Palo Alto Networks has announced that its next-generation firewall has earned a ‘recommended’ rating by NSS Labs.
According to the Data Centre Intrusion Prevention System (DCIPS) Test Report, the PA-7050 appliance achieved a 100 percent effectiveness rating against all evasion techniques tested and blocked 94.2 percent of exploits introduced within the test.
“We’re pleased to receive the ‘Recommended’ rating from NSS Labs for our performance in the DCIPS Test Report. The results underscore our ability to reduce the attack surface and prevent known threats, and we have put forward our test configurations so that readers can make the best use of this report. We invite all test participants to join us in providing full transparency around how devices are configured for testing,” said Lee Klarich, executive vice president of product management, Palo Alto Networks.
The NSS Labs DCIPS Test Report evaluates the performance and ability of stand-alone appliances, deployed in a data centre environment, to allow legitimate traffic while blocking attacks and evasion techniques.
Thomas Skybakmoen, distinguished research director, NSS Labs, said, “We commend Palo Alto Networks decision to disclose their test configurations for their products. We encourage enterprises to seek out this information as a means of establishing a baseline by which to further tune devices to their own specific environments.”