AUSTIN, TX -- (Marketwire) -- 02/27/13 -- NSS Labs today released its 2013 Next Generation Firewall (NGFW) Security Value Map and Comparative Analysis Reports, which evaluated 9 of the leading NGFW products on the market for security effectiveness, performance, enterprise management capabilities and total cost of ownership. This was the second group test for NGFW that NSS has conducted and overall there was marked improvement from most vendors' 2012 test scores.
NSS's research yielded several key conclusions:
Commentary: NSS Labs Research Director Francisco Artes
"In 2012, our tests showed that while vendors turned in a good first showing, there was significant room for NGFW technologies as a whole to improve before being widely deployed in large enterprises," said Francisco Artes, Research Director at NSS Labs. "In our 2013 tests, I think we've seen much of the improvement we thought was needed in previous testing. With 7 of the 9 products receiving a 'Recommend' rating in this year's tests, it's clear that the vendors are investing a lot of time and effort to address many of the overall stability, leakage, performance and security effectiveness concerns from last year."
The 2013 NGFW Security Value Map, Comparative Analysis Reports, and Product Analysis Reports for each vendor are currently available to NSS Labs' subscribers at www.nsslabs.com.
The products covered in the 2013 NGFW Group Test are:
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