Information Security and SearchSecurity.com's 2006 Products of the Year

No matter how much research you do, it's never easy choosing a security product. But in cooperation with Information Security magazine, SearchSecurity.com brings you our annual Products of the Year feature, highlighting the industry's best technologies. Did the products you use make the list?

In our efforts to identify the security industry's best technologies, Information Security and SearchSecurity.com turned to you – our readers. We presented 890 readers with a list of more than 300 security products divided into 12 categories. Respondents were asked to select the products that they use in each category and had the option of specifying products that did not appear on the list. (The categories and product lists were determined by Information Security and SearchSecurity.com editors.) Respondents were asked to rate each product in six areas:

  • Overall quality
  • Performance
  • Features
  • Security
  • Documentation
  • Vendor support/service

Emerging Technologies awards were determined by Information Security and SearchSecurity.com editors, who chose three innovative technologies that promise to address a critical security need for enterprises and/or SMBs.

You'll find all the winners below, along with links to descriptions of they're noteworthy features.

PRODUCT CATEGORIES
   Antispyware
   Antivirus
   Authentication
   E-mail Security
   Emerging Technologies
   Identity and Access Management
   Intrusion Detection
   Intrusion Prevention
   Network Firewall
   Network Security Management
   Remote Access
   Vulnerability Management
   Wireless

ANTISPYWARE
[Desktop and gateway enterprise antispyware]

GOLD AWARD: Lavasoft's Ad-Aware SE Enterprise Edition
SILVER AWARD: CA's eTrust PestPatrol Anti-Spyware
BRONZE AWARD: McAfee AntiSpyware Enterprise

Read our review of the winners

ANTIVIRUS
[Desktop and gateway enterprise antivirus]

GOLD AWARD: Symantec AntiVirus Corporate Edition
SILVER AWARD: Sophos Anti-Virus
BRONZE AWARD: Trend Micro OfficeScan

Read our review of the winners

AUTHENTICATION
[Tokens, smartcards, PKI, RADIUS, biometrics]

GOLD AWARD: RSA Security's SecurID
SILVER AWARD: Funk Software/Juniper Networks' Steel-Belted RADIUS / Enterprise Edition
BRONZE AWARD: VeriSign Managed PKI Services

Read our review of the winners

E-MAIL SECURITY
[Antispam, gateway antivirus, e-mail encryption, content filtering]

GOLD AWARD: CipherTrust's IronMail
SILVER AWARD: Barracuda Spam Firewall
BRONZE AWARD: Symantec Mail Security 8200 Series

Read our review of the winners

EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES
[compliance consoles, policy management, host configuration]

GOLD AWARD: Elemental Compliance System
SILVER AWARD: Sentryware's HIVE
BRONZE AWARD: Imprivata's OneSign

Read our review of the winners

IDENTITY AND ACCESS MANAGEMENT
[Web SSO, provisioning, directories, password management]

GOLD AWARD: RSA ClearTrust
SILVER AWARD: Novell eDirectory
BRONZE AWARD: Sun Java System Directory Server Enterprise Edition

Read our review of the winners

INTRUSION DETECTION
[Signature- and anomaly-based host and network IDS]

GOLD AWARD: CA's eTrust Intrusion Detection
SILVER AWARD: Symantec Intruder Alert
BRONZE AWARD: Internet Security Systems' RealSecure Network

Read our review of the winners

INTRUSION PREVENTION
[Inline and offline network intrusion prevention]

GOLD AWARD: McAfee IntruShield
SILVER AWARD: Cisco Systems' ASA 5500 Series Adaptive Security Appliance
BRONZE AWARD: Internet Security Systems' Proventia G series

Read our review of the winners

NETWORK FIREWALL
[Appliances and software-based network firewalls]

GOLD AWARD: Juniper Networks' NetScreen-5GT, NetScreen-5XT
SILVER AWARD: Cisco PIX 500 Series Security Appliances
BRONZE AWARD: Check Point Software Technologies' FireWall-1

Read our review of the winners

NETWORK SECURITY MANAGEMENT
[SIMs/SEMs, configuration, policy and security device management, change control]

GOLD AWARD: Tripwire Enterprise
SILVER AWARD: CA's eTrust Security Command Center
BRONZE AWARD: McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator

Read our review of the winners

REMOTE ACCESS
[IPSec and SSL VPN, thin clients]

GOLD AWARD: Cisco VPN 3000 Series Concentrators
SILVER AWARD: Check Point Software Technologies' VPN-1
BRONZE AWARD: Nortel's VPN Gateway

Read our review of the winners

VULNERABILITY MANAGEMENT
[VA scanners, automated patching/remediation, vulnerability risk management]

GOLD AWARD: McAfee Foundstone Enterprise
SILVER AWARD: Symantec's Vulnerability Assessment
BRONZE AWARD: Internet Security Systems' Internet Scanner

Read our review of the winners

WIRELESS
[Wireless IDS/IPS, access control, rogue detection]

GOLD AWARD: Cisco Unified Wireless Network Solution
SILVER AWARD: AirMagnet Enterprise
BRONZE AWARD: SonicWALL's TZ 170 Wireless

Read our review of the winners

This was first published in January 2006

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