Verdict: For the change management required for compliance in just about all regulatory requirements, this is a very strong contender.
Verdict: Well worth looking at for those with a need for a complete risk management tool.
Verdict: We would like to see some form of auto discovery beyond what is available currently. Verdict This one is well worth your time, but be sure that you have everything on your enterprise identified so that the Suite can access it and collect data.
Verdict: This is a gold standard of GRC systems. It has all of the bells and whistles that you need and just about nothing that you don’t.
Verdict: Solid, hard-core GRC.
Verdict: Solid, versatile risk management tool that can fit organizations of just about any size – from the single consultant to large enterprises.
Verdict: This is an excellent tool, especially for mid- to large-sized organizations. It has everything you need and is comfortably manageable. We compare it to a sailboat – even though it’s fairly large and complex, can be sailed effectively by a single person.
Verdict: This is a first-class product, straightforward to use and very flexible in its functionality.
Verdict: For its clean, bare-bones, well-targeted functionality, extensive reporting and remediation capability at a very low cost of ownership, we make this one our Best Buy this month.
Verdict: If your GRC program is missing the “R,” this tool may be for you. It handles risk as well as any tool we’ve seen – and is better than most. At $25,000, it’s going to appeal to medium to large organizations. We certainly think it will scale nicely for the ...
Verdict: Very good product for detecting changes in configuration or files and reporting in a way friendly to regulatory requirements. Closed loop remediation adds to the value.
Verdict: This is a heavyweight general-purpose cyberforensic tool with a lot of features, add-ons and built-in power. It has been SC Lab Approved for the past two years and we continue that for another year. Next year, at the end of its current tenure in the lab, we will present a ...
Verdict: Cellebrite’s UFED Analytics Enterprise is for larger organizations, but organizations of all sizes can benefit from Workgroup and Desktop versions. If you have a reasonably heavy digital case load – especially if you already are a Cellebrite shop – this is for you. We have made various Cellebrite products ...
Verdict: This is the 800-pound gorilla of over-the-network digital forensic tools. Today – and for the functionality required for the types of investigations for which it is intended – if it doesn’t have it, you probably don’t need it. It’s our Recommended product.
Verdict: Case management is a task that digital investigators tend to relegate to spreadsheets or whatever notebooks they can find. Something far more rigorous is needed and this is it. Again this year. we make Lima SC Lab Approved. We will be using it over the next year in our research ...
Verdict: NetDetector always has been a good series for NIKSUN, but this new version tops everything they’ve done so far – except, perhaps, for the Supreme Eagle (see our First Look review, October 2015). Again this year, we bring the NetDetectorLive into the lab as SC Lab Approved, our highest award. ...
Verdict: We liked this one a lot. We’re intrigued by how it has taken forensics to the endpoint and then added next-generation analytics along with lots of conveniences, such as string and binary downloads.
Verdict: For a simple, well thought-out and executed mobile device forensics tool this one is at the top of the heap. Its capabilities are narrow and very deep. It does one thing – mobile device forensics – and it does that extremely well. We make the Paraben DS our Best Buy.
Verdict: If you are using remote terminal services of any kind in a Microsoft network – and most businesses are – you should take a close look at this (or its larger, beefier, siblings).
Verdict: Solid, simple product that will fit well in large or small enterprises.
Verdict: This one is very much worth your consideration.
Verdict: This is a very strong solution to endpoint DLP challenges.
Verdict: This is a very powerful tool and certainly deserves your consideration. Administrators should be trained and understand what is involved with deploying and where caution areas exist.
Verdict: For large enterprises, this really needs to be on your short list of potential products for DLP and endpoint protection. Kaspersky is noted for its anti-malware and this overall system carries that reputation forward.
Verdict: This is a good DLP tool, but is not trivial to deploy. Over the next release we expect a lot of the rough edges to be smoothed out. Excellent support.
Verdict: We love this product, even with the support cost wart. There is a misconception among everyone – except security/IT engineers – that they all are geeks and love to spend their time tinkering, writing code and manually configuring. Nothing could be farther from the truth. These folks are so overloaded ...
Verdict: This has pretty much all one needs in an endpoint protection tool. And, with its attractive pricing and low cost of ownership, we have to make this our Best Buy this month.
Verdict: Good pure-play DLP with the added advantage of being a SaaS offering (there is an on-premises offering as well, but that is a different product). This is well worth looking at.
Verdict: First-rate product for mobile application management (MAM), easy on users in a BYOD environment.
Verdict: This is a real powerhouse, but it is not for the faint-hearted. Best for organizations with an IT force experienced in enterprise-level mobile device management.
Verdict: For its strong feature set, value for money, ease of use and deployment, we make this our Best Buy.
Verdict: Strong product with the backing of a venerable player in the IT and security community.
Verdict: Solid vulnerability management system, especially at home in large environments.
Verdict: This takes vulnerability management into the next generation and combines vulnerability assessment and pen testing along with attack simulation in a single tool.
Verdict: Very interesting tool and, for large organizations that need to validate whether their vulnerability and penetration testing tools are doing the job, it’s a must-have.
Verdict: LOGICnow MAX Risk Intelligence is one of the cleverest vulnerability assessment tools we’ve seen. For its straight-to-the-point functionality and its exceptional value for the money we designate this our Best Buy.
Verdict: For a large enterprise – really, no matter how large – this product is well worth your consideration. It brings the power of significant functionality with a history of reliability and excellent support options.
Verdict: The SAINT Security Suite is a venerable system that in the past we have called a great work-horse. Now we see it as much more than that so we make it our Recommended product.
Verdict: While we are unsure of the actual performance – since we saw only a canned demo – this looks like a solid enterprise tool. This should not be passed over if you are considering a vulnerability management application. It is slick and very comprehensive.
Verdict: This is not expensive and one might want to consider it as a second scanning tool if one already has something else. For smaller organizations, it’s all that is needed. Nessus, the core of this product, probably is the best-known vulnerability scanner in the world.
Verdict: If you are a Tripwire shop, this is a no-brainer. If not, it still can do a lot for you and you might want to take a close look. We advise some detailed discussions with Tripwire as you select, though, to make sure that you will be able to deploy ...
Verdict: For its powerful, mature feature set, performance and superior value we make this our Best Buy.
Verdict: Depending on the use to which you intend to put it, this one certainly requires your consideration. There is a full-featured, 30-day downloadable trial and we highly recommend getting it and seeing if the product fits in your environment.
Verdict: If you are a small-to-medium business this product is a no-brainer. With a strong feature set for a modest price it is an excellent choice. If you are a larger organization, by no means should you discount this one.
Verdict: This is a heavy duty tool made for a demanding large environment. It is scalable and complete with the largest list of supported connectors we’ve yet seen. For all of that we make it our Recommended product.
Verdict: For its performance, functionality and value, we are pleased to make Intel-McAfee one of our SC Lab Approved products and look forward to having in the SC Lab for a year’s worth of evaluation.
Verdict: If you are an SMB, you really need to give this a close look. At this price you hardly can go wrong as it has a lot of big box functionality.
Verdict: There is nothing like this that we've seen. It's a neat idea, well conceived and executed and, if you are thinking about adding biometrics to your app, this might just be the thing to make your decision for you.
Verdict: A unique and user-friendly approach to strong authentication. This fits well in a banking environment and with other Datablink products can provide more universal authentication to such things as networks.
Verdict: If you are looking for a front-end authentication portal that works well in a distributed environment, this one demands your consideration.
Verdict: This is a good choice for any size organization, but its benefits will really shine in larger ones. If you are looking for solid strong authentication with a lot of deployment options in a simple to manage package, this has to get your attention.
Verdict: Easy to set up and well-conceived front-end for all of your assets and locations that require security authentication.
Verdict: This one is, beyond doubt, a keeper. It is especially well-suited to larger environments and the company's pricing model supports that. For topnotch features, customer service and ease of use, we make Vasco's tool set our Recommended product this month.
Verdict: When it comes to universal, low cost, small second-factor authentication, there really is nothing to complain about. Every organization considering two-factor authentication should have a very close look at YubiKey. For its low cost of ownership, easy customization and rugged good looks we make Yubico YubiKey 4 our Best Buy.
Verdict: This heir to the original privileged account management tools is solidly worth your consideration. For its traditional BeyondTrust quality and complete integration into the BeyondTrust platform, we make this our Recommended product.
Verdict: Good feature set and certainly worth exploring, though price could raise an issue in large environments with lots of distributed administrator endpoints.
Verdict: CA typically has addressed the larger enterprises well and this is no exception. The price, feature set and assumed integration all are hallmarks of large enterprises. In that environment, worth your consideration.
Verdict: As with many similar products, this one can become pricey. However, the value is in the task it accomplishes – and it does that quite well.
Verdict: If you are looking for a tool for very large environments, look no further. Feature set, customizability and flexibility all combine for a tool suitable in just about any large, complicated enterprise.
Verdict: Fine product overall, but don’t forget that a platform and a backend database are required and need to be considered in the lifecycle cost of ownership.
Verdict: This is a bargain for larger organizations – if the functionality is adequate for the needs.
Verdict: This is a great price, but if 24/7 support is a must-have for your enterprise, be prepared for additional cost.
Verdict: Nice product, but needs a bit better documentation and support.
Verdict: Pricing can be a problem, especially over the lifecycle, due to both anticipated and unanticipated changes in AD. As well, the need for a server and a backend database – not supplied – adds to lifecycle costs.
Verdict: Somewhat specialized functionality but very good at what it does.
Verdict: Excellent all-around workhorse with good support and an attractive price. Top that off with good scalability and this a good choice for most environments.
Verdict: Lots of bells and whistles for this unique approach to privileged access management. For its unique approach to the entire privileged account management problem, we make Wallix our Best Buy.
Verdict: If you are a small to medium sized organization, this tool will let you apply GRC to improving your risk posture. For this group, it is well worth the low price of admission.
Verdict: The website provides all of the resources you would want. If you want to take a technical, risk-focused approach to GRC, this may be the tool for you.
Verdict: There is a place for this in just about any large organization.
Verdict: With very flexible pricing this may have something for just about exeryone. Well worth examining.
Verdict: With a large number of devices, this can get a little pricey, but it still is a good value considering everything it does.
Verdict: Whether you want a technology-driven tool or a traditional one, this product can get the job done. For its very high value, it’s technical chops and the way the company handles its customers we make this our Best Buy.
Verdict: If you are the sort of organization that needs this level of GRC, this one is well worth examining in depth.
Verdict: If you want a traditional GRC package that has stood the test of time with a great many users, have a close look at this one.
Verdict: Skybox has been around quite a while. As with similar companies, the pedigree is obvious in its experience and how it defines itself in the market. If risk management is an important part of your needs, this one deserves a close look.
Verdict: This is an extremely strong contender in the technology-driven camp. If one already uses other SolarWinds products, adding this one is a no-brainer.
Verdict: If you are looking at technology-driven solutions to GRC challenges, this one deserves very close attention.
Verdict: As the company says, this is a very nice boutique product for its intended audience. If you fit into that audience and the limited availability of solid information on the website doesn’t bother you, then give this one a very close look.
Verdict: Tufin Orchestration Suite is a top choice for the technology-driven approach to GRC and it is a very strong contender in any event. We make it our Recommended product on the technology-driven side of GRC.
Verdict: This one’s a keeper. Long experience, a lot of functionality plus flexibility and a reasonable price make Modulo Risk Manager a good traditional GRC application. For the traditional approach, we make this our Recommended product.
Verdict: Our hands-down overall favorite forensic tool set. We make this suite a SC Lab Approved tool set for the coming year.
Verdict: Even without the screwdriver, this is a useful and well-thought-out suite of triage tools. We have enjoyed seeing this tool set evolve. We select it as our Best Buy.
Verdict: If you can tolerate the lack of resources on the website and find a way to reinforce the documentation to prevent its destruction this is a must-have for labs and field use alike. his is a simple tool but it may be one of the most important in your kit.
Verdict: Regardless of what other tools you are using, this one really needs to be in your arsenal. It is best practice to use more than one tool to ensure that your analysis is complete. The long-time reputation, quality and comprehensive reporting functions make this an important tool no matter what ...
Verdict: For monitoring the impact of bots on a network this is the tool one needs.
Verdict: This is a must-have for any serious digital forensic lab. We designate it SC Lab Approved.
Verdict: A viable additional mobile device forensic tool, especially good for difficult extractions.
Verdict: This is an excellent network forensics tool with hidden depths and a massive amount of actionable information available both to prevent and analyze complex breaches. We designate it Recommended.
Verdict: For our money, the top overall mobile device forensic suite available. We select it as SC Lab Approved for the second year in a row.