Authors: Thomas Skybakmoen, Morgan Dhanraj, Dipti Ghimire, Jessica Williams
Empirical data from individual Test Reports and Comparative Reports is used to create NSS Labs’ unique Security Value Map™ (SVM). The SVM illustrates the relative value of security investment options by mapping the Security Effectiveness and the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) per Protected Mbps (Value) of tested product configurations. The terms TCO per Protected Mbps and Value are used interchangeably throughout the Comparative Reports.
The SVM provides an aggregated view of the detailed findings from NSS’ group tests. Individual Test Reports are available for each product tested. Comparative Reports provide detailed comparisons across all tested products in the areas of security, performance, and TCO.