October 27, 2016

Forrester names Kaspersky Lab a leader in endpoint security

Business

Today we are pleased to share the results of Forrester Research’s Wave assessment, which places Kaspersky Lab in the highest tier — the Leaders tier — of endpoint security vendors.

The Forrester Wave is a 25-criteria evaluation of 15 prequalified endpoint security suite providers.  It incorporates an evaluation of products’ capabilities — which is typical of any product evaluation — but adds analysis of strategy and market presence based on interviews with vendors and their customers and partners. It is widely recognized as an influential resource for organizations evaluating IT products and services.

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Forrester’s independent expert analysis of the endpoint security market indicates that this market continues to be a competitive battlefield. Endpoint security is a growing field because more security professionals see endpoint security suites as a means to address their top challenges. As well, security pros increasingly trust and rely on providers to advise them on security decisions.

As readers of this blog no doubt know, traditional approaches to endpoint security are nowhere near sufficient to secure users in the ever-evolving threat landscape. Therefore, threat detection accuracy and automatic containment measures are key competitive differentiators.

The  Forrester Wave™: Endpoint Security Suites, Q4 2016 determined: “Kaspersky Lab meets most enterprise requirements in a tightly integrated package.” Kaspersky Endpoint Security for Business was cited for strong prevention, detection, and remediation capabilities. Because we developed each of these capabilities in-house, integration between the various components is strong and meaningful. And overall, customers report a high level of effectiveness in both malware and exploit prevention, with solid post-execution detection capabilities.