Winner: Symantec Corporation for Symantec Endpoint Protection
Cybercriminals are using increasingly stealthy, sophisticated and organized attacks. Mitigating security risks is more challenging for corporations due to heterogeneous technologies, increasing threats and vulnerabilities, organizational alignment, expanding regulatory scopes, and budget constraints. Symantec Endpoint Protection (SEP) combines Symantec AntiVirus with advanced threat prevention to deliver an unmatched defense against malware for laptops, desktops, and servers. It delivers the most advanced technology available to protect against today's sophisticated threats and threats not seen before. It includes proactive technologies that automatically analyze application behaviors and network communications to detect and actively block threats. It also provides device and application control features to manage actions and secure data. SEP seamlessly integrates these essential security capabilities in a single agent administered via a single management console.
SEP offers essential security technologies (AV, anti-spyware, desktop . rewall, intrusion prevention and application and device control) via one integrated agent and administered from a single management console. SEP features a simplied management console, built-in network access control (NAC) enablement, and numerous training and support offerings to speed implementation for partners and customers. The solution is resource friendly by reducing its memory footprint by more than 80 percent. It blends signature-based antivirus with new proactive threat detection technology to protect from both traditional and emerging threats before events occur, mitigating risk of infection or data loss.
It also incorporates Generic Exploit Blocking, a vulnerability-based IPS technology that blocks all new exploits of vulnerabilities (including variants) with a single signature to improve detection and speed remediation. SEP leverages Symantec's Global Intelligence Network to deliver an unparalleled view of the entire internet threat landscape.