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ESET has been recognized as a “strong performer” in The Forrester Wave: Endpoint Security Suites Q3 2019 report. The prestigious report assessed the top 15 security suites in the market, including their ability to prevent, detect, and remediate endpoint threats, with ESET emerging as a strong performer.

In reviewing the overall market, the report stated that “endpoint security suite buyers prioritize automatic threat protection.” The report highlights that endpoint security suites are now increasingly “tasked with protecting against targeted-style threats” and that therefore, customers should look for providers that “tightly integrate threat prevention, detection, and response, extend visibility and control over a broad endpoint ecosystem, and offer flexibility in a variety of environments and risk tolerances.”

The report recognized ESET’s full portfolio of enterprise offerings since ESET has widened our focus to cater to increased enterprise market demands. ESET received the highest score possible in the corporate vision and focus criterion and was noted for developing several capabilities aimed at enterprise buyers, such as Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR), managed detection and response, threat intelligence services, and vulnerability management. ESET also had the highest score possible in the OS support criterion, which is defined as having broad operating systems support relative to others in the evaluation. 

To assess the state of the endpoint security suites market and see how the vendors stack up against each other, Forrester evaluated the strengths and weaknesses of the top vendors. After examining past research, user needs assessments, and vendor and expert interviews, Forrester developed a comprehensive set of 25 criteria, which they group into three categories:

Current Offering. Each vendor’s position on the vertical axis of the Forrester Wave graphic indicates the strength of its current offering. Key criteria for this evaluation include malware and exploit prevention, behavioral detection, and product performance, which Forrester validated using customer feedback and demos/briefings.

Strategy. Placement on the horizontal axis indicates the strength of the vendors’ strategies. Here, Forrester evaluated corporate vision and focus, security community, and product road map.

Market Presence. Represented by the size of the markers on the graphic, Forrester’s market presence scores reflect each vendor’s enterprise customer base and licensing partner ecosystem.

The Forrester Wave report details that security professionals want an endpoint security suite that can protect the increasing number of devices brought into the workplace and handle the increasing complexity of the security landscape. For vendors, improved behavioral protection combined with risk-based security policies will lead the way in cybersecurity solutions. We believe this is reflected in ESET’s success in receiving the highest score possible in the security community involvement, OS support, and corporate vision and focus criteria.

The report states in ESET’s profile that “ESET is perfect for buyers who value a simple, straightforward UI with more advanced functions easily invoked when required,” with ESET customers continually rating the company exceptionally well for its low impact to user experience.

Juraj Malcho, ESET’s chief technology officer, commented, “We believe the recognition of ESET as a strong performer in Forrester’s latest Endpoint Security Suite Wave is a testament to our commitment to delivering premium security to the enterprise sector. The enterprise threat landscape is constantly evolving in sophistication, and it is central to our mission that our users are protected against complex threats with the highest standard of security solutions. In our increasingly digitized world, it is imperative that enterprises and their data are safe and secure.”

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