Happy Independence Day! It’s time to set off a few fireworks and celebrate the hard-fought rights our forefathers secured — including the all-important freedom of choice.
Sure…choosing the best security solution for your company isn’t as earth-shattering as starting a new country, but it’s one of the most important choices your company will make. Hacked data compromises customer privacy and trust — eroding confidence in your brand and impacting profitability. The value of exploring independently validated third-party reviews as part of a thorough security evaluation process is undeniable.
The Need for Top Cybersecurity Defenses
The cybersecurity market is booming. Global cybersecurity spending is expected to exceed $1 trillion from 2017 to 2021. Even the U.S government has stepped it up by investing over $19 billion in cybersecurity initiatives.
This giant leap in cybersecurity spending didn’t happen in a vacuum. It’s a result of the exploding cybercrime epidemic, with global cybercrime damages predicted to reach $6 trillion annually by 2021.
Threats such as ransomware, mobile malware and the rise of vulnerable IoT devices are all growing concerns for companies. Throw in the threat of hostile nation states and organized cybercrime syndicates; and it’s no wonder companies are gearing up to fight back.
Use Independent Reviews to Pick the Best Security Vendor
The growing sophistication of cyber criminals is alarming and companies want to make sure they have the best security in place to protect their valuable assets. But the choices can be overwhelming for CEOs and other decision-makers.
Not all network security vendors are created equal. Solutions don’t come cheap and you want to find the best. Reliable, trustworthy reviews can take the confusion out of the process and help you pick the best security vendor for your needs.
Exploring 3rd-party independent reviews, from users in similar environments to your own, is a critical part of a thorough evaluation process. You need a 3rd-party review source that offers unbiased honest testing — one that performs testing in real-world, independent conditions.
ICSA Labs and NSS Labs are two well-respected testing labs with long track records. They use independent product testing laboratories that conduct real-world group tests. They judge products against set criteria, so it’s easy to compare different options.
Reviews are important, but only tell part of the story. You can use these reviews as a jumping off point, combined with your own testing to verify it can perform according to vendor, lab and user claims in your specific environment. You’ll also want to consider factors that are important to you, such as ease of use and price.
Results That Inspire Confidence and Decrease Risk
At Xiologix, we can help guide you through the maze of products, reviews and actual independent reviews. We have partners who regularly submit their products to third-party independent labs and testers for evaluation, and consistently earn high independently-validated ratings. Contact us to learn more.