Breach Prevention System (BPS)



4 out of 5
Products Achieved a
Recommended Rating

All Products Tested
Missed Evasions

The Security Effectiveness of
Tested Products Ranged
Between 25% and 99.2%

Breach Prevention System (BPS)

What is Breach Prevention System (BPS)?

A breach prevention system (BPS) is an integrated solution that leverages multiple modern technologies such as cloud and on-premises sandboxing, emulation, and machine learning. These technologies are leveraged in conjunction with traditional deep inspection and/or access control blocking technologies such as next generation firewalls (NGFWs) and next generation intrusion prevention systems (NGIPS) that act as enforcement points. In addition, most BPS have integrated endpoint technology, which enables them to block attacks that would not otherwise be seen by a network device.

What We Tested

NSS Labs' Data Center Intrusion Prevention System (BPS) Group Test evaluates market-leading BPS solutions on security effectiveness, performance, stability and reliability, and total cost of ownership (TCO). The BPS Group Test provides individual Test Reports and Comparative Reports that enable enterprises to make informed decisions to evolve and rationalize their cyber risk programs.

What You Get
BPS Product Test Reports

Security Comparative Report

The Security Comparative Report provides high-level analysis of the security effectiveness of different BPS solutions in the market. The report provides comparisons of blocking capabilities, detection capabilities, and resistance to common evasion techniques.

Using this report, enterprise security teams can compare security effectiveness and resistance to evasion techniques across different BPS solutions.

Performance Comparative Report

The Performance Comparative Report provides analysis of various performance metrics for tested BPS products. The report contains comparisons of maximum capacity and HTTP capacity with persistent connections.

Using the Performance Comparative Report, enterprise networking teams can compare performance across BPS products and select those that will support their volume and type of network traffic.

Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) Comparative Report

The TCO Comparative Report provides a comparison of the costs associated with product purchase, installation, maintenance, and support, as well as threat-associated costs.

Using the TCO Comparative Report, the enterprise C-Suite and management can understand the true TCO of a product over a three-year period, incorporating product purchase cost, product operational cost, and the overall capability score of a product.

Security Value MapTM (SVM) Comparative Report

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 the Security Effectiveness and the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) per Mbps of tested product configurations.

The SVM Comparative Report provides an aggregated view of the detailed findings from the NSS Labs group tests. Using this report, enterprise security decision makers can see the relative value of security investments.

Individual Test Reports

Test Reports provide detailed analysis for each product tested. Data from these reports is used in the NSS Labs Comparative Reports.

Test Reports enable enterprise security teams to understand the impact of features and limitations across different products. These reports are used to shortlist products for further evaluation and proof-of concept testing.