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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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ESET Endpoint Encryption

Verdict: Very intuitive, highly customizable, with the ability to make security as simple or granular as you wish with the various configurations. With compliance support, Outlook add-in, and ease-of-use ability makes it a worthwhile investment for anyone looking to secure their data.

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Covata SafeShare

Verdict: Highly versatile, with ability to use SafeShare as a web-based application, client application, or hosted on premises.

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IBM Multi-Cloud Data Encryption

Verdict: This is a great product for large environments, especially for those requiring GDPR support. It offers Windows and Linux support, giving it versatility. The customizability and security of the Multi-Cloud Data Encryption, and the unique raid like setup gives customers privacy assurance and flexibility.

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Sophos SafeGuard Enterprise

Verdict: The combination of Sophos SafeGuard Key Ring adding the extra layer of file security, location-based file encryption and application-based encryption, makes this product worth checking out if you are looking for an on-premises file encryption solution.

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STREAM Integrated Risk Manager

Verdict: From a single consultant usage to a large enterprise, STREAM is extremely scalable while offering top of the line reporting.

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SAI Global – SAI360 Digital Risk

Verdict: This continues to be one of the strongest contenders in the GRC space. We make this product our Recommended title for this month.

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Skybox Security Platform

Verdict: Risk policy management coupled with vulnerability management can accurately reveal potential risks that are often missed by other tools lacking these capabilities.

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Tripwire Enterprise

Verdict: With the combination of change audit and configuration assessment, this intuitive tool hits the mark for use with your next compliance driven project.

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Tufin Orchestration Suite

Verdict: This tool is one of the best for providing user end-to-end visibility and control of network security policy.

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AlgoSec Security Management Suite 2018.1

Verdict: Great security management product with effective automation options to free up more time for your security teams.

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Cavirin CyberPosture Intelligence for the Hybrid Cloud

Verdict: Great API-driven technology that integrates with Slack, Jira and Okta for SSO, also provides users concrete documentation and workflow suggestions. This is a strong contender in its space and worth a look.

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FireMon Security Manager

Verdict: With the ability to automate the review process utilizing FireMon’s Policy Optimizer and the unique vulnerability scanner risk analyzer, this product leverages all metrics possible to deliver the most accurate risk scores possible.

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Allgress Insight Risk Manager

Verdict: The continued ease of use paired with numerous preconfigured compliance frameworks makes this a product you want to test in your environment.

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Anomali Threat Platform

Verdict: An amazing product for the money. This platform could be the center of any successful threat intelligence initiative making it our SC Labs Best Buy.

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IntSights Cyber Intelligence Threat Intelligence Platform

Verdict: Beautiful dashboard with an amazing product behind it; a quality company and solution that you should keep an eye on.

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ThreatConnect TC Complete

Verdict: Solid solution that has a lot to offer. Playbooks are a nice touch and really help this product stand out.

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Group-IB Threat Intelligence

Verdict: Group-IB security analysts are a reputable source for threat intelligence. It may be a bit costly, but definitely worth it.

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DomainTools Iris Investigation Platform

Verdict: An amazing solution for the price. This is a must-have for organizations of all sizes. Easily the Recommended product of the group.

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Recorded Future

Verdict: This product is one of the best we looked at this month. We can really see why most other solutions in this space integrate with Recorded Future. This is a must-have in your organization and why this is the SC Lab Approved solution.

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Bandura Systems PoliWall TIG

Verdict: A great gateway device at an amazing price. This solution is worth picking up for every organization.

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Bitdefender GravityZone Ultra

Verdict: Bitdefender is a modern endpoint security solution with all of the latest security technologies to compete at the top in this space. With the flexible options and wide array of supported endpoint operating systems, if you do not need an endpoint security solution to include mobile support, give this product a demo.

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Carbon Black Cb Defense, Cb ThreatSight

Verdict: Great intuitive cloud platform with an armament of modern security technologies with a quick implementation into your business environment.

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CrowdStrike Falcon

Verdict: With the addition of real-time response to the EDR module, this product becomes even more attractive. If you aren’t using CrowdStrike, you really need to take a good hard look at Falcon.

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Cybereason Deep Hunting Platform

Verdict: Solid implementation for this next-gen solution with top-tier EDR functionality. If you are looking for a new solution, this should be one to consider.

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ESET Endpoint Security

Verdict: If you are looking for an on-premises solution that uses low resources and is robust with non-security features such as asset management and remote troubleshooting, you should demo this product.

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Kaspersky Lab Endpoint Security for Business

Verdict: Kaspersky continues to be a strong contender in this field.

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McAfee Endpoint Security

Verdict: There are good reasons why this solution has been a leader for so many years.

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SentinelOne Endpoint Protection Platform

Verdict: Good solution with some unique features. If Linux is in your environment, this tool deserves a serious look.

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BeyondTrust: Retina CS Enterprise

Verdict: With the wide range of features that scales well with any size environment and the number of report templates, this product is worth testing out.

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Rapid7: InsightVM

Verdict: A rich feature set for a great price. This product is this month's “Best Buy”.

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SAINT Security Suite

Verdict: We have seen this solution implemented in multiple tools and we can see why. This is our Recommended Product this month.

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Skybox Security Suite

Verdict: Good tool for experienced users, may take a bit for newcomers to get into the swing of it.

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Tenable.io Vulnerability Management

Verdict: Tenable has been one of the big names in this space and continues to deliver an amazing solution at a great price.

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Tripwire IP360

Verdict: While the interface is a bit dated, it’s still a great tool at a great price.

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AlienVault USM Anywhere

Verdict: AlienVault continues to be an amazing UTM solution for businesses of all sizes.

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CorreLog SIEM Correlation Server

Verdict: CorreLog’s SIEM Correlation Server software is a full-feature solution at an amazing price point. We feel that this solution will compliment any security team big or small.

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EventTracker 9.0

Verdict: If your organization has 20 or 2,000 assets, EventTracker 9.0 can help improve your information gathering and decision-making process and shorten incident response times. If you haven’t looked at EventTracker 9.0, you should.

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FortiGate 501E

Verdict: FortiGate products have come a long way and the FortiGate 501E shines above the competition. If you are looking for a mid to large enterprise level Firewall that packs a punch with competitive pricing, check this out.

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LogRhythm Platform

Verdict: LogRhythm has always been one of the top names in this space, and the new version continues to showcase why it needs to be considered part of your SOC.

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McAfee Enterprise Security Manager

Verdict: This solution is very customizable and requires very little knowledge to get up and running.

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XG Firewall

Verdict: Sophos continues to make improvements in their products and the XG135w is no exception. If you are running other Sophos software, this is a must have.

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Splunk Enterprise Security

Verdict: While Splunk isn’t typically thought of as a security tool, this is worth taking a look at if you already implement Splunk inside your environment – and even if you don’t.

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Firebox M470 w/Total Security Suite

Verdict: Whether you are adding an appliance to your already outfitted WatchGuard environment, or you are in the market for your first midsized UTM the Firebox M470 should be on your list to consider.

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Barkly Endpoint Protection Platform

Verdict: Catering to no-frills, quick implementation expectations, this solution also delivers a modern approach with their instant-chat support available with one click.

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Crowdstrike Falcon

Verdict: CrowdStrike Falcon continues to be a sophisticated toolset that focuses on all three phases of a malware attack. The cloud-based management dashboard provides very detailed information to help identify threats and remove them from your assets. If your organization puts a high value on information, this product should be near the top of your list.

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enSilo Endpoint Protection platform

Verdict: A very complete product that delivers on all levels. enSilo offers a strong Next-Gen AV paired with Application Communication Control and Endpoint Detection and Response solutions.

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Mimecast Secure Email Gateway with Targeted Threat Protection

Verdict: Recommended solution to fit into your layered security approach to solve phase 1 of the ransomware stack. This specialized solution would be a great addition to any organization taking steps to protect the email threat vector.

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Sophos Intercept X

Verdict: This reliable name has the depth and scope to address the needs of any-sized organization. With a variety of support options, this platform is ready for simple or complex deployments.

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Trend Micro Smart Protection Complete

Verdict: If you don’t want to limit yourself to a single toolset, this solution provides a wide variety of technologies from which to choose.

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Endgame

Verdict: At a low price point and unique security AI assistant, this product is worth checking out if you don’t need a cloud management solution.

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