It’s crucial that businesses stay current with their cybersecurity products and needs.
December 06, 2017
SelectHub, a technology selection management (TSM) software company, released its November rankings update for their Endpoint Security Software Leaderboard. The Leaderboard features the top systems rated on 20 key functional requirements, identified by organizations purchasing endpoint security software.
Symantec, Webroot and McAfee were rated highest in SelectHub’s analysis of more than 50 endpoint security systems—with Symantec Endpoint Protection edging out the leaders for top spot on the Leaderboard. Other top performers in the report are solutions from ESET, Sophos, Carbon Black, Cisco, Cylance and Microsoft.
Protection against cyber-attacks has never been more important. Forbes estimates that cybercrime will cost $6 trillion a year on average through 2021. The immediate financial damage to a business can be crippling—the longer term damage to its reputation can be catastrophic.
“Cybersecurity is rapidly changing as technology advances and malware attacks become more sophisticated than ever before,” said Iva Peric-Lightfoot, Country Manager, ESET Canada. “It’s crucial that businesses stay current with their cybersecurity products and needs – implementing a layered 360-degree approach to security. It needs to be intuitive, trustworthy technology and must update regularly. “
Peric-Lightfoot says that technology needs to go hand-in-hand with best-practice procedures to effectively protect against attacks, “True cyber safety goes beyond just the physical systems and software in place that protect data, and extends to the policies and procedures that help eliminate human error. The weakest point of entry will be human error so education and those policies and procedures will be key pieces of any security strategy.”
The SelectHub Leaderboard report provides organizations with insights into to the latest advances in security software from developers racing to keep up with an ever increasing barrage of threats. Endpoint security is particularly important as it aims to secure entry points from all devices connected to a network. With more employees working…