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AUSTIN, Texas, April 17, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- NSS Labs, Inc., a global leader and trusted source for independent, fact-based cybersecurity guidance, today announced the results of its 2018 Advanced Endpoint Protection (AEP 2.0) Group Test. In this year’s test, 20 products from market-leading vendors were examined for security effectiveness and total cost of ownership (TCO).
Industry analysts estimate that 70% of successful breaches originate at the endpoint,1 and it is predicted that the endpoint security market will reach $17.38 billion by 2020.2 In 2017, the average cost of a successful endpoint attack was $5 million in downtime, damages, and loss of productivity.3 Legacy antivirus (AV) and next-generation AV solutions have become increasingly ineffective at protecting endpoints from advanced threats and attacks. Dealing with modern cyberthreats that target endpoints requires a fundamentally different approach. Advanced endpoint protection (AEP) is a disruptive technology that focuses on preventing cybercriminals from ever reaching or executing on the endpoint.
AEP products employ sophisticated techniques such as machine learning, pattern recognition, or predictive algorithms to detect and block malware that contains suspicious activities. Additionally, AEP products monitor processes running on endpoints, detect communication with potentially malicious hosts, and conduct audits of file systems and registries. AEP products typically implement automated threat remediation policies and provide containment capabilities to protect the endpoint.
In this second iteration of the NSS Labs AEP Group Test, products were tested against evasions, which have become the latest weapons used by adversaries to circumvent security controls. In addition to evasions, products were also tested against malware delivered through HTTP, email, docs and scripts, offline threats, unknown threats, exploits, and blended threats.
Key findings from the test:
“The 2018 Advanced Endpoint Protection Group Test aims to determine how effective AEP products are at protecting against threats, regardless of infection vector or method of obfuscation,” said Jason Brvenik, Chief Technology Officer at NSS Labs. “In this year’s test, only 75% of the products tested achieved 90% or higher security effectiveness. These findings enable enterprises to understand which AEP products are best suited to their use cases and which will best protect their organizations.”
The following products were tested:
NSS Labs is committed to providing empirical data and objective group test results that enable organizations to make educated decisions about purchasing and optimizing security infrastructure products and services. As with all NSS Labs group tests, there is no fee for participation, and the test methodology is available in the public domain to provide transparency and to help enterprises understand the factors behind test results. Click here for more information about our group test policies.
Click here for more information on this test and the test methodology used or to purchase the individual Test Reports. Click here to download the Security Value Map™, which provides a graphic comparison of Security Effectiveness and TCO across the tested products.
|1.||IDC “Cybercrime the Credentials Connection” March 2016|
|2.||Markets and Markets “Endpoint Security Market Worth $17.38 Billion USD by 2020” November 2015|
|3.||Ponemon Institute “2017 State of Endpoint Security Risk” November 2017|
About NSS Labs, Inc.
NSS Labs, Inc. is recognized globally as the most trusted source for independent, fact-based cybersecurity guidance. Our mission is to advance transparency and accountability within the cybersecurity industry. We empower enterprises by providing them with timely, relevant information on which to base their decisions. Our unmatched foundation in security testing, along with our extensive research and global threat analysis capabilities, provide the basis for NSS Labs’ Cloud Platform for Continuous Security Validation. This cloud platform measures the ongoing effectiveness of security controls, providing a real-time score card to help business leaders substantiate their security investments. Businesses can also leverage the threat data delivered by this cloud platform to strengthen their cyber risk posture and mitigate threats to their operating systems and applications. CISOs, Chief Security Architects, SOC and Threat Analysts, and information security professionals from many of the world's largest and most demanding enterprises rely on trusted insights from NSS Labs. For more information, visit www.nsslabs.com.
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