How to Evaluate & Compare Antivirus Solutions

When evaluating a change in how you secure your network, you need to look beyond the upper-right quadrant.

It is easy to run to analyst graphs and pick a few cyber security solutions that etch closest to the top right. But is that the right path of exploration for your organization? Did these evaluations consider the factors most important to you and your security objectives?

Comparing endpoint protection platforms (EPP), commonly referred to as antivirus (AV) solutions, is no different. For example, SonicWall Capture Client features an antivirus engine (powered by SentinelOne) that scores very high in NSS Labs 2018 results. But there is always more to consider.

So, how do you decide who and what to evaluate? Outside of a good balance between detection versus false positives, organizations should consider:

  • Costs
  • Built-in synergies with other security services and appliances
  • Ability to stop cyberattacks before the execute
  • Inspection of encrypted traffic
  • Ease of remediation

To complement NSS Labs research, SonicWall is providing exclusive access to the Gartner paper, “Understand the Relative Importance of AV Testing in EPP Product Selection.” This resource will help guide your organization as you sift through the benefits, capabilities and performance of top endpoint protection and antivirus solutions.

Within the paper, Gartner breaks down the concepts of advanced endpoint protection into four core components:

  1. Prevention
  2. Detection
  3. Response
  4. Prediction

To learn more, download the full Gartner report, “Understand the Relative Importance of AV Testing in EPP Product Selection.”

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Deciding on the endpoint solution that’s right for your organization is a complex undertaking. To help guide your path, download the exclusive Gartner paper, “Understand the Relative Importance of AV Testing in EPP Product Selection,” compliments of SonicWall.

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SonicWall Staff
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