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Endpoint security tools: A buyer's guide

In this SearchSecurity buyer's guide, learn why it's important to have endpoint security tools, as well as how to procure and buy the right antimalware protection products for your organization.

Introduction

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.

1What is...?-

The evolution of antimalware protection technology

Learn how endpoint antimalware protection guards end-user devices and the networks they connect to from malicious code.

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Fundamentals of endpoint security: Antimalware protection in the enterprise

Expert Ed Tittel explains how endpoint antimalware protects end-user devices and the networks they connect to from malicious code. Continue Reading

2Do I need…?-

The business case for antimalware protection

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

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Endpoint security fundamentals: The business case for antimalware protection

Expert Ed Tittel explains why all organizations, no matter their size, need to protect endpoints with antimalware products. Continue Reading

3How to buy…?-

Procuring endpoint security tools

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

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Endpoint security fundamentals: Procuring antimalware protection

Expert contributor Ed Tittel explores key criteria for evaluating endpoint security products to determine the best option for your organization. Continue Reading

4Which should I buy?-

The top endpoint security tools compared

What makes a particular endpoint antimalware product right for an enterprise? Here we compare several leading endpoint protection vendors and review the pros and cons of their products to help you decide which might be right for your organization.

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Endpoint security fundamentals: Comparing antimalware protection products

Expert Ed Tittel examines the top endpoint antimalware products for small, mid-sized, and larger enterprises. Continue Reading

5Top product overviews-

A 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.

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Antimalware protection products: Kaspersky Endpoint Security

Expert Ed Tittel looks at Kaspersky Endpoint Security, which provides multilayered protection against malware, phishing attacks and other exploits. Continue Reading

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Antimalware protection tools: Trend Micro Worry-Free Business Security

Expert Ed Tittel takes a closer look at Trend Micro Worry-Free Business Security, an antivirus/antimalware product for small organizations. Continue Reading

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Antimalware protection products: Trend Micro OfficeScan

Expert Ed Tittel examines Trend Micro OfficeScan, an endpoint protection suite with antimalware functionality for physical and virtualized endpoints. Continue Reading

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Antimalware protection products: Symantec Endpoint Protection

Expert Ed Tittel examines Symantec Endpoint Protection, an intrusion prevention, firewall and antimalware product for physical and virtual endpoints. Continue Reading

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Antimalware protection products: Sophos Enduser Protection

Expert Ed Tittel examines Sophos Enduser Protection, an endpoint security bundle with antivirus/antimalware security and more. Continue Reading

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Antimalware protection products: Microsoft System Center 2012 R2 Endpoint Protection

Expert Ed Tittel examines System Center 2012 R2 Endpoint Protection (SCEP), Microsoft's native Windows antivirus/antimalware security product. Continue Reading

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Antimalware protection products: McAfee Endpoint Protection Suite

Expert Ed Tittel takes a look at the McAfee Endpoint Protection Suite, which secures Windows systems against malware, data theft and other threats. Continue Reading

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