We like a product that actually is a solution. Solution is one of those hype-laden marketing buzzwords that says, “We’re not sure why you need this but it’s a solution.”
The problem this tool is addressing is twofold: lack of visibility in the cloud and inefficient security controls.
The silver bullet of data security is encryption. Simple, right? Not so fast…there are several issues, especially in a virtual environment, that make that simple statement a little more difficult in practice.
Kaspersky has built itself up from a purveyor of anti-virus software to a full-blown security management company and has now moved into the virtual environment with this offering. Right from the first, we were impressed.
We’ve seen user isolation in the cloud before and some of it is very effective. Typically, users are directed to a cloud service that spots malware and then refuses to deliver content that is infected.
Cloud-based file-sharing and collaboration services are the bane of most organisations because they are not, of themselves, secure.
The Boldon James Classifier bundle is a comprehensive data leakage prevention solution that is easy to implement in organisations large and small.
Code Green Network's TrueDLP product is an extremely effective solution to data leak protection.
Identity Finder Sensitive Data Manager takes a robust approach to data leakage prevention, offering maximum security across almost any networked device.
TITUS Classification Suite approaches data classification in a unique way: By giving power back to the user while double-checking with automated analysis.
Varonis DatAdvantage and the Data Classification Framework work to identify where any and all of your sensitive and proprietary information lies.
SafeNet Authentication Service is a cloud-based authentication service that uses a wide range of tokens and custom agents to support multifactor authentication to include one-time passwords generated by a phone app, SMS, a hardware token or email.
DualShield is an enterprise-grade, unified, multifactor authentication platform that protects all commonly used business applications with a large selection of multifactor authentication methods.
DIGIPASS 760 is a trusted hardware device for visual transaction-signing that creates a secure optical communication channel between the end-user (client) and the organisation (server).
Entrust IdentityGuard is a dual-factor authentication server, app, smart card manager, biometrics server and general jack-of-all-trades when it comes to dual-factor authentication.
The Imation IronKey F200 Flash Drive is a simple, easy to set up and extremely secure device for users who need to transport confidential data between computers.
LoginTC from Cyphercor is a cloud-based solution that uses a mobile device or a desktop for authentication. It has easy-to-use iOS, Android and Chrome desktop applications to approve logins to a variety of products.
PortalGuard is a multifactor authentication, web-based single sign-on (SSO) through internet information services (IIS) and self-service password reset server and application rolled into one.
The RSA Authentication Manager is a dual-factor authentication system designed from the ground up for enterprise deployment.
SecureAuth IdP is an identity provider – with a unique approach to securing user access control.
The Swivel Appliance is a competitive solution for two-factor authentication methods for clients searching for a secure product.
The BeyondTrust UVM20 Security Management Appliance is the preconfigured hardware offering of Retina CS Enterprise Vulnerability Management.
Core Security’s Core Insight is the gold standard for penetration testing and vulnerability assessment.
Qualys Express Lite is a cloud-based vulnerability assessment tool intended for small businesses.
Rapid7 Nexpose Ultimate is a comprehensive vulnerability scanner that is determined to convince you of its findings.
The SAINT Security Suite is a robust software package that quickly and easily gives a heads-up view of vulnerabilities on the network.
Secunia Corporate Software Inspector (CSI) inspects software on any Windows or Android device with an agent.
The Skybox Enterprise Suite is an enterprise vulnerability assessment tool that is deployed to aid in vulnerability and threat management, as well as security policy management.
Tenable Network Security Nessus is one of the most comprehensive and widely deployed vulnerability assessment tools.
The Tripwire IP360 appliance is a solution to advanced enterprise threat detection, vulnerability management and risk assessment.
This product collects threat intelligence data from a variety of sources.
Engineers at OpenDNS have developed a suite of tools that they use to manage, monitor and investigate potential cyber-threats, especially those that impact name servers directly. One of those tools is Investigate.
This is a solid, technically oriented open source intelligence service.
This is a general open source intelligence tool with a solid, though not extensive, focus on cyber-intelligence.
This is an extremely powerful system for gathering, analysing and acting on cyberthreat intelligence.
ThreatStream’s OPTIC is a cyberthreat intelligence platform that manages the lifecycle of threat intelligence via integration across an enterprise’s security infrastructure.
This is a very good threat intelligence tool where almost all of the threat sources and analytics are under the covers.
Adds a lot of value to your security stack by applying threat intelligence. Provides a prodigious amount of extremely useful research, much of it from analysts around the globe.
Threat intelligence appliance that ties the Norse DarkMatter infrastructure to your network.
The Barracuda Web Application Firewall is a hardware-based device which is used to monitor, assess and remediate web-based application vulnerabilities.
The FortiDB 1000D is a hardware appliance that monitors, audits and identifies vulnerabilities in databases. There are three deployment options: network sniffer, native audit and network agents.
Sensitive Data Manager ties discovery to business issues making classification easier and more relevant.
This is a clean product with a well thought-out goal and a well-executed solution. It is part of the overall CA suite of access control products with which it integrates smoothly, and it offers dynamic classification and recognition.
Allows users to apply relevant visual and metadata labels.
Provides classification for data, largely in a Microsoft environment, plus mobile environments.
Threat protection centered outside the firewall.
Detects anomalous behaviour on websites.
Account takeover detection and prevention.
Provides evidence-based bot and malware detection with high certainty, in real-time, on any browser-based web request.
Besides automating user creation, the Avatier suite of products offers seamless integration with HR software, enables IT departments to set up a web portal for users to reset their passwords, and it can also create workflows so that high-level IT personnel aren’t bogged down with lower-level requests.
The ForeScout CounterACT is a policy-based network access control product that allows for inventory, classification and regulation of endpoints and network devices.
The Forum Systems Sentry API Gateway is a comprehensive application security appliance that allows users to set up robust security over a variety of different protocols and data formats.
The Hexis Cyber Solutions NetBeat NAC is a well-designed network access control solution that can be deployed in minutes.
The iNetSec Smart Finder from PFU systems is an excellent network access control system for organisations of any size.
Pleasant Password Server (PPS) is a simple yet effective way for organisations to manage their passwords everywhere.
McAfee Email Gateway protects networks from viruses, undesirable content, spam and other threats.
MailGate is a secure collaboration gateway appliance which combines email security and content management gateway functionality.
The Barracuda Spam Firewall is an integrated hardware and software solution designed to protect the email server from spam, virus, spoofing, phishing and spyware attacks.
EdgeWave ePrism offers a complete suite of email security services.
Safe-T Box is a secure email and data exchange solution comprised of three components offering high levels of security for secure email solutions.
The WatchGuard XCS 580 (Extensible Content Security Appliance) is an easy-to-use, all-inclusive email and web appliance that provides security and privacy of inbound and outbound traffic.
Avira Professional has its own console and is largely an anti-malware product.
DriveLock offers dynamic, configurable access control for mobile drives, such as floppy disk drives, CD-ROM drives and USB memory sticks.
Endpoint Protector v4 comes as a virtual appliance and is intended to provide device control, mobile device management and data leakage protection.
The tool includes an anti-virus module to scan system files, executables, dynamic-link libraries and drivers. It also scans for and removes rootkits.
Invincea provides an additional layer of security at the endpoint by adding in protection for web browsing and document use.
Kaspersky Endpoint Security for Business is an enterprise-grade endpoint security system that addresses malware, mobile device management, endpoint controls, encryption and systems management.
Addresses systems management tasks: device discovery and inventory, software distribution, patch management, software asset management (SAM), security audit and enforcement, service desk, power management and more.
Novell ZENworks Endpoint Security Management v11 hits all of the marks for a full-featured endpoint security product by addressing managing.
Safetica manages and controls data security at the endpoint through its client-server architecture and three major components: Endpoint Client, Management Server and the Safetica Management Console.
Trend Micro Smart Protection Complete v11
Unifies IT operations and security through a single console, server and agent architecture to address IT risk and systems management requirements across the enterprise.
Helps enterprises manage and control endpoint security by combining a small-footprint, anti-virus agent with integrated patch management and mobile device management (MDM) capability.
These three products are approximately the same type of tool, but with different functionalities depending on the market in which they are used.
Sophos Mobile Control is an enterprise mobility management solution which offers mobile device management, mobile application management, mobile email management, mobile content management and mobile security and compliance through an easy-to-handle, web-based user interface.
With employees mixing personal and business applications on their mobile devices, parameters for security must be imposed. The product-set offers value for money.
With employees mixing personal and business applications on their mobile devices, parameters for security must be imposed. This product is also considered very good value for money.
With employees mixing personal and business applications on their mobile devices, parameters for security must be imposed. We find this product is very good value for money.
STREAM Integrated Risk Manager v3.1 from Acuity Risk Management is a risk-driven, compliance-monitoring and reporting solution that can log, track, remediate and report against multiple standards.
Agiliance RiskVision v7.0 provides a holistic view of security and compliance in one integrated enterprise platform that enables companies to move from a reactive threat-driven approach to a proactive, risk-aware posture.
The AlgoSec Security Management Suite is an appliance-based policy management toolset for analysing routing tables, hit counters, log files and topology information from various firewalls, switches and routers.
Allgress Insight and Risk Manager v5 helps companies aggregate data from security and compliance assessments and technical inputs and turn it into meaningful, actionable risk specific intelligence that can be aligned with the goals of the business.
Brinqa Risk Analytics is an IT risk management and vulnerability risk management platform that provides a consolidated view of an organisation’s risk factors. Handles Big Data very well, reporting, dashboarding and analytics.
Citicus ONE is an integrated system for organizations to automate their IT governance, risk and compliance management processes.
Aegify from eGestalt Technologies is a subscription-based, cloud-delivered software-as-a-service (SaaS) solution for IT security monitoring and compliance management, vulnerability analysis and risk management.
The FireMon Security Intelligence Platform consists of a central security manager appliance fed via data collectors spread throughout the network.
ToPS for Compliance and ePolicy Orchestrator (ePO) software is an extensible management platform that enables centralised policy management and enforcement of security products and the systems where they are installed.
Modulo Risk Manager automates GRC processes, integrating different areas and activities and allowing for centralised reporting.
Change Tracker Enterprise from New Net Technologies enables organisations to bring their existing environment into a state of policy compliance and then continually monitor and report on changes made once compliant.
Netwrix Auditor for Active Directory is a small piece of the much larger Netwrix Auditor Suite, which provides change and configuration auditing across a vast array of enterprise systems.
The RSA Archer Risk Management GRC Suite v 5.4 SP1 provides an organisation with a consolidated view of its risk.
Rsam GRC v8.2 is a platform for risk management and security risk intelligence enabling organisations to perform risk assessments, manage compliance, threats and vulnerabilities, policies, remediation activities, issues, incidents and more.
Skybox Risk Control is part of Skybox View, a complete portfolio of proactive security risk management solutions that automatically find, prioritise risks and drive remediation in a large or complex network before an adverse event occurs.
TrustedAgent GRC v5.0.4 is an IT risk and governance tool modeled after the NIST 800-37 risk management framework – with two added steps that include define, categorise, plan, implement, assess, manage, authorise and monitor.
Network Configuration Manager from SolarWinds is a powerful tool for managing policy compliance across many network devices including routers, switches and firewalls.
Nipper Studio from Titania is a newcomer this year to our policy management review.
Tripwire Enterprise is a full-scale configuration management product that allows administrators to create master “known and trusted” configuration states for many types of systems and devices on the network.
The Tufin Orchestration Suite feature three modules for managing security and compliance policies on network devices, such as routers, switches and firewalls.
Application Control from Viewfinity offers full-scale application policy that can be deployed right from a group policy within Active Directory.