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NSS Labs NGFW Security Value Map Report (2017, 2016, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011)

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  It is good to compare with Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Network Firewall (2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2011, 2010) or Gartner Magic Quadrant for UTM (2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2010,…) http://www.51sec.org/page/3/ End users are finding that NGFWs are no longer as limiting in their performance or capability trade-offs as they once were. NSS Labs discovered that many enterprises are choosing NGFW over traditional firewalls for a variety of reasons without feeling that they are compromising on features or performance.…

Gartner Magic Quadrant for Cloud Infrastructure as a Service (Worldwide) (2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012…)

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In the context of this Magic Quadrant, cloud compute IaaS (hereafter referred to simply as “cloud IaaS” or “IaaS”) is defined as a standardized, highly automated offering, where compute resources, complemented by storage and networking capabilities, are owned by a service provider and offered to the customer on demand. The resources are scalable and elastic in near real time, and metered by use. Self-service interfaces are exposed directly to the customer, including a web-based UI and an API. The resources…

Gartner Magic Quadrant for SIEM Products (2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010)

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Gartner defines SIEM as a technology that aggregates data produced by security devices, network infrastructure and systems, and applications. Products in the security information and event management (SIEM) market analyze security event data and network flow data in real time for internal and external threat management. They collect, store, analyze and report on log data for incident response, forensics and regulatory compliance. Vendors in this space are continually improving threat intelligence and security analytics. Companies are looking to adopt this…

Gartner Magic Quadrant for Network Performance Monitoring and Diagnostics (2017, 2016, 2015, 2014 )

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According to Gartner, Network performance monitoring and diagnostics (NPMD) enable network professionals to understand the impact of network behavior on application and infrastructure performance, and conversely, via network instrumentation. Other users and use cases exist, especially because these tools provide insight into the quality of the end-user experience. The fast-growing network performance monitoring and diagnostics market is helping businesses support more complex environments and services through network visibility, performance issue detection and root cause analysis. Leaders in this industry are innovating…

Gartner Magic Quadrant for Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) (2016, 2015,2014)

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Data center infrastructure management (DCIM) tools monitor, measure, manage and/or control data center resources and energy consumption of both IT-related equipment (such as servers, storage and network switches) and facilities infrastructure components (such as power distribution units [PDUs] and computer room air conditioners). 2016 Based on Gartner report on Oct 2016, Nlyte Software, Emerson Network Power, and Schneider Electric continue to lead in the DCIM software market. Gartner Magic Quadrant for DCIM, Oct 2016

Cisco Wireless LAN Controller Redundancy Solutions: High Availability

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There are two options for Cisco Wireless Controller redundancy solutions, either Backup Controllers or High Availability, depending on the firmware version of WLC’s, failover time requirement, and budget. Using Backup Controller method, a single controller at another location can act as a backup for access points when they lose connectivity with the primary controller in the local region. Centralized and regional controllers do not need to be in the same mobility group. You can specify a primary, secondary, and tertiary…

Cisco Wireless Controller 5508 Configuration Step by Step – Part 1 (CLI and GUI Access, Upgrade)

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As the industry’s most deployed controller, the Cisco 5500 Series Wireless Controller provides the highest performance, security, and scalability to support business communications today and in the future. Cisco 5500 Series Wireless Controller • Support for up to 500 access points and 7000 clients • 8-Gbps throughput, eight 1 Gigabit Ethernet ports, with Link Aggregation Group (LAG) support • Standalone, rack-mountable appliance 5508 Front Panel Note: Service Port is the one above Redundancy Port. Relate Posts: Cisco Wireless Controller 5508 Configuration…

Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Network Firewall (2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2011, 2010)

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Based on Gartner’s definition, the enterprise network firewall ” is composed primarily of purpose-built appliances for securing enterprise corporate networks. Products must be able to support single-enterprise firewall deployments and large and/or complex deployments, including branch offices, multitiered demilitarized zones (DMZs) and, increasingly, the option to include virtual versions for the data center. Customers should also have the option to deploy versions within Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure public cloud environments. These products are accompanied by highly scalable…

Gartner Magic Quadrant for Unified Threat Management (2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2010,…)

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Gartner defines the unified threat management (UTM) market as multifunction network security products used by small or midsize businesses (SMBs) (< 1000 employees). 2017 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Unified Threat Management (SMB Multifunction Firewalls) Not much changes from 2016. 2017 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Unified Threat Management (SMB Multifunction Firewalls)