SOURCE: NSS Labs, Inc.

November 15, 2007 11:49 ET

NSS Labs to Publish Technology Sector Reports for Firewall, IPS, UTM

Company Issues Call for Vendors to Submit Products & Papers for Independent Studies

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwire - November 15, 2007) - NSS Labs, a world leader in independent security product testing and certification, today announced its development of technology sector reports for firewall, intrusion prevention systems (IPS) and unified threat management (UTM) products.

Components of the Technology Sector Reports will include:

--  Trends in security and compliance faced by information security
    professionals
--  Critical requirements from IT implementers 'in the trenches'
--  Summary of technology advances in the industry
--  Key product features and approaches
    

The studies will include information on products that have undergone NSS Labs' public testing and certification programs. Certified products will be included in the reports at no charge, and the reports will be freely distributed. The first reports are scheduled to begin appearing in the second quarter of 2008.

"With our rigorous testing methodologies, we are in a unique position to scientifically validate security effectiveness, functionality, and performance, and we welcome industry practitioners, IT implementers, and product manufacturers' research contributions for these independent reports," said Christian Stankevitz, CTO of NSS Labs. "The reports will include quantitative results from unbiased independent product testing, along with critical insight into implementation requirements and evolving technology trends to address those requirements."

Vendors interested in participating in any of these reports can obtain the relevant technology sector testing criteria, and product submission deadlines, by visiting www.nsslabs.com/techsector, emailing info@nsslabs.com, or calling 847-553-4298.

Information security professionals implementing these technologies are encouraged to provide feedback on their requirements & experiences via NSS Labs' Advisory Groups. For more information, please visit: www.nsslabs.com/advisorygroup.

About NSS Labs

Founded in 1991, Chicago-based NSS Labs is the globally recognized leader in independent security performance testing and certification. NSS clients include IBM, Cisco, Juniper Networks, SourceFire, McAfee, Fortinet and Radware. NSS Labs performs the most comprehensive, complex, high-performance security validation in the industry. For more information, visit: www.nsslabs.com.

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