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IGEL Windows 7 to Windows 10 Migration TCO & Features IGEL OS 11 Endpoint vs. Traditional Windows 10 Laptop

Document number: 220103
Release Date: 28 Jan 2020

January 14, 2020 marked the end-of-support (EOS) date for Microsoft Windows 7. According to Computerworld, over 400 million users were still running Windows 7 as of January 2020. This once-in-a-lifecyle event is forcing a migration to Windows 10 for millions of users.

IGEL developed IGEL OS 11 as a software-defined endpoint that provides simple, secure, high-performance access to virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) and cloud workspaces. This Linux-based system runs on any compatible 64-bit x86 hardware.

IGEL commissioned Tolly to evaluate a Windows 10 migration total cost of ownership (TCO) model that compared the costs of migration using a traditional (“fat client”) approach requiring new PC/laptop hardware vs. leveraging IGEL OS and legacy hardware to provide Windows 10 virtual desktops for users. Additionally, breadth of IGEL VDI support and client management were evaluated.

The TCO evaluation demonstrated the dramatic economic benefits of leveraging existing hardware for use as a virtual desktop client along with corresponding reductions in support costs with lightweight endpoints running IGEL OS. (See Figure 1.) Tolly engineers confirmed the fast and easy conversion of legacy PCs into IGEL virtual desktop clients along with the depth of management support.
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Sophos Ltd. Podcast: Next-Gen Endpoint Security with Sophos

Document number: 217102
Release Date: 03 Jan 2017

Tolly Group Founder Kevin Tolly hosts a fourteen-minute podcast discussing Next-Gen Endpoint Security technology with Sophos.

The podcast is part of our series “Next-Gen Endpoint Security”. In this series of podcasts, we’ll hear from leading technology vendors about what to expect with this new generation of technology known as Next-Gen Endpoint Security.

Kevin is joined by Thom Bailey, Sr. Director, Product Management and find out Sophos' perspective on the benefits of Next-Gen Endpoint, key customer needs that would benefit from Next-Gen Endpoint and Sophos' unique approach to bringing Next-Gen Endpoint solutions to market.

Download is in mp3 format.
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Sophos Ltd. Sophos Endpoint Protection y Sophos Cloud Endpoint Protection Facilidad de uso y funcionalidad de Endpoint Security Management en comparación con Kaspersky, McAfee, Microsoft, Symantec y Trend Micro

Document number: 215102ES
Release Date: 23 Feb 2016

Pocos negarían la importancia de la seguridad de las estaciones de trabajo en el entorno de TI de cualquier empresa. Pero para que una solución de seguridad sea eficaz, debe ser fácil de instalar y mantener. Algunas soluciones pueden ser tan complejas de implementar que puede darse el caso de que sus funcionalidades se configuren de manera incorrecta o no se utilicen en absoluto. Con una solución que implique menos esfuerzo, es más probable que se usen las funciones de seguridad, y que se usen correctamente.

Sophos encargó a Tolly que evalúe sus soluciones de seguridad para estaciones de trabajo de instalación local y en la nube, Sophos Endpoint Protection y Sophos Cloud Endpoint Protection. Sophos ha diseñado estas soluciones para proporcionar una amplia funcionalidad de seguridad “lista para usar”, que permita a los usuarios responder fácilmente a situaciones de amenazas de seguridad comunes. Estas soluciones se compararon con otras ofertas destacadas de Kaspersky, McAfee (Intel Security), Symantec y Trend Micro. De las soluciones evaluadas, sólo las ofrecidas por Sophos proporcionaron una variedad de funcionalidades, incluidas prácticas recomendadas y plantillas preconfiguradas que estaban listas para usar inmediatamente después de su instalación y resultaban fáciles de administrar. Véase la Figura 1 para obtener un resumen de los resultados.
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Sophos Ltd. Sophos Endpoint Protection および Sophos Cloud Endpoint Protection エンドポイント セキュリティ管理製品のユーザビリティ・機能を Kaspersky および McAfee、Microsoft、 Symantec、Trend Micro と比較

Document number: 215102JA
Release Date: 23 Feb 2016

あらゆるビジネス IT 環境におけるエンドポイント セキュリティの重要 性は今や明らかですが、セキュリティ ソリューションを効果的に実施 するには展開と保守が容易でなければなりません。中には、実装方法 の複雑さゆえに設定ミスが起きやすかったり、一部の機能が全く使用 されないソリューションもあります。一般に、セキュリティ機能は、 操作が簡単であるほど正しく使用されます。

Sophos は、同社のオンプレミスとクラウドベースのエンドポイント セ キュリティ ソリューションである Sophos Endpoint Protection および Sophos Cloud Endpoint Protection の評価を Tolly に委託しました。これらの ソリューションは、「購入後すぐに使用できる」幅広いセキュリティ 機能を提供し、ユーザーが一般的なセキュリティ脅威のシナリオに簡 単に対応できるように設計されています。評価においては、これらの ソリューションを、Kaspersky および McAfee (Intel Security)、Symantec、 Trend Micro の有力製品と比較しました。テストされたソリューション のうち、インストール後すぐに使用でき、管理も簡単な事前設定済み のベスト プラクティスとテンプレートをはじめとする広範な機能性を 提供したのは Sophos 製品だけでした。結果の概要は図 1 をご覧くだ さい。
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Intel Security McAfee Endpoint Security 10 Enterprise Endpoint Security Usability vs. Kaspersky, Sophos, Symantec & Trend Micro

Document number: 215110
Release Date: 16 Dec 2015

McAfee Endpoint Security 10 has a new, redesigned architecture that offers a single, integrated platform. Unlike traditional endpoint security approaches where products are isolated from each other, McAfee Endpoint Security 10’s architecture integrates protection technologies allowing the Firewall, Threat Prevention, and Web Control modules to talk to each other in real-time allowing them to learn from each other, analyze and act upon new potential malware and advanced threats.

Intel Security commissioned Tolly to evaluate its Endpoint Security 10 (ES 10) product, implemented using ePolicy Orchestrator cloud and on-premise to compare the Intel Security solutions with similar enterprise endpoint security offerings from Kaspersky, Sophos, Symantec and Trend Micro. Scenarios involved deployment, detection, management interface and reporting, and scanning efficiency. Testing was conducted in March-April 2015.

Deployed and managed using McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator, Endpoint Security 10 provided a consistent management interface whether the cloud-based or on- premise management option was selected.
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Sophos Ltd. Sophos Endpoint Protection & Sophos Cloud Endpoint Protection Endpoint Security Management Usability & Functionality vs Kaspersky, McAfee, Microsoft, Symantec & Trend Micro

Document number: 215102
Release Date: 15 Sep 2015

Few would argue about the importance of endpoint security in any business IT environment. But, for a security solution to be effective it must be easy to deploy and maintain. Some solutions can be so complex to implement that features are either easily misconfigured or not used at all. The less effort involved, the more likely it is that the security features will be used and used correctly.

Sophos commissioned Tolly to evaluate its on-premise and cloud-based endpoint security solutions, Sophos Endpoint Protection & Sophos Cloud Endpoint Protection. Sophos has designed these solutions to provide broad security functionality “out of the box” and make it easy for users to respond to common security threat scenarios. These solutions were compared to other prominent offerings from Kaspersky, McAfee (Intel Security), Symantec and Trend Micro. Of the solutions tested, only the Sophos offerings provided a range of functionality, including pre-configured best practices and templates, that were ready to use upon installation and simple to manage.
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Bromium Webcast with Bromium - Why Endpoint Security Fails

Document number: 215134
Release Date: 05 Jun 2015

Listen to Bromium and Kevin Tolly, founder and CEO of The Tolly Group, the premier independent test lab and gain valuable insights into the current challenges of preventing breaches and protecting your endpoints.

In this on-demand webinar you will learn: 1. The challenges of the current endpoint security landscape 2. Trends in endpoint security strategies, solutions and concerns 3. The impact of micro-virtualization on security

View the webinar with Kevin Tolly and Bromium by clicking on the link below which will take you to the Bromium webcast landing page.

Bromium Webcast On-demand Landing Page.

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(Note: There is no download for this webcast item.)
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Sophos Ltd. Sophos SafeGuard Enterprise Windows 7 Full Disk Encryption Performance versus Check Point Software, McAfee & Symantec Corp.

Document number: 214126
Release Date: 23 Sep 2014

In the many industries where security is paramount, encrypting the disks of user computers is standard procedure. While encryption certainly enhances security, it is important for disk encryption solutions to avoid degrading performance of the target encrypted systems.

Sophos Ltd. commissioned Tolly to evaluate the performance of the Sophos SafeGuard Enterprise disk encryption solution in a Windows 7 Enterprise OS environment and compare its performance to that of other leading solutions from Check Point Software, McAfee and Symantec Corporation. Tests were conducted using traditional hard disk drives (HDD) as well as solid state drives (SSD).

Sophos encryption delivered both the fastest initial encryption as well as the lowest overall impact on performance.
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Sophos Ltd. Sophos Antivirus for vShield v1.0 VMware Server and VDI Client Workload Performance versus Trend Micro Deep Security and McAfee MOVE Agentless

Document number: 214110
Release Date: 07 Apr 2014

A key element in the explosive growth of virtualization is the ability to drive the physical server hardware to higher, and more cost-efficient, utilization levels. With that in mind, it is important that server resources are not wasted by overly demanding antivirus (AV) solutions. VMware’s vShield Endpoint provides access to VM resources via a virtual appliance rather than by requiring agents on each VM.

Sophos commissioned Tolly to evaluate its Antivirus for vShield v1.0 solution and compare its performance to two other vShield-based offerings: McAfee MOVE Agentless 3.0 and Trend Micro Deep Security 9. Tests encompassed a range of VMware ESXi5.5 Microsoft Server 2008 virtual server applications including a web, database and file services. A virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) environment with 120 Windows 7 Enterprise virtual machines on a host was also evaluated using a VMware View Planner 2.1 standard workload.

The Sophos solution demonstrated consistently better performance and, by inference, lower system resource demands than the McAfee and Trend Micro solution.
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McAfee McAfee Real Time Command Leveraging Peer Communications to Deliver Rapid Response to Security Threats in Large, Distributed Environments

Document number: 214105
Release Date: 26 Mar 2014

As security threats continue to grow in number and sophistication, reaction time becomes ever more important. The advent of advanced persistent threats (APT) make rapid response mandatory. McAfee has addressed the delay inherent in traditional, server-to-endpoint-only communication by implementing an endpoint management system that leverages communication across logical chains of co-located endpoint to accelerate response times.

McAfee commissioned Tolly to evaluate its Real Time Command management system and verify its capability to gather endpoint management data rapidly as well as provide a unified management platform for problem mitigation. Tests showed that Real Time Command can collect data rapidly with 95% of 500 stations collected in as little as 9 seconds and then manage problem mitigation.
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Kaspersky Lab Kaspersky Security для виртуальных сред 2.0 Сравнительный анализ производительности и эффективности антивирусной защиты в виртуальных средах VMware vSphere 5.1

Document number: 213132RU
Release Date: 16 Oct 2013

«Лаборатория Касперского» поручила компании Tolly оценить производительность и эффективность работы в виртуальных средах VMware vSphere 5 новой программы Kaspersky Security для виртуальных сред 2.0, не требующей установки антивирусных агентов, в сравнении с решениями конкурентов — Trend Micro Deep Security 8 SP2, McAfee MOVE Agentless Security 2.6 и Symantec SEP 12.1.2 (последний требует установки агентов).

Компания Tolly пришла к выводу, что Kaspersky Security для виртуальных сред 2.0 сочетает надежную защиту с эффективным использованием ресурсов гипервизора, обеспечивая меньшее среднее время отклика и более экономное использование физического диска по сравнению с другими решениями, участвовавшими в тестировании. Новое решение «Лаборатории Касперского» также предоставляет более высокий уровень защиты от угроз по сравнению с другими программами, не требующими установки антивирусных агентов
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Kaspersky Lab Kaspersky Security for Virtualization v2.0 - Competitive Anti-virus Performance and Effectiveness in VMware vSphere 5.1 Virtual Environments

Document number: 213132
Release Date: 05 Aug 2013

In virtual environments, anti-virus (A/V) solutions can be implemented as a client-based agent, whereby all security processing takes place on the client, a virtual appliance that handles the A/V workload- or some hybrid of the two. As more users of virtual infrastructures begin to understand the advantages of virtualization-specific security solutions over traditional agent-based approaches, leading vendors have begun to take note, adding such virtualization-specific products to their portfolios. Efficient resource usage with minimal impact on the host and virtual infrastructure, specifically, are the primary benefits of using a solution optimized for a virtual environment.

Kaspersky Lab commissioned Tolly to benchmark the performance and effectiveness of its new, agentless Security for Virtualization v2.0 offering in VMware vSphere 5 virtual environments vs. agentless Trend Micro Deep Security 8 SP2 and McAfee MOVE Agentless Security 2.6 and agent-based Symantec SEP 12.1.2.

Tolly found that Kaspersky Security for Virtualization 2.0 blends efficient hypervisor resource usage with solid protection abilities by delivering lower average response times and disk usage than the other products tested. Kaspersky also defended against threats better than the the other agentless offerings under test.
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AVG Technologies AVG CloudCare: Cloud-based Endpoint Security Management Feature Comparison vs. McAfee, Panda Security, Symantec, and Trend Micro

Document number: 213134
Release Date: 15 Jul 2013

As cloud computing comes to security applications, many endpoint security providers are rolling out cloud-based versions of their endpoint security offerings. While a move to “the cloud” may have a state-of-the-art aura to it, an actual assessment of some current offerings show that much is lacking. In fact, some major providers of endpoint security solutions have significant gaps in the management functionality provided in their cloud-based versions.

AVG commissioned Tolly to evaluate the management capabilities of its AVG CloudCare service managing AV services for Windows endpoints and compare that functionality to that offered in current solutions from McAfee, Panda Security, Symantec and Trend Micro.

Tests showed a significant gap in management functionality available in cloud solutions.
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Symantec Corporation Symantec Endpoint Protection 12.1 Competitive Anti-virus Performance in VMware vSphere 5 Virtual Environments

Document number: 212130
Release Date: 03 Dec 2012

As IT architects scale deployments of virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) solutions, they must be aware of the resource requirements of “always on” and high-use components such as endpoint security systems. In virtual environments, vendors can implement their solution as a client-based agent where all security processing takes place on the client, a virtual appliance that handles the anti-virus (A/V) workload or, possibly, some hybrid of the two approaches.

Symantec, Corp. commissioned Tolly to benchmark the performance of its new Symantec Endpoint Protection (SEP) 12.1 within VMware vSphere 5 virtual environments vs. agentless and agent-based solutions from competing vendors. Specifically, this testing focused on the system resource requirements of each solution when performing on-demand and on-access scanning functions, and during distributed virus definition updates.
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Symantec Corporation Symantec Endpoint Protection 12.1 Anti-virus Effectiveness in VMware vSphere 5 Virtual Environments

Document number: 212131
Release Date: 03 Dec 2012

As virtualization-aware endpoint security solutions continue to evolve, more and more functionality is offloaded from a single VM to its supporting infrastructure in the form of Virtual Appliances (VA). In addition to considering the performance impact of this re- architecting, administrators must also ensure that the protection offered remains fully-functional, even in virtual environments.

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Kaspersky Lab Kaspersky Security Center 9 Management of Physical and Virtual Environments vs. Trend Micro

Document number: 212118
Release Date: 21 Aug 2012

The benefits of server virtualization are so compelling that virtualized environments are now a part of business environments large and small. As with their physical counterparts, though, virtualized systems require security software to be installed and managed. Kaspersky Lab has designed their security management system to provide a consistent interface across both physical and virtual systems.

Kaspersky Lab commissioned Tolly to evaluate Kaspersky Security Management and comparable security management products from Trend Micro in a scenario where both physical and virtual systems are managed. Testing confirmed that Kaspersky users can administer both physical and virtual environments from a single security console, while users of the Trend Micro products need to install and use separate management products for physical and virtual environments.
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Symantec Corporation Symantec Endpoint Protection 12.1 vs. Trend Micro Deep Security 8 Anti-virus Performance in VMware ESXi Virtual Environments

Document number: 212117
Release Date: 07 May 2012

As IT architects scale deployments of virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) solutions, they must be aware of the resource requirements of “always on” and high-use components such as endpoint security systems. In virtual environments, vendors can implement their solution as a client-based agent where all security processing takes place on the client, a virtual appliance that handles the anti-virus (A/V) workload or, possibly, some hybrid of the two approaches.

Symantec Corp. commissioned Tolly to benchmark the performance of its new Symantec Endpoint Protection (SEP) 12.1 within VMware ESXi 5 virtual environments vs. Trend Micro Deep Security 8. Specifically, this testing focused on the system resource requirements of each solution when performing on-demand and on-access scanning, and during distributed virus definition updates.
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AVG Technologies AVG Internet Security Business Edition 2012 Ease of Management and Usability Evaluation Against Competing Security Suites for SMB Users

Document number: 212102
Release Date: 13 Mar 2012

Endpoint security is just as important for small and medium business (SMB) environments as it is for large enterprises. SMBs, though, are likely to have limited or no dedicated IT resources to manage installation and ongoing policy updates. Thus, understanding the effort required to install a solution and conduct ongoing maintenance tasks is important when choosing an endpoint security solution for SMB deployment.

Testing showed that with AVG users can save valuable time in managing their security solution -- time that can be better used to focus on their business. Testing showed that AVG is a solution that is one of the easiest-to-use for most common tasks such as running scans, installing across a small business network, etc.
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Bit9 Bit9 Parity Suite 6.0 Comparison of Bit9 Advanced Threat Solution versus McAfee Endpoint Protection Suite and Symantec Endpoint Protection 12.1

Document number: 212108
Release Date: 12 Mar 2012

Security and network operation center personnel have traditionally had few alternatives when it comes to securing endpoints and servers in their enterprise, with most solutions being some variation of the traditional antivirus blacklisting approach to security. Advanced threats which put valuable intellectual property at risk have quickly become a significant security concern for corporations.

Bit9 commissioned Tolly to evaluate leading endpoint security solutions to compare the effectiveness of traditional antivirus products and the most recent application control approach against malware and zero-day threats. The application control (whitelisting) solution tested was Bit9 Parity Suite 6.0, and the antivirus (blacklisting) solutions tested were McAfee Endpoint Protection Suite and Symantec Endpoint Protection 12.1. Testing of 5 attacks across a number of systems showed that Bit9 Parity Suite protects both Windows clients and Windows Web servers more effectively than the Symantec and McAfee endpoint solutions under test.
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Trend Micro, Inc Trend Micro Titanium Maximum Security 5.0 Consumer Endpoint Security Performance vs. K7 Computing, Kaspersky, McAfee & Symantec

Document number: 211133
Release Date: 14 Nov 2011

Endpoint security is an essential element of any Windows PC. As an “always-on” service, its resource requirements have the potential to impact and degrade user experience. Furthermore, the complexities of security configuration can be confusing to consumers, the vast majority of whom are non-technical.

Trend Micro has focused its Titanium Maximum Security 5.0 offering on providing effective endpoint security without requiring user configuration and without degrading the user experience.

Trend Micro, Inc. commissioned Tolly to benchmark the performance of Titanium Maximum Security 5.0 vs. consumer-class, Windows 7 32-bit security solutions from K7 Computing, Kaspersky, McAfee and Symantec. Specifically, this testing evaluated the impact each solution had on system resources and user experience in a number of common usage scenarios.

Testing showed that Trend Micro Titanium consistently scored at or near the top of the rankings in a series of tests that involved boot times, on- demand scanning, memory, CPU usage, and installation functions.

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Kaspersky Lab Kaspersky Endpoint Security 8 for Windows Comparative Functionality Evaluation vs. ESET, McAfee, Sophos, Symantec and Trend Micro

Document number: 211132
Release Date: 31 Oct 2011

Today’s network administrators are always searching for tools to assist them in providing comprehensive security for their network, while adapting to an increasingly mobile, cloud-centric and geographically-distributed workforce. Functionality and reporting with Web, application and device controls can no longer be secondary to protection when administrators are faced with managing an increasing number of endpoints.

By combining multiple technologies into a single, centrally-managed solution, Kaspersky Endpoint Security 8 for Windows offers an extensive set of tools to ensure security and control over an array of applications, devices and Web content. Kaspersky’s features range from ready-to-use templates to granular policy controls, to help administrators customize Kaspersky’s solution to their organizations’ unique needs, thus simplifying the user experience while providing extensive security and management.
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Sophos Ltd. Sophos Endpoint Security and Control v9.7: Anti-virus Performance in VMware ESX Virtual Environments

Document number: 211125
Release Date: 26 Aug 2011

As IT architects scale deployments of virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) solutions, they must be aware of the resource requirements of “always on” and high-use components such as endpoint security systems. In virtual environments, vendors can implement their solution as a client-based agent, where all processing for each client takes place on the client, a virtual appliance that handles the anti- virus (AV) workload or, possibly, some hybrid of the two approaches.

Sophos Ltd. commissioned Tolly to benchmark the performance of its new Sophos Endpoint Security and Control v9.7 within virtual environments. Specifically, this testing focused on the system resource requirements of the Sophos client-based agent when performing on-demand/on-access scanning and virus signature definition update tasks.
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Trend Micro, Inc Trend Micro Deep Security 7.5 vs. McAfee and Symantec Anti-virus Performance in VMware ESX Virtual Environments

Document number: 211101
Release Date: 09 Feb 2011

Server and desktop virtualization are essential elements of any IT strategy that seeks to decrease capital and operational expenditures . In the rush to implement virtualization technologies, many organizations simply deploy the same anti-virus solution that is in use on their physical server and desktop systems. Because these traditional anti-virus solutions are not designed specifically for virtual environments, they can create significant operational issues such as anti-virus (AV) storms, resource wastage and administrative overhead, and hamper the organization’s objective of maximizing VM densities.

Trend Micro, Inc. commissioned Tolly to benchmark the performance within virtual environments of the Trend Micro Deep Security solution vs. McAfee Total Protection for Endpoint and Symantec Endpoint Protection 11.0. Specifically, this testing evaluated the impact each solution had on host system (physical server) resources especially as guest machine density increased to up to 100 virtual machines simultaneously running in a VMware ESX 4.1 environment.
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AVG Technologies AVG Business Edition 9.0: Ease of Management and Usability Evaluation Against Competing Security Suites and Anti-Virus Products for SMB Users

Document number: 210154
Release Date: 29 Nov 2010

AVG commissioned Tolly to evaluate the ease of management and usability of its AVG Business Edition 9.0 vs solutions from Avast, Avira, ESET, Kaspersky Lab, McAfee and Symantec.

Tests evaluated the number of steps and task time required to perform a range of functions associated with installation and ongoing use and management of the various systems.
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Trend Micro, Inc Trend Micro Titanium Maximum Security 3.0 Consumer Endpoint Security Performance vs K7, Kaspersky, McAfee & Symantec

Document number: 210142
Release Date: 08 Sep 2010

Trend Micro commissioned Tolly to benchmark the performance of its Titanium Maximum Security endpoint security solution vs several competitors. In addition to the document found on this page, an appendix document (210142A) is available here. This appendix document contains tabular data and additional test methodology details. Endpoint Security
Trend Micro, Inc Trend Micro Data Loss Prevention for Endpoint 5 vs. McAfee Host Data Loss Prevention 3: Endpoint Data Loss Prevention Effectiveness Evaluation

Document number: 210107
Release Date: 12 Mar 2010

Trend Micro, Inc. commissioned Tolly to conduct a comparative analysis of Trend Micro Data Loss Prevention (DLP) for Endpoint versus McAfee Host Data Loss Prevention.

Engineers deployed prototype environments for both solutions focused on providing protection for Windows XP endpoints. Tests explored data identification, channel coverage, fragmentation/obfuscation and ease-of-use.

Testing was based on the Tolly Common Test Plan #1130, Data Loss Prevention. (See http://CommonTestPlan.org for additional information on the test plan.)
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Sunbelt Software, Inc. Sunbelt Software VIPRE Enterprise 3.1: Anti-virus Scanning Performance and System Resource Utilization Comparison Versus McAfee VirusScan Enterprise 8.7i and Symantec Endpoint Protection 12 Small Business Edition

Document number: 209138
Release Date: 28 Sep 2009

Sunbelt Software commissioned Tolly to evaluate the anti-virus scanning performance and system resource utilization of its VIPRE Enterprise 3.1 anti-virus product in comparison to McAfee VirusScan Enterprise 8.7i and Symantec Endpoint Protection 12 Small Business Edition products.

Tests focused on measuring the memory and CPU utilization of the products under test during various stages of product operation: at idle, with the product GUI open, during an on-demand full-system scan, etc.

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Symantec Corporation Symantec Endpoint Protection Small Business Edition 12.0 Competitive Windows XP Performance Evaluation

Document number: 209110
Release Date: 27 Apr 2009

Symantec commissioned Tolly to evaluate the impact of endpoint security offerings designed for small businesses on PC client responsiveness.

The Tolly Group compared the Windows XP client version of Symantec Endpoint Protection Small Business Edition 12.0 against security offerings from AVG, BitDefender, Kaspersky Lab, McAfee, Inc., Sophos and Trend Micro, Inc.

The Tolly Group examined system start-up time, the impact on Microsoft Office 2007, on Internet Explorer, on local and network file operations and on the time required to decompress a file archive.

Symantec Endpoint Protection Small Business Edition 12.0 consistently delivered faster response time than competing products tested. Detailed test results are documented in a companion “Appendix” document which can be downloaded from tolly.com at Symantec appendix download.

Tests were conducted in March 2009.

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Symantec Corporation Symantec Endpoint Protection Small Business Edition 12.0 Competitive Windows XP Performance Evaluation - APPENDIX

Document number: 209110APPENDIX
Release Date: 25 Apr 2009

Symantec commissioned Tolly to evaluate the impact of endpoint security offerings designed for small businesses on PC client responsiveness.

The Tolly Group compared the Windows XP client version of Symantec Endpoint Protection Small Business Edition 12.0 against security offerings from AVG, BitDefender, Kaspersky Lab, McAfee, Inc., Sophos and Trend Micro, Inc.

The Tolly Group examined system start-up time, the impact on Microsoft Office 2007, on Internet Explorer, on local and network file operations and on the time required to decompress a file archive.

Symantec Endpoint Protection Small Business Edition 12.0 consistently delivered faster response time than competing products tested. This appendix document contains detailed results. Higher-level test results are documented in a companion document which can be downloaded from tolly.com at Symantec test report download.

Tests were conducted in March 2009.

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Websense, Inc Web Security Gateway Guide to Selecting Secure Web Gateways (Japanese version)

Document number: 208326JP
Release Date: 19 Mar 2009

Websense, Inc. commissioned The Tolly Group to evaluate its Web Security Gateway against other available gateway security products.

Tolly Group engineers evaluated the products under test based on a set of criteria identified by a leading industry analyst group as the most-advanced features that could help with comparative evaluation and selection of a security Web Gateway.

Tests were conducted in October 2008.

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Symantec Corporation Symantec Corporation ไซแมนเทค คอร์ปอเรชั่นผลิตภัณฑ์ Symantec Endpoint Protection 11.0.3การประเมินประสิทธิภาพโดยเปรียบเทียบกับ Kaspersky, McAfee และ Trend Micro บนระบบปฏิบัติการ Windows XP

Document number: 208349TH
Release Date: 05 Feb 2009

ไซแมนเทค คอร์ปอเรชั่น ได้มอบหมายให้ The Tolly Group ดำเนินการประเมินผล กระทบของผลิตภัณฑ์รักษาความปลอดภัย บนเครื่องคอมพิวเตอร์ ต่อความเร็วในการ ตอบสนองของเครื่อง โดย The Tolly Group ได้ประเมินผลิตภัณฑ์ Symantec Endpoint Protection 11.0.3 รุ่นที่ใช้บนระบบปฏิบัติการ Windows XP ซึ่งมีองค์ประกอบของ ฟังก์ชั่ นการป้องกันไวรัส การป้องกันสปายแวร์ ไฟร์วอลล์ การป้องกันการบุกรุกโฮสต์ และ การควบคุมการใช้งานอุปกรณ์ต่อพ่วงและ แอพพลิเคชั่น ซึ่งรวมไว้ในเอเจนต์เดียว โดย เปรียบเทียบกับผลิตภัณฑ์รักษาความ ปลอดภัยจาก Kaspersky Lab, McAfee, Inc. และ Trend Micro, Inc. (จากรูปที่ 8 สำหรับ ผลิตภัณฑ์ต่างๆที่ได้รับการทดสอบ) The Tolly Group ได้ทำการทดสอบระยะเวลาที่ใช้ ในการเริ่มต้นระบบ, ผลกระทบต่อโปรแกรม Microsoft Office 2007, ผลกระทบต่อ โปรแกรม Internet Explorer, ผลกระทบต่อ การทำงานเกี่ยวกับไฟล์งาน และระยะเวลาที่ ใช้ในการคลายไฟล์ที่มีการบีบอัด โดยการ ทดสอบได้ดำเนินการตั้งแต่เดือนตุลาคม 2008 ที่ผ่านมา Endpoint Security
McAfee McAfee Total Protection for Virtualization Evaluation in VMware ESX and Microsoft Hyper-V Environments

Document number: 208344
Release Date: 30 Jan 2009

McAfee, Inc. commissioned The Tolly Group to evaluate the effectiveness of McAfee Total Protection (ToPS) for Virtualization, managed by ePolicy Orchestrator (ePO) 4.0, in providing a comprehensive suite of security services to virtualized Microsoft Windows Server 2003 and Windows Server 2008 environments — online and offline — under both VMware and Microsoft’s Hyper-V server virtualization platforms.

Tolly engineers built virtual server environments using both VMware ESX Server version 3.5 and Microsoft Hyper-V. In these environments they deployed virtual instances of Microsoft’s Windows Server 2003 and Windows Server 2008. Engineers then exercised an extensive set of functions to illustrate that McAfee could provide extensive management and protection of virtual server environments in both online and offline states.

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McAfee McAfee®, Inc. Avaliação do custo total de propriedade do McAfee Total Protection Service versus Symantec Endpoint Protection Small Business Edition 11.0 e Trend Micro Client Server Messaging Security for SMB

Document number: 208255BR
Release Date: 12 Dec 2008

McAfee, Inc. encarregou o The Tolly Group de avaliar a eficiência do McAfee Total Protection Service — Advanced, um produto de SaaS (segurança como serviço) que fornece ampla segurança contra vírus, spyware, hackers e outras ameaças. Os engenheiros do Tolly Group realizaram uma detalhada avaliação prática dos produtos de serviço da McAfee, comparando-os com o Symantec Endpoint Protection Small Business Edition 11.0 e o Trend Micro Client Server Messaging Security for SMB Ver 7.6 para empresas de pequeno e médio porte. Esses produtos tradicionais de software exigem recursos no local para implantação e suporte. Os engenheiros acompanharam de perto a implantação inicial, o custo total de propriedade (TCO), o gerenciamento e os fatores de aplicação do McAfee Total Protection e dos outros dois produtos. Os testes foram realizados em dezembro de 2007. Endpoint Security
Symantec Corporation Webcast: Tolly Group Findings for Symantec Endpoint Protection 11.0

Document number: 208349WC
Release Date: 08 Dec 2008



LIVE DATE: Tuesday, December 9, 2008 at 9 am PST/12 pm EST

Speakers:

Kevin Tolly, Founder, The Tolly Group

Carsten Hoffmann, Senior Product Marketing Manager, Symantec

Webcast Summary:

Symantec Endpoint Protection 11.0 combines Symantec AntiVirus with advanced threat prevention to deliver unmatched defense against malware for laptops, desktops and servers. It seamlessly integrates essential security technologies in a single agent and management console, increasing protection and helping lower total cost of ownership.

Symantec Corporation commissioned The Tolly Group to evaluate the impact of Symantec Endpoint Protection 11.0. In this webcast, you will learn more about The Tolly Group findings, and Symantec Endpoint Protection 11.0 which provides anti-virus, anti-spyware and host intrusion prevention functionality in a single agent, single console.

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Websense, Inc Web Security Gateway Guide to Selecting Secure Web Gateways

Document number: 208326
Release Date: 08 Dec 2008

Websense, Inc. commissioned The Tolly Group to evaluate its Web Security Gateway against other available gateway security products.

Tolly Group engineers evaluated the products under test based on a set of criteria identified by a leading industry analyst group as the most-advanced features that could help with comparative evaluation and selection of a security Web Gateway.

Tests were conducted in October 2008.

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Symantec Corporation Symantec Corporation Symantec Endpoint Protection 11.0.3 Evaluación del rendimiento competitivo en comparación con Kaspersky, McAfee y Trend Micro en Windows XP

Document number: 208349ES
Release Date: 30 Nov 2008

Symantec Corporation solicitó a The Tolly Group que evaluara el impacto de las ofertas de seguridad en los puntos extremos de clase empresarial en la capacidad de respuesta de los clientes del mercado computacional. The Tolly Group comparó la versión de cliente de Symantec Endpoint Protection 11.0.3 para Windows XP, la cual cuenta con funcionalidad de antivirus, contra programas espía, cortafuegos, prevención de intrusión en el host y control de aplicaciones y dispositivos, todo en un único agente con las ofertas de seguridad de Kaspersky Lab, McAfee, Inc. y Trend Micro, Inc. Endpoint Security
Symantec Corporation Symantec Corporation Symantec Endpoint Protection 11.0.3 Avaliação do desempenho competitivo comparado ao Kaspersky, McAfee e Trend Micro no Windows XP

Document number: 208349BR
Release Date: 30 Nov 2008

A Symantec Corporation contratou The Tolly Group para avaliar o impacto das ofertas de segurança endpoint empresariais na reação do cliente PC. The Tolly Group comparou a versão de cliente do Windows XP do Symantec Endpoint Protection 11.0.3, que oferece funcionalidade antivírus, antispyware, firewall, prevenção de intrusão de host e controle de dispositivos e aplicativos em um agente único, com as ofertas de segurança do Kaspersky Lab, Endpoint Security
Symantec Corporation Symantec Endpoint Protection 11.0.3 与运行于 Windows XP 系统中的 Kaspersky、 McAfee 和 Trend Micro 的竞争性能评估

Document number: 208349ZH
Release Date: 30 Nov 2008

Symantec Corporation 委托 The Tolly Group 来评估企业 级端点安全产品对于 PC 客 户端响应的影响。 The Tolly Group 将 Symantec Endpoint Protection 11.0.3 的 Windows XP 客户端版本(其在单 一代理程序中提供防病毒、防间谍 软件、防火墙、主机入侵防护以及 设备和应用程序控制功能)与来自 Kaspersky Lab、McAfee, Inc. 和 Trend Micro, Inc. 的安全产品进行 比较(受测产品详细列表请参 见图 8)。 Endpoint Security
Symantec Corporation Symantec Endpoint Protection 11.0.3 Windows XP 上での Kaspersky、McAfee、 Trend Micro との性能比較

Document number: 208349JP
Release Date: 30 Nov 2008

The Tolly Group は Symantec Corporation から、企業向けエン ドポイント セキュリティ製品が PC クライアントの反応性に与える影響を 評価するよう依頼を受けました。

The Tolly Group では、Windows XPクラ イアント用のSymantec Endpoint Protection 11.0.3(1つのエージェント で、アンチウィルス、アンチスパイウェ ア、ファイヤーウォール、ホスト侵入防 止の機能を持ち、デバイスとアプリケー ションを管理する機能を有するセキュリ ティソフト)と、Kaspersky Lab、McAfee., Inc、および Trend Micro, Inc. の セキュリティソフトを比較しました。
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Symantec Corporation Symantec Endpoint Protection 11.0.3, Competitive Performance Evaluation versus Kaspersky, McAfee and Trend Micro on Windows XP

Document number: 208349
Release Date: 21 Nov 2008

Symantec commissioned The Tolly Group to evaluate the impact of enterprise-class endpoint security offerings on PC client responsiveness.

The Tolly Group compared the Windows XP client version of Symantec Endpoint Protection 11.0.3 against security offerings from Kaspersky Lab, McAfee, Inc. and Trend Micro, Inc.

The Tolly Group examined system start-up time, the impact on Microsoft Office 2007, on Internet Explorer, on file operations and on the time 
required to decompress a file archive.

Symantec Endpoint Protection 11.0.3 consistently delivered faster response time than competing products tested. At its best, Symantec Endpoint Protection 11.0.3 achieved response times that are twice as fast as some competing products tested.

Tests were conducted in October 2008.

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Symantec Corporation Symantec Corporation Symantec Endpoint Protection 11.0 vs. McAfee Total Protection for Endpoint Performance Impact on Microsoft Office Usage

Document number: 208321
Release Date: 12 Sep 2008

Symantec Corporation commissioned The Tolly Group to evaluate the impact of two Enterprise class endpoint security offerings on host client performance: Symantec Endpoint Protection 11.0 compared with McAfee Total Protection for Endpoint. The Tolly Group installed Symantec Endpoint Protection 11.0 which provides anti-virus, anti-spyware and host intrusion prevention functionality in a single agent against the corresponding products in the McAfee Total Protection for Endpoint Bundle.

The Tolly Group benchmarked file “open” and “save/close” times, as well as memory usage on an unprotected Microsoft Windows Vista SP1 system and compared these with execution times on the protected systems.

Tests were conducted in July 2008.

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Nortel Nortel Secure Network Access Solution Validation of Open and Flexible Network Access Control Features, Enterprise Performance, Scalability and Redundancy

Document number: 208302
Release Date: 09 Sep 2008

Nortel commissioned The Tolly Group to evaluate its Secure Network Access (SNA) Solution, which controls and automates network access for both managed and unmanaged users and devices.

Tolly Group engineers examined two models: the Nortel Secure Network Access Switch (SNAS) 4050 and 4070. Engineers validated an assortment of key network access control features and functions, as well as verified scalability capabilities of the device and energy consumption.

Tests were conducted in August 2008.
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McAfee McAfee, Inc. McAfee Total Protection for Endpoint Anti-Malware Detection Accuracy Test on Windows XP

Document number: 208316
Release Date: 09 Jul 2008

McAfee commissioned The Tolly Group to evaluate the effectiveness of its McAfee Total Protection for Endpoint security software offering that provides comprehensive security to protect against viruses, spyware, hackers and other threats.

The Tolly Group conducted a hands-on evaluation of the “on-access” detection accuracy and compared McAfee Total Protection with other anti-malware solutions for Windows XP: Trend Micro OfficeScan Client/Server Edition 8.0, Symantec Endpoint Protection 11.0 and Kaspersky Business Space Security 7.0. Tests focused on measuring the detection accuracy rate and speed of “on-access” file scanning.

Tests were conducted in June 2008.

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McAfee McAfee®, Inc. McAfee Total Protection Service1 與 Symantec Endpoint Protection Small Business Edition 11.0 及 Trend Micro Client Server Messaging Security for SMB 的整體擁有成本 (TCO) 評估

Document number: 208255ZT
Release Date: 30 Mar 2008

McAfee, Inc. 委託 Tolly Group 評 估其 McAfee Total Protection Service — Advanced 的有效性, 該產品屬於「資安即服務」(Security as a Service,簡稱 "SaaS") 產品,可提供防 病毒、間諜軟體、駭客及其他威脅的全 面性安全防護功能。 Tolly Group 工程師針對 McAfee 服務產 品進行了仔細的上機評估,並與 Symantec Endpoint Protection Small Business Edition 11.0 和 Trend Micro Client Server Messaging Security for SMB Ver 7.6 (需使用現場資源進行部署及支援的傳 統軟體產品) 相比較。工程師仔細檢驗 了 McAfee Total Protection 及其他兩項產 品的初始部署、整體擁有成本 (TCO)、 管理及合用性等因素。測試 Endpoint Security
McAfee McAfee®, Inc. TCO-evaluatie van McAfee Total Protection Service1 in vergelijking met Symantec Endpoint Protection Small Business Edition 11.0 en Trend Micro Client Server Messaging Security for SMB

Document number: 208255NL
Release Date: 30 Mar 2008

McAfee, Inc. heeft The Tolly Group opdracht gegeven de effectiviteit te evalueren van haar McAfee Total Protection Service - Advanced. Dit is een SaaS-aanbod (Security as a Service) dat uitgebreide beveiligingsvoorzieningen biedt ter bescherming tegen virussen, spyware, hackers en andere bedreigingen.

Technici van The Tolly Group voerden een gedetailleerde praktijkevaluatie uit van het serviceaanbod van McAfee en vergeleken dit met Symantec Endpoint Protection Small Business Edition 11.0 en Trend Micro Client Server Messaging Security for SMB Ver 7.6. Dit zijn traditionele softwareproducten die hulpbronnen op locatie voor implementatie en ondersteuning vereisen. De technici namen de initiële implementatie, de totale eigendomskosten (Total Cost of Ownership, oftewel TCO), het beheer en de bruikbaarheid van McAfee Total Protection en de twee andere producten zorgvuldig onder de loep. De tests werden uitgevoerd in december 2007.
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McAfee McAfee®, Inc. Bewertung der Gesamtbetriebskosten von McAfee Total Protection Service1 im Vergleich zu Symantec Endpoint Protection Small Business Edition 11.0 und Trend Micro Client Server Messaging Security for SMB

Document number: 208255DE
Release Date: 30 Mar 2008

McAfee, Inc. hat The Tolly Group damit beauftragt, die Effektivität von McAfee Total Protection Service – Advanced zu bewerten. Bei diesem Produkt handelt es sich um ein Security-as-a-Service-Angebot (SaaS), das umfassenden Schutz vor Viren, Spyware, Hackern und anderen Bedrohungen bietet.

Die Ingenieure von The Tolly Group führten eine detaillierte praktische Bewertung der McAfee- Servicelösung durch und verglichen die Ergebnisse mit Symantec Endpoint Protection Small Business Edition 11.0 und Trend Micro Client Server Messaging Security for SMB Version 7,6 - herkömmlichen Softwareprodukten, für deren Bereitstellung und Support Ressourcen und Mitarbeiter vor Ort erforderlich sind. Die Ingenieure unterzogen McAfee Total Protection und die beiden anderen Produkte einer genauen Untersuchung hinsichtlich Erstbereitstellung, Gesamtbetriebskosten, Verwaltung und Verwendbarkeit. Die Tests wurden im Dezember 2007 durchgeführt.
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McAfee TCO Evaluation of McAfee Total Protection Service vs. Symantec Endpoint Protection Small Business Edition 11.0 and Trend Micro Client Server Messaging Security for SMB

Document number: 208255
Release Date: 27 Feb 2008

McAfee, Inc. commissioned The Tolly Group to evaluate the effectiveness of its McAfee Total Protection Service — Advanced, a Security as a Service (SaaS) offering that provides comprehensive security to protect against viruses, spyware, hackers and other threats.

Tolly Group engineers conducted a detailed hands-on evaluation of the McAfee service offering and compared it against the Symantec Endpoint Protection Small Business Edition 11.0 and Trend Micro Client Server Messaging Security for SMB Ver 7.6, traditional software products that require on-site resources for deployment, and support. Engineers closely examined initial deployment, Total Cost of Ownership (TCO), management and usability factors of McAfee Total Protection and the two other products. Tests were conducted in December 2007.

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Sana Security, Inc. Sana Security Primary Response SafeConnect, Malware Detection and Removal/CPU and Memory Utilization

Document number: 206125
Release Date: 25 Apr 2006

Sana Security, Inc. commissioned The Tolly Group to evaluate its Primary Response SafeConnect, a software program designed for Windows-based operating systems (2000, XP) to detect and remove malicious programs.

Primary Response SafeConnect detected and removed 100% — all 183 — of the malware programs that invaded the host system from visiting 4,280 suspicious Web sites. The test results conclusively demonstrate that the program successfully accomplished its main objective — identifying and removing programs showing signs of suspicious behavior, such as trojans, rootkits, Spyware, adware and more. Engineers also measured the CPU utilization and memory utilization of Primary Response SafeConnect during peak program usage.
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