Industry Assessment

Research on competitive products

Industry Assessments (IAs) compare similar products within the same market space. Vendors are invited to represent their product in this competitive evaluation. IAs are updated regularly to best reflect the current averages. Read about test products in our reports below. For a more individual profile, skim our Vendor Profiles for product descriptions, cost-benefit analysis, buyer considerations and IA comparison. Vendor Profiles are great for one-page marketing and tradeshow events.


Mobile Threat Defense
With increasing BYOD and enterprise mobile devices, attackers have a large attack surface opportunity to target endpoints beyond the enterprise on-premise computing workstations. Unprotected mobile devices, like smartphones and tablets, provide a high degree of threat and vulnerability to a network. This requires an integrated mobile protection solution to prevent attackers from exploiting these mobile devices.

Miercom's Independent Mobile Threat Defense Industry Assessment evaluates mobile security and vulnerabilities resulting from these mobile hosts. Testing includes monitoring, protection and remediation of mobile threats while maintaining privacy and an intuitive user experience.

Unified Threat Management (UTM) Coming soon!
Attacks come from multiple vectors simultaneously, so having an advanced firewall or antivirus is not enough for network protection. UTM products provide a combination of security features such as firewall, intrusion prevention, antivirus, antispam, application control and content filtering to prevent browser-based threats.

Miercom's Independent Unified Threat Management Industry Assessment evaluates products equipped with multiple security features in a single appliance. Testing includes techniques traffic inspection and detection of harmful and suspicious activity, while avoiding network bottlenecks and latency.

Analysis will focus on:

  • Protective Features
  • Performance
  • Stability & Reliability
  • User Experience
  • Deployability
  • Total Cost of Ownership