We all know that it’s getting harder and harder for IT security managers to defend corporate systems. A perfect storm of static or dwindling resources, complex IT environments, a growing attack surface, and the increasing volume and sophistication of threats has made it one of the most difficult jobs in IT. That’s why to the time-poor IT buyer, trusted third-party reports like Gartner’s Magic Quadrant have become regarded as valuable sources of information during purchasing cycles.
The Gartner Magic Quadrant places technology vendors within specific markets in four groups: “Leaders,” “Challengers,” “Visionaries,” and “Niche Players.” According to the report, “leaders demonstrate balanced progress and effort in all execution and vision categories. Their capabilities in advanced malware protection, data protection and/or management features raise the competitive bar for all products in the market, and they can change the course of the industry.”
We’re thrilled, therefore, that Gartner has named Trend Micro a Leader in its Magic Quadrant for Endpoint Protection Platforms every year the report has been published (over a span of 13 years). Trend Micro’s position this year has improved in both completeness of vision and ability to execute due in part to investments we have made to our endpoint protection capability set, including application control, advanced malware detection, sandboxing, and incident response.
The game has changed
We know endpoint protection is no longer a case of installing basic AV and firewalls onto a fleet of corporate PCs and laptops, to deal with web access, email and messaging and file/removable media risks. Unfortunately for IT managers, today’s environments are far more complex, and the threats more varied and sophisticated. No two organizations are the same, but most today will be running a mixture of on-premise and cloud/virtual environments. Add to the mix Bring Your Own Device, social media, and online collaboration and cloud sync tools, and the attack surface of your average modern organization has more than doubled.
Then there are the threats. Aside from the growing number of software vulnerabilities appearing in these systems ripe for exploitation, the black hats are also getting smarter about how they get around your defenses. Most attackers now customize malware to evade standard gateway and endpoint defenses. They use multiple ports, leverage multiple protocols and often use advanced methods including spear phishing emails, zero-day malware, advanced reconnaissance and more.
Complete User Protection
Our answer is Complete User Protection – a solution from Trend Micro that provides better, simpler and more flexible endpoint security so you can focus on the job at hand of running your business. It provides multiple layers of defense across physical and virtual environments, deployed in the model you want, and backed by the power of our Smart Protection Network, which analyzes more than 15TB of threat data to block 250+ million threats every day.
With Complete User Protection and our endpoint solutions, you can:
- Integrate security across all layers to reduce risk, protect business reputation, and ensure compliance
- Provide multiple layers of protection to detect threats faster without impacting the user experience
- Improve endpoint and network performance with highly-efficient architecture
- Simplify central security management and visibility across different operating systems, devices, and applications
- Discover, investigate, and respond to attacks on endpoints and servers
- Evolve dynamically with simple, comprehensive suites that provide the flexibility of cloud, on-premise, or both
But don’t simply take our word for our solution’s effectiveness and performance. Read the latest Gartner Magic Quadrant for Endpoint Protection Platforms report here.
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Figure: Magic Quadrant for Endpoint Protection Platforms. Source: Gartner (December 2014)
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