The six questions business must ask when evaluating computer security products

Sophos Press Release

Sophos white paper highlights the pitfalls of simply looking at virus detection rates

Six questions
Are you asking the right questions when choosing the computer security solution for your firm?

Sophos announced today that it has published a new white paper describing the six critical questions that businesses need to ask to ensure the most successful outcome when assessing computer security solutions.

The white paper, entitled "Assessing endpoint security solutions: why detection rates aren't enough", examines the dangers in just examining virus detection rates and investigates the effect of the rapidly developing IT environment. In addition, the paper discusses how the fast-moving threat landscape has impacted assessment criteria.

The paper explores in detail the six critical questions that businesses should ask vendors:

  • 1. How good is your malware detection?
  • 2. Do you have integrated visibility of all threat sources?
  • 3. How good is your proactive, zero-day protection?
  • 4. Is your solution easy to manage across my network?
  • 5. What added value does your solution offer?
  • 6. What level of support can I expect?

"Evaluating the performance of competing security products is a time-consuming and daunting task. Although it is tempting to base the choice of whose software is best equipped to defend your business purely on malware detection rates, such tests can only provide a snapshot on a security vendor's ability to provide ongoing manageable protection," said Guy Edsall, product manager at Sophos. "By using a wider criteria, organizations can go a long way to ensuring they choose the right endpoint security solution."

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