NSS Labs Next Generation Intrusion Prevention Systems (NGIPS) 2019

NSS Labs’ Next Generation Intrusion Prevention Systems (NGIPS) focuses on security effectiveness and TCO for NGIPS solutions across selected vendors tested. The Security Value Map (SVM) shows that FortiGate NGIPS achieved a cumulative blocking rate of 99.18% for FortiGate 100F and the lowest TCO at $2 per protected Mbps. Fortinet builds world-class NGIPS appliances that requires highest possible performance, best of breed security and having another “Recommended” IPS rating from NSS Labs is just another proof point.

NSS Labs Breach Prevention Systems (BPS) Test 2019

NSS Labs BPS focuses on both detecting and blocking of exploits, advanced malware, and evasions which is critical in reducing the risk of breaches. This test helps emphasize the importance in the automation of the advanced threat response cycle of prevent-detect-mitigate across a number of threat vectors including web, email, and endpoint. Fortinet's Breach Protection tested solution consists of FortiSandbox, FortiGate, and FortiClient integrated together, earned a Recommended award by achieving an overall Security Effectiveness of 97.8% and offering the lowest 3-year TCO.

NSS Labs 2019 NGFW Group Test Results

With these reports, you can see Fortinet’s NGFW strong performance results that were conducted with new traffic mix (70% HTTPS + 30% HTTP) . Fortinet’s NGFW demonstrated high NGFW/SSL performance and low TCO.

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NSS Labs 2019 SD-WAN Group Test results

NSS Labs SD-WAN Comparative reports provide detailed comparison of all 8 participated vendors for Total cost of ownership (TCO) and Quality of voice calls and video streams using Mean Opinion Score(MOS). With these reports, you can compare Fortinet’s outstanding results with other SD-WAN vendors. Fortinet secure SD-WAN delivered high WAN performance for Multi-cloud applications and high quality of experience for unified communications with lowest Total cost of Ownership.  

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Independent Validation of Fortinet Solutions- NSS Labs

Firmly committed to independent testing to demonstrate what organizations should expect when selecting Fortinet security products, Fortinet participates in a broad set of ongoing NSS Labs Public Group tests. In short, Fortinet has consistently earned their top “Recommended” rating for many products. Check out summary test results in this NSS Labs brochure:

ICSA Certified for Advanced Threat Defense

With data breaches continuing to make headlines, new product and solutions designed to detect and prevent the advanced attacks often at the root of these breaches have emerged. To help organizations assess the effectiveness of these new offerings, ICSA Labs, an independent division of Verizon (author or the annual Data Breach Investigations Report or DBIR), recently introduced a new independent, Advanced Threat Defense certification, and Email certification.

NSS Labs 2019 Advanced Endpoint Protection (AEP) Test


The NSS Labs AEP group test evaluates products for security effectiveness, performance, and total cost of ownership (TCO). These products include endpoint security technologies that combine the protective capabilities of anti-threat products with the detection, investigation, and prevention capabilities of endpoint security products. FortiClient with integrated FortiSandbox earned a “Recommended” rating for the third year in a row. Fortinet achieved an average security effectiveness of over 97.65%, proven resistant to all evasion techniques with zero false positives, and low TCO.

NSS Labs NGIPS 2018 SVM and Report


NSS Labs’ Data Center Intrusion Prevention Systems (DCIPS) focuses on data center environments, especially vulnerabilities commonly found in servers. The Security Value Map (SVM) shows that FortiGate DCIPS achieved the highest cumulative blocking rate of 99.2% for FortiGate 3200D and 99% for FortiGate 6300F and the lowest TCO at $3.78 per protected Mbps for FG-6300F. Fortinet builds world-class DCIPS appliances that requires highest possible performance, best of breed security and having another “Recommended” IPS rating from NSS Labs is just another proof point.

NSS Labs SD-WAN 2018 Comparative Reports

NSS Labs SD-WAN Comparative reports provide detailed comparison of all 9 participated vendors for quality of experience, performance and total cost of ownership (TCO). With these reports, you can compare Fortinet’s outstanding results with VMWare VeloCloud, Citrix, Versa, Talari Networks, and many other vendors. In several areas, Fortinet showcased strong results:

  • Highest Quality of experience for business-critical applications such as voice
  • Only Recommended vendor with security rating
  • Fortinet showcased highest value among all vendors
  • Excellent VPN Performance

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NSS Labs SD-WAN 2018 SVM and Test Report

Enterprises are rapidly upgrading their existing WAN infrastructure to enable digital transformation, reduce operating expenses and to facilitate agility. The NSS Labs SD-WAN Group test provides comprehensive technical research of available SD-WAN products in the market. The Security Value Map (SVM) shows that Fortinet achieved the highest quality of experience for voice, lowest TCO at $5 per Mbps and excellent VPN performance. Additionally, Fortinet is the only recommended vendor with security rating, blocking 100% of evasions. Please take a look at the SVM and Test Report to learn more.

SE Labs Email Security Services Test

Email remains arguably the most common delivery vehicle for malware (92.4% of all malware according to the 2018 Verizon DBIR), social engineering attacks like business email compromise (30,787 incidents reported by the FBI in July 2018) and more. SE Labs tested email security services from Fortinet, Proofpoint, Microsoft and others. FortiMail earned their top AAA rating.

NSS Labs NGFW 2018 Comparative Reports

NSS Labs NGFW Comparative reports provide detailed comparison of all 10 participated vendors for security, performance and total cost of ownership (TCO). With these reports, you can compare Fortinet’s outstanding results with Palo Alto Networks, Checkpoint, Cisco and many other vendors. In several areas, Fortinet showcased the best results:     

  • High SSL Inspection Performance with industry's least performance degradation
  • Fortinet delivered 100% block rate for live exploits
  • Fortinet showcased highest value among all vendors
  • NGFW performance is 30% better than claimed in data sheet
  • Fortinet delivered best ultra-low latency across different packet sizes

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NSS Labs NGFW/SSL 2018 SVM and Report

NSS Labs Next Generation Firewall (NGFW) focuses on enterprise edge and internal segments along with growing need of SSL inspection. The Security Value Map (SVM) shows that FortiGate 500E achieved high cumulative blocking rate at 99.3% and the lowest TCO at $1.68 per protected Mbps. FortiGate 500E also received high SSL inspection performance and a very minimal performance degradation based on our purpose-built security processor technology. Fortinet received fifth consecutive NSS Labs NGFW “Recommended” rating showcase the consistency and commitment to customer need.

NSS Labs 2018 Advanced Endpoint Protection (AEP) Test

The NSS Labs AEP group test evaluates products for security effectiveness, performance, and total cost of ownership (TCO). These products include endpoint security technologies that combine the protective capabilities of anti-threat products with the detection, investigation, and prevention capabilities of endpoint security products. FortiClient with integrated FortiSandbox earned a “Recommended” rating with average security effectiveness of over 97.3%, zero false positives, and low TCO.  

NSS Labs DCIPS 2018 SVM and Report

NSS Labs’ Data Center Intrusion Prevention Systems (DCIPS) focuses on data center environments, especially vulnerabilities commonly found in servers. The Security Value Map (SVM) shows that FortiGate DCIPS achieved the highest cumulative blocking rate of 99.2% for FortiGate 3200D and 99% for FortiGate 6300F and the lowest TCO at $3.78 per protected Mbps for FG-6300F. Fortinet builds world-class DCIPS appliances that requires highest possible performance, best of breed security and having another “Recommended” IPS rating from NSS Labs is just another proof point.

NSS Labs DCSG 2017 SVM and Report

NSS Labs’ DCSG test is a comprehensive Data Center Security Gateway (DCSG) test, including several tests to measure relevant security effectiveness and Intrusion Prevention (IPS) performance using live exploits including “weaponized” exploits (97.9% and 98% block rate respectively for Fortinet FortiGate 7060E and FortiGate 3000D) and resistance to evasion techniques (100% block rate for Fortinet). The FortiGate 7060E and 3000D both achieved “Recommended” status, with a leading combination of Security Effectiveness and Value per protected Megabit Per Second (Mbps) in the NSS Labs Security Value Map (SVM).

NSS Labs Breach Detection Systems Test 2017 and SVM

According to Verizon's 2017 Data Breach Investigations Report, 99% of malware is delivered by email and the web. In the NSS Breach Detection System 2017 test, newly introduced FortiSandbox 2000E blocked 100% of advanced malware delivered over these two vectors and 99% overall offered at the lowest TCO, earning the NSS Labs “Recommended” rating.

NSS Labs NGFW 2017 SVM

FortiGate 3200D and 600D enterprise firewalls both offer a winning combination of security effectiveness, performance, and value, earning Fortinet its fourth consecutive NSS Labs NGFW Recommended rating. Fortinet excelled in continuous live testing, blocking 99.71% of exploits used in active attack campaigns every day and delivered the highest performance scores with 18.5 Gbps throughput and an average latency of 4.6 microseconds, regardless of packet size and including real-world traffic processing.

NSS Labs WAF Comparative Reports 2017 and SVM

The FortiWeb 3000E was put up against 5 leading WAF competitors. Please visit the link below to see how FortiWeb performed

NSS Labs 2017 Advanced Endpoint Protection (AEP) Test

NSS Labs expanded the AEP test criteria from their earlier 2015 EPP (Endpoint Protection Platform) Comparative test to include coverage for both EPP and EDR (Endpoint Detection and Response) into a consolidated test report. This real-world test covers different facets of malware delivery and execution including web-, email-, P2P- and offline-based threats, and malicious executable and exploit penetration, and many more. FortiClient earned the coveted NSS Labs “Recommended” twice in a row based on high security effectiveness at an affordable cost. Please visit the links below to access the AEP Security Value Map or to get a copy of the test report from NSS Labs.
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