Independent testing of so-called ‘next-gen’ products is currently quite unusual: indeed, some next-gen vendors have suggested that their products cannot be tested by independent testers. Though apparently it’s OK to do your own tests with the methodologies and samples provided by a website affiliated with the reseller of a next-gen product. The dangers of that approach are fairly obvious, but I’ll certainly be back to that topic in due course.
Independent tester AV-Comparatives, however, has gone its own way – as with its long experience of product testing, it’s certainly entitled to do – and tested four next-gen products:
- Barracuda NextGen Firewall VF100 7.0.1
- CrowdStrike Falcon Host 188.8.131.5208
- Palo Alto Traps 184.108.40.20678
- Sentinel One Endpoint Protection Platform 220.127.116.1121
The overall reviews and the Malware Protection Tests were performed by AV-Comparatives themselves, while the Exploit Test was performed by MRG Effitas.
This review, and others, are available from the AV-Comparatives Business Reviews page.