Product Reviews

BeyondTrust Retina CS

Verdict: Solid vulnerability management tool that could become a bit pricey in a large environment.

SC Magazine Best Buy

Digital Defense Frontline Vulnerability Manager

Verdict: This one demands your attention. At a very reasonable price point, we make this our Best Buy this month.

SC Magazine Recommended

SAINT Security Suite

Verdict: This is a tool that you can add to your environment almost regardless of what else you are using. It not only plays well with others, such as risk management tools, it is a powerhouse in its own right. Recommended.

Tenable.io Vulnerability Management

Verdict: Well worth your time. This is a company with solid experience in the technology – and it shows.

SC Magazine Recommended

Skybox Security Suite

Verdict: We weren’t sure about this one until we acclimated to how it really works (as opposed to how we thought that it should work). Given that this truly is a beast of a different color, we are classing it by itself and a vulnerability analytics and workflow management tool and ...

Tripwire IP360

Verdict: This one demands your attention. With its ability to cut through vulnerability noise, using its analytics and configuration options to its massive scalability, this works for just about any size enterprise.

SC Magazine Lab Approved

AlienVault Unified Security Management USM Appliance

Verdict: Not much to say here besides that this product is SC Lab Approved and that is our highest award. This is one of the best UTMs we’ve tested and over long periods of use it has delivered very well. We make it SC Lab Approved for another year.

EventTracker SIEMphonic

Verdict: Especially for organisations with limited expertise in applying all of the things a SIEM can do to protect their enterprises, this product is a must-see. However, any size organisation can benefit by considering this as part of its security stack.

Fortinet FortiSIEM

Verdict: There is a lot to getting this one up and running, but once it’s up and you have the things you want to monitor plugged in, this one of the most complete SIEMs we’ve seen.

SC Magazine Best Buy

CorreLog SIEM Correlation Server

Verdict: We like this a lot, especially for SMBs, although larger organisations certainly should not rule it out as too small. It’s not. For its value and feature set, as well as the efforts to improve and keep the product ahead of the curve, we make this our Best Buy.

McAfee Enterprise Security Manager ESM

Verdict: Since this already is SC Lab Approved, we can’t give it a higher rating. We like this well enough that we are extending its SC Lab Approved designation for another year. It continues to be our key analysis tool.

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