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Most Security Products Fail First Certification Tests
ICSA studied data from their seven certification programs; anti-virus, network firewall, Web application firewall, network IPS, IPSec VPN, SSL VPNs and custom testing, which are customized testing programs designed for specific clients.
ICSA found the most common reason why a product fails during initial testing is that it doesn't adequately perform as intended. Across the seven product categories, core product functionality accounted for 78 percent of initial test failures. Examples include an anti-virus product failing to prevent infection and firewalls not filtering malicious traffic, ICSA noted in a release on the findings.
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