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Assessing next-generation protection

Assessing next-generation protection

Malware scanning is not enough. You have to hack, too.

Latest report now online.
 
The amount of choice when trialling or buying endpoint security is at an all-time high. ‘Anti-virus’ first appeared 36 years ago and, in the last five years, the number of companies innovating and selling products designed to keep Windows systems secure has exploded.
 
And whereas once vendors of these products generally used non-technical terms to market their wares, now computer science is at the fore. No longer do security firms offer us ‘anti-virus’ or ‘hacker protection’ but artificial intelligence-based detection and response solutions. The choice has never been greater. Nor has the confusion among potential customers.
 
Assessing next-generation protection is not easy.
 
While marketing departments appear to have no doubt about the effectiveness of their product, the fact is that without in-depth testing no-one really knows whether or not an Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR) agent can do what it is intended.

Assessing next-generation protection

Internal testing is necessary but inherently biased: ‘we test against what we know’. We need through testing, including the full attack chains presented by threats. That’s how to show not only detection and protection rates, but response capabilities.

EventTracker asked SE Labs to conduct an independent test of its EDR agent, running the same tests as are used against some of the world’s most established endpoint security solutions available, as well as some of the newer ones.
 
This report shows EventTracker’s performance in this test. You can compare the results directly with the public SE Labs Enterprise Endpoint Protection (Oct – Dec 2018) report, available here.

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