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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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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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Cyber Defense Platform 19

Verdict: This solution basically has every tool needed to do a job effectively on a single page.

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ENDGAME Endgame

Verdict: The story boarding capability and advanced search features would allow even an intermediate-level support agent to thoroughly understand a threat to the network and follow it through to remediation.

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enSilo Endpoint Security Platform 3.1

Verdict: Innovative solution for IT departments with limited resources or less experienced professionals assisting with triaging incidents.

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Ericom Shield 19.04

Verdict: This product takes an innovative approach to fill a gap in an often overlooked, niche area.

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Kaspersky Endpoint Security for Business 11.1

Verdict: The product is ideal for small and medium-sized business looking for easy security management and the benefits of cloud service.

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McAfee MVISION Endpoint 1905

Verdict: It provides advanced protection and management of endpoint security technologies to protect against cyber adversaries leveraging a combination of techniques.

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SentinelOne SentinelOne 3.0

Verdict: Expansive integration makes adding this to an existing toolset a seamless process, and ensures an organization gets the most out of other products in its arsenal.

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BeyondTrust – Enterprise Vulnerability Management

Verdict: BeyondTrust works to proactively identify security exposures, analyze business impact, and plan and conduct remediation across network, web, cloud, and virtual infrastructures.

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Digital Defense Frontline – Vulnerability Manager 6.2

Verdict: This solution can manage vulnerability data across multiple scans by leveraging patented host correlation technology to track assets across scans and trend host information regardless of IP address changes.

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Kenna – Kenna Security Platform

Verdict: Kenna Security Platform is a scalable, cloud-based solution designed to deliver informed and accurate risk prioritization and performs network/device vulnerability assessments, management, and penetration testing.

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Tenable – Tenable.io

Verdict: This solution has been engineered to deliver comprehensive scanning, passive network monitoring, and true asset tracking to eliminate vulnerabilities and blind spots to help their organizations to see and do more.

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Tripwire – IP360 9.0.3

Verdict: Tripwire offers protocol, application, and vulnerability detection with low false positive rates for an accurate, efficient, and comprehensive understanding of your environment.

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SAINT – Security Suite 9.5

Verdict: SAINT uses data from an analytics perspective, leveraging asset management capabilities to give data business context for vulnerability prioritization purposes.

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Skybox Security – Security Suite, Vulnerability and Threat Management

Verdict: It helps build a comprehensive network model and understand the security landscape by seeing what is in place, where critical data resides, and potential paths attacks may take.

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Fortinet FortiGate 601E

Verdict: With scalable performance and ultra-low latency, it automates distributed enterprise operations.

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JASK ASOC

Verdict: Strong native cloud SIEM solution with very little setup time compared to your traditional on premises SIEM solutions.

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LogRhythm NextGen SIEM Platform

Verdict: The many features offered to assist in remediating attacks across the lifecycle simplify the daily duties for analysts of any expertise level.

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McAfee Enterprise Security Manager

Verdict: The hundreds of pre-built dashboards, partner integrations, and customizations make this a fitting solution for all.

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Netsurion EventTracker

Verdict: This is a highly intuitive, customizable solution that aims to make use of this effective security measure very straightforward.

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Secucloud Secuscaler

Verdict: The standout intuitiveness and affordability make this a solid buy for those looking for a basic solution that will function exactly as claimed.

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Sophos XG Firewall

Verdict: This has a robust reporting system with hundreds of pre-built, included reports that can be customized to make this a fantastic security solution for those looking to pull that information into reports.

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Splunk Enterprise Security

Verdict: Unique Use-Case Library and search functionality allows for quick, single-pane viewing of aggregate data for investigation, manual threat hunting, and complex statistical analyses.

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WatchGuard Technologies Firebox M270 withTotal Security Suite

Verdict: This is an intuitive solution that accomplishes what it claims to and offers a wide variety of downloadable report options.

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Barracuda Total Email Protection

Verdict: Total Email Protection guards on-premise and cloud-based email solutions with multi-layered email protection that can detect threats more effectively that traditional email gateways. The intuitive interface makes deployment simple and the bundled features combine to create a comprehensive email security solution.

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BitDam ATP for Email

Verdict: By proactively quarantining weaponized files and URL’s before delivery, ATP can protect organizations by blocking attacks at the source. The embedded AI enhances its capabilities while the intuitive dashboard simplifies administration. BitDam’s current global expansion and perpetual improvement to ATP makes it worth a look.

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EdgeWave ePrism

Verdict: ePrism addresses the evolution of email-borne threats by factoring the human element into detection. Setup and administration are simple, and the customizable reporting provides detailed information for use in triage and remediation. A polished and intuitive dashboard encourages interaction, and its affordability makes it a solid solution for organizations of all sizes.

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IRONSCALES

Verdict: The combination of scanning inbound emails for known and unknown threats, using machine learning to generate behavioral fingerprints of end-users, and capitalizing on the combined efforts of human analysts and AI to respond to incidents creates an efficient and adaptive platform for phishing detection and mitigation. IRONSCALES is a solid solution that will compliment any security stack.

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Mimecast Secure Email Gateway

Verdict: With instant access to notification feeds and email flow data from the dashboard, Mimecast provides administrators the most relevant information as soon as they connect. Its strong defense against social engineering attacks, ransomware and the usual gambit of email-borne threats make it a viable option for any organization.

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SonicWall Hosted Email Security

Verdict: If safeguarding your network with the latest protection is something that you aspire to have, then SonicWall’s Hosted Email Security or Email Security Appliance should be on your shortlist of products to consider.

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Sophos Email Advanced

Verdict: With thousands of new email-borne threats discovered every day, Sophos Email Advanced deploys the latest tools and technology to shut down attacks before they even begin. Both powerful and affordable, it addresses the ever-increasing risk of stealthy malware, tricky impersonation attempts, and costly reputation harm in a single, easy to deploy platform.

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Symantec Email Security.cloud

Verdict: Complete protection of your cloud-based and on-premise email flow is attainable with Symantec Email Security.cloud. Offering a multilayered defense that is tied to their global intelligence network provides unparalleled protection against every variation of email-borne attacks. If you’re looking for a solid cloud-based email security option, give Symantec a look.

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Vade Secure for Office 365

Verdict: If you are in the market for an email security solution that seamlessly integrates with Office 365, then look no further. Vade Secure protects an organization against malware and other threats with their native, API-based platform. The familiarity of Office 365 makes it easy for administrators to implement and the end-user experience is virtually unchanged.

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ZixProtect

Verdict: ZixProtect provides a multilayered approach to examining email, allowing real-time threat analysis by live security experts, and machine learning. The platform reduces threats with a high degree of accuracy, is easily integrated with simple one-step setup, and is highly customizable. The many services the platform provides makes ZixProtect a strong contender.

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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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