Barkly Cited as a Notable Vendor in “Endpoint Security Suites, Q2 2018” Report by Leading Independent Research Firm

New report highlights that endpoint security suites must protect against modern threats, decrease endpoint complexity, and cites Barkly for receiving positive feedback from clients

Barkly, the company advancing endpoint security by combining the strongest, smartest protection with the simplest management, today announced the mention of Barkly in The Forrester Wave™: Endpoint Security Suites, Q2 2018 report. In the report, published this month by Forrester analysts Christopher Sherman and Salvatore Schiano, Barkly was cited as a notable vendor in the endpoint security suite space.

“There are many notable endpoint security vendors that receive interest from Forrester clients...These vendors include Barkly, Comodo Cybersecurity, Cybereason, Endgame, FireEye, Palo Alto Networks, SentinelOne, and Webroot. Each of these vendors receive positive feedback from Forrester clients and are worthy of consideration, depending on your environment and requirements,” stated the report.

In addition to citing Barkly’s positive customer feedback, the report also states that “Endpoint security suites must protect against modern threats. It's no surprise that global enterprise security decision makers rate the evolving nature of IT threats as a top challenge. As attackers continuously advance their methods to target gaps in traditional endpoint products, security pros look to their vendors to advance their protection capabilities,” the report noted.

Purpose-built to close the gap left by traditional endpoint products, Barkly delivers the strongest protection against infection and exploitation techniques used in today’s modern threats. Barkly uses a patented 3-level architecture and combines information from native CPU-level hardware capabilities, kernel-level drivers, and user-space analytics for an unmatched ability to see and block attacks real-time. Barkly’s endpoint agent, Rapidvisor®, has the deepest visibility of any endpoint agent and is incredibly fast and lightweight, consuming less than 1% of CPU.

“We selected Barkly for its strong protection against zero-day exploits and fileless attacks. Within the first week of deployment Barkly blocked a serious threat,” said Jason Thomas, CIO of Cole, Scott & Kissane. “From incident path visualizations, which allow our security team to track down the source of an attack, to an intuitive management portal, Barkly is just easy to use.”

The 2018 Forrester Wave also emphasized the growing market demand for solution simplicity in the endpoint protection market.They should decrease endpoint complexity. IT environment complexity is another top challenge for global enterprise security decision makers; in fact, Forrester survey data shows that it's the most frequently cited challenging issue,” the report stated.

Barkly’s strong protection is delivered with an incredibly simple management experience that enables IT teams to deploy across their entire environment within days with no policies, rules, or configuration. Once deployed, administrators can leverage Barkly on their smartphone or desktop for attack visualization, root cause identification, and 1-click incident response.

Speaking to Barkly’s simplicity, a recent comprehensive Total Economic Impact study conducted by Forrester Consulting on behalf of Barkly found that Barkly’s “thoughtful design points minimize incremental overhead. The solution was designed to be managed by someone without advanced security skills: It has a clean user interface that doesn’t require training to operate. Because security staff are in such high demand (and low supply) these days, reducing overhead is critical. Features like 1-click response minimize the time required to keep the software and end users operational.”

“We strongly agree with Forrester’s assessment that endpoint protection vendors must be able to deliver strong protection against modern threats while simultaneously delivering a simple management experience. Barkly uniquely delivers the strongest protection combined with a management experience that empowers IT professionals to manage security with confidence,” said Mike Duffy, CEO of Barkly.

Barkly is independently certified for antivirus replacement by AV-TEST and Coalfire. The comprehensive testing, completed by AV-TEST, proved Barkly’s antivirus replacement efficacy with zero impact to performance.

Learn more about Barkly’s mention in The Forrester Wave™: Endpoint Security Suites, Q2 2018 and read the full Total Economic Impact Study here.

About Barkly

Barkly is advancing endpoint security by combining the strongest protection, smartest technology, with the simplest management. The Barkly Endpoint Protection Platform™ blocks attacks across all vectors and intents, including exploits, scripts, executables, and ransomware. Barkly is the only protection with visibility into all levels of the system, including the CPU and stays up-to-date through its continuous machine-learning engine that automatically converts threat intelligence into powerful protection through nightly training on malware and customer-specific goodware. Barkly requires no security expertise to setup and deploy and makes management simple through any desktop or mobile device. Barkly is independently certified for antivirus replacement, HIPAA, PCI DSS & NIST by Coalfire and AV-TEST. Barkly is formed by an elite team of security and SaaS experts from IBM, Cisco and Intel, and is backed by investors NEA and Sigma Prime. Learn more by visiting us at or follow us on Twitter @BarklyProtects.


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