February 18, 2006

Information Security Products of the Year 2006

Category: Uncategorized — Raffael Marty @ 12:30 pm

I guess the information security magazine can look into the future. They already have their product awards out for the year 2006. Reading through the different categories, I found some really strange awards. Not that I am well versed in any of the categories they awarded, but some of the choices strike me as strange: For example in the intrusion detection category, gold went to the eTrust IDS, silver to Symantec’s Intruder Alert and bronze to the ISS RealSecure Network Sensor. I never even heard of the eTrust IDS. You know what? They have one category for HIDS and NIDS. Does that make sense? Strange. I don’t get it. And again, I never heard of the eTrust IDS. And why is SourceFire or Enterasys or NFR or any of the traditional IDSs not in the list? Have you read the latest NSS report on IDSs? Why do these awards not at all match up with that report?

Then in the vulnerability scanner category, Foundstone won gold, Symantec won silver and ISS won bronze. What’s up with that? Symantec has a silver-style product for vulnerability scanning? Where is Qualys? Where is nCircle? Well, I am confused.

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