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BDS 2016 Comparative Report: Security Value Map™

BDS 2016 Comparative Report: Security Value Map™

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 (TCOper 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. 

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.