Next Generation Intrusion Prevention System (NGIPS)



6 out of 9
Products Achieved a
Recommended Rating

5 out of 9
Products Tested
Missed Evasions

The Security Effectiveness of
Tested Products Ranged
Between 25.0% and 99.9%

Next Generation Intrusion Prevention System (NGIPS)

What is Next Generation Intrusion Prevention System (NGIPS)?

A next generation intrusion prevention system (NGIPS) must provide an organization with the ability to identify both the applications and the users on its internal network. As with their predecessors, NGIPS must protect the enterprise user against threats. Designed to identify and block attacks against internal computing assets, a good NGIPS can provide temporary protection and relief from the immediate need to patch affected systems. The NGIPS must catch sophisticated attacks while producing as few false positives as possible.

What We Tested

NSS Labs' Next Generation Intrusion Prevention System (NGIPS) Group Test evaluates market-leading NGIPS products on security effectiveness, performance, stability and reliability, and total cost of ownership (TCO). The NGIPS 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
NGIPS Product Test Reports

Security Comparative Report

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

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

Example Report

Performance Comparative Report

The Performance Comparative Report provides analysis of various performance metrics for tested NGIPS products. The report contains comparisons of maximum capacity, HTTP connections per second and capacity, and UDP throughput and latency, all while using real-word traffic mixes.

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

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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.

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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.

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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.