Bhaarath Venkateswaran, Director, Product Management, NSS Labs
On October 11th, we released the results of our Breach Detection System 5.0 Group Test. All three of the vendors that participated in this test achieved the coveted NSS Labs Recommended rating: Lastline, Fortinet, and Trend Micro.
The test provides enterprises with valuable insights into the security effectiveness, performance, and total cost of ownership (TCO) of the tested products.
•Time-to-Detect: The time it takes for attempted or successful breaches to be detected can influence an attack’s overall impact. The more time an adversary has to operate after breaching a network, the greater the possible damage. For a BDS product, rapid detection and analysis of both successful and attempted breaches is critical in halting the damage caused by breaches.
•Evasions: Providing results for a product’s detection capabilities without fully factoring in evasions can be highly misleading in terms of understanding security efficacy; therefore, the security effectiveness score includes evasion techniques. In this test, products were tested against 374 evasions.
•Resiliency: The resiliency of BDS products was measured by introducing a vulnerability along with its triggers and then asking the products to detect it. By testing resilience, NSS Labs shows enterprises which BDS products detect different variations of an exploit. One product demonstrated full resilience against tested attack variants.
Attend our BDS 5.0 Group Test webinar on Tuesday, November 6 at 1:00 p.m. CST to find out how each product scored! Our BDS experts will be available during the webinar to address questions about the test and the products tested.