NSS Labs Moves To Subscription-Based Model

Company has ceased selling individual reports

February 18, 2012

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Austin, TX - February 14, 2012 - NSS Labs, the leader in test-based research and analysis of information security devices, today announced that they have moved to a fully subscription-based model. The company has ceased selling individual reports and now only offers its research to subscription clients.

NSS was founded in 1991 and originally provided custom testing and both individual and comparative group reports for sale to information security professionals. These reports are well respected in the industry and are designed to help organizations purchase and configure security products to provide optimal protection at the lowest price.

"Our reports, coupled with our included analyst inquiry service, provide unique and valuable information for our clients that is based on actual bench testing," said Bob Walder, chief research officer at NSS Labs. "No other analyst firm provides this kind of factual analysis and side by side comparisons of security products."

NSS offers its Security IntelligenceTM subscription service in both enterprise and small business offerings. Clients have access to all current and previous product and comparative test reports, analyst briefs and client-only web briefings, as well as analyst inquiries.

NSS Labs’ comparative test reports culminate in the exclusive Security Value MapTM which charts all tested products on a scale that reflects security effectiveness and value (cost per protected Mbps). This unique scale cuts through the marketing hype and presents complex findings in a concise and useable form, suitable for the highest levels of enterprise organizations.

NSS will be featuring Security Intelligence at the RSA Conference in San Francisco later this month. Chief Research Officer, Bob Walder, will also be holding Analyst Roundtable discussions on key industry topics (including mobile security and NGFW) at the NSS Labs booth (#320).

About NSS Labs, Inc.

NSS Labs, Inc. is the recognized leader in independent security research and testing. We provide subscription-based security intelligence to enterprises worldwide. Our test-based research and expert analyses provide information technology professionals with the unbiased data they need to select and maintain complex security products for their organizations.

NSS Labs evaluates both network and endpoint security products, producing both individual Product Analysis Reports and group Comparative Analysis Reports. Group tests culminate in our exclusive Security Value MapTM. Founded in 1991, the company is based in Austin, Texas. For more information, visit www.nsslabs.com.

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