|[February 05, 2013]
Stonesoft Firewall 1301 Receives Excellent Results in NSS Labs Network Firewall Group Test
ATLANTA --(Business Wire)--
The world's leading independent network security research and analyst
organization NSS Labs has provided Stonesoft FW-1301 the recommended
status on its Network Firewall Group Test. Results demonstrated
excellent performance in all tested categories.
The newest 'recommended' status of Stonesoft FW-1301 currently makes
Stonesoft one of only two network security vendors in the world to have
NSS recommended status in NSS Next Generation Firewall Group Test,
Intrusion (News - Alert) Prevention System Group Test and Network Firewall Group Test.
On its latest group test report, NSS Labs concludes: "As a firewall, the
Stonesoft FW-1301 5.3.2 provides excellent protection and is suitable
for multi-gigabit enterprise deployments."
The Stonesoft FW-1301 was able to withstand NSS Labs' stability test and
remain functional throughout the test, based on which NSS Labs concluded
it is a robust and stable firewall. In the thorough testing process, the
product received 100% for stability and reliability, firewall
enforcement and security effectiveness.
All of Stonesoft's appliances that received 'recommended' status in NSS
groups tests were equipped with Stonesoft's ground breaking single
software code based Security Engine platform.
Tested Security Engine platform can be set to operate in all relevant
security appliance roles without compromising the performance or
security. The Security Engine is the backbone of all Stonesoft security
appliances, and its potential to provide best in breed security is not
limited by licensing models.
"Stonesoft Security Engine platform provides flexible ways to react to
unexpected situations and to increase security and resilience without a
constant need to adjust license agreement or re-purchase more suitable
features," says Antti Kuvaja, Director, Product Manaement,
The latest success of Stonesoft FW-1301 in the NSS Network Firewall
Group Test also highlights Stonesoft's strong firewall legacy.
"In cyber security, it's impossible to run before you can properly walk.
At Stonesoft, we are very happy about the recommended status of our
FW-1301. The excellent FW performance is the rock solid foundation on
which we can build sophisticated next generation and cyber security
capabilities," adds Mr. Kuvaja. "Independent industry tests and results
provide IT professionals and our customers valuable information about
the most capable solutions on the market. To Stonesoft, our solid track
record in these tests further validates the value and quality of our
About Stonesoft Corporation
Stonesoft Corporation (NASDAQ OMX: SFT1V) delivers software based,
dynamic and customer driven network security solutions that secure
information flow and simplify security management. The company's product
portfolio consists of the industry's first transformable Security
Engine, standalone next generation firewalls and intrusion prevention
systems, and SSL VPN solutions. At the core lies Stonesoft's Management
Center, which unifies the management of entire networks.
Stonesoft serves private and public sector organizations requiring high
availability, ease of management, compliance, dynamic security and
protection of their critical digital assets and business continuity
against today's rapidly evolving cyber threats. Stonesoft is a
recognized researcher of advanced evasion techniques (AETs) used in
targeted cyber attacks to bypass network security. Stonesoft has the
highest customer retention rate in the industry due to low TCO, ease of
management, and overall customer excellence. Stonesoft's customer base
covers more than 6,500 mid or large-sized organizations across various
industries and geographical markets.
Founded in 1990, the company's track record is well recognized by
certifiers, industry analysts and demanding customers. The company's
corporate headquarters are based in Helsinki, Finland and North American
headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia. For more information visit www.stonesoft.com.
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