Endpoint security is the practice of safeguarding the user entry points into a network of devices from malicious influences.
As more companies rely on digital networks for daily operations, the need for effective endpoint protection skyrocketed.
See below to learn all about the current endpoint protection software market:
The global endpoint security market was valued at $13.99 billion in 2021. With a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 8.3%, it’s estimated to be worth $24.58 billion in 2028.
The endpoint market is growing in several global regions:
- North America had $5.04 billion of the endpoint security market in 2020
- The UK is expected to hold 24% of the market by 2024
- The European endpoint security market is expected to maintain a 7% growth rate until 2024
- China is estimated to reach $2.2 billion by the end of 2025
- India is expected to maintain a growth rate of 18% to 2025
By industry, the endpoint protection market is most in-demand in:
- Banking and finance
- Health care
Endpoint protection features
Endpoint protection software varies, depending on how it secures endpoints and at what scale.
Most endpoint protection solutions are implemented based on four key components:
- Application control
- Access privileges
- Password management and authentication
- Behavioral and threat analytics
In order to achieve one or more of the above goals, endpoint security software comes with various features, such as:
- Phishing and email protection
- Protection from malicious downloads
- Rapid scans and detection protocols
- Flexible reports and alerts
- Secure third-party integration
Benefits of endpoint protection
Endpoint protection enables organizations to communicate reliably and efficiently over a long-range network. This flexibility bring several key benefits, including.
- Secures options for remote workers
- Boosts business resilience
- Provides a centralized approach to security management
- Reputation protection
Endpoint protection use cases
Endpoint protection products are an important addition to organizations with multiple access points to secure.
Below are a couple of examples of how endpoint protection helped organizations better protect their networks.
Coventry University is a public research university based in Coventry, England. It supports just under 30,000 students in the U.K. and in China, Singapore, and Rwanda.
Coventry University has a portfolio of over 600 applications running on cloud-based environments and a distributed pool of 600 servers. It needed to secure its global environment and attain infrastructure-wide visibility and control.
“Since deploying CrowdStrike, the time spent by the infrastructure team on resolving cyber threats went from over 80 hours in a measurement period to under five hours. This is almost a 94% drop,” says Steve Rogers, enterprise cloud, infrastructure and security architect, Coventry University.
“Very soon after going live we were hit by a string of zero-day attacks. CrowdStrike identified the threats and isolated the impacted machines in a matter of minutes.”
Sayfol International School Kaula Lumpur
Sayfol International School Kaula Lumpur is a learning institution based in Malaysia. It provides academic studies for over 2,000 students from 60 different countries.
The school turned to Sophos seeking to secure its existing endpoint security in order to improve its overall IT system and infrastructure. Previous attempts failed to run regular scans and didn’t detect or completely remove malware, which compromised more PCs used by students and faculty.
Turning to Sophos Intercept X Endpoint Protection and Sophos Central Endpoint Advanced, the school’s IT team was able to effectively monitor and manage all access points, from laptops to USB drives.
“We are quite impressed with the benefits we’ve experienced with Sophos. The improvements we’ve made to our endpoint protection have improved our entire school infrastructure,” says Andrew Wong, IT manager, Sayfol International School Kuala Lumpur.
“Our management team is extremely happy now. The teachers are specifically pleased with the increased productivity.”
Endpoint Protection Providers
Some of the leading providers of endpoint protection solutions include:
- Carbon Black
- Check Point Software