Data Quadrant Awards 2018

Endpoint Protection


SoftwareReviews names Kaspersky Endpoint Security, Malwarebytes Endpoint Protection, and Microsoft System Center Endpoint Protection as Endpoint Protection Data Quadrant Award Winners.


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Endpoint Protection

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Gold Medalists


Microsoft

Microsoft System Center Endpoint Protection

Built on System Center Configuration Manager, System Center Endpoint Protection provides a single, integrated platform that reduces your IT management and operating costs, in many cases using your existing client management infrastructure to deploy and manage your endpoint protection. The unified infrastructure also provides improved visibility into the security and compliance of your client systems.

8.8

Composite
Score

Composite
Score

+80

Emotional
Footprint

Emotional
Footprint

86%

Likeliness to
Recommend

Likeliness
to Recommend

Badge Winner
22Reviews

Kaspersky

Kaspersky Endpoint Security

The most important factor in a corporate security strategy is a next-generation endpoint security platform, powered by a global intelligence network (Kaspersky Security Network), which provides a higher level of business processes and data protection together with a wide range of security capabilities to fight advanced threats.

8.5

Composite
Score

Composite
Score

+80

Emotional
Footprint

Emotional
Footprint

83%

Likeliness to
Recommend

Likeliness
to Recommend

Badge Winner
24Reviews

Malwarebytes

Malwarebytes Endpoint Protection

Malwarebytes Endpoint Security is an advanced endpoint protection platform that protects your endpoints against unknown and known threats.

8.0

Composite
Score

Composite
Score

+74

Emotional
Footprint

Emotional
Footprint

84%

Likeliness to
Recommend

Likeliness
to Recommend

Badge Winner
15Reviews

Vendor Capability Awards


Availability and Quality of Training

Microsoft System Center Endpoint Protection

Badge Winner

Breadth of Features

Microsoft System Center Endpoint Protection

Badge Winner

Business Value Created

Microsoft System Center Endpoint Protection

Badge Winner

Ease of Customization

Microsoft System Center Endpoint Protection

Badge Winner

Ease of Data Integration

Microsoft System Center Endpoint Protection

Badge Winner

Ease of IT Administration

Microsoft System Center Endpoint Protection

Badge Winner

Ease of Implementation

Microsoft System Center Endpoint Protection

Badge Winner

Product Strategy and Rate of Improvement

Microsoft System Center Endpoint Protection

Badge Winner

Quality of Features

Microsoft System Center Endpoint Protection

Badge Winner

Usability and Intuitiveness

Microsoft System Center Endpoint Protection

Badge Winner

Vendor Support

Microsoft System Center Endpoint Protection

Badge Winner

Vendor Capability Awards


Availability and Quality of Training

Microsoft System Center Endpoint Protection


Breadth of Features

Microsoft System Center Endpoint Protection


Business Value Created

Microsoft System Center Endpoint Protection


Ease of Customization

Microsoft System Center Endpoint Protection


Ease of Data Integration

Microsoft System Center Endpoint Protection


Ease of IT Administration

Microsoft System Center Endpoint Protection


Ease of Implementation

Microsoft System Center Endpoint Protection


Product Strategy and Rate of Improvement

Microsoft System Center Endpoint Protection


Quality of Features

Microsoft System Center Endpoint Protection


Usability and Intuitiveness

Microsoft System Center Endpoint Protection


Vendor Support

Microsoft System Center Endpoint Protection


Other Evaluated Vendors


Intel Corporation

McAfee Complete Endpoint Protection

Today’s advanced attacks require more than traditional antivirus defenses. The good news is that it doesn’t have to be overwhelming thanks to McAfee Complete Endpoint Protection solutions. Our enterprise endpoint security solutions are centrally managed and defend against the full threat spectrum from zero-day exploits to advanced targeted attacks, protecting Windows, Macs, and Linux systems.

7.4

Composite
Score

Composite
Score

+62

Emotional
Footprint

Emotional
Footprint

71%

Likeliness to
Recommend

Likeliness
to Recommend

36Reviews

Check Point Software

Check Point Endpoint Security

Check Point endpoint security solutions include data security, network security, advanced threat prevention, forensics and remote access VPN for complete endpoint protection. To simplify security administration, our endpoint suite products can be managed using a single console.

7.2

Composite
Score

Composite
Score

+60

Emotional
Footprint

Emotional
Footprint

76%

Likeliness to
Recommend

Likeliness
to Recommend

30Reviews

Trend Micro

Trend Micro User Protection Solution

You need smarter security that follows your users. You need connected security that shares intelligence across security layers so you can consolidate your view of user activity across all threat vectors. And you need security that seamlessly moves from on-premises to cloud without impacting licensing or commercial agreements. You need User Protection from Trend Micro..

7.2

Composite
Score

Composite
Score

+59

Emotional
Footprint

Emotional
Footprint

77%

Likeliness to
Recommend

Likeliness
to Recommend

12Reviews

Sophos

Sophos Endpoint Protection

Next-generation endpoint security for today’s businesses—and tomorrow’s threats. Sophisticated yet simple advanced threat protection, web filtering, policy enforcement and antivirus combined.

7.0

Composite
Score

Composite
Score

+53

Emotional
Footprint

Emotional
Footprint

72%

Likeliness to
Recommend

Likeliness
to Recommend

13Reviews

Symantec

Symantec Endpoint Suite

Symantec Endpoint Suite removes complexity by combining products to provide layers of protection for your endpoints, mobile, and email infrastructure. It protects against malware and data loss with endpoint protection and encryption. It secures email servers and gateways from malware and spam while encrypting email to prevent data loss.

6.2

Composite
Score

Composite
Score

+34

Emotional
Footprint

Emotional
Footprint

67%

Likeliness to
Recommend

Likeliness
to Recommend

42Reviews

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