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With the efficacy of traditional signature-based protection of endpoints on the wane, enterprises must seek out new ways of defending their infrastructure.


  • There is a plethora of recent start-ups in this market, several of which have added some form of AV capability to compete head on with incumbent EPPs.

Features and Benefits

  • Explains the purpose of EDR and how it complements traditional EPP.
  • Describes how some EDR vendors have added functionality to compete with EPP.

Key questions answered

  • What is NGAV?
  • What comprises a modern EPP system?

Table of contents


  • Catalyst
  • Ovum view
  • Key messages


  • Recommendations for enterprises
  • Recommendations for vendors

Cybersecurity has gone from prevention to detection and response

  • Threat landscape evolution has forced a more reactive stance
  • Threat actors and attacks types grow in number and variety

Signature-based detection is in decline

  • Signatures rely on a priori certainty
  • Signatures still have their role for the time being

Some of the leading EDR vendors now compete in EPP

  • Some EDRs have expanded to become EPPs
  • Others remain as standalone EDR platforms


  • Further reading
  • Author

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