Breach Detection System
BDS 2015 Comparative Report: Performance

BDS 2015 Comparative Report: Performance

Implementation of Breach Detection Systems (BDS) can be a complex process with multiple factors affecting the overall performance of the solution. The following factors should be considered over the course of the useful life of the product:
  • Where will it be deployed
  • What is the predominant traffic mix?
  • What security configuration/policy is applied?
There is usually a trade-off between Security Effectiveness and performance; a product’s Security Effectiveness should be evaluated within the context of its performance (and vice versa). This ensures that new security protections do not adversely impact performance and that no security shortcuts are taken to maintain or improve performance. This report is part of a series of Comparative Reports on security, performance, total cost of ownership (TCO) and Security Value Map (SVM). In addition, a SVM Toolkit is available to NSS clients that allows for the incorporation of organization-specific costs and requirements to create a completely customized SVM. 

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.