target audience: TECH BUYER  Publication date: Nov 2021 - Document type: IDC MarketScape - Doc  Document number: # US48304721

IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Modern Endpoint Security for Small and Midsize Businesses 2021 Vendor Assessment

By:  Michael Suby


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This IDC study represents a vendor assessment of providers offering modern endpoint security for small and midsize businesses through the IDC MarketScape model.

"Modern endpoint security products, the combination of deterministic protections and post-compromise detection and response, are rapidly becoming an essential component to small and midsize businesses' cybersecurity arsenals," states Michael Suby, research vice president, Security and Trust at IDC. "Reliance on a basic endpoint security product is a risky proposition with today's advanced threats and the business harm that can inflict. Favorably for SMBs, there are many vendors with capable modern endpoint security products. Selecting a modern endpoint security product and optimizing its use, however, can be a challenge for SMBs due to their acute budget, time, and talent constraints. To alleviate these constraints, IDC's recommendation for SMBs is to first focus on the fundamentals of what a MES product is designed to accomplish and then assess ease of use, integration, and collaboration with other security technologies that strengthen security posture and the option of managed services. Finally, modern endpoint security products are continuing to advance in their capabilities. While a time-consuming effort, SMBs should conduct proofs of concept routinely to ensure their limited security budgets are well spent."


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