Product Reviews

IRONSCALES IronTraps

Verdict: This is an excellent approach to first phase interdiction for ransomware attacks and shows a solid understanding of the ransomware process and how to manage its delivery through phishing.

Sophos Intercept X and Endpoint Protection

Verdict: This is a solid anti-ransomware tool, priced right and well-supported. It certainly deserves your attention. We make this our Recommended product for multi-featured products this month.

SC Magazine Best Buy

Trend Micro Smart Protection Complete

Verdict: This is absolutely a world-class anti-ransomware product in a world-class ecosystem. Using the associated products, you can build out a solid security framework in your enterprise. For its completeness and solid competence, we make this our Best Buy this month.

WatchPoint CryptoStopper

Verdict: A promising product not quite ready for prime time.

Barracuda NextGen Firewall, Backup and Web Security Gateway

Verdict: This is not for the faint-hearted, but if you opt for this you can be assured that it and Barracuda will serve you very well, indeed.

SC Magazine Recommended

Mimecast Email Security Gateway with Target Threat Protection

Verdict: Because this is a rather specialised approach to the ransomware problem and, in our experience, one of a very small handful of services that get this right, we make this one our Recommend product for specialised products this month.

SC Magazine Best Buy

Anomali ThreatStream

Verdict: Solid threat intelligence product with a prodigious collection of resources. Fits well into just about threat and intelligence analysis tool set. At a price that is hard to beat, we make this our best Buy.

SurfWatch Threat Analyst

Verdict: In a sensitive environment – such as a financial institution that can afford the resource – this is a very solid contender. There is a whole lot to like about it and it may be one of the most powerful tools on the market.

CounterTack Digital DNA DDNA

Verdict: This is a good tool and certainly has a place in your analysis stack.

Cyjax Intelligence Platform

Verdict: We wish that Cyjax would use humans instead of computers to probe underground forums. Also, this is a bit pricey for what it offers. However, if you need open source intelligence with a bit of closed source thrown in, this is well worth your time to examine.

SC Magazine Recommended

CrowdStrike Falcon Intelligence

Verdict: If you need this level of analysis and if you can afford it, this is a solid choice for your cyber intel arsenal. We make it our Recommended choice.

Catbird Secure

Verdict: This has long been one of our favourite products and it is well worth considering.

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