• April 04, 2007 04 Apr'07

    AT&T offers new malware security service

    AT&T is now offering business customers a network-based security service that provides Web content and instant messaging filtering. Analysts say it's a step in the right direction.  Continue Reading

  • April 04, 2007 04 Apr'07

    Network isolation as a PCI Data Security Standard compliance strategy

    One way to minimize your exposure to the 12 PCI Data Security Standard requirements is to use a stand-alone network to isolate payment card data. As Mike Chapple explains, while the approach is not without its drawbacks, it can not only eliminate a ...  Continue Reading

  • April 04, 2007 04 Apr'07


    KoolSpan's SecurEdge, a tool with many encryption capabilities, proved its versatility this year. Readers awarded this product the bronze medal, recognizing SecurEdge's ability to secure remote user access, VoIP and Wi-Fi.  Continue Reading

  • April 04, 2007 04 Apr'07


    It's a safe bet that your critical databases are vulnerable to attack, and AppDetective, one of a handful of specialized vulnerability scanners on the market, performs its job so well that readers voted it silver medalist in the database security ...  Continue Reading

  • April 04, 2007 04 Apr'07

    SonicWALL PRO: Network firewall product review

    The bronze winner, SonicWALL PRO, is a multi-service security platform for companies requiring perimeter network protection coupled with VPN access for remote employees, according to the vendor.  Continue Reading

  • April 04, 2007 04 Apr'07

    Juniper Networks IDP

    Readers praised Juniper Networks' Intrusion Detection and Prevention (IDP) for its low rate of false positives. The key to the product's success, says Juniper, is its ability to target vulnerabilities, not attacks.  Continue Reading

  • April 04, 2007 04 Apr'07

    Symantec Database Security

    Respondents gave Symantec Database Security high marks where it counts, overwhelmingly rating it excellent or good in protecting their data. Almost as important, they gave it high marks for ease of installation, configuration and administration, a ...  Continue Reading

  • April 04, 2007 04 Apr'07

    Cisco VPN 3000 Series Concentrator

    Readers gave the highest marks to the Cisco VPN 3000 Series Concentrator, which works with a variety of applications through its SSL VPN client for Web VPN. Its integrated, easy-to-deploy Web-based management system provides an interface for ...  Continue Reading

  • April 04, 2007 04 Apr'07

    IronPort Reputation Filters

    IronPort says its Reputation Filters block 80% of spam at the connection level. Information Security readers backed up that claim, giving the product bronze medal honors.  Continue Reading

  • April 04, 2007 04 Apr'07

    Symantec Network Access Control

    Although vendors often promote their NAC products as the next big thing, few have actually delivered. Symantec Network Access Control, however, scored gold-medal marks from readers, and the product's enforcement options and ability to integrate with...  Continue Reading

  • April 04, 2007 04 Apr'07

    Check Point Eventia Suite

    Check Point Software Technologies' Eventia Suite won the bronze medal, receiving attention from readers for its ability to map information to security policy/compliance regulations. Its event correlation capabilities were also recognized.  Continue Reading

  • April 04, 2007 04 Apr'07

    Novell Identity Manager (2007)

    Novell Identity Manager took home first place honors, earning a bevy of high ratings for its scalability; investment ROI; integration and compatibility; extensibility over platforms; applications and domains; and vendor service and support.  Continue Reading

  • April 04, 2007 04 Apr'07

    Symantec's Network Security 7100 Series

    Although Symantec announced that this will be its last year in the appliance business, the company's Network Security 7100 Series finished strong with a silver medal. The appliance uses protocol anomaly, signature, statistical and vulnerability ...  Continue Reading

  • April 04, 2007 04 Apr'07

    RSA ClearTrust

    Readers awarded the silver medal to RSA ClearTrust, giving the product high marks for extensibility across platforms, applications and domains, as well as for ease of use and end-user transparency.  Continue Reading

  • April 04, 2007 04 Apr'07

    ActivIdentity Smart Cards

    ActivIdentity Smart Cards took home bronze honors. Readers were pleased with the product's scalability and its end user ease of use. ActivIdentity offers logical access, using SSO to incorporate resources, secure remote access, and digital signature...  Continue Reading

  • April 04, 2007 04 Apr'07

    VeriSign PKI

    VeriSign earned a silver medal and edged out the competition due to its top scores in the ease-of-use and response categories, where more than 70% of readers rated it excellent/very good.  Continue Reading

  • April 04, 2007 04 Apr'07

    TippingPoint Intrusion Prevention System

    Asked which IDS/IPS system best detects or prevents network intrusions, readers gave the highest marks to TippingPoint's Intrusion Prevention System, an inline device that actively checks for malicious traffic.  Continue Reading

  • April 04, 2007 04 Apr'07


    In a highly competitive (and immature) network access control market, ForeScout Technologies' CounterACT rose to the top and scored the gold. The product provides flexible, policy-based security with minimal impact on infrastructure and users.  Continue Reading

  • April 04, 2007 04 Apr'07

    Symantec Compliance Control Suite

    Readers gave high scores to Symantec's Compliance Control Suite's granular and flexible policy management definition capabilities. Security professionals praised its ability to identify policy violations and to integrate with applications and ...  Continue Reading

  • April 04, 2007 04 Apr'07

    RSA SecurID (2007)

    RSA Security has two decades of experience in the authentication field, so it was no surprise that its SecurID product earned this year's gold. The reasons it edged out its competitors, according to users: ease of use, integration and compatibility.  Continue Reading