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Earlier this year, CyberRatings.org tested many Enterprise Firewall vendors and released their assessments of the firewall products. They recently released a webinar showing the world “Why We Test the World’s Security Products.” When asked to share his vision of the future of CyberRatings.org, Founder and CEO Vikram Phatak said:
“I guess things are changing very very quickly right now, and they were already changing and then the pandemic hit, and now they’re really changing. The amount of remote work, and the amount of people moving to the cloud, there’s just so much uncertainty. We’ve been testing products for a lot of years, and I don’t think we’ve ever seen the kind of turnover and the kind of innovation that we’ve seen over the last 18 months. It’s really been remarkable, and this is just the front end of it. One of the more challenging aspects of that, is that people don’t necessarily know, even larger companies don’t necessarily know, how to test some of these new technologies like cloud. We’re in the middle of doing some testing there right now, and the tools haven’t existed until we started working with some of the manufacturers and some of the security vendors and cloud vendors, to see how these things are interacting and how we are measuring them properly.”
Previously known as the CEO of the highly respected NSS Labs, Mr. Phatak leads CyberRatings.org towards building a premier testing organization the IT industry can once again rely on for unbiased research and analysis of cybersecurity products and solutions. NSS Labs closed its doors in late 2020 due to impacts from COVID, but all of its data (including unreleased test data) will resurface thanks to CyberRatings.org.
In the webinar on July 8th, Thomas Skybakmoen, Head of Research for CyberRatings.org said, “Some of the more traditional players do about what we’ve expected and seen over the years. We also had a newcomer come in, Sangfor, which we see on this chart at the top right here. They are fairly new in terms of a name, coming out of Hong Kong, but they have developers and staff coming from various other security companies. It typically takes 3 to 5 years for a player to enter this market, but they did that fairly quickly.”
Why is third-party testing important?
Creating a product and releasing it is only the first step toward success and innovation. But it is important to embrace third-party testing as an unbiased way to critically evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of a product. Regardless of the quality control process implemented by a vendor, it will not catch everything; an independent company critically analyses the claimed functionality, safety and quality of the product. This is more important than ever in the cybersecurity world where innovation and creation are fast, but usability and reliability sometimes struggle to keep up.
Sangfor & CyberRatings.org
In February 2021, Sangfor received a AAA rating in CyberRatings.org's 2021 Enterprise Firewall & SSL/TLS Product Ratings for providing best in class protection and a high level of efficiency (achieving the highest security effectiveness score at 99.7%), all at the lowest total cost of ownership (TCO). Sangfor is proud to work closely with CyberRatings.org to further innovate our products and provide the best security solutions to the globe's businesses.
Sangfor Technologies is the leading global provider of the most powerful integrated network and application security solutions based on Sangfor’s award winning XDDR security framework. XDDR correlates and coordinates the Sangfor NGAF next generation application firewall, Cyber Command intelligent threat detection & response, Neural-X cloud threat intelligence, Engine Zero malware detection and Sangfor Endpoint Secure (the future of endpoint security) together to quickly identify and respond to hidden and unknown threats while increasing efficiency and lowering TCO.
Sangfor Technologies is an APAC-based, global leading vendor of IT infrastructure and security solutions specializing in Network Security and Cloud Computing. Visit us at www.sangfor.com to learn more about Sangfor’s security solutions, and let Sangfor make your IT simpler, more secure and valuable.