This edition of Radicati Market Quadrants SM covers the “Endpoint Security” segment of the Security Market, which is defined as follows:
Endpoint Security – are appliances, software, cloud services, and hybrid solutions that help to secure and manage endpoints for business organizations of all sizes. Endpoint security solutions must be able to prevent, detect, block and remediate all threats to the endpoint. Often these solutions also combine deep forensic capabilities, and managed services for threat hunting and neutralization. Leading vendors in this market, include: Bitdefender, BlackBerry, Cisco, CrowdStrike, Cybereason, ESET, F-Secure, Kaspersky, McAfee, Microsoft, Panda, SentinelOne, Sophos, Symantec, Trend Micro, VMware Carbon Black, and Webroot.
Vendors in this market often target both consumer and business customers. However, this report deals only with solutions aimed at businesses, ranging from SMBs to very large organizations. Government organizations are considered “business/corporate organizations” for the purposes of this report.
The line between traditional and next generation endpoint solutions no longer exists as nearly all vendors offer behavior-oriented solutions which include endpoint detection and response (EDR) or extended detection and response (XDR), sandboxing, advanced persistent threat (APT) protection, managed detection and response (MDR), and more.
Organizations no longer view endpoint security as an isolated discipline affecting only the endpoint but as an integral part of an organization-wide defense posture, where endpoint security shares threat intelligence feeds and policy controls with all other major security components, including firewalls, secure web gateways, secure email gateways, data loss prevention (DLP), and more.