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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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BitSight for Third Party Risk Management

Verdict: BitSight’s intuitive platform with data providers’ exclusive relationships offers a powerful level of depth into data, making this tool a powerful offering to place at the top of your list.

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CyberGRX Exchange

Verdict: The simplicity of this product, paired with the ability to share dynamic risk data, makes it one to review for your company if you have the budget for it.

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iTrust Cyber Risk Ratings

Verdict: Easy to use, with a solid choice of pre-built and customizable compliance surveys, and an attractive price point, this product is worth looking at if your budget is tight.

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Panorays

Verdict: Even though Panorays is a newer company, it offers an easy-to-use, modern, powerful tool that’s worth considering for environments of all sizes.

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RiskRecon Portal (SaaS)

Verdict: Intuitive tool uses machine learning algorithms, which ultimately gives you a skillfully put together risk-prioritized security findings.

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SecurityScorecard

Verdict: This product has some extremely useful unique features that any organization can leverage. Utilizing the score planning feature enables you to quickly and efficiently prioritize the issues that matter most to your organization. SecurityScorecard should be at the top of your list.

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Whistic Vendor Security Management Platform

Verdict: If you are looking for the ability to completely customize your questionnaires as well as having a wide variety of standardized framework questionnaires already available to you, add this to your list of products to consider.

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Vendor risk management

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Cisco Tetration

Verdict: Deep customizability from policies to the process hierarchical structure, paired with the highly intuitive interface makes this a strong contender.

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CloudPassage Halo

Verdict: Halo is a robust scalable product that can be implemented in almost any type of environment.

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GuardiCore Centra Security Platform

Verdict: Combining the scalability from small to large enterprise environments with the ability to group virtually all types of environments together is incredibly useful. Having the choice to utilize agents or the agentless approach for deployment options gives a nice blend of customizability.

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ShieldX Elastic Security Platform

Verdict: With the capability to have a single pane view into any environment, along with dynamic scaling, visibility and discovery across a multi-cloud infrastructure, this product is worth adding to the top of your list.

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vArmour Application Controller

Verdict: vArmour is a customer defined security solution at the business application level with a single set of controls across hybrid infrastructure. The Application Controller makes security vague enough for clients, so the information they receive is workable and not overwhelming while still affording them a deeply flexible, customizable product. The depth is there for the experienced administrators that want to get more detailed.

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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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