Web Application Firewall (WAF) Test Report: Symantec Blue Coat ProxySG v22.214.171.124
NSS Labs defines web application firewalls (WAFs) as network-based products designed to alter, monitor, and block HTTP, HTTPS, and HTTP/2 conversation from web applications and protect against web-based attacks.
NSS Labs performed an independent test of the Symantec Blue Coat ProxySG v126.96.36.199. The product was subjected to thorough testing at the NSS facility in Austin, Texas, based on the Web Application Firewall Methodology v2.1, which is available at www.nsslabs.com. This test was conducted free of charge and NSS did not receive any compensation in return for Blue Coat’s inclusion.
PRODUCT TESTED IN THE FOLLOWING AREAS:
- Security Effectiveness – Ability to detect, prevent, and log attack attempts accurately, while remaining resistant to false positives
- Performance – Performance using real-world protocol traffic mix seen in a web hosting data center
- Stability and Reliability – Ability to maintain security effectiveness while under normal load and while passing non-malicious traffic
- Total Cost of Ownership – Overall cost of deployment, maintenance, and upkeep?
As with all NSS Labs group tests, there was no fee for participation. In addition, the test methodology applied is in the public domain to provide transparency and to help enterprises understand the test results.