F-Secure named a visionary by Gartner, Inc.
F-Secure has been positioned as a visionary in Gartner’s 2016 Magic Quadrant for endpoint protection platforms report (published 1st February 2016). The recognition comes as F-Secure pursues its goal of becoming the leading European cyber security vendor.
Christian Fredrikson, CEO of F-Secure said:
“We believe Gartner appreciated our effectiveness against malware and our company focus. We’ve already got hands down award-winning best protection, measured by independent tests. And with our eye on becoming the leading European cyber security vendor, we’ve invested in threat intelligence and advanced threat detection, response and forensics. We’ll continue to press toward our goal, now as a visionary.”
Endpoint protection: The core of a security strategy
Today, every business is a potential target of cyber-attacks, and it’s the endpoint that’s the weakest link. For an attacker it’s easiest to crack defense at the endpoint level, capitalising on humans’ ability to create errors. One employee falling for a targeted phishing attack gives an attacker access to their device. Once in, the attacker can access the services the employee uses, namely cloud and on-premise servers where the most important data is stored. The attacker can then move laterally within the organisation searching for valuable information. With the endpoint becoming an easy way for attackers to outflank cloud defence, it’s imperative that endpoints are protected with layered technologies that can stop an attack using a range of capabilities.
“Protection from common malware, as well as more APTs, is the top critical consideration for EPP buyers,” according to the report. “There is significant variation in the quality of attack prevention, as illustrated by multiple malware testing organisations. Buyers should look for solutions that offer a broad portfolio of protection techniques and high efficacy, as determined by multiple public test results.”
F-Secure’s endpoint solution includes multiple layers of protection technology to efficiently and effectively block common threats, as well as zero day and APT attacks. It is powered by the F-Secure Security Cloud, which provides instant, real world threat intelligence that’s always up to date. Signature-based detection is complemented by behavioural and heuristic protection, sandboxing and other technologies, all adding up to next-generation business protection. With F-Secure receiving awards in independent tests multiple years, its technology’s effectiveness at stopping malware in its tracks has been proven time and time again.
Also cloud-enabled is F-Secure’s management system for endpoint security. Centralised management makes it easy for customers and partners to deploy, manage and monitor the security of all their endpoints from a single, intuitive console. It offers excellent visibility of all devices – whether at the office or on the go.
F-Secure’s complete lineup of business products cover all aspects of cyber security – predict, prevent, detect and respond, to keep customers safe. Exposure assessment and security advisory help businesses analyse and predict their existing and desired security status. With security, vulnerability and compliance assessment and respective solutions, F-Secure provides prevention and detection against common, but also advanced and unknown attacks. And to respond to customers who have been breached, F-Secure offers forensics and incident response services.