Fortinet gets “Recommended” rating from NSS Labs for its Advanced Persistent Threats Breach Detection Systems

10th April 2014 | By Mouseworld Now Correspondent |
Fortinet's FortiSandbox 3000D

Fortinet’s FortiSandbox 3000D

Bangalore, India. April 10, 2014: Fortinet, a leading player in the high-performance network security space, today announced its FortiSandbox-3000D has been rated as a top Breach Detection Systems (BDS) in a real-world comparative analysis conducted by third party NSS Labs.

A Recommended rating from NSS Labs indicates the high performance of the product. Only top technical products earn such Recommended ratings from NSS — regardless of market share, company size or brand recognition.

“Real-world third-party validation is an essential resource for enterprises considering security products to help cut through confusion caused by vendor marketing,” said Fortinet CEO Ken Xie. “NSS Labs’ testing continues to demonstrate Fortinet’s commitment to meet high industry standards for security detection, performance, reliability, management and value. In this case, Fortinet’s FortiGuard Labs expertise was integral in meeting and exceeding those high benchmarks, which are increasingly necessary to combat sophisticated cyber-threats and today’s stealthy Advanced Persistent Threats.”

Leveraging sophisticated research and test infrastructure that collects real threats and attack methods for concurrent delivery to the systems under test (SUT), NSS Labs utilized empirical data from its first ever Breach Detection Systems Group Test to produce a Security Value Map (SVM).  The SVM measures the security effectiveness and value (cost per protected Mbps) of tested product configurations. Fortinet’s FortiSandbox-3000D is one of the top performing systems out of six network security vendors.

When  tested against five other vendors’ products, Fortinet’s FortiSandbox-3000D earned a “Recommended” rating based on real-world testing that evaluated detection rate, device stability and reliability, effective management, performance and total cost of ownership. This latest vendor roundup is the industry’s most comprehensive third-party test of Breach Detection Systems to date.


NSS Labs’ benchmark results indicate that Fortinet’s FortiSandbox-3000D passed 100 percent of the tests that gauged the reliability and stability of the device. In addition, NSS analysis found the FortiSandbox-3000D to have a 99 percent threat detection rate in a real-world testing environment that included more than 1,800 live exploits and malware samples. Both threat detection and reliability and stability scores were factored into a metric that led to a 99 percent rating in overall security effectiveness.

When FortiSandbox is used in conjunction with a FortiGate NGFW and FortiGuard, Fortinet’s Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) solution provides Access Control, Threat Prevention, Behavioral Analysis, Continuous and Monitoring to provide the best protection against targeted attacks.

“The Fortinet FortiSandbox-3000D was tested and rated by NSS at 1,000 Mbps, which is in line with the vendor’s claim (Fortinet rates this device at 1,000 Mbps). NSS rated throughput is calculated as an average of the “Real-­‐ World” Protocol Mixes (Enterprise Perimeter, Education), and the 21 KB HTTP response-­‐based tests,” according to NSS Labs.  “The Fortinet FortiSandbox-3000D detected 99% of HTTP malware, 98% of email malware, and 100% of exploits, giving an overall breach detection rating of 99.0%. The device passed all stability and reliability tests and detected 83% of evasions.”


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