NSS Labs Releases New Intrusion Prevention Systems (IPS) Research

Technology Briefs analyze leading security vendors

AUSTIN, Texas – January 7, 2015 − NSS Labs is releasing new Technology Briefs this week on leading Intrusion Prevention System (IPS) products. The Intrusion Prevention System (IPS) market represents one of the most important technologies in an enterprise’s layered defense architecture. These Technology Briefs assess how vendors' strategies have changed, what innovations have been introduced in the last six months, and whether the top tested solutions continue to be the strongest in the market.

NSS Technology Briefs are produced bi-annually and enable security professionals and financial analysts to make informed business decisions through an understanding of specific product capabilities.

This round of research includes 8 briefs for the following technology products that will be released over the next two weeks:

  • Technology Brief:  Check Point (NASDAQ: CHKP)
  • Technology Brief:  Juniper (NYSE: JNPR)
  • Technology Brief:  McAfee (NASDAQ: INTC)
  • Technology Brief:  Fortinet (NASDAQ: FTNT)
  • Technology Brief:  Cisco / Sourcefire (NASDAQ: CSCO)
  • Technology Brief:  IBM (NYSE: IBM)
  • Technology Brief:  Dell SonicWALL
  • Technology Brief:  HP TippingPoint (NYSE: HPQ)

Technology Briefs examine key products by vendor, providing assessments of vendor portfolios, their relative market positions, product deployment considerations, SWOT analyses, and NSS test findings over the past five years, including security effectiveness and performance results.

NSS’ research helps buyers and investors answer key questions such as:

  • How has each vendor performed in testing over the last 5 years?
  • What is the total cost of ownership?
  • Which products best align to specific industries/verticals?
  • What are the competitive features that differentiate each product within the marketplace?
  • Which products provide the best security for the money?

Commentary:  NSS Labs Vice President of Research Mike Spanbauer

“We track the market so you don’t have to.  We analyze release cycles, vendor messaging, vendor roadmaps, product capabilities, and market performance,” said Mike Spanbauer, Vice President of Research at NSS Labs.  “Unlike other information services, NSS tests security products. The hard data generated by these tests enables NSS to see trends and provide IT professionals with specific guidance.”