The Next Generation Firewall (NGFW) is the cornerstone of any effective network security strategy. However as the threat landscape continues to evolve and grow in sophistication, NGFW solutions should prove effective at protecting against new and unknown threats as well as continue safeguarding against previously known threats. But that begs the question: how do customers determine which NGFW is recommended for security effectiveness against new and existing threats while delivering exceptional value?
NSS Labs provides a transparent evaluation of NGFW products to help customers narrow down their choices. A recognized leader in independent security product testing, NSS Labs conducts comprehensive third-party testing for real-world research and analysis. Their security effectiveness testing leverages multiple commercial, open source and proprietary tools to help determine the ability of a security solution to address attacks and threats, performance characteristics under “real-word” traffic loads and overall TCO.
Recently, we announced earning our fifth ‘Recommended’ rating in the 2016 NSS Labs Next Generation Firewall Test, delivering top results with the highest block rate (99.8%) from the NSS Labs Exploit Library and tied for the highest security effectiveness score (99.6%). This marks our eleventh ‘Recommended’ rating from NSS Labs, a testament to the strength of our technology and our focus on delivering market-leading products and solutions.
The key findings for Check Point from the NSS Labs 2016 NGFW report are:
- 99.8% Security Score against NSS Exploit Library
- 100% Resistance to Evasion Techniques
- 100% Stability and Reliability
- 100% Protection in Key Application Areas
- 5th Consecutive NGFW ‘Recommended’ Award
- 11th NSS ‘Recommended’ Award
We are proud that for the fifth year in a row Check Point has earned the coveted NGFW “Recommended” rating from NSS Labs and that we continue to set the bar for security effectiveness and value. According to the test report, Check Point “proved effective against all evasion techniques tested” and passed all tests for performance and stability.
Our commitment to providing innovative solutions that deliver reliable performance and exceptional value is reflected in everything we do. The results of the NSS Labs NGFW test validate this commitment and demonstrate how Check Point solutions truly keep customers one step ahead of evolving threats.
To learn why Check Point should be on your NGFW short list, please download a copy of the 2016 test report.