BETHESDA, Md., March 27, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- SANS Institute, the global leader in information security training, today announced the winners of the SANS Best of 2016 Awards which celebrate security products that are successfully being used to fend off attacks.
"The SANS Best of Awards were created to showcase solutions from around the world that are making a difference by reducing the business impact of cyberattacks in real world applications. By increasing awareness of these solutions, we believe we can help security professionals to reduce the number of successful intrusions, as well as greatly reduce the business impact of those that do get through" said John Pescatore, Director of Emerging Security Trends, SANS.
The SANS Best of Awards are not driven by vendors, but by the people actually using these products. The Awards are an extension of the SANS WhatWorks Program which creates awareness of security programs and solutions that are actually being used to stop bad guys and improve security.
Award winners and honorable mentions will be recognized at the SANS 2017 training event taking place in Orlando, April 7 – 14. Winners and honorable mentions of the SANS Best of 2016 award include:
Winner: Tenable Nessus
Next Generation Firewall
Winner: Palo Alto Networks PA Series
Check Point Software
Advanced Threat Detection
Winner: FireEye Network NX
End Point Protection
Winner: Cylance PROTECT
Winner: Qualys Web Application Scanning (WAS)
Winner: LogRhythm Security Intelligence Platform
Winner: CrowdStrike Falcon Intelligence
FireEye Threat Intelligence
Cisco AMP Threat Grid
Winner: Carbon Black Platform
Palo Alto Networks Traps
About SANS Institute
The SANS Institute was established in 1989 as a cooperative research and education organization. SANS is the most trusted and, by far, the largest provider of cybersecurity training and certification to professionals at governments and commercial institutions world-wide. Renowned SANS instructors teach over 50 different courses at more than 200 live cybersecurity training events as well as online. GIAC, an affiliate of the SANS Institute, validates employee qualifications via 30 hands-on, technical certifications in information security. The SANS Technology Institute, a regionally accredited independent subsidiary, offers master's degrees in cyber security. SANS offers a myriad of free resources to the InfoSec community including consensus projects, research reports, and newsletters; it also operates the Internet's early warning system--the Internet Storm Center. At the heart of SANS are the many security practitioners, representing varied global organizations from corporations to universities, working together to help the entire information security community. (www.SANS.org)
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