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In our Group Test each month, we look at several products around a common theme based on a predetermined set of SC Labs standards (performance, ease of use, features, documentation, support, and value for money).  There are roughly 50 individual criteria in the general test process. These criteria were developed by the SC Lab in cooperation with the Center for Regional and National Security at Eastern Michigan University.

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Code42 Next-Gen Data Loss Protection

Verdict: This is a highly flexible and customizable solution uniquely focused on protection over prevention.

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Digital Guardian – Data Protection Platform 7.6

Verdict: Focused on content, context and user-based classifications resulting in powerful information used to identify, tag, and fingerprint sensitive data with the lowest possible false possible results.

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Fidelis Cybersecurity Fidelis Network 9.2.4

Verdict: The patented nature of this product inherently renders it unique in its recursive approach to decoding information and delving deep into areas and files within a network that may otherwise go unscanned and undetected.

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iStorage Limited cloudAshur–cloud data encryption module

Verdict: This is a very easy-to-use, highly customizable solution that eliminates security vulnerabilities by focusing on access control through a variety of means and authorizations.

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McAfee Total Protection for DLP 11.4

Verdict: The comprehensiveness and flexibility of this product renders it suitable for a variety of organizations looking for a DLP product with automation capabilities and robust content-based classification functionality.

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Zecurion DLP 9

Verdict: This comprehensive and customizable DLP solution features in-depth monitoring to secure content and identify misbehavior, resource misuse, and fraudulent practices.

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Abnormal Security – Abnormal Cloud Email Security Platform

Verdict: Leverages API-based integrations to combine relationship and content analysis to stop targeted attacks and reduce the number of false positives.

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Avanan 2.5.9

Verdict: Every second counts in email security and Avanan covers the complete end-to-end security model with this easily digestible, prevention-focused package installable within minutes.

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Barracuda Total Email Protection

Verdict: This is a comprehensive and competitively priced email security solution with many features and effective protection.

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BitDam ATP for Email

Verdict: This is a highly elastic product with anomalous detection that stops all unfamiliar attacks without needing access to historical data or intelligence/reputation feeds.

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Ironscales Platform

Verdict: The IronScales Platform really impressed us with its machine learning and AI-driven automation capabilities. It helps end-users learn to detect malicious emails and alerts security teams so they can respond as quickly as possible.

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Mimecast Secure Email Gateway

Verdict: This is a highly adaptable solution that uses multilayered inspection to defend against commodity and customized attacks and block many known messages in transmission.

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SonicWall Email Security Solutions

Verdict: We believe this product is a great choice for current SonicWall subscribers.

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Sophos Email Advanced

Verdict: This solution guards against unwanted and malicious email threats and is especially a good choice for those using other Sophos products.

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Vade Secure for Office 365 2.18

Verdict: Vade Secure is a customizable and effective email security product, particularly for Managed Service Providers, that blocks threats by leveraging effective AI and machine learning models.

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Virtru Email Protection

Verdict: While limited in its offerings when compared with other options, Virtru is a straightforward and versatile product focused on zero-trust to encrypt messages and attachments at the object-level.

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BlackBerry Unified Endpoint Management Q-Series

Verdict: BlackBerry UEM prioritizes security and monitors mobile devices to reduce risk and meet compliance requirements without hindering productivity.

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Hexnode 8.2

Verdict: Hexnode makes enterprisewide endpoint management a surmountable task and includes top-of-the-line support free for the first month.

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IBM MaaS360 with Watson 10.74

Verdict: There are so many features and configuration options in MaaS360 that anyone looking for a MDM-UEM solution should seriously consider this one.

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Meraki Systems Manager SaaS

Verdict: Meraki has had great success with this simplistic approach and anyone looking for a basic endpoint management solution should consider this one.

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MobileIron UEM R64

Verdict: MobileIron UEM is not a perfect solution but it is still a worthy contender and many upgrades and enhancements are on the horizon.

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Sophos Mobile 9.0

Verdict: This platform reduces time and effort spent on managing traditional and mobile endpoints without inhibiting productivity.

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VMWare Workspace ONE UEM 1907

Verdict: Unified endpoint management transforms businesses by creating a better user experience. Role-based access, Intelligent Hub and NIST CVE integration set this solution apart.

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Acuity Risk Management STREAM Integrated Risk Manager 5.4

Verdict: The software solution is a highly configurable, scalable and framework agnostic offering real-time updates and actionable data for a complete picture of all the information required to understand cyberrisk status.

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AlgoSec Security Management Suite 2018.2 8.2

Verdict: The suite helps manage complex network security policies throughout the entire policy lifecycle from an application standpoint with zero-touch automation and orchestration capabilities.

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Allgress Insight Risk Management Suite (IRMS) 7

Verdict: Integrated risk management with a modular architecture means that organizations of all sizes can leverage this product.

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Balbix BreachControl SaaS 19.6x

Verdict: Balbix BreachControl is a cloud-hosted solution that leverages AI technology to help organizations predictively assess data breach risks.

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FireMon Security Manager 8.26

Verdict: With added functionality in mapping and discovery, analysts can leverage comprehensive rule analysis and automated workflows to take proactive action against risk.

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SAI Global SAI360 for Digital Risk 2019.2

Verdict: This is a flexible, scalable and affordable integrated suite of proven risk and compliance tools that assists with the management and assessment of risk and compliance obligations across an enterprise and beyond.

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Skybox Security Platform 10.0.200

Verdict: The platform gives complete visibility into risk by modeling the entire attack surface for insight into reducing risk and maintaining security posture through both automation and orchestration.

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Tripwire Enterprise 8.7

Verdict: Overall, Tripwire Enterprise helps an organization know what is happening in its environment to proactively guard against breaches through discovery, inventory and recorded change/log data of all critical assets.

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Tufin Technologies Tufin Orchestration Suite 19-2

Verdict: This product optimizes business agility and security with zero-touch automation that enables organizations to implement security changes in minutes, reducing the complexity of fragmented and hybrid network management and ensuring continuous compliance.

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Anomali Threat Platform

Verdict: Anomali Threat Platform is an integrated suite designed to enable organizations to identify serious threats, investigate adversaries, and respond efficiently and effectively.

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DomainTools Iris Investigation Platform 3.0

Verdict: DomainTools Iris Investigation Platform combines enterprise-grade domain intelligence and risk scoring with passive DNS.

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EclecticIQ Platform 2.4

Verdict: EclecticIQ Platform ingests both structured and unstructured threat intelligence data from different sources and pulls them into a single, collaborative, analyst workbench.

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Group-IB Threat Intelligence

Verdict: Using highly qualified experts and drawing on extensive research into financially motivated cybercriminals, Group-IB leverages its own infrastructure and proprietary external threat hunting system.

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LookingGlass scoutPRIME 2019.2.J.46

Verdict: This is a worthy option in the threat intelligence platform space, offering a lot of customizations and monitoring capabilities to comprehensively manage the risk third parties pose.

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Recorded Future Platform

Verdict: Recorded Future is a solid choice for adding efficiency to security teams with standout monitoring capabilities, the ability to search for any exposed AWS keys and the ability to build queries and set alerts to monitor 24/7/365 with priority capabilities.

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ThreatConnect 5.8

Verdict: ThreatConnect is designed to connect all elements of a security team in one central platform, for information gathering on threats, and to assist with the decision-making process.

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TruSTAR Enterprise Intelligence Management 3.9.12

Verdict: TruSTAR enriches information across ecosystems with open and closed source intelligence while simultaneously reducing the friction of sharing data.

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Acalvio Technologies ShadowPlex 3.3

Verdict: Acalvio Technology’s ShadowPlex aims to detect advanced attackers with precision and speed while addressing the limitations of hard-to-install, difficult-to-maintain solutions otherwise not suited for enterprise-scale environments for accurate, timely and cost-effective detection.

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Attivo Networks ThreatDefend Deception and Response Platform version 5.0

Verdict: This catch-all solution with third-party integrations, automated playbooks, endpoint forensics and extensive features deserves consideration.

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CounterCraft Cyber Deception Platform 2.3.0

Verdict: CounterCraft’s Cyber Deception Platform is a full spectrum deception solution that takes the design, deployment, and management of deception to the next level.

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Illusive Networks Deception Management System V3.1.105

Verdict: The Illusive Networks Deception Management System stops attacks by disrupting the human-decision making process behind lateral movement.

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PacketViper Deception360 version 5.0

Verdict: PacketViper is an active, agentless deception solution combining internal deception with active exterior facing artifacts. Action taken early in the kill chain detects, prevents and responds to threats automatically without the need for complex orchestrations.

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Smokescreen Technologies IllusionBLACK 3.7

Verdict: Smokescreen Technologies’ IllusionBLACK accurately and efficiently detects targeted threats in real time by creating decoys deployed in the network alongside legitimate assets. It provides decoys for the entire kill chain, yielding unparalleled coverage and maximizing the probability an attacker will engage with a decoy. It even identifies privilege escalation.

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TrapX Security DeceptionGrid 6.3

Verdict: TrapX Security’s DeceptionGrid rapidly detects, deceives and defeats attacks in real time while providing automated, accurate insight into malicious activity observed by other types of defense tools with almost zero false positives.

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Fidelis Cybersecurity Deception 9.2.1

Verdict: Fidelis’s goal is to catch attackers inside the network by luring them into decoys, sophisticated data-traps and Active Directory deception.

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Bitdefender GravityZone Ultra

Verdict: With more than 30 protection technologies, it is extremely effective in enabling enterprises to protect their assets and respond to threats using limited resources and technical skills.

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CrowdStrike Falcon 4.x

Verdict: An administrator or security analyst with little experience would be able to navigate this product and have confidence in understanding exactly what is happening.

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