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NSS Labs 2016 NGIPS Group Testing Fortinet is highly committed to the public testing of its products and solutions because it helps us to continuously improve our products and provide the best technology to our customers. We participate in dozens of tests across a spectrum of labs and approaches.  In the most recent NSS Labs Next-Generation Intrusion Prevention System (IPS) group test, Fortinet received an almost perfect score with an overall rating of 99.6%. However, during testing an issue was identified that resulted in an evasion... [Read More]
by RSS John Maddison  |  Oct 13, 2016  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News
As our networks evolve and perimeter protection becomes just one of many necessary layers of security, organizations are turning to next generation intrusion prevention systems (NGIPS) to lock down networks from the edge to the core. The next generation firewall (NGFW) revolutionized network security by incorporating a variety of critical functions into a single, easy to manage appliance. For vendors who found the secret sauce of high-performance hardware, optimized software, and powerful threat intelligence mechanisms, NGFWs were a real leap... [Read More]
by RSS John Maddison  |  Apr 21, 2015  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News
When it comes time to sign that purchase order for a security solution, how do you cut through the glossy marketing and make informed choices? Marketing is something of a necessary evil for most companies. You can sell the best widgets in the world, but if nobody knows about your widgets, sales will go to the widget-maker down the road with a rockstar marketing team. Marketing is there to clean up the mess when a story breaks about safety issues with low-quality widgets or to make sure that potential customers know about the latest whizbang feature... [Read More]
by RSS Jonas Tichenor  |  Mar 02, 2015  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News
There are many options available for Web Application Firewalls in today’s marketplace. Selecting the right one for your organization can be difficult and costly. Vendors claim their products are the best, fastest and most secure, including Fortinet. The only reliable way to evaluate the many solutions is to put them in side-by-side real world testing to see how they perform. That’s where NSS Labs excels with their own lab facilities and comprehensive testing methodologies. In its first-ever WAF public test, Fortinet’s FortiWeb-1000D web... [Read More]
by RSS Mark Byers  |  Oct 01, 2014  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News
Microsoft's Internet Explorer 10 is the most secure web browser according to the results of a mid-May 2013 NSS Labs' analysis. Apple Safari 5, Google Chrome 25/26, Internet Explorer 10, Mozilla Foxfire 19 and Opera 12 were all evaluated against malware downloads and socially engineered malware. Results show that Chrome's malware download protection improved significantly, up to more than 83 percent from a 70 percent performance in NSS' October 2012 analysis, Browser Comparative Analysis Report - Socially Engineered Malware. IE earned a block rate... [Read More]
by RSS Stefanie Hoffman  |  Jul 30, 2012  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News