Magazine Article | April 13, 2016

Product Comparison: Endpoint Security Solutions 2016

MikeMonocello

By Mike Monocello

We evaluate eight different endpoint security solutions. Which is best for you and your customers?

Security has never been more important. Business Solutions has increased its coverage of endpoint security solutions in recent years because the threats have increased. Many solutions providers have latched onto this opportunity by building solutions, if not their entire business, around security and peace of mind.

At the same time, malware authors are only getting sneakier and complex with their nasty apps. Ransomware variants continue to evolve and create agile moving targets for security software solutions. To combat the criminals, security software providers have had to get creative. Updates and enhancements are common, as vendors are doing their best to create software that’s smarter than the bad guys.

The challenge for many IT solutions providers is knowing which product is right for you and your customers. To that end, we examined business-class versions of products including AVG CloudCare, Bitdefender Cloud Security for MSPs, Kaspersky Endpoint Security for Business (KESB), LogicNow MAX Remote Monitoring & Management, Sophos Central, Symantec Endpoint Protection 12.1.6, Trend Micro Worry-Free Business Security Services, and Webroot SecureAnywhere — Business Endpoint Protection.

As we did with last year’s comparison, we decided to identify a few key areas readers would find important. As a primer, we hope to give you a shortcut in your research and help you make the best decision.