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Published on October 20, 2008

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Forrester: Choosing The Right Enterprise Antispyware Solution.
Natalie Lambert
Analyst
Forrester Research
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January 31, 2006. Call in at 10:55 pm Eastern Time Natalie Lambert Analyst Forrester Research Teleconference Choosing The Right Enterprise Antispyware Solution

Theme Enterprises need specific antispyware tools customized to their needs — consumer tools will not cut it

Agenda Spyware climbs the IT security threat ladder Standalone antispyware versus an integrated suite approach What are the criteria for evaluating enterprise antispyware solutions? How do the vendors stack up?

Spyware climbs the IT security threat ladder

Standalone antispyware versus an integrated suite approach

What are the criteria for evaluating enterprise antispyware solutions?

How do the vendors stack up?

Definition: Spyware Software that monitors a user's actions without his explicit consent

Software that monitors a user's actions without his explicit consent

Spyware climbs the IT security threat ladder

Recent spyware incidents Industrial espionage in Israel Vector: Trojan horse delivered through external device and email Bank account fraud in Japan Vector: Spyware-infected email Customer information abuse in the United States Vector: Keylogger

Industrial espionage in Israel

Vector: Trojan horse delivered through external device and email

Bank account fraud in Japan

Vector: Spyware-infected email

Customer information abuse in the United States

Vector: Keylogger

Spyware remains No. 4 on the list of IT security threats Base: 149 technology decision-makers at North American SMBs and Enterprises (multiple response accepted) Percentage of firms that rated the following as one of the top threats to their organizations Note: Preliminary data

Antispyware tools will be purchased by more than 50% of companies this year Base: 149 technology decision-makers at North American SMBs and Enterprises (multiple response accepted) Of the following list of security technologies, please check those that your company is likely to purchase or implement this year (include upgrades to existing implementations)? Note: Only the top six are listed Note: Preliminary data

Standalone antispyware versus an integrated suite approach

Increase in adoption of client security suites For client security, does your organization use a client security suite (for example a single product that includes antivirus, antispyware, and personal firewall all in one) or best-of-breed products (for example CA's antivirus, Webroot's antispyware, and Check Point's personal firewall)? Base: 94 technology decision-makers at North American SMBs and Enterprises Note: Preliminary data

Standalone antispyware Benefits: More customizable products and more granular control over scanning Best for: Companies that have AV protection from a vendor that does not provide antispyware Vendors: Aluria Software, CA, Micro, Sunbelt Software, Tenebril, Trend, and Webroot Software

Benefits: More customizable products and more granular control over scanning

Best for: Companies that have AV protection from a vendor that does not provide antispyware

Vendors: Aluria Software, CA, Micro, Sunbelt Software, Tenebril, Trend, and Webroot Software

Client security suite antispyware Benefits: An integrated tool set, less administrative overhead cost compared with multiple point products Best for: Companies that have AV protection from a vendor that provides antispyware Vendors: CA, Check Point, McAfee, Panda Software, Sophos, Symantec, and Trend Micro

Benefits: An integrated tool set, less administrative overhead cost compared with multiple point products

Best for: Companies that have AV protection from a vendor that provides antispyware

Vendors: CA, Check Point, McAfee, Panda Software, Sophos, Symantec, and Trend Micro

What are the criteria for evaluating enterprise antispyware solutions?

Current offering and strategy Current offering Strategy

Market presence Market Presence

How do the vendors stack up?

Forrester Wave ™ : Enterprise Antispyware, Q1 '06

Scorecard highlights

McAfee Anti-Spyware Enterprise General Offered as both part of a suite and a standalone product Strengths Managed using McAfee's ePolicy Orchestrator Highly scalable (250,000 nodes per management console) Signature and behavioral detection — protection against unknown spyware Weaknesses No remote administration

General

Offered as both part of a suite and a standalone product

Strengths

Managed using McAfee's ePolicy Orchestrator

Highly scalable (250,000 nodes per management console)

Signature and behavioral detection — protection against unknown spyware

Weaknesses

No remote administration

Trend Micro Anti-Spyware Enterprise Edition General This product is currently offered as a point product, but it will be integrated into OfficeScan in 2006 Strengths Highly scalable (using Trend Micro Control Manager the product supports an unlimited number of nodes) Supports remote administration through a Web-based management console Weaknesses Does not offer protection against unknown spyware

General

This product is currently offered as a point product, but it will be integrated into OfficeScan in 2006

Strengths

Highly scalable (using Trend Micro Control Manager the product supports an unlimited number of nodes)

Supports remote administration through a Web-based management console

Weaknesses

Does not offer protection against unknown spyware

Symantec AntiVirus Corporate Edition 10.0 General Only available to Symantec AV customers Strengths Fully integrated antivirus and antispyware solution — can easily upgrade to a Symantec Client Security (a full security suite) Highly scalable (176,000 nodes per management server) Detailed reporting functionality Weaknesses Does not offer protection against unknown spyware Management and reporting require two different consoles

General

Only available to Symantec AV customers

Strengths

Fully integrated antivirus and antispyware solution — can easily upgrade to a Symantec Client Security (a full security suite)

Highly scalable (176,000 nodes per management server)

Detailed reporting functionality

Weaknesses

Does not offer protection against unknown spyware

Management and reporting require two different consoles

Webroot’s Spy Sweeper Enterprise General Standalone product Strengths Supports remote administration through a Web-based management console Phileas — an automated spyware crawler that proactively searches the Web for new spyware Advanced client functionality with ability to blacklist custom-defined spyware and Web sites Weaknesses Does not offer protection against unknown spyware Does not support role-based administration

General

Standalone product

Strengths

Supports remote administration through a Web-based management console

Phileas — an automated spyware crawler that proactively searches the Web for new spyware

Advanced client functionality with ability to blacklist custom-defined spyware and Web sites

Weaknesses

Does not offer protection against unknown spyware

Does not support role-based administration

Tenebril’s SpyCatcher Enterprise General Standalone product Strengths Supports remote administration through a Web-based management console Integration with Active Directory and LDAP Signature and behavioral detection — protection against unknown spyware Weaknesses Inability to update remote systems Lack of long term viability due to small revenue and customer base

General

Standalone product

Strengths

Supports remote administration through a Web-based management console

Integration with Active Directory and LDAP

Signature and behavioral detection — protection against unknown spyware

Weaknesses

Inability to update remote systems

Lack of long term viability due to small revenue and customer base

Sunbelt Software’s CounterSpy Enterprise General Standalone product Strengths Full range of reporting capabilities Integrated with Active Directory and Network Neighborhood Highly scalable (each server supports 1,500 nodes — the management console supports an unlimited number of servers) Weaknesses Inability to update remote systems Does not offer protection against unknown spyware

General

Standalone product

Strengths

Full range of reporting capabilities

Integrated with Active Directory and Network Neighborhood

Highly scalable (each server supports 1,500 nodes — the management console supports an unlimited number of servers)

Weaknesses

Inability to update remote systems

Does not offer protection against unknown spyware

Aluria Software’s Paladin General Standalone product Strengths Kernel-level protection that blocks spyware before installation Supports Web site blacklists Weaknesses Does not offer protection against unknown spyware Limited scalability (roughly 2,000 nodes per management console) Basic reporting — no custom or graphical reports

General

Standalone product

Strengths

Kernel-level protection that blocks spyware before installation

Supports Web site blacklists

Weaknesses

Does not offer protection against unknown spyware

Limited scalability (roughly 2,000 nodes per management console)

Basic reporting — no custom or graphical reports

CA’s eTrust PestPatrol Anti-Spyware Corporate Edition r8 General Offered as both part of a suite and a standalone product Strengths Highly scalable Strong management feature with full role-based access Remote administration through its Web-based console Supports multiple server platforms Weaknesses Does not offer protection against unknown spyware Does not support report customization

General

Offered as both part of a suite and a standalone product

Strengths

Highly scalable

Strong management feature with full role-based access

Remote administration through its Web-based console

Supports multiple server platforms

Weaknesses

Does not offer protection against unknown spyware

Does not support report customization

Where does Microsoft fit in? Entered consumer market with GIANT acquisition in December 2004 — Windows AntiSpyware/Defender Will enter enterprise market in mid-2006 with Microsoft Client Protection — an integrated antivirus and antispyware solution Customers without antispyware cannot wait for Microsoft Client Protection Customer looking to replace their current solution will benefit from waiting a year to see what Microsoft can deliver

Entered consumer market with GIANT acquisition in December 2004 — Windows AntiSpyware/Defender

Will enter enterprise market in mid-2006 with Microsoft Client Protection — an integrated antivirus and antispyware solution

Customers without antispyware cannot wait for Microsoft Client Protection

Customer looking to replace their current solution will benefit from waiting a year to see what Microsoft can deliver

Recommendations Adopt enterprise-scalable antispyware technologies now – don't wait! Look at your current infrastructure to determine which type of antispyware tool is best for you Put in place additional technologies and processes — antimalware tools alone will not stop the malicious code threat

Adopt enterprise-scalable antispyware technologies now – don't wait!

Look at your current infrastructure to determine which type of antispyware tool is best for you

Put in place additional technologies and processes — antimalware tools alone will not stop the malicious code threat

Selected bibliography January 6, 2006, Tech Choices “The Forrester Wave™: Enterprise Antispyware, Q1 2006” All accompanying Vendor Summaries June 22, 2005, Tech Choices “The Forrester Wave™: Client Security Suites, Q2 2005” All accompanying Scorecard Summaries February 10, 2005, Trends “Antispyware Adoption In 2005”

January 6, 2006, Tech Choices “The Forrester Wave™: Enterprise Antispyware, Q1 2006”

All accompanying Vendor Summaries

June 22, 2005, Tech Choices “The Forrester Wave™: Client Security Suites, Q2 2005”

All accompanying Scorecard Summaries

February 10, 2005, Trends “Antispyware Adoption In 2005”

Thank you Natalie Lambert [email_address] www.forrester.com

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