Four of Six Leading Vendors Receive Coveted NSS “Recommended” Rating
AUSTIN, Texas – April 2, 2014 − NSS Labs today released the results and analysis from its first Breach Detection Systems (BDS) Comparative Analysis and Security Value Map™ which evaluated six of the leading BDS vendors – AhnLab, Fidelis, FireEye, Fortinet, Sourcefire (Cisco) and Trend Micro – for security effectiveness, performance, and total cost of ownership. In rigorous, independent testing, NSS deployed vendors’ products in simulated enterprise environments and evaluated their ability to detect a wide range of malware and exploits attackers use in malicious Web, e-mail and other delivery methods to evade security products, gain footholds in networks and compromise sensitive information. With the entry of several vendors into the BDS market and given the ongoing pace of large, high-profile data breaches affecting retailers and other organizations, third-party comparative testing is critical for helping buyers identify the key criteria when selecting a BDS solution and whether vendors in this quickly evolving space are delivering on their capabilities and claims.
NSS’ key findings include:
Commentary: NSS Labs Chief Executive Officer Vikram Phatak
“Breach Detection Systems are one of the most rapidly evolving security technologies out there today and with that comes a lot of marketing hype and vendor claims. We are excited to be the first to test and provide empirical insight into the performance and capabilities of the leading vendors in this emerging market,” said Vikram Phatak, CEO at NSS Labs. “With several key vendors entering the BDS market, the BDS SVM results are an excellent example of why independent testing is so important. They provide objective facts based upon empirical data, allowing executives to make educated purchasing decisions.”
The products covered in this test were:
NSS Labs did not receive any compensation in return for vendor participation; All testing and research was conducted free of charge.