Breach Detection System
BDS 2016 Comparative Report: Total Cost of Ownership

BDS 2016 Comparative Report: Total Cost of Ownership

Authors: Thomas Skybakmoen, Morgan Dhanraj, Dipti Ghimire, Jessica Williams

The implementation of breach detection systems (BDS) can be a complex process, with multiple factors affecting the overall cost of deployment, maintenance, and upkeep. Enterprises should include the total cost of ownership (TCO) as part of their evaluations, focusing on the following at a minimum: 

  • Acquisition costs for the BDS and a central management system (CMS) 
  • Fees paid to the vendor for annual maintenance, support, and signature updates 
  • Labor costs for installation, maintenance, and upkeep 

As with all NSS Labs group tests, there was no fee for participation. All testing was conducted independently and was not paid for by any vendor.