Endpoint Security

Arkoon Network Security StormShield v6.x

Arkoon Network Security StormShield v6.x

Strengths: Fully integrated, full featured. Weaknesses: Documents did not match the install process. Reporting and alerting a bit light.
Bit9 Parity Suite V6.0.2

Bit9 Parity Suite V6.0.2

Strenghts: Drift reporting and dashboarding. Weaknesses: Not a lot of out-of-the-box templates for policy or reports.
Check Point Endpoint Security

Check Point Endpoint Security

Strengths: Fully customizable to fit the needs of any environment. Weaknesses: Documentation could use more visuals.
DeviceLock Endpoint DLP Suite

DeviceLock Endpoint DLP Suite

Strengths: Full control over endpoints with native snap-ins for Active Directory management consoles. Weaknesses: None that we found.
ESET Endpoint Security

ESET Endpoint Security

Strengths: Easy-to-deploy malware protection for the enterprise. Weaknesses: Console application takes some getting used to.
GFI EndPointSecurity 2012

GFI EndPointSecurity 2012

Strengths: Highly configurable with granular controls. Weaknesses: Management console takes some getting used to in order to feel totally comfortable using the product.
Identity Finder DLP Suite

Identity Finder DLP Suite

Strengths: Easy-to-use product to find and secure sensitive information across many types of endpoints. Weaknesses: Documentation could be a little more detailed.
Kaspersky Endpoint Security 8

Kaspersky Endpoint Security 8

Strengths: Reporting, dashboarding and alerting. The addition of application monitoring really adds value. Weaknesses: None noted.
Trend Micro Enterprise Security for Endpoints

Trend Micro Enterprise Security for Endpoints

Strengths: Ability to add layers of protection through licensing; Data Protection module. Weaknesses: Deployment and configuring takes some work; multiple interfaces to manage.
Symantec Endpoint Protection 12 v12.1

Symantec Endpoint Protection 12 v12.1

Strenghts: User interface, Risk Tracer, a lot of granular control in policy configuration. Weaknesses: Not a lot with which to find fault, although alerting could be enhanced.
Sophos Endpoint Protection v10

Sophos Endpoint Protection v10

Strengths: Layers of protection; strong data leakage-like features. Weaknesses: Not many, reporting may have been a bit light.
Quarri Technologies Protect On Q v2.7

Quarri Technologies Protect On Q v2.7

Strengths: Added security to web browsing, and provides protection to any PC used with a near-zero footprint on the device. Weaknesses: Limited endpoint protection features; reporting.
Lumension Endpoint Management and Security Suite v7.1

Lumension Endpoint Management and Security Suite v7.1

Strengths: Can start small and add modules as needed very easily. Weaknesses: Lot of setup; interface takes time to work through.
Wave Systems EMBASSY Remote Administration Server

Wave Systems EMBASSY Remote Administration Server

Strengths: Makes it simple to deploy native hardware- and software-based encryption across the entire enterprise. Weaknesses: Limited functionality.
Novell Endpoint Protection Suite

Novell Endpoint Protection Suite

Strengths: Full endpoint protection with many features and policy options. Weaknesses: None that we found.
McAfee Total Protection for Endpoint

McAfee Total Protection for Endpoint

Strengths: Full suite of endpoint protection functions with all the bells and whistles. Weaknesses: Documentation could be more consolidated.

The SC Magazine Labs team examined endpoint security products currently on the market and reported their strengths and weaknesses.

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