The first focus at Symantec is on our customers and keeping them protected. Constant research and innovation are required to help organizations stay ahead of today’s modern malware. We also work closely with top research firms to make sure we’re addressing key market concerns. We believe that analysts are a fantastic resource to aggregate customer feedback, and we also believe that they represent the voice of potential customers. Firms like Forrester Research, Inc., let us know when we need to improve and when we’re getting it right. With that in mind, I’m very pleased to share The Forrester Wave™: Endpoint Security, Q1 2013.
Forrester Research positioned Symantec as a leader in The Forrester Wave: Endpoint Security, Q1 2013 report published in January 2013 by Chenxi Wang and Chris Sherman. Forrester employs a rigorous process to create a Forrester Wave that employs a combination of data sources to assess the strength and weakness of each solution in terms of the vendor’s current offering as well as their strategy.
According to the new report, leaders provide a breadth of mature technologies. Specifically about Symantec, Forrester reports, “Symantec leads in breadth of product portfolio and in strategy. Symantec excels in its broad functional coverage as well as its consistent strength across many different areas. Symantec continues to be a Leader in the endpoint security space and remains a good choice for enterprise customers.”
I believe that this assessment encapsulates the fact that effective endpoint protection must employ a variety of technologies and solutions. Symantec Endpoint Protection 12, for example, leverages Insight (reputation-based security) and SONAR (behavioral-based security), Network Threat Protection, Device and Application Control, along with traditional antivirus technologies to deliver powerful protection to our customers. The Forrester Wave also reports, “Customers we interviewed report good scalability and consistent performance with the SEP product.”
Symantec encourages our customers, prospects and partners to review the latest research from Forrester (along with the recent Gartner Magic Quadrant for Endpoint Protection Platforms) to learn more about the best ways they can protect their information and infrastructure from attacks.