Data Center Intrusion Prevention Systems

Security Value Map
Empirical data from individual Test Reports and Comparative Reports is used to create NSS Labs’ unique Security Value Map™ (SVM). The SVM illustrates the relative value of security investments by mapping Security Effectiveness against Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) per Protected Mbps for tested product configurations.

Security Value Map Comparative Report
The Security Value Map™ (SVM) Comparative Report provides an aggregated view of the detailed findings from the NSS Labs group tests. Enterprise security decision makers can use the report to determine the relative value of security investments.

Security Comparative Report
Implementation of data center intrusion prevention system (DCIPS) products can be complex, with multiple factors affecting overall security effectiveness. The following factors were considered when evaluating the security effectiveness of DCIPS products: deployment use cases, defensive capabilities (block rate), resistance to evasions, device stability and reliability, and breadth of vulnerability coverage. 

Total Cost of Ownership Comparative Report
This report uses the NSS Labs Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) model to calculate TCO for data center intrusion prevention system (DCIPS) products. Calculations incorporate capex over a three-year period, including initial acquisition and deployment costs and annual maintenance, support, and update costs (software and hardware updates).

Performance Comparative Report
Implementation of data center intrusion prevention system (DCIPS) productscan be complex with multiple factors affecting overall performance. This report provides data on factors that should be considered when evaluating the performance of a DCIPS, including throughput, connection rates, latency, and traffic mix.

Test Reports
Test Reports provide detailed analysis on each product tested. They help enterprise security teams understand a product’s features as well as its limitations and can be used to shortlist products for further evaluation and proof-of concept testing. Data from these reports is used in the NSS Labs Comparative Reports.

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As with all NSS Labs group tests, there was no fee for participation. All testing was conducted independently and was not paid for by any vendor. In addition, the test methodology applied is in the public domain to provide transparency and to help enterprises understand the results.

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