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NEXT GENERATION FIREWALL COMPARATIVE REPORTSecurity Value Map (SVM)JUNE 06, 2017Authors – Thomas Skybakmoen, Morgan DhanrajTested ProductsBarracuda NextGen Firewall F600.E20 Firmware Version 7.0.2Check Point Software Technologies 15600 Next Generation Threat Prevention (NGTP) Appliance R77.20Cisco Firepower 4110 v6.1.0.1Forcepoint NGFW 3301 Appliance v6.1.2Fortinet FortiGate 3200D FortiOS v5.4.4 GA Build 1117Fortinet FortiGate 600D FortiOS v5.4.4 GA Build 1117Juniper Networks SRX 4200 v15.1X49-D75.5Palo Alto Networks PA-5250 PAN-OS 8.0.0SonicWall NSA 6600 SonicOS 6.2Sophos XG-750 Firewall v16.01WatchGuard Firebox M4600 v11.10.7EnvironmentNext Generation Firewall (NGFW) Test Methodology v7.0This report is Confidential and is expressly limited to NSS Labs’ licensed users.

NSS LabsNext Generation Firewall Comparative Report — SVM 060617OverviewEmpirical data from individual Test Reports and Comparative Reports is used to create NSS Labs’ unique SecurityValue Map (SVM). The SVM illustrates the relative value of security investment by mapping the SecurityEffectiveness and the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) per Protected Mbps (Value) of tested product configurations.The terms TCO per Protected Mbps and Value are used interchangeably throughout the Comparative Reports.The SVM provides an aggregated view of the detailed findings from NSS’ group tests. Individual Test Reports areavailable for each product tested and can be found at www.nsslabs.com. Comparative Reports provide detailedcomparisons across all tested products in the following areas: SecurityPerformanceTCOFigure 1 – NSS Labs’ 2017 Security Value Map (SVM) for Next Generation Firewall (NGFW)This report is Confidential and is expressly limited to NSS Labs’ licensed users.2

NSS LabsNext Generation Firewall Comparative Report — SVM 060617Key Findings Overall Security Effectiveness ranged from 25.8% to 99.9%, with seven of the 11 tested products achieving arating greater than 78.5%.TCO per Protected Mbps ranged from US 5 to US 105, with most tested products costing less than US 22 perprotected Mbps. The average Security Effectiveness rating was 67.3%; seven of the tested products received an above-averageSecurity Effectiveness rating, and four of the tested products received a below-average Security Effectivenessrating. The average TCO per Protected Mbps was US 25.2; eight of the tested products were rated as having aboveaverage value, and three of the tested products were rated as having below-average value. Product RatingThe Overall Rating in Figure 2 is determined by which section of the SVM the product falls within: Recommended(top right), Neutral (top left or bottom right), or Caution (bottom left). For more information on how the SVM isconstructed, see the How to Read the SVM section of this document.Barracuda Networks25.8%Below AverageValue(TCO per Protected Mbps)US 39Below AverageCheck Point89.6%Above AverageUS 18Above AverageRecommendedCisco95.5%Above AverageUS 21Above AverageRecommendedForcepoint99.9%Above AverageUS 8Above AverageRecommendedFortinet 3200D78.6%Above AverageUS 9Above AverageRecommendedFortinet 600D78.6%Above AverageUS 5Above AverageRecommendedJuniper Networks37.8%Below AverageUS 105Below AverageCautionPalo Alto Networks39.7%Below AverageUS 20Above AverageCautionSonicWall26.4%Below AverageUS 39Below AverageCautionSophos90.4%Above AverageUS 6Above AverageRecommendedWatchGuard88.9%Above AverageUS 8Above AverageRecommendedVendorSecurity EffectivenessOverall RatingCautionFigure 2 – NSS Labs’ 2017 Recommendations for Next Generation Firewall (NGFW)This report is part of a series of Comparative Reports on security, performance, TCO, and the SVM. In addition, NSSclients have access to an NSS Labs SVM Toolkit that allows for the incorporation of organization-specific costsand requirements to create a completely customized SVM. For more information, visit www.nsslabs.com.This report is Confidential and is expressly limited to NSS Labs’ licensed users.3

NSS LabsNext Generation Firewall Comparative Report — SVM 060617Table of ContentsTested Products. 1Environment . 1Overview. 2Key Findings . 3Product Rating . 3How to Read the SVM. 5The x axis . 5The y axis . 6Analysis . 7Recommended . 7Check Point Software Technologies 15600 Next Generation Threat Prevention (NGTP) Appliance R77.20. 7Cisco Firepower 4110 v6.1.0.1 . 7Forcepoint NGFW 3301 Appliance v6.1.2 . 8Fortinet FortiGate 3200D FortiOS v5.4.4 GA Build 1117 . 8Fortinet FortiGate 600D FortiOS v5.4.4 GA Build 1117 . 9Sophos XG-750 Firewall v16.01 . 9WatchGuard Firebox M4600 v11.10.7 . 10Neutral . 10Caution . 10Barracuda NextGen Firewall F600.E20 Firmware Version 7.0.2 . 10Juniper Networks SRX 4200 v15.1X49-D75.5 . 11Palo Alto Networks PA-5250 PAN-OS 8.0.0 . 11SonicWall NSA 6600 SonicOS 6.2 . 12Test Methodology . 13Contact Information . 13Table of FiguresFigure 1 – NSS Labs’ 2017 Security Value Map (SVM) for Next Generation Firewall (NGFW) .2Figure 2 – NSS Labs’ 2017 Recommendations for Next Generation Firewall (NGFW) .3Figure 3 – Example SVM .5This report is Confidential and is expressly limited to NSS Labs’ licensed users.4

NSS LabsNext Generation Firewall Comparative Report — SVM 060617How to Read the SVMThe SVM depicts the value of a typical deployment of five (5) NGFW devices plus one (1) central management unit(and where necessary, a log aggregation and/or event management unit). Running a multi-device deploymentprovides a more accurate reflection of cost than running only a single NGFW device.Figure 3 – Example SVMNo two security products deliver the same security effectiveness or TCO, making precise comparisons extremelydifficult. In order to enable value-based comparisons of NGFW products on the market, NSS has developed aunique metric: TCO per Protected Mbps. For additional information, please see the TCO Comparative Report.The x axis displays the TCO per Protected Mbps in US dollars, which decreases from left to right.This metric incorporates the 3-Year TCO with the Security Effectiveness score to provide a data point against whichthe actual value of each product tested can be compared. The following formula is used: TCO per Protected Mbps 3-Year TCO / (Security Effectiveness x NSS-Tested Throughput). The TCO incorporates capital expenditure (capex)costs over a three-year period, including initial acquisition and deployment costs and annual maintenance andupdate costs (software and hardware updates). For more details on Security Effectiveness and TCO, see theSecurity and TCO Comparative Reports at www.nsslabs.com.This report is Confidential and is expressly limited to NSS Labs’ licensed users.5

NSS LabsNext Generation Firewall Comparative Report — SVM 060617The y axis displays the Security Effectiveness score as a percentage. Security Effectiveness is greater toward thetop of the y axis. Products that are missing critical security capabilities will have reduced Security Effectivenessscores.The Security Effectiveness score of some products is represented by two data points (a blue dot and a gradientline). The highest point of the gradient line represents Security Effectiveness based solely on block rate. However,this is not the only measure of Security Effectiveness—NSS also factors in evasions. Incorporating this additionalinformation allows NSS to calculate a second, lower score (represented by the blue dot), which more realisticallydepicts the actual Security Effectiveness of a product.The Security Effectiveness score of products that did not miss any evasions is represented by a single green dot.The SVM displays two dotted lines that represent the average Security Effectiveness and TCO per Protected Mbpsof all the tested products. These lines divide the SVM into four unequally sized sections. Where a product’sSecurity Effectiveness and TCO per Protected Mbps scores map on the SVM will determine which section it fallsinto: Recommended: Products that map into the upper-right section of the SVM score well for both SecurityEffectiveness and TCO per Protected Mbps. These products provide a high level of detection and value formoney.Caution: Products that map into the lower-left section of the SVM offer limited value for money given their 3Year TCO and Security Effectiveness.Neutral: Products that map into either the upper-left or lower-right sections may be good choices fororganizations with specific security or budget requirements.Neutral products in the upper-left section score as above average for Security Effectiveness but below average forTCO per Protected Mbps (Value). These products are suitable for environments requiring a high level of detection,albeit at a higher-than-average cost.Conversely, Neutral products in the lower-right section score as below average for Security Effectiveness but aboveaverage for TCO per Protected Mbps (Value). These products would be suitable for environments where a slightlylower level of detection is acceptable in exchange for a lower TCO.In all cases, the SVM should only be a starting point. NSS clients have access to the SVM Toolkit, which allows forthe incorporation of organization-specific costs and requirements to create a custom SVM. Clients can also meetwith NSS analysts to develop a custom SVM.This report is Confidential and is expressly limited to NSS Labs’ licensed users.6

NSS LabsNext Generation Firewall Comparative Report — SVM 060617AnalysisEach product may fall into one of three categories based on its rating in the SVM: Recommended, Neutral, orCaution. Each of the tested products receives a single rating. Vendors are listed alphabetically within each section.RecommendedCheck Point Software Technologies 15600 Next Generation Threat Prevention (NGTP) Appliance R77.20NSS Exploit Library Block RateUsing the recommended policy, the 15600 NGTP Appliance blocked 99.90%of attacks against server applications, 99.82% of attacks against clientapplications, and 99.86% of attacks overall.CAWS (Live) Exploit Block RateThe device blocked 99.27% of live exploits.Evasion TechniquesThe device failed to protect against the HTTP evasion technique. Please seethe Test Report for additional details.Stability and ReliabilityThe device passed all stability and reliability tests.Firewall Policy EnforcementThe device proved effective in enforcing all firewall policies.Application ControlNSS engineers verified that the device successfully determined the correctapplication and took the appropriate action based on the policy.Performance RatingThe 15600 NGTP Appliance is rated by NSS at 5,516 Mbps, which is higherthan the vendor-claimed performance; Check Point rates this device at 5.2Gbps.Cisco Firepower 4110 v6.1.0.1NSS Exploit Library Block RateUsing the recommended policy, the Firepower 4110 blocked 97.43% ofattacks against server applications, 98.84% of attacks against clientapplications, and 98.19% of attacks overall.CAWS (Live) Exploit Block RateThe device blocked 92.81% of live exploits.Evasion TechniquesThe device proved effective against all evasion techniques tested.Stability and ReliabilityThe device passed all stability and reliability tests.Firewall Policy EnforcementThe device proved effective in enforcing all firewall policies.Application ControlNSS engineers verified that the device successfully determined the correctapplication and took the appropriate action based on the policy.Performance RatingThe Firepower 4110 is rated by NSS at 2,495 Mbps, which is lower than thevendor-claimed performance; Cisco rates this device at 10 Gbps.This report is Confidential and is expressly limited to NSS Labs’ licensed users.7

NSS LabsNext Generation Firewall Comparative Report — SVM 060617Forcepoint NGFW 3301 Appliance v6.1.2NSS Exploit Library Block RateUsing the recommended policy, the NGFW 3301 Appliance blocked 100.0%of attacks against server applications, 100.00% of attacks against clientapplications, and 100.0% of attacks overall.CAWS (Live) Exploit Block RateThe device blocked 99.89% of live exploits.Evasion TechniquesThe device proved effective against all evasion techniques tested.Stability and ReliabilityThe device passed all stability and reliability tests.Firewall Policy EnforcementThe device proved effective in enforcing all firewall policies.Application ControlNSS engineers verified that the device successfully determined the correctapplication and took the appropriate action based on the policy.Performance RatingThe Forcepoint 3301 Appliance is rated by NSS at 9,952 Mbps, which ishigher than the vendor-claimed performance; Forcepoint rates this device at9 Gbps.Fortinet FortiGate 3200D FortiOS v5.4.4 GA Build 1117NSS Exploit Library Block RateUsing the recommended policy, the FortiGate 3200D blocked 99.90% ofattacks against server applications, 98.66% of attacks against clientapplications, and 99.24% of attacks overall.CAWS (Live) Exploit Block RateThe device blocked 99.71% of live exploits.Evasion TechniquesThe device failed to protect against the HTML obfuscation evasiontechnique. Please see the Test Report for additional details.Stability and ReliabilityThe device passed all stability and reliability tests.Firewall Policy EnforcementThe device proved effective in enforcing all firewall policies.Application ControlNSS engineers verified that the device successfully determined the correctapplication and took the appropriate action based on the policy.Performance RatingThe FortiGate 3200D is rated by NSS at 18,573 Mbps, which is lower than thevendor-claimed performance; Fortinet rates this device at 24 Gbps.This report is Confidential and is expressly limited to NSS Labs’ licensed users.8

NSS LabsNext Generation Firewall Comparative Report — SVM 060617Fortinet FortiGate 600D FortiOS v5.4.4 GA Build 1117NSS Exploit Library Block RateUsing the recommended policy, the FortiGate 3200D blocked 99.90% ofattacks against server applications, 98.66% of attacks against clientapplications, and 99.24% of attacks overall.CAWS (Live) Exploit Block RateThe device blocked 99.71% of live exploits.Evasion TechniquesThe device failed to protect against the HTML obfuscation evasiontechnique. Please see the Test Report for additional details.Stability and ReliabilityThe device passed all stability and reliability tests.Firewall Policy EnforcementThe device proved effective in enforcing all firewall policies.Application ControlNSS engineers verified that the device successfully determined the correctapplication and took the appropriate action based on the policy.Performance RatingThe FortiGate 600D is rated by NSS at 3,688 Mbps, which is higher than thevendor-claimed performance; Fortinet rates this device at 3.2 GbpsSophos XG-750 Firewall v16.01NSS Exploit Library Block RateUsing the recommended policy, the XG-750 Firewall blocked 96.30% ofattacks against server applications, 93.05% of attacks against clientapplications, and 94.56% of attacks overall.CAWS (Live) Exploit Block RateThe device blocked 97.82% of live exploits.Evasion TechniquesThe device failed to protect against the HTML obfuscation evasiontechnique. Please see the Test Report for additional details.Stability and ReliabilityThe device passed all stability and reliability tests.Firewall Policy EnforcementThe device proved effective in enforcing all firewall policies.Application ControlNSS engineers verified that the device successfully determined the correctapplication and took the appropriate action based on the policy.Performance RatingThe XG-750 Firewall is rated by NSS at 8,628 Mbps, which is lower than thevendor-claimed performance; Sophos rates this device at 11.8 Gbps.This report is Confidential and is expressly limited to NSS Labs’ licensed users.9

NSS LabsNext Generation Firewall Comparative Report — SVM 060617WatchGuard Firebox M4600 v11.10.7NSS Exploit Library Block RateUsing the recommended policy, the Firebox M4600 blocked 97.13% ofattacks against server applications, 98.04% of attacks against clientapplications, and 97.62% of attacks overall.CAWS (Live) Exploit Block RateThe device blocked 99.87% of live exploits.Evasion TechniquesThe device failed to protect against the HTTP evasion technique. Please seethe Test Report for additional details.Stability and ReliabilityThe device passed all stability and reliability tests.Firewall Policy EnforcementThe device proved effective in enforcing all firewall policies.Application ControlNSS engineers verified that the device successfully determined the correctapplication and took the appropriate action based on the policy.Performance RatingThe Firebox M4600 is rated by NSS at 2,472 Mbps, which is lower than thevendor-claimed performance; WatchGuard rates this device at 3 Gbps.NeutralNo vendor received a Neutral rating.CautionBarracuda NextGen Firewall F600.E20 Firmware Version 7.0.2NSS Exploit Library Block RateUsing t