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Although firewalls are one of the most mature and stable security technologies, NSS finds that there is still much room for improvement in management capabilities, which are increasing critical for enterprise deployments. These are the final results and analysis from our 2013 Group Test for Firewall (FW), which evaluates products from 12 leading Firewall vendors.
The firewall market is mature, populated with established vendors and providing limited scope for true innovation. As such, cost and capabilities, especially enterprise management and the ability to integrate with the established security and network infrastructure, are emerging as drivers for final product selection by customers. The 2013 Firewall Group Test revealed the following key findings:
This Comparative Analysis Report consists of five sections, covering the following topics in-depth:
NSS Labs’ comparative analysis of firewall products is based upon empirical data gathered during testing at the NSS Labs facility in Austin, Texas. Testing was performed in accordance with to NSS Labs’ network firewall methodology 4.0.