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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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Beyond Security beSECURE 20.3

Verdict: Overall, Beyond Security beSECURE is a solid vulnerability management solution with robust automation capabilities and one-click integrations, reducing the manual effort security teams otherwise must put forth and allowing them to focus on remediation instead.

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Carson & SAINT SAINT Security Suite 9.7

Verdict: Overall, SAINT Security Suite is a solid tool that has evolved nicely after many years of development. This is a particularly good option for those looking for an advanced environmental scanning tool.

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Digital Defense Frontline Vulnerability Manager

Verdict: Overall, Digital Defense Frontline Vulnerability Manager makes it quick and easy to parse through accurate vulnerability data to extract specific information.

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Kenna Security Kenna.VM

Verdict: Overall, Kenna Security Kenna.VM offers undisputed, evidence-based, real-time threat intelligence and risk scoring focusing on active exploits.

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NopSec Unified VRM 5

Verdict: It focuses on lifecycle management to optimally inventory assets, detect vulnerabilities, prioritize risk, remediate concerns and validate existing security controls and remediation efficacy.

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Rapid7 InsightVM 6.6.1

Verdict: Overall, Rapid7 InsightVM is a valuable vulnerability management solution and one of the better options we tested this month. It provides the visibility necessary to detect, prioritize and remediate vulnerabilities.

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RiskIQ Digital Footprint

Verdict: Overall, RiskIQ Digital Footprint is a unique vulnerability management solution with an unparalleled breadth of data. It bridges internal detection with external intelligence to provide total visibility into franchise security posture.

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RiskSense RBVM 8.15

Verdict: Overall, RiskSense RBVM is a noteworthy vulnerability management solution that empowers businesses with full visibility of threats and risk.

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Tenable.io and Tenable Lumin

Verdict: Overall, Tenable.io and Tenable Lumin is a solid vulnerability management tool that provides unified visibility into assets and quantifies cyber risk to optimize vulnerability management.

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Tripwire IP360 9.1.1

Verdict: Tripwire IP360 is a solid vulnerability management solution with a scalable enterprise architecture. It uniquely considers vulnerability age, risk and availability to pinpoint an environment’s greatest risks.

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ZeroNorth The ZeroNorth Platform

Verdict: Overall, the ZeroNorth Platform offers a significant return on investment by optimizing other security tool investments, expanding the scanning portfolio, and maximizing time-to-value. Businesses large and small, particularly those interested in PCI compliance, will appreciate ZeroNorth’s scalability, as well as its actionable, prioritized integration with DevOps environments.

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AT&T Cybersecurity USM Anywhere

Verdict: This SIEM is focused on threat detection and response and has several highly useful features that reduce the burden on security teams and eliminate the need for additional security tools.

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Exabeam Security Management Platform 2019.2

Verdict: The solution impressed us very much, especially its ability to link incidents accurately even when they are tied to different end-users.

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Fortinet FortiSIEM 5.2.6

Verdict: FortiSIEM is an ideal SIEM solution for MSSPs and those looking for high usability in a scalable architecture with robust out-of-the-box content.

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Core Security Event Manager 6.4

Verdict: This offering comes with a tremendous amount of intelligence and automated alerts, so security teams of any size can manage it with confidence.

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IBM Security QRadar 7.3.3

Verdict: This SIEM modernizes security frameworks and mitigates some of the global security skills shortage by maintaining data privacy and supporting regulatory compliance.

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McAfee Enterprise Security Manager (ESM) 11.3

Verdict: The automation, orchestration and extensive customizability in ESM effectively simplify security operations so that analysts can act on threats with confidence.

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Micro Focus ArcSight ESM 7.2

Verdict: The unparalleled dashboard graphics, intuitive navigation and compliance support make this highly flexible SIEM an ideal choice for any security team of any experience level.

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Microsoft Azure Sentinel

Verdict: This SIEM simply needs time to develop and mature and with some work on clarity and the simplicity of the interface, will become a powerhouse in the future.

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Netsurion EventTracker 9.2

Verdict: The platform maximizes productivity with unsupervised machine learning and a customizable interface that makes data correlation quick and simple.

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Rapid7 InsightIDR

Verdict: The high context visual investigations, detailed timelines and user-friendly interfaces give security teams the tools they need to maximize efficiency and respond to threats quickly and confidently.

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RSA Security NetWitness Platform 11.4

Verdict: RSA NetWitness Platform arms security teams with a multitude of native data sources that layer in endpoint data and provide threat detection and response across an environment.

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Splunk Enterprise Security 6.0

Verdict: The flexibility and performance of Enterprise Security impressed us and we believe it is a great choice for more developed security teams with mid-level analysts.

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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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