Putting Next Generation Threat Detection to the Test

Is excitement over so-called "next generation" defenses really warranted? New independent test results indicate that in many cases, the next generation of threat detection has already fallen far behind the current generation of targeted and advanced attacks.

In effect, products now marketed as "next generation" firewalls, threat prevention and web gateways may be ill-equipped to detect and disarm the most virulent attacks targeting users at the point of click, according to a test report recently published by independent certification laboratory Miercom of Princeton, N.J. The problem is that in the real world of today's corporate networks, even the latest generation of defense devices are often unable detect these attacks until it is too late.

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