Best Network Security Software24Network Security Software is dedicated to prevention / pre-empting and locating / containing an Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) through the study of recent behaviors and behavioral change of malicious entities and locating or anticipating, and reacting to, a similar pattern in an enterprise's own networks. The goal is to minimize exposure to APTs while also minimizing, to the extent desired, false positives (i.e. erroneously flagging benign behaviors as malicious).WatchGuard Network Security1https://media.trustradius.com/product-logos/92/8u/VAPTVJ0UKFRX-180x180.JPEGFireMon2https://media.trustradius.com/product-logos/iL/JT/BCQ32GLX7WMA-180x180.PNGSolarWinds NetFlow Traffic Analyzer3https://media.trustradius.com/product-logos/jq/yq/TVA3S32JDP05-180x180.JPEGSymantec Advanced Threat Protection4https://media.trustradius.com/product-logos/xU/o1/T3PRAAZXT72L-180x180.PNGQualys Cloud Platform (formerly Qualysguard)5https://media.trustradius.com/vendor-logos/Kr/jJ/32G0095MQS8X-180x180.JPEGMetasploit6https://media.trustradius.com/vendor-logos/Jt/nm/DMQHRCTTH9CT-180x180.JPEGDarktrace7https://media.trustradius.com/vendor-logos/dp/PJ/9UMAL2L0CUIJ-180x180.JPEGCisco Routers8https://media.trustradius.com/product-logos/US/76/N1CE1T2TQUMR-180x180.JPEGCisco Identity Services Engine (ISE)9https://media.trustradius.com/vendor-logos/KP/BJ/EKH5RFTLCO4X-180x180.PNGCisco IOS Security10https://media.trustradius.com/vendor-logos/KP/BJ/EKH5RFTLCO4X-180x180.PNGFireEye Security Suite11https://media.trustradius.com/vendor-logos/NG/Ce/Z0M72RNSMBG5-180x180.JPEGRSA NetWitness Network12https://media.trustradius.com/vendor-logos/VR/tQ/QQ1UVO3W5C25-180x180.JPEGAvast CloudCare13https://media.trustradius.com/vendor-logos/xg/DL/SF4RJLFA8RUQ-180x180.JPEGTempered Networks14https://media.trustradius.com/vendor-logos/tx/LO/KLFXLHHHOK33-180x180.PNGQualys Private Cloud Platform15https://media.trustradius.com/vendor-logos/Kr/jJ/32G0095MQS8X-180x180.JPEGGigamon16https://media.trustradius.com/vendor-logos/rx/IV/086MK8UNCKS7-180x180.JPEGSymantec Encrypted Traffic Management (formerly Blue Coat)17https://media.trustradius.com/product-logos/sz/32/CZ8FA4TXSSCA-180x180.PNGZeroFOX18https://media.trustradius.com/vendor-logos/CZ/k3/2OVLF3IF2K2U-180x180.JPEGSolarWinds MSP Threat Monitor19https://media.trustradius.com/vendor-logos/to/Kd/DXB2TUQPIR3A-180x180.PNGFrontline Reconnaissance Network Appliance20https://media.trustradius.com/vendor-logos/iA/8s/1JVKUC8W30UK-180x180.JPEGKaspersky Anti Targeted Attack Platform21https://media.trustradius.com/vendor-logos/RZ/RK/QTA0JQCKJP1L-180x180.JPEGBrinqa22https://media.trustradius.com/product-logos/Nr/4O/JLRU2FWJDMM0-180x180.JPEGCenturyLink Security Log Monitoring (SLM)23https://media.trustradius.com/vendor-logos/OK/UO/KTW2ZSTJRMM2-180x180.JPEGEset GREYCORTEX MENDEL24https://media.trustradius.com/vendor-logos/db/iK/TTC8O3TI5SN9-180x180.JPEGExtraHop Reveal(x)25https://media.trustradius.com/vendor-logos/g9/fs/FCO2DFO5BRRT-180x180.JPEG

Network Security Software

Best Network Security Software

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Network Security Software Overview

What is Network Security Software?

It is imperative for enterprises to protect themselves from potentially harmful traffic. Network security software helps network administrators keep track and neutralize unauthorized access or denial of network resources through phishing, Trojan horses, spyware, worms and other vendor-specific vulnerabilities.

Evolution of Network Security Software

Network security software suites usually contain a number of different technologies. Traditionally, the two major components were firewalls, which were designed to only permit specific protocols and ports, but were essentially ignorant as to whether websites being accessed were malicious.


Secure web gateways were designed to perform web filtering and to block websites that were on a blacklist. The tools tend to be used independently of each other and are used to secure the periphery of a company’s infrastructure.


Recent developments augment these strategies by sharing data across multiple systems and correlating information to better understand potential threats. Next-generation firewalls are able to sniff out malicious packets through “deep packet inspection” techniques. Secure gateways have also become more sophisticated with a focus on web-based virus signatures, not just forbidden URLs.


Another recent development is the emergence of malware sandboxes creating a safe environment where tests can be run on suspicious data.

Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)

The advent of the BYOD era has also brought more reliance on network access control software to protect the network internally by making sure that devices identify themselves on the network which can regulate access rights.

Pricing Information

Network security management covers a variety of different technologies making it difficult to make general statements about pricing. Firewall devices have a broad range of costs depending on the complexity of the environment. Firewall appliances start at around $100 or less, while enterprise firewalls can cost over $25,000. Pricing structures vary, but a common approach is tiered pricing by the number of users. Secure web gateway pricing takes a similar approach.

Network Security Products

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WatchGuard Network Security

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130 Ratings

WatchGuard Network Security is a network security and firewall software. WatchGuard includes secure Wi-Fi, multi-factor authentication, and network intelligence products and services designed for SMB’s.

57 Ratings

FireMon's Network Security Policy Management (NSPM) platform gives security and operations teams automated visibility and analysis for network security devices. FireMon's web-based UI allows users to dissect their network security policies, locate compliance failures, and assess security vulnerabili…

SolarWinds NetFlow Traffic Analyzer

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96 Ratings

SolarWinds Netflow Traffic Analyzer is a network monitoring tool within the broader SolarWinds ecosystem. It includes core traffic monitoring features, as well as customizable traffic reports and alerts.

15 Ratings

Darktrace headquartered in San Francisco provides enterprise network security with its machine learning autonomous network traffic analysis (NTA) software, providing an "Immune System" that detects novel or insider threats arising from malicious behavior.

209 Ratings

Cisco routers support secure, reliable enterprise connections. These enterprise routers help users implement an intent-based, future-ready WAN that is constantly learning, adapting, and protecting. Deploy routers for the branch, cloud, co-location, or the data center with any type of connectivity, i…

FireEye, from the company of the same name in Milpitas, California, offers the FireEye Security Suite, a threat detection and antivirus application encompassing FireEye Email Security, FireEye Network security, and FireEye Endpoint Security. Finally, the Suite includes FireEye Helix as a security op…

Avast's CloudCare is a cloud-based security platform that helps IT professionals monitor threats and deliver layered security services to multiple offices, networks, and devices. CloudCare’s powerful combination of endpoint and network security services provide an unparalleled level of protection, i…

2 Ratings

Gigamon in Santa Clara offers their suite of interrelated applications in the Gigamon Platform, a network security suite dedicated to providing total visibility and visualization of network activity for both operational efficiency and security that comprises traffic management application GigaSMART …

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The Kaspersky Anti Targeted Attack Platform uses machine learning approaches to detect targeted attacks across network telemetry through a combination of automated network traffic analysis, correlative behavioral analysis, and other approaches to detect multi-layer threats across an enterprise netwo…

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Brinqa Risk Analytics is a governance, risk, and compliance (GRC) management platform from Brinqa headquartered in Austin, Texas.