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TMCNet:  Stonesoft Firewall 1301 Receives Excellent Results in NSS Labs Network Firewall Group Test

[February 06, 2013]

Stonesoft Firewall 1301 Receives Excellent Results in NSS Labs Network Firewall Group Test

(Thomson Reuters ONE via COMTEX) -- Stonesoft FW-1301 scores high marks on its effectiveness, performance, management and total cost of ownership in NSS Labs' Group Test report Helsinki, Finland - February 5, 2013 - 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 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 performed 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 Management, Stonesoft.

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 products".

For more details, please contact: Antti Kuvaja Director of Product Management Stonesoft Corporation Tel. +358 9 476 711 E-mail: antti.kuvaja (at) stonesoft.com Links: www.stonesoft.com www.stonesoft.com/en/products/appliances/1301.html www.twitter.com/stonesoft_us www.twitter.com/hack_the_lab About Stonesoft Stonesoft Corporation (NASDAQ OMX: SFT1V) delivers software based, dynamic and customer driven network security solutions that secure the 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 used in targeted cyber attacks to bypass 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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