SonicWall earns ‘Recommended’ Rating in 2018 NSS Labs Next-Generation Firewall Test


SonicWall has announced it has received a Recommended rating in the 2018 Next-Generation Firewall (NGFW) Group Test by NSS Labs, Inc. SonicWall has been placed in the upper-right ‘Recommended’ quadrant on the NSS Labs Security Value Map (SVM). SonicWall was among 10 participants in the product testing that included examination in areas such as security effectiveness, performance and total cost of ownership (TCO).

“NSS Labs is committed to independent testing that helps enterprises make informed cybersecurity decisions. With ‘Recommended’ ratings for five years, SonicWall next-generation firewalls are an excellent choice for any company seeking devices with strong security and consistent product quality to evolve their security architectures. We applaud SonicWall’s focus on product consistency and security effectiveness,” said NSS Labs CEO Vikram Phatak.

SonicWall Capture Client endpoint protection is powered by SentinelOne, which also earned a ‘Recommended’ rating in the 2018 NSS Labs Advanced Endpoint Protection (AEP) Group Test.

“The attack surfaces cybercriminals leverage to exploit organizations grow by the day. Businesses should ensure they’re partnered with a trusted cybersecurity leader that not only extends security across endpoints and traditional networks, but does so with cost-effective, enterprise-grade solutions that are routinely validated by respected third parties,” said SonicWall Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Atul Dhablania.

During the NSS Labs test, SonicWall NSa 2650 endured thorough testing exercises via the NSS Exploit Library, which exposed the appliance to more than 1,900 exploits. SonicWall was successful in countering 100 percent of all advanced HTTP evasion, obfuscation and fragmentation techniques.

“With more than 5.99 billion malware attacks in the first half of 2018 alone, enterprises can quickly find themselves at risk. Next-generation firewalls are more critical than ever as businesses have come to depend on their reliability and protection. Core to SonicWall’s automated, real-time breach detection and prevention platform, our firewalls provide the latest defense in the cyber arms race. With SonicWall, our partners and customers have access to proven security at a cost-effective price point, as confirmed by the latest NSS Labs group tests,” said SonicWall CEO Bill Conner.

“Staying ahead of cybercriminal tactics is critical in the defense of any organisation operating online today. Businesses require cybersecurity strategies that can mitigate the most advanced cyber threats at costs that won’t impact their core business objectives. SonicWall scores extremely high in all categories,” said SonicWall Vice President of Product Management Lawrence Pingree.

Several factors are taken into consideration when weighing vendor options and calculating TCO. SonicWall NSa 2650 earned a TCO of $4 per protected Mbps. This year’s comparison was comprised of totals based on product purchasing price, maintenance, installation costs, required upkeep, management and installation.


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