Endpoint Controls solutions, or schedule a demo today to see how your organization can benefit from an operation-centric approach to security.

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The Cybereason Security Team champions cyber defenders by providing future-ready attack protection that unifies security from the endpoint, to the enterprise, to everywhere the battle moves. The Cybereason Defense Platform combines the industry’s top-rated detection and response (EDR and XDR), next-gen anti-virus (NGAV), and proactive threat hunting to deliver context-rich analysis of every element of a Malop (malicious operation). The result: defenders can end cyber attacks from endpoints to everywhere.

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