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Sangfor NGAF Achieves Recommended Rating in CyberRatings.org’s Enterprise Firewall Test

HONG KONG--(BUSINESS WIRE)--#CyberRatings--Sangfor Technologies (300454.SZ), a leading global provider of integrated cybersecurity and cloud computing solutions powered by artificial intelligence, today announced that its Next-Generation Application Firewall (NGAF) earned a RECOMMENDED rating with outstanding Security Effectiveness and has one of the lowest Price per Protected Mbps in Enterprise Network Firewall testing conducted by CyberRatings.org, a non-profit committed to delivering independent and objective testing of security product efficacy.

“Sangfor has achieved consistently high ratings in testing over the past several years,” said Vikram Phatak, CEO of CyberRatings.org. “They have a solid product that deserves consideration.”

World-Class Security without Breaking the Bank

According to CyberRatings.org, Sangfor NGAF 5300 provides remarkable cost-effectiveness, with the lowest 3-year TCO (including product purchase, product maintenance, vendor support, etc.) and ranking a close-second for Price per Protected Mbps among all the tested firewall products. This figure is derived from a combination of its high security effectiveness, a rated throughput of 5,782 Mbps, and the low 3-year Total Cost of Ownership (TCO). This proves Sangfor NGAF's excellent value for money, making it the top choice for businesses looking to optimize their security budget without compromising on quality.

Outstanding Effectiveness Across Tested Categories

CyberRatings.org's comprehensive evaluation of the Sangfor NGAF 5300 showcased the product's exceptional performance in the key areas of Threat Prevention, SSL/TSL Functionality, Stability & Reliability, and Routing & Access Control. The product's impressive AAA rating in three out of four categories underscores its ability to meet the highest standards and deliver excellent value to customers.

Ratings Explained

According to CyberRatings.org, "A product rated 'AAA' has the highest rating assigned by CyberRatings. The product’s capacity to meet its commitments to consumers is extremely strong. A product rated 'AA' differs from the highest-rated products only to a small degree. The product’s capacity to meet its commitments to consumers is very strong."

Threat Prevention: AA Rating

Sangfor NGAF 5300 demonstrated exceptional efficacy in blocking vulnerability exploits and evasion techniques. It successfully prevented 98.26% of 1724 vulnerability exploits, with an impressive 99.4% success rate in client-initiated exploits and 97.5% in server-initiated attempts. Against 1482 evasion techniques, it blocked 100% of client-initiated evasions and 99.6% of server-initiated evasions, culminating in a 95.71% evasion effectiveness score after adjustment according to the weight of evasions.

SSL/TSL Functionality: AAA Rating

Firewalls must be able to scrutinize SSL/TSL payloads to detect malicious activity concealed by encryption. According to CyberRatings.org, Sangfor NGAF provides complete visibility into 10/10 of the most prevalent cipher suites and prevents 5/5 weak ciphers, making it an effective tool for detecting attacks that are disguised by encryption and those that are aimed at the encryption protocols themselves.

Stability & Reliability: AAA Rating

It is crucial for a firewall to maintain stability and security effectiveness even under hostile attack and operating under normal load. Any failure to do so could lead to successful breaches and network outages. In the case of Sangfor NGAF, it successfully passed all eight conditions when exposed to a constant stream of policy or protocol violations over an extended period, generating an alert for each detected attack.

Routing & Access Control: AAA Rating

Sangfor NGAF 5300 successfully passed all the routing and access control scenarios tested by CyberRatings.org. These assessments included complex multiple-zone configurations that support many users, networks, policies, and applications. The successful test results demonstrate NGAF's proficiency in managing and securing complex network environments.

A Leader in AI-Powered & Integrated Security

Sangfor Technologies is at the forefront of AI-powered and integrated security technology, continuously evolving its products to make security simpler and more effective for its customers.

Sangfor NGAF is the world's first AI-enabled next-generation firewall, powered by Sangfor's Engine Zero artificially intelligent malware detection engine and Neural-X AI threat intelligence platform. Engine Zero has been trained using millions of malware samples to detect unknown malware and zero-day attacks, while Neural-X TI enriches Sangfor NGAF with the latest IOCs and adversary tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTPs) to detect emerging threats.

Sangfor takes integrated security to the next level with the Extended Detection, Defense and Response (XDDR) architecture, which seamlessly integrates Sangfor's entire range of security products, including NGAF, Cyber Command, Endpoint Secure, and Internet Access Gateway (IAG). This holistic security systems correlates events from across the network using purpose-built AI models and responds together to contain attacks and eradicate all threats.

Read the 2023 CyberRatings.org Enterprise Firewall report in full.

Related Resources

Discover Sangfor NGAF’s unique features and powerful capabilities by visiting the NGAF product page and reading through the NGAF product brochure.

Find out what leading research firms have to say about Sangfor NGAF, including being recognized as a Visionary in Gartner® Magic Quadrant™ for Network Firewalls, a Strong Performer in Gartner® Peer Insights™ ‘Voice of the Customer’: Network Firewalls, and Forrester Now Tech reports for Enterprise Firewalls and Web Application Firewalls.

Learn how customers have greatly benefited from Sangfor NGAF from customer success stories and testimonial videos, including from J&T Express, Bank Victoria, and the Royal Malaysian Customs Department.



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