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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Verdict: This is an important contender for your SOC SIEM. It will take data from just about anything you need to monitor and it includes solid third-party threat feed access. This is our Recommended product.
Verdict: This demands your attention no matter what size your organisation. There are models to cover most requirements.
Verdict: This is a product with which you pretty much can’t go wrong, especially since it integrates with most products that need the log management and analysis that it does. It is sort of a SIEM’s SIEM.
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.
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.
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.
Verdict: A promising product not quite ready for prime time.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Verdict: This is a good tool and certainly has a place in your analysis stack.
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.
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.
Verdict: This has long been one of our favourite products and it is well worth considering.
Verdict: Good, well though-out tool and, if you are looking for out-of-the-box compliance capabilities, this one demands your attention.
Verdict: A powerful tool with a clear and important mission that it fulfills well. We make this our Recommended product this month.
Verdict: This is one of the best tools of its type that we’ve seen. It is comprehensive, reliable and easy to use. We make it our Best Buy.
Verdict: For the change management required for compliance in just about all regulatory requirements, this is a very strong contender.
Verdict: Well worth looking at for those with a need for a complete risk management tool.
Verdict: We would like to see some form of auto discovery beyond what is available currently. Verdict: this one is well worth your time, but be sure that you have everything on your enterprise identified so that the Suite can access it and collect data.
Verdict: This is a gold standard of GRC systems. It has all of the bells and whistles that you need and just about nothing that you don’t.
Verdict: Solid, hard-core GRC.
Verdict: Solid, versatile risk management tool that can fit organisations of just about any size – from the single consultant to large enterprises.
Verdict: This is an excellent tool, especially for mid- to large-sized organisations. It has everything you need and is comfortably manageable. We compare it to a sailboat – even though it’s fairly large and complex, can be sailed effectively by a single person.
Verdict: This is a first-class product, straightforward to use and very flexible in its functionality.
Verdict: For its clean, bare-bones, well-targeted functionality, extensive reporting and remediation capability at a very low cost of ownership, we make this one our Best Buy this month.
Verdict: If your GRC program is missing the “R,” this tool may be for you. It handles risk as well as any tool we’ve seen – and is better than most. At £20,500, it’s going to appeal to medium to large organisations. We certainly think it will scale nicely for the ...
Verdict: Very good product for detecting changes in configuration or files and reporting in a way friendly to regulatory requirements. Closed loop remediation adds to the value.
Verdict: This is a heavyweight general-purpose cyber-forensic tool with a lot of features, add-ons and built-in power. It has been SC Lab Approved for the past two years and we continue that for another year. Next year, at the end of its current tenure in the lab, we will present a ...
Verdict: This is for larger organisations, but if you have a reasonably heavy digital case load - especially if you already are a Cellebrite shop - this is for you. We have made various Cellebrite products SC Lab Approved in the past and for its innovative approach, solid analytics and forward-looking ...
Verdict: This is the 800-pound gorilla of over-the-network digital forensic tools. Today – and for the functionality required for the types of investigations for which it is intended – if it doesn’t have it, you probably don’t need it. It’s our Recommended product.
Verdict: Case management is a task that digital investigators tend to relegate to spreadsheets or whatever notebooks they can find. Something far more rigorous is needed and this is it. Again this year. we make Lima SC Lab Approved. We will be using it over the next year in our research ...
Verdict: NetDetector always has been a good series for Niksun, but this new version tops everything they’ve done so far – except, perhaps, for the Eagle (see our First Look review, October 2015). Again this year, we bring the NetDetectorLive into the lab as SC Lab Approved, our highest award. Watch ...
Verdict: We liked this one a lot. We’re intrigued by how it has taken forensics to the endpoint and then added next-generation analytics along with lots of conveniences, such as string and binary downloads.
Verdict: For a simple, well thought-out and executed mobile device forensics tool this one is at the top of the heap. Its capabilities are narrow and very deep. It does one thing – mobile device forensics – and it does that extremely well. We make the Paraben DS our Best Buy.
Verdict: If you are using remote terminal services of any kind in a Microsoft network – and most businesses are – you should take a close look at this (or its larger, beefier, siblings).
Verdict: Solid, simple product that will fit well in large or small enterprises.
Verdict: This one is very much worth your consideration.
Verdict: This is a very strong solution to endpoint DLP challenges.
Verdict: This is a very powerful tool and certainly deserves your consideration. Administrators should be trained and understand what is involved with deploying and where caution areas exist.
Verdict: For large enterprises, this really needs to be on your short list of potential products for DLP and endpoint protection. Kaspersky is noted for its anti-malware and this overall system carries that reputation forward.
Verdict: This is a good DLP tool, but is not trivial to deploy. Over the next release we expect a lot of the rough edges to be smoothed out. Excellent support.
Verdict: We love this product, even with the support cost wart. There is a misconception among everyone – except security/IT engineers – that they all are geeks and love to spend their time tinkering, writing code and manually configuring. Nothing could be farther from the truth. These folks are so overloaded ...
Verdict: This has pretty much all one needs in an endpoint protection tool. And, with its attractive pricing and low cost of ownership, we have to make this our Best Buy this month.
Verdict: Good pure-play DLP with the added advantage of being a SaaS offering (there is an on-premises offering as well, but that is a different product). This is well worth looking at.
Verdict: First-rate product for mobile application management (MAM), easy on users in a BYOD environment.
Verdict: This is a real powerhouse, but it is not for the faint-hearted. Best for organisations with an IT force experienced in enterprise-level mobile device management.
Verdict: For its strong feature set, value for money, ease of use and deployment, we make this our Best Buy.
Verdict: Strong product with the backing of a venerable player in the IT and security community.
Verdict: Solid vulnerability management system, especially at home in large environments.
Verdict: This takes vulnerability management into the next generation and combines vulnerability assessment and pen testing along with attack simulation in a single tool.
Verdict: Very interesting tool and, for large organisations that need to validate whether their vulnerability and penetration testing tools are doing the job, it’s a must-have.
Verdict: LOGICnow MAX Risk Intelligence is one of the cleverest vulnerability assessment tools we’ve seen. For its straight-to-the-point functionality and its exceptional value for the money we designate this our Best Buy.
Verdict: For a large enterprise – really, no matter how large – this product is well worth your consideration. It brings the power of significant functionality with a history of reliability and excellent support options.
Verdict: The SAINT Security Suite is a venerable system that in the past we have called a great work-horse. Now we see it as much more than that so we make it our Recommended product.
Verdict: While we are unsure of the actual performance – since we saw only a canned demo – this looks like a solid enterprise tool. This should not be passed over if you are considering a vulnerability management application. It is slick and very comprehensive.
Verdict: This is not expensive and one might want to consider it as a second scanning tool if one already has something else. For smaller organisations, it’s all that is needed. Nessus, the core of this product, probably is the best-known vulnerability scanner in the world.
Verdict: If you are a Tripwire shop, this is a no-brainer. If not, it still can do a lot for you and you might want to take a close look. We advise some detailed discussions with Tripwire as you select, though, to make sure that you will be able to deploy ...
Verdict: For its powerful, mature feature set, performance and superior value we make this our Best Buy.
Verdict: Depending on the use to which you intend to put it, this one certainly requires your consideration. There is a full-featured, 30-day downloadable trial and we highly recommend getting it and seeing if the product fits in your environment.
Verdict: If you are a small-to-medium business this product is a no-brainer. With a strong feature set for a modest price it is an excellent choice. If you are a larger organisation, by no means should you discount this one.
Verdict: This is a heavy duty tool made for a demanding large environment. It is scalable and complete with the largest list of supported connectors we’ve yet seen. For all of that we make it our Recommended product.
Verdict: For its performance, functionality and value, we are pleased to make Intel-McAfee one of our SC Lab Approved products and look forward to having in the SC Lab for a year’s worth of evaluation.
Verdict: If you are an SMB, you really need to give this a close look. At this price you hardly can go wrong as it has a lot of big box functionality.
Verdict: There is nothing like this that we've seen. It's a neat idea, well conceived and executed and, if you are thinking about adding biometrics to your app, this might just be the thing to make your decision for you.
Verdict: A unique and user-friendly approach to strong authentication. This fits well in a banking environment and with other Datablink products can provide more universal authentication to such things as networks.
Verdict: If you are looking for a front-end authentication portal that works well in a distributed environment, this one demands your consideration.
Verdict: This is a good choice for any size organisation, but its benefits will really shine in larger ones. If you are looking for solid strong authentication with a lot of deployment options in a simple to manage package, this has to get your attention.
Verdict: Easy to set up and well-conceived front-end for all of your assets and locations that require security authentication.
Verdict: This one is, beyond doubt, a keeper. It is especially well-suited to larger environments and the company's pricing model supports that. For topnotch features, customer service and ease of use, we make Vasco's tool set our Recommended product this month.
Verdict: When it comes to universal, low cost, small second-factor authentication, there really is nothing to complain about. Every organisation considering two-factor authentication should have a very close look at YubiKey. For its low cost of ownership, easy customisation and rugged good looks we make Yubico YubiKey 4 our Best Buy.
Verdict: This heir to the original privileged account management tools is solidly worth your consideration. For its traditional BeyondTrust quality and complete integration into the BeyondTrust platform, we make this our Recommended product.
Verdict: Good feature set and certainly worth exploring, though price could raise an issue in large environments with lots of distributed administrator endpoints.
Verdict: CA typically has addressed the larger enterprises well and this is no exception. The price, feature set and assumed integration all are hallmarks of large enterprises. In that environment, worth your consideration.
Verdict: As with many similar products, this one can become pricey. However, the value is in the task it accomplishes – and it does that quite well..
Verdict: If you are looking for a tool for very large environments, look no further. Feature set, customisability and flexibility all combine for a tool suitable in just about any large, complicated enterprise.
Verdict: Fine product overall, but don’t forget that a platform and a backend database are required and need to be considered in the lifecycle cost of ownership.
Verdict: This is a bargain for larger organisations – if the functionality is adequate for the needs.
Verdict: This is a great price, but you will need to create some in-house expertise to compensate for lack of 24/7 support.
Verdict: Nice product, but needs a bit better documentation and support.
Verdict: Pricing can be a problem, especially over the lifecycle, due to both anticipated and unanticipated changes in AD. As well, the need for a server and a backend database – not supplied – adds to lifecycle costs.
Verdict: Somewhat specialised functionality but very good at what it does.
Verdict: Excellent all-around workhorse with good support and an attractive price. Top that off with good scalability and this a good choice for most environments.
Verdict: Lots of bells and whistles for this unique approach to privileged access management. For its unique approach to the entire privileged account management problem, we make Wallix our Best Buy.
Verdict: If you are a small to medium sized organisation, this tool will let you apply GRC to improving your risk posture. For this group, it is well worth the low price of admission.