Select and Implement a Next Generation Endpoint Protection Solution

Today’s security battles are fought at the endpoint.


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A poor endpoint protection procurement process one can result in:

  • A lack of situational awareness, leaving the organization vulnerable to threats.
  • A false sense of security.
  • A waste of invested time and resources.
  • False positives that misdirect management and organizational efforts.

A streamlined endpoint protection procurement process will help you:

  • Enhance your security program by selecting, implementing, and streamlining the most appropriate next generation endpoint protection suite.
  • Identify the use case and corresponding feature set that best aligns with your organizational landscape.
  • Increase situational awareness through continuous endpoint prevention, detection, analysis, and response technique.
  • Design a step-by-step NG-EPP implementation process.
  • Pursue continuous improvement; build a measurement program that actively evaluates program effectiveness.

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Module 1: Create An Effective Endpoint Protection Strategy

The Purpose

  • Assess the use case and corresponding feature set that best aligns with your organizational landscape.

Key Benefits Achieved

  • Determine why you need a new endpoint protection solution.
  • Understand Info-Tech’s use-case approach.
  • Evaluate current endpoint protection feature sets and criteria.

Activities: Outputs:
1.1 Determine if an EPP solution is right for you.
  • Understanding of current EPP situation.
1.2 Identify your unique use-case scenario.
  • The most appropriate use-case scenario to structure your evaluation around.
1.3 Evaluate the EPP feature sets.
  • Shortlisted feature sets that best align with your organizational use case.

Module 2: Select an Endpoint Protection Solution

The Purpose

  • Streamline your endpoint procurement process by identifying the vendor that best satisfies your use-case criteria.

Key Benefits Achieved

  • Optimize your endpoint protection procurement process.
  • Determine EPP vendor criteria.
  • Evaluate the EPP marketspace.
  • Design, submit, and evaluate vendor RFPs.

Activities: Outputs:
2.1 Analyze the vendor landscape.
  • Detailed understanding of the vendor landscape.
2.2 Create a custom vendor shortlist.
  • Shortlist of suitable solutions.
2.3 Develop an RFP.
  • Completed and reviewed RFP document.
2.4 Standardize a vendor demo script.
  • Fairly evaluated vendor demos.
2.5 Assess the total cost of ownership and return on investment of each solution.
  • Side-by-side comparison of TCO and ROI.

Module 3: Implement and Manage Your Endpoint Protection Solution

The Purpose

  • Prepare for the EPP implementation and measure the value of the solution.

Key Benefits Achieved

  • Identify the appropriate resourcing plan for your endpoint protection solution.
  • Plan the implementation.
  • Design, build, test, and roll out the solution.
  • Develop a comprehensive measurement program.

Activities: Outputs:
3.1 Plan for your implementation.
  • Clearly defined responsibilities and a structured project roadmap
3.2 Evaluate the success of your endpoint implementation.
  • A shortlist of relevant endpoint protection metrics
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