In 2015, the traditional endpoint security industry saw dramatic changes. To this end, NSS Labs has created a blueprint for the security industry's first endpoint product-based group test, which will tackle the challenges surrounding the market’s current scope of products. This test, coined Advanced Endpoint (AEP), will be conducted between May and July 2016.
The playing field is huge. Participants in the test will include leading established endpoint vendors and the top emerging endpoint vendors that are working to define and/or reshape the advanced endpoint protection market. NSS is currently tracking more than fifty vendors touting capabilities in this space.
The goal of the AEP Test Methodology is to provide test guidelines that validate key product attributes for the advanced endpoint product.
NSS’ AEP group test will validate whether or not the endpoint products claiming advanced endpoint capabilities are able to:
There are three phases within the test, each of which will stress different but essential advanced endpoint (AEP) product functionalities:
The following are some of the capabilities of an AEP product:
For more details on advanced endpoint protection, please see our webinar: “Evaluating Advanced Endpoint Protection Solutions.” The webinar will air live on February 25th on BrightTALK and will be available for replay immediately afterwards. Stay tuned for NSS’ publication of the AEP Test Methodology in early March.
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