In 2012, NSS Labs found that most available NGFW solutions "fell short in performance and security effectiveness." In 2013 NSS Labs noted "marked improvement" and bestowed their "recommended" rating on 6 vendors. Click here to find out who they were.
With so many vendors claiming to have a Next Generation Firewall (NGFW), it can be difficult to tell what makes each one different. John Pescatore of SANS Institute explains what enterprises look for when considering alternative NGFW solutions.
TrueCrypt puts not only open source competitors but even commercial counterparts to shame. Supporting Windows, Linux, and OS X, this on-the-fly disk encryptor is flexible and transparent, able to create a virtual encrypted disk or encrypt an entire disk partition or removable USB drive. TrueCrypt also offers pre-boot authentication for Windows, and provides ingenious ways of hiding encrypted volumes so that they can't be found. It's a tool for the truly paranoid, and we like it that much more because of it. FULL REPORT ...