After months of in-depth testing by SE Labs across a vast spectrum of security products, VMware is honored to receive the 2021 Best Network Detection and Response award.  This award comes on the heels of the announcement earlier this year that SE Labs awarded the industry’s first NDR AAA rating to VMware NSX Network Detection and Response (NDR)  

According to the U.K. based independent testing lab, each of the award winners has demonstrated its excellence in its category. SE Labs bases their conclusions on a combination of continual public testing, private assessments and feedback from corporate clients who use SE Labs to help choose security products and services. 

The efficacy of VMware NSX NDR is clear, proving  100 percent protection across multi-cloud environments from four major advanced and persistent threats (APT) groups—including FIN7&Carbanak, OilRig, APT3 and APT29—while returning zero false positives. This ability allows security operations teams to rapidly detect malicious activity and stop the lateral movement of threats inside the network.  

A Sea Change in Independent Security Testing 

This award and AAA rating from SE Labs is the first in the industry. It is well-known that today’s attackers continually evolve and chain together an ever increasingly complex chain of events. These techniques, tactics and procedures occur across networks and often traverse and bypass traditional security tools like firewalls and antivirus. As our understanding of attacker’s behaviors evolve, so must our engineering and testing. In addition to testing a solution’s ability to keep attackers out, independent testing should also focus on how well a solution can identify and stop attackers inside the network. SE Labs’ NDR test does this, validating VMware’s unique Zero Trust approach to cybersecurity. 

You can read the Annual Awards report from SE Labs or take a peek under the hood to see how SE Labs used VMware NDR to detect all malicious network traffic and payloads from a specific threat group—OilRig – APT 34. And, as always, you can also reach out with any questions about how you can modernize your security strategies with VMware to meet today’s changing threat landscape.