ESET has been highly commended in the KuppingerCole Market Compass 2020 report. The report analyzed ESET’s Endpoint Protection, Detection and Response solutions, including ESET Endpoint Security and ESET Enterprise Inspector, praising ESET for its universal coverage.
KuppingerCole Analysts is an international and independent analyst organization that supports companies, corporate users, integrators and software manufacturers in meeting both tactical and strategic challenges. The Market Compass provides an overview of a market segment and the vendors in the Endpoint Protection, Detection & Response (EPDR) market. It covers the trends that are influencing this market segment and the essential capabilities required of solutions in this space and provides ratings on how well the solutions meet expectations.
ESET achieved high scores across all categories, achieving the third highest number of strong positives out of a total 17 vendors, with top scores in six out of nine criteria and the rest being evaluated as positive. KuppingerCole assesses vendor solutions on nine key criteria – Security, Interoperability, Usability, Deployment, Malware Protection, Threat Hunting, Automated Responses, Secondary EPP and Common Functions – with strong positive as the highest possible rating.
In addition to broad support for a variety of operating systems, KuppingerCole cites ESET’s rare technical capability of being able to scan the Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) as a core strength. ESET is further commended for its complete suite of detection and protection techniques, and excellent implementation of multiple, advanced ML algorithms for discovering malicious activity patterns. As one of the very few vendors on the market, ESET leverages Windows AMSI, and provides a Script Scanner, Advanced Memory Scanner and Ransomware Shield. The report also highlights ESET’s contribution to mapping the MITRE ATT&CK framework in order to facilitate analysis of malicious actors. KuppingerCole also commend ESET Enterprise Inspector’s support of interactive live querying and memory analysis with automated response options like network isolation of suspect nodes, process termination, moving/deleting files and running scripts.
ESET Enterprise Inspector, ESET’s own proprietary solution for targeted attacks and advanced persistent threats, was previously evaluated in the KuppingerCole Executive View Report 2020. The report highlights ESET’s practice of publishing threat intelligence discoveries for the benefit of the community, and the additional detailed security analysis and threat research gained from ESET’s powerful cloud-based reputation system, the global LiveGrid®. ESET Enterprise Inspector can also generate attribution theories with high confidence levels, with customers having flexibility in creating rules for detection thresholds and alerting, filtering out certain conditions that may occur so as to reduce false positives, or customers themselves can design rules for assignment of attributes and even edit event attributes during investigations.
Ignacio Sbampato, Chief Business Officer at ESET, commented, “At ESET, we are dedicated to providing cutting-edge security solutions for businesses, and we are proud to be continually recognized by expert analysts for our advanced software solutions. The digital threat landscape is constantly evolving and adapting, and it is vital that organizations and their systems are adequately protected. Reports such as the KuppingerCole Market Compass are vital in holding us accountable to the high standards we set for our solutions, and our dedication to keeping enterprises and their data safe and secure around the world.”