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WHY NSS LABS?

WHY NSS LABS?

Based in Austin, Texas, we’re known globally as the most trusted source for independent, fact-based cybersecurity guidance. We’ve been building our reputation for years, accumulating millions of hours of real-world testing across a number of legacy and emerging technologies. Our in-depth security testing programs provide our clients with objective, data-driven guidance on product effectiveness, performance, and cost of ownership. Leaders in every field turn to us.

WE TEST LIKE NO ONE ELSE

It’s hard to test security products properly.  And it gets harder the higher you raise the bar.  NSS Labs specializes in threat research and expert testing of complex security products.  We believe if you’re not testing like the bad guys, then what’s the point? 

The certification model, with its pass/fail approach, has thrived in certain areas of the cybersecurity industry. This approach can help you see when a product slows you down or causes false positive alerts, but it’s still unclear what that product cannot do. How would you know if a product blocks a known attack, but fails to stop that same attack when obfuscated? Our gloves-off approach is designed to inform clients who need to know where the holes are in their defenses.

Almost every product we test is certified by other labs, but due to our rigorous testing standards, less than 30% of products we test are NSS Labs Recommended.

TRANSFORMING THE CYBERSECURITY SPACE, ONE TEST AT A TIME

We at NSS Labs bet most enterprises would value independent, third-party test results and would ask vendors for those results before purchasing their security products. We also believed vendor sales teams would demand their marketing departments provide those test results.  

We also knew this would create pressure on vendors’ engineering departments to make their products work better.  This would help engineering departments justify the funding they needed in order to perform well in the test that enterprises required—raising the bar for the entire security industry. And with enterprises giving incentives to fix vendor products, we believed vendors would do the right thing and make their products safer.

Our goal has always been to promote transparency in the world’s security products—one test at a time. Since we started our testing program, we’ve seen amazing changes in the quality of cybersecurity products, proving we were right that independent testing can change a technology for the better.

If you’re ready to talk to one of our analysts Contact Us or call 844-677-5227.

2018 Data Center Gateway Group Test Results Announced

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