SentinelOne Receives Antivirus Certification for Mac OS X from AV-TEST

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MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Dec. 21, 2015 – SentinelOne, the company that’s transforming security with a next-generation Endpoint Protection Platform (EPP), today announced that its EPP has been verified by the independent AV-TEST Institute to provide antivirus replacement for Mac OS X and Windows devices. In AV-TEST evaluations, SentinelOne EPP achieved top rankings having detected 100% of malware and 91.97% of Potentially Unwanted Applications (PUA), with zero false positives. AV-TEST certification enables organizations to deploy next generation protection for their endpoints and replace traditional antivirus suites, while meeting regulatory compliance mandates.

SentinelOne also announced today that it has been named a 2015 Innovator by SC Magazine: http://bit.ly/1YqLb4Z

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In October and November, AV-TEST Institute evaluated leading Mac OS X security products for their ability to detect and protect against a wide range of malware and malicious applications. Using the latest Mac operating system, Mac OS X v10.11 (El Capitan), AV-TEST documented the number of malware and PUAs detected by each product, tracked false positives and assessed their performance on the host system.

SentinelOne EPP was the only next-generation endpoint protection product tested against traditional antivirus products from Avast, Avira, BitDefender, ClamXav, ESET, F-Secure, Intego, Kaspersky, Panda, Sophos, Symantec and Webroot.

“The latest AV-TEST results provide customers the confidence they need to abandon their antivirus products for Mac and Windows devices,” said Tomer Weingarten, CEO of SentinelOne, “Now companies can deploy just one security product to protect their endpoints against both known threats, as well as advanced, unknown variants — and still meet compliance requirements, such as PCI DSS.”

SentinelOne EPP is More Than Antivirus

SentinelOne is the only vendor that enables organizations to both deploy next-generation endpoint protection and replace antivirus while ensuring that industry and government regulatory requirements are met. Unlike other next-generation endpoint security products, SentinelOne Endpoint Protection Platform (EPP) is the only platform to be certified by AV-TEST to meet regulatory requirements for antivirus protection on both Mac and Windows machines. For instance, Forbes reported recently that Netflix is replacing antivirus with SentinelOne EPP (http://www.forbes.com/fdc/welcome_mjx.shtml).

Unlike signature-based security techniques and sandbox technologies that emulate endpoint devices, SentinelOne dynamically tracks each newly-created process on a machine through its lifecycle to prevent attacks from evading detection. This breakthrough defends against advanced malware, zero day exploits, and government-grade espionage threats that uses polymorphic evasion techniques which can bypass traditional security methods.

Regardless of the attack method used, once malicious code executes, whether on disk or in memory, SentinelOne immediately detects the attack and automatically takes mitigation and containment actions to eliminate the threat. It can be configured to automatically remove an endpoint from the network, terminate a malicious process, quarantine files, and delete malicious code altogether to prevent it from infecting other devices.

SentinelOne EPP integrates prevention, detection, mitigation, remediation and forensics for a broad swath of endpoint devices – including laptops, desktops, servers, mobile devices, embedded devices, industrial control systems, and even IoT devices.

For more information on the test results, please visit AV-TEST.

For more information on SentinelOne EPP, including the latest version which uniquely renders organizations immune to ransomware attacks, such as CryptoWall, please visit https://dev-sone.pantheonsite.io/products/