Why Read This Report

In our 24-criterion evaluation of endpoint security SaaS providers, we identified the 12 most significant ones — Bitdefender, BlackBerry, Cisco, CrowdStrike, McAfee, Microsoft, Palo Alto Networks, SentinelOne, Sophos, Symantec, Trend Micro, and VMware — and researched, analyzed, and scored them. This report shows how each provider measures up and helps security and risk professionals select the right one for their needs.

S&R Buyers Want Comprehensive Endpoint Security Delivered As SaaS

As the COVID-19 pandemic created pressure on security teams to migrate on-premises security products to cloud-managed, Forrester saw a significant uptick in client interest in SaaS-delivered endpoint security products. This was aided by many endpoint vendors’ having close to feature parity between their on-premises endpoint security suite and their software-as-a-service (SaaS) version, making the migration to the SaaS version an easier decision. Today, most endpoint security suite providers offer all the major endpoint security capabilities managed via cloud-hosted consoles, with development efforts and new product features aimed predominantly at the SaaS versions.

The focus on endpoint security has increased as cyber risks shift from the network to the endpoints, prompted by increasing amounts of homeworkers and the bulk movement of data from enterprise network-connected data centers to edge devices.

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The Forrester Wave™: Endpoint Security Software As A Service, Q2 2021

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