On September 20th, we released the results of our Next Generation Intrusion Prevention System 4.0 Group Test. The test included products from six of the industry’s leading NGIPS vendors: Forcepoint, Fortinet, IBM, Juniper Networks, Palo Alto Networks, and Trend Micro. This fourth iteration of our NGIPS group test measured:
•Security effectiveness – A security product that fails to protect what’s important to you can lead to catastrophic consequences for your organization. Understanding a product’s capability to provide protection against exploits including evasion techniques will help you evaluate which NGIPS product is the best fit for your organization.
•Performance – Thanks to the rapid adoption of social media, streaming video, teleconferencing, and other bandwidth-intensive technologies, network behavior is changing rapidly. Which NGIPS products have adapted, and what should you consider when you are designing your next-generation network?
•Total cost of ownership (TCO) – Your expenses don’t end when you purchase a product. Installation costs (people), software maintenance, and ongoing policy and log maintenance are some of the expenses you should plan for. Which products have the lowest TCO over a multi-year period?