NSS Labs Breach Detection Systems test results
NSS Labs 2018 breach detection competitive testing rigorously compared the security effectiveness and total cost of ownership (TCO) of products from 5 vendors.
These closed-door tests subjected the products to an array of sophisticated attacks using advanced malware, stress, and capacity loading across two protocols (SMTP and HTTP). TCO assessments included purchase price, maintenance, and operational costs. For the 5th year in a row, Trend Micro is a recommended vendor for both TCO and security effectiveness. TCO assessments included purchase price, maintenance, and operational costs.
This year something new happened. Two competitors were acknowledged on the Security Value Map but no measurements or dots could be placed on the map for them. NSS Labs had this statement next to their names, “NSS was unable to measure the effectiveness and determine the suitability of breach detection system products from these vendors, and therefore, cautions against their deployment without a comprehensive evaluation.”