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SANS Best of Awards


Many companies avoid or minimize security breaches - in 2015, according to Identity Theft Resource Center, over 90% of the Fortune 10000 did not suffer a reportable security breach. What did the successful security teams do differently?

The SANS Best of Awards program was created to raise awareness of the solutions that organizations are using to successfully fend off attacks. By showcasing the solutions that are making a difference by reducing the business impact of cyberattacks in real world applications we believe we can help security professionals to reduce the number of successful intrusions.

Each year SANS surveys the SANS community for nominations for the SANS "Best of the Year" awards for products and services that have been successfully used to provide increases in both the effectiveness and efficiency of cybersecurity programs. In 2015 the products were voted on by security operations professionals and security managers from around the world, all of whom are actual users of these products.

The SANS Best of Awards are not driven by vendors, but by the people actually using these products. The Awards are an extension of the SANS WhatWorks Program which creates awareness of security programs and solutions that are actually being used to stop bad guys and improve security. The 2014 winners can be found below.

The Best of 2015 Award winners and Honorable Mentions

Vulnerability Assessment

Winner:
Tenable Nessus

Honorable Mention:
Rapid7
NMAP/Qualys

Next Generation Firewall

Winner:
Fortinet Fortigate

Honorable Mention:
Palo Alto Networks
Cisco

Advanced Threat Detection

Winner:
FireEye Intrusion NX

Honorable Mention:
Snort
Cisco/Sourcefire

End Point Protection

Winner:
Symantec Endpoint Protection

Honorable Mention:
Intel McAfee
CarbonBlack (Bit9)

Application Security

Winner:
Qualys WAS

Honorable Mention:
Fortigate Fortiweb
IBM Appscan

SIEM

Winner:
IBM Security QRadar

Honorable Mention:
Splunk
HP ArcSight

Threat Intelligence

Winner:
FireEye Threat Intelligence

Honorable Mention:
Fortinet
Tie: iDefense (Verisign)/RSA

Forensic Software

Winner:
Guidance Software Encase Forensics

Honorable Mention:
Access Data


The Best of 2014 Winners

Despite the growing number of breaches spotlighted in headline news, there are many organizations that are successfully avoiding or preventing breaches, yet we never hear about these successes. The SANS Best of Awards program was created to raise awareness of the solutions that organizations are using to successfully fend off attacks. By showcasing the solutions that are making a difference by reducing the business impact of cyberattacks in real world applications we believe we can help security professionals to reduce the number of successful intrusions.

SANS surveys the SANS community for nominations for the yearly SANS "Best of the Year" awards for products and services that have been successfully used to provide increases in both the effectiveness and efficiency of cybersecurity programs. In 2014 the products were voted on by more than 650 security operations professionals and security managers from within the SANS community, all of whom are actual users of these products.

The SANS Best of Awards are not driven by vendors, but by the people actually using these products. The Awards are an extension of the SANS WhatWorks Program which creates awareness of security programs and solutions that are actually being used to stop bad guys and improve security. The Best of 2014 Award winners and honorable Mentions include:

Vulnerability Assessment

Winner:
Rapid7

Honorable Mention:
Tenable
Qualys

Next Generation Firewall

Winner:
Palo Alto Networks

Honorable Mention:
Cisco
Fortinet

Advanced Threat Detection

Winner:
FireEye

Honorable Mention:
Lancope
Cisco/Sourcefire

End Point Protection

Winner:
Bit9

Honorable Mention:
Symantec
Sophos

Application Security

Winner:
Qualys

Honorable Mention:
Whitehat Security
IBM Appscan

SIEM

Winner:
LogRhythm

Honorable Mention:
Splunk
HP ArcSight

Threat Intelligence

Winner:
FireEye Mandiant

Honorable Mention:
LookingGlass
Crowdstrike

Forensic Software

Winner:
Norse

Honorable Mention:
Guidance Software
Access Data