Acuity Risk Management STREAM Integrated Risk Manager

STREAM is an integrated risk management tool delivered as a software product consisting of a database server, an application server and a client component.

Agiliance RiskVision

This is a hybrid application. It has many of the aspects of a traditional GRC platform and many of the technology-centric attributes. But, for all of that, it is biased toward risk management, albeit with many other GRC trappings.

AlgoSec Security Management Suite

This is a very specialized product. Its premise – and a good one it is – is that the firewall(s) manage the risk in any system.

Allgress Insight Risk Manager

This is an interesting product. It focuses on taking GRC into an IT environment and aligning it with business priorities to manage security and compliance.

FireMon Security Intelligence Platform

FireMon Security Intelligence Platform is focused on monitoring and managing firewalls.

MetricStream Risk Management Application and Policy and Document Application

This is a modular application delivered as SaaS or on-premise.

RSA Archer GRC

The RSA Archer GRC is a platform that integrates with a number of modules such as policy management, vulnerability risk management and content library.

Rsam GRC Platform

Rsam is undeniably a traditional GRC product but with a few nice twists.

Skybox SecuritySkybox Enterprise Suite

Skybox Enterprise Suite is strongly focused on the risk part of GRC.

SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager

The Network Configuration Manager takes everything that SolarWinds does well and wraps it in a cloak of GRC functionality.

Tripwire Enterprise

Tripwire Enterprise is a security configuration and change management tool.

Trusted Integration TrustedAgent GRC

TrustedAgent GRC is risk-focused and takes a decidedly traditional GRC approach.

Tufin Orchestration Suite

Tufin Orchestration Suite is a tool that decidedly is on the technical side of GRC management.

Modulo Risk Manager

This is a traditional approach to GRC with the added benefit of being able to consume vulnerability data from third-party scanners.

AccessData Forensic Suite

We have been using AccessData tools for years and they never disappoint.

CRU Ditto Forensic FieldStation

This is a simple tool but it may be one of the most important in your kit.

Guidance Software EnCase 7.10

EnCase has a long history in law enforcement and, in recent years, has moved strongly into the corporate world.

Distil Networks

Distil inspects each http request in real time to determine if it is a malicious bot.

IntaForensics Lima Forensic Case Management

This should be in every digital forensic lab, especially those that need to track evidence for use in court.


XRY Office is a mobile device analysis tool, unusual in that it is very strong in recovering forensic data from devices that are locked without having to know the unlock code.


PacketSled is a cloud-based breach detection and network forensics tool that provides real-time detection of threats as they cross the wire, and retroactive investigation of host activity including the application of new indicators to historical data.

Cellebrite UFED Series

We are looking at three powerful tools in the UFED series: UFED 4PC Ultimate, UFED Link Analysis and the new UFED Cloud Analyzer.


This product is the poster child for next-generation anti-malware.

DeviceLock Endpoint DLP Suite

The Swiss Army knife of endpoint security.

ESET Endpoint Security

ESET Endpoint Security is one of the products that does a lot of different functions.

Guidance Software EnCase Endpoint Security

EnCase Endpoint Security really has two parts: Threat Detection and Incident Response.

Invincea Advanced Endpoint Protection AEP

Advanced Endpoint Protection (AEP) is a very competent anti-malware tool that really focuses on the task at hand: protecting the endpoint from malware threats.

Pulse Secure PulseWorkspace

Pulse Secure PulseWorkspace is just for mobile device endpoints. It functions on iOS or Android and, as we are seeing more frequently, it depends on containerization.

Raytheon Websense SureView Insider Threat

SureView Insider Threat is largely an investigative platform.

SentinelOne EPP Endpoint Protection Platform

SentinelOne EPP (Endpoint Protection Platform) is an anti-malware approach to endpoint security on Windows, OS X and Android devices.

ThreatTrack Security VIPRE Business Premium

VIPRE Business Premium is one of the endpoint products that focuses on malware and it does it well.

Trend Micro Smart Protection Complete

While Smart Protection Complete suite has a strong anti-malware component, it also features port and device controls, endpoint encryption and DLP.

Adallom Cloud Application Security Platform

This cloud access security broker supports a huge number of cloud applications and is simple to deploy and seamless to users.

Alert Logic Cloud Defender

This suite of tools from Alert Logic protects data in multiple locations, including on-premises.

Bitglass Enterprise Edition BEE

The heart of Bitglass Enterprise Edition (BEE) is digital rights management (DRM).

Elastica CloudSOC Platform

CloudSOC is a new security stack defined for the cloud, residing in the cloud and provisioned from the cloud.

FireLayers Secure Cloud Gateway SCG

FireLayers Secure Cloud Gateway (SCG) is another approach to securing applications in the cloud.

Illumio Adaptive Security Platform ASP

Stops the spread of attacks with security that enforces precise inbound and outbound communications on every workload based on natural language policies for application interactions.

iSheriff Cloud Security

Integrated security management tool deployed in the cloud.

Lumeta Enterprise Situational Intelligence ESI

Provides situational awareness of network architecture, segmentation and cybersecurity, supporting decision-making impacting security and compliance relating to cloud or virtual environments.

Palerra LORIC

Combines security configuration management, threat detection, predictive analytics and automated incident response for cloud assets from branded applications, such as Microsoft Office 365, to infrastructure, such as AWS.

Perspecsys AppProtex Cloud Data Protection Platform

Addresses compliance, security and privacy issues for cloud-based applications.

BitDefender Gravity Zone

Centralizes and de-duplicates security tools, such as anti-malware, in a virtual environment.

Catbird Insight

Automatically and continuously discovers all assets in the virtual infrastructure, allows the grouping of these assets into logical Catbird Trust Zones.

5nine Software Cloud Security

Virtual system security, specifically for Hyper-V environments.

HyTrust DataControl

Cloud security automation through encryption.

Gurucul Risk Analytics

Behavior-based machine learning and predictive analytics.

Intigua Virtualized IT Operations Command Center

Virtualizes existing management tools using proprietary container technology to encapsulate them in their entirety, and enables them to be centrally managed and automated via a policy engine.

Kaspersky Security for Virtualization

A suite of protection functions for VMware, Citrix and Microsoft virtualized environments.

Menlo Security Isolation Platform

Prevents impact of malware by isolating all user activity and cleaning any malicious files before presenting to the user.


Secure file sharing and collaboration in the cloud.

Boldon James Classifier v3.7

The Boldon James Classifier bundle is a comprehensive data leakage prevention solution that is easy to implement in organizations large and small.

Code Green NetworksTrueDLP

Code Green Network’s TrueDLP product is an extremely effective solution to data leak protection.

Identity Finder Sensitive Data Manager

Identity Finder Sensitive Data Manager takes a robust approach to data leakage prevention, offering maximum security across almost any networked device.

Varonis DatAdvantage and Data Classification Framework

Varonis DatAdvantage and the Data Classification Framework work to identify where any and all of your sensitive and proprietary information lies.

AlienVault Unified Security Management USM

The AlienVault Unified Security Management platform is one of the most unique products we have ever had the pleasure of reviewing.

Check Point Software Technologies 1180 Next Generation Threat Prevention Appliance

Check Point Software 1180 Next Generation Threat Prevention Appliance (NGTP) is a unified threat management (UTM) firewall, router, gateway and wireless access point.

CorreLog SIEM Correlation Server v5.5.0

The CorreLog SIEM Correlation Server is a flexible solution to strengthening security on a network.

Cyberoam Technologies CR1000iNGXP

Cyberoam CR1000iNG-XP is a next-generation firewall appliance that includes VPN, email, anti-virus, HTTP and HTTPS and FTP anti-virus, anti-spam and IPS with custom signatures inside the modular appliance.

Dell SonicWALL NSA 3600

The Dell SonicWALL NSA 3600, along with its TotalSecure license bundle, is the company’s offering for the UTM gateway and next-generation firewall market.

EiQ Networks SecureVue

The EiQ Networks SecureVue software suite is a comprehensive log and asset management system that lets network administrators quickly get the full picture of what is going on in their network.

EventTracker Security Center v7.6

The EventTracker Security Center v7.6 is a great solution for enterprise security information and event management (SIEM).

LogRhythm Security Intelligence Platform

LogRhythm is a security information and event manager that is extremely customizable, functional and user friendly.

ManageEngine EventLog Analyzer v10.0

The EventLog Analyzer from ManageEngine is quickly installed and easily scalable software that can be implemented for a network’s SIEM solution.

McAfee Enterprise Security Manager ESM

Intel Security’s McAfee Enterprise Security Manager (ESM) is a security information and event management suite. It is available as a VM or hardware appliance and supports a massive number of products to produce useful information for security administrators.

Netikus EventSentry v3.1.1.29

The EventSentry from Netikus brings to the table a plethora of functionality to ensure system security.

NetIQ Sentinel v7.3

The NetIQ Sentinel may be one of the best SIEM solutions for your network.

SolarWinds Log Event Manager

SolarWinds Log & Event Manager is one of the most popular SIEMs on the market today – and with good reason.

WatchGuard Firebox M440

The Firebox M440 is the latest next-generation firewall offering from WatchGuard.

ZyXEL Communications USG1900

The ZyXEL Communications USG1900 is a comprehensive UTM firewall that is brilliantly simple to set up.

Deepnet Security DualShield v5.8.1

DualShield is an enterprise-grade, unified, multifactor authentication platform that protects all commonly used business applications with a large selection of multifactor authentication methods.


DIGIPASS 760 is a trusted hardware device for visual transaction-signing that creates a secure optical communication channel between the end-user (client) and the organization (server).

Entrust IdentityGuard

Entrust IdentityGuard is a dual-factor authentication server, app, smart card manager, biometrics server and general jack-of-all-trades when it comes to dual-factor authentication.

Gemalto SafeNet Authentication Service

SafeNet Authentication Service is a cloud-based authentication service that uses a wide range of tokens and custom agents to support multifactor authentication to include one-time passwords generated by a phone app, SMS, a hardware token or email.

Imation IronKey F200 Flash Drive

The Imation IronKey F200 Flash Drive is a simple, easy to set up and extremely secure device for users who need to transport confidential data between computers.

Cyphercor LoginTC

LoginTC from Cyphercor is a cloud-based solution that uses a mobile device or a desktop for authentication. It has easy-to-use iOS, Android and Chrome desktop applications to approve logins to a variety of products.

PistolStar PortalGuard

PortalGuard is a multifactor authentication, web-based single sign-on (SSO) through internet information services (IIS) and self-service password reset server and application rolled into one.

RSA Authentication Manager

The RSA Authentication Manager is a dual-factor authentication system designed from the ground up for enterprise deployment.

SecureAuth IdP

SecureAuth IdP is an identity provider – with a unique approach to securing user access control.

Swivel Secure Swivel Appliance

The Swivel Appliance is a competitive solution for two-factor authentication methods for clients searching for a secure product.

BeyondTrust UVM20 Security Management Appliance

The BeyondTrust UVM20 Security Management Appliance is the preconfigured hardware offering of Retina CS Enterprise Vulnerability Management.

Core Security Core Insight

Core Security’s Core Insight is the gold standard for penetration testing and vulnerability assessment.

Qualys Express Lite

Qualys Express Lite is a cloud-based vulnerability assessment tool intended for small businesses.

Rapid7 Nexpose Ultimate Appliance

Rapid7 Nexpose Ultimate is a comprehensive vulnerability scanner that is determined to convince you of its findings.

SAINT Security Suite

The SAINT Security Suite is a robust software package that quickly and easily gives a heads-up view of vulnerabilities on the network.

Secunia Corporate Software Inspector CSI

Secunia Corporate Software Inspector (CSI) inspects software on any Windows or Android device with an agent.

Skybox View Enterprise Suite

The Skybox Enterprise Suite is an enterprise vulnerability assessment tool that is deployed to aid in vulnerability and threat management, as well as security policy management.

Tenable Network Security Nessus

Tenable Network Security Nessus is one of the most comprehensive and widely deployed vulnerability assessment tools.

Tripwire IP360

The Tripwire IP360 appliance is a solution for advanced enterprise threat detection, vulnerability management and risk assessment.

Centripetal Networks Network Protection System v2.1

This product collects threat intelligence data from a variety of sources.

OpenDNS Investigate

Engineers at OpenDNS have developed a suite of tools that they use to manage, monitor and investigate potential cyberthreats, especially those that impact name servers directly. One of those tools is Investigate.

Recorded Future Cyber

This is a solid, technically oriented open source intelligence service.


This is a general open source intelligence tool with a solid, though not extensive, focus on cyberintelligence.

FireEye Threat Intelligence

This is an extremely powerful system for gathering, analyzing and acting on cyberthreat intelligence.

ThreatStream Optic Platform

ThreatStream’s OPTIC is a cyberthreat intelligence platform that manages the lifecycle of threat intelligence via integration across an enterprise’s security infrastructure.

SurfWatch CSuite

This is a very good threat intelligence tool where almost all of the threat sources and analytics are under the covers.

iSight Partners ThreatScape

Adds a lot of value to your security stack by applying threat intelligence. Provides a prodigious amount of extremely useful research, much of it from analysts around the globe.

Norse DarkWatch

Threat intelligence appliance that ties the Norse DarkMatter infrastructure to your network.

Sign up to our newsletters