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Enterprise security perimeters are subject to constant and changing threats. Web security gateways/firewalls need to be able to detect pre-existing as well as zero-day attacks. Furthermore, security solutions must be able to detect and intercept hacks that use evasion techniques to try to bypass perimeter security.

Symantec Corp. commissioned Tolly to evaluate the Symantec Secure Web Gateway solution which combines the functionality of the Symantec ProxySG with the intelligence of Symantec Content Analysis and Malware Analysis. The Symantec solution was compared to that of a leading next-generation firewall (NGFW) solution. Testing primarily focused on evaluating the effectiveness of each solution in its detection of malware and stopping hackers from evading the security perimeter. Tolly also profiled key features of each solution.

Tests showed that the Symantec solution detected significantly more threats across the full suite of malware detection tests.

To read the full version of the Symantec Secure Web Gateway Test Report please visit: http://tolly.com/DocDetail.aspx?DocNumber=217114

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