Advanced Endpoint Protection (AEP)

Advanced Endpoint Protection (AEP)


An AEP product is one that provides automatic threat prevention and threat event reporting capabilities for every endpoint system it protects. These products are the current evolution of endpoint security technology, combining endpoint protection products (EPP) with endpoint detection and response (EDR) technology in order to provide detection, blocking, and forensic insight.

With the large number of products in the space, it is challenging for enterprises to understand true differentiation. To address cyber risks in mature products and considerations most critical to consumers, a new ratings system was introduced for the 2020 Advanced Endpoint Protection (AEP) Test. Product ratings range from ‘AAA’ – ‘D.’

A product rating is a forecast, an educated opinion about a product’s capacity to meet its obligations to consumers over time.  Product ratings inform consumers—enhancing transparency and enabling them to focus on considerations that are most critical to their organizations.

Subscribers can now view a Comparative Ratings Report on how this group of products handled malware, exploits, handcrafted attacks and more.  As a service to the community, we are also providing an overview of the Ratings Actions for free (see below).


wdt_ID Description Technology Category Action Date Rating Date Tested Score Outlook Notes
1 Panda Adaptive Defense 360 Endpoint Protection 06/10/2020 NR Acquired by Watchguard
2 F-Secure PSB CPP + RDR v19.9 Endpoint Protection 04/17/2020 A 04/17/2020 601
4 Kaspersky Endpoint Security for Business v11.1 Endpoint Protection 04/08/2020 AA 04/08/2020 695
5 Malwarebytes Endpoint Protection (EP) v1.2.0.717 Endpoint Protection 04/07/2020 B 04/07/2020 440
6 Microsoft Endpoint Protection 03/17/2020 NR Watch
7 Sentinel One Endpoint Protection 03/17/2020 NR Negative Took action to prevent NSS from testing
8 Bitdefender GravityZone Ultra v6.6.16.216 Endpoint Protection 02/25/2020 A 02/25/2020 600
9 Carbon Black Endpoint Standard Endpoint Protection 02/25/2020 NR 11/30/-0001 Watch Acquired by VMWare
10 Check Point Software Technologies SandBlast Agent v81.20.7425 Endpoint Protection 02/25/2020 AA 02/25/2020 696
11 Cybereason Professional v19.1.86.0 Endpoint Protection 02/25/2020 AA 02/25/2020 713