Businesses are increasingly looking at technologies to better detect targeted attacks and defend against phishing campaigns designed to trick end users into clicking on malicious files. Endpoint security technologies are now using a variety of new measures, from sandboxing to isolate and inspect the behavior of files to crowdsourcing capabilities that provide businesses faster protection against custom malware. Security experts agree that advanced persistent threats (APTs) are fueling the demand for stronger security detection measures.
The following endpoint protection technologies were identified in two separate studies commissioned by Waltham, Mass.-based white-listing security firm Bit9 and Boston-based vulnerability management vendor Rapid7. Here's a look at the studies' most significant findings as well as advice from security experts.