"Best Buy" products in 2013

Authentication (Jan.): VASCO DIGIPASS GO 7 and IDENTIKEY Authentication Server

Authentication (Jan.): VASCO DIGIPASS GO 7 and IDENTIKEY Authentication Server

Verdict: A real winner, if a little pricey. But for its solid feature set and first-rate performance, this pair of products rates our Best Buy.
Vulnerability assessment (Feb.): Core IMPACT Professional

Vulnerability assessment (Feb.): Core IMPACT Professional

Verdict: Typical Core quality. We have used this product extensively and never been disappointed. Best Buy.
UTM (March): ESOFT Instagate 604

UTM (March): ESOFT Instagate 604

Verdict: For its rich feature set and excellent pricing, we make this our Best Buy this month.
SIEM (April): McAfee Enterprise Security Manager

SIEM (April): McAfee Enterprise Security Manager

Verdict: Great to see this old friend in a new environment. It’s powerful, easy to use and receives our Best Buy designation.
Forensics (May): IntaForensics Lima Forensic Case Management Software

Forensics (May): IntaForensics Lima Forensic Case Management Software

Verdict: An extremely versatile product well worth the price. We designate it our Best Buy.
Risk & policy management (June): AlgoSec Security Management Suite v6.4

Risk & policy management (June): AlgoSec Security Management Suite v6.4

Verdict: Solid product with strong features and a good price point. We make this our Best Buy for its excellent price/performance.
Mobile (July): Fixmo SafeZone

Mobile (July): Fixmo SafeZone

Verdict: A solid performer, exactly as advertised. We make this newcomer to our annual mobile device security group our Best Buy.
Endpoint security (Aug.): Kaspersky Endpoint Security for Business

Endpoint security (Aug.): Kaspersky Endpoint Security for Business

Verdict: A solid product – just what we would expect from these venerable pros. We make this our Best Buy.
Email security (Sept.): McAfee Email Protection

Email security (Sept.): McAfee Email Protection

Verdict: Scalable, reasonably priced and competent. What’s not to like? Our Best Buy.
Identity management (Oct.): ForeScout CounterACT v7.1

Identity management (Oct.): ForeScout CounterACT v7.1

Verdict: This was a pleasing experience from beginning to end. Best Buy.
Application & web security (Nov.): FortiDB-1000C

Application & web security (Nov.): FortiDB-1000C

Verdict: A serious product for small to midsized size companies. We select this as our Best Buy.

Yet another year produces a collection of phenomenal security products. Here's a list of what our SC Labs team deemed the "Best Buy" products in 2013.

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