Authorized Certification Body (ACB)

ICSA Labs is certified by ANSI as an Authorized Certification Body (ACB) for the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) within the US Government's Department of Health and Human Services.

Web Application Firewalls

In annual WAF testing, ICSA Labs attempts to defeat or circumvent the WAF product's security policy. Attacks used in testing include buffer overflow, cross site scripting (XSS), cross site request forgery (CSRF), improper input validation and other OWASP Top 10 web application threats.

Network IPS

We annually test intrusion prevention systems (IPS) to see how well they protect against client and server-side attacks aimed at high severity vulnerabilities in enterprise software and how well the product protects against evasion techniques.

Network Attached Peripherals

NAPS will verify that a network attached peripheral will not introduce vulnerabilities to the network where it is installed, and is not vulnerable to exploitation itself, while still providing its intended services to users.

Advanced Threat Defense (ATD)

ICSA Labs performs quarterly security testing of next gen anti-malware solutions to determine how well they protect enterprises from new & little-known malicious threats. In testing we deliver the threats using the most common vectors leading to enterprise breaches.

IoT Security & Privacy

Depending on the kind of IoT device/sensor, ICSA Labs first chooses a suitable set of testing elements from its "IoT Security Testing Framework."  The labs then tests to determine if the IoT device/sensor includes adequate security for its intended application and environment.

Cloud Security

ICSA Labs annually tests cloud security services including cloud firewall, cloud IPS, and cloud WAF solutions to see how well they defend against the latest attacks aimed at cloud network resources. 

Advanced Threat Defense - Email

Every quarter, ICSA Labs tests email security solutions that are designed to protect enterprises from new & little-known malicious threats in email.

Secure SD-WAN

In this annual testing program we test your SD-WAN solution’s support for multiple WAN paths, dynamic path selection and auto-provisioning of edge devices.  We also test that it is invulnerable to attack and provides its SD-WAN features securely.

ONC Health IT

ICSA Labs is authorized by the US Federal Government, as an accredited test lab and Office of the National Coordinator Authorized Certification Body (ONC-ACB), to test and certify Health Information Technology products that support Meaningful Use.


In firewall testing ICSA Labs annually tests that the network firewall is stateful and can enforce a security policy.  We also test that the firewall itself can withstand attacks, including DoS attacks.

Custom Testing

Custom testing services offer customized, 3rd party, expert evaluation and certification testing services designed to meet the specific needs of vendors and corporations.

Authorized Test Lab (ATL)

ICSA Labs is NVLAP-accredited as an ONC-Authorized Health IT Testing Laboratory for the US Department of Health and Human Services.


ICSA Labs annually tests that VPN products interoperate with others in accordance with the IKEv2 and IPsec standards. For VPNs that support certificate-based signatures, ICSA Labs tests certificate installation & validation. Testing also verifies that cryptographic algorithms are properly implemented and that products are resistant to known IPsec VPN attacks.



As malware increases and evolves, third-party testing by ICSA Labs is increasingly important.  That's why ICSA Labs performs monthly testing of endpoint and network-based anti-malware products.


In annual SSL-TLS VPN testing of products providing secure remote access to corporate resources, ICSA Labs tests that the different operation modes work properly, including a web-based Reverse Web Proxy and a Layer 3 VPN tunnel. Proper implementation of TLS, management/validation of certificates, enforcement of auth policies, and session control and cleanup are also examined.

what's new

GajShield Next Generation Firewall Appliance Family retains ICSA Labs Firewall Certification

June 6, 2022
Congratulations GajShield! The GajShield Next Generation Firewall Appliance Family met all of ICSA Labs' requirements during security-based certification testing and once again retained ICSA Labs Corporate Firewall Certification

Alibaba Cloud Firewall Becomes 1st to Attain ICSA Labs Cloud IPS Certification!

May 5, 2022
In the first of its kind testing, ICSA Labs performed Cloud IPS security certification testing of Alibaba Cloud's Cloud Firewall.  Cloud Firewall met all of ICSA Labs' Cloud IPS requirements during security-based certification testing becoming the first to achieve ICSA Labs Cloud IPS Certification

Q1 2022 Advanced Threat Defense (ATD) and ATD-Email Test Results Posted

April 19, 2022

Are you protected from unknown malware?  ICSA Labs quarterly tests and certifies security products/solutions that provide protection against new and little-known malicious threats. During the Q1 2022 test cycle, a quarter that included 32 days of continuous testing, the team at the labs tested the efficacy of next-gen anti-malware solutions.  Eight next-gen anti-malware products/solutions from the following security vendors passed our tests: Trend Micro, SonicWall, Sequretek, RevBits, Juniper Networks, GoSecure, Fortinet, & AhnLab. For more, click on this news item or refer to

A10 Networks Thunder Series Retains both ICSA Labs IPsec & Firewall Certifications Following Security Testing

April 11, 2022
Following separate cybersecurity and interoperability testing, the A10 Networks Thunder Series met both ICSA Labs' Corporate Firewall and ICSA Labs' IPsec VPN criteria requirements to maintain both certifications.

VMware SD-WAN Edge Series Attains ICSA Labs Firewall Certification

April 6, 2022
The tested VMware SD-WAN Edges met all of ICSA Labs' requirements during security-based certification testing and achieved ICSA Labs Corporate Firewall Certification

30 years of security testing

Read our report commemorating twenty-five years of ICSA Labs security testing. The report documents ICSA Labs' quarter century of testing experience, evolution, and explains how our security testing benefits the security industry and enterprises alike.

2021 testing awards

Excellence in Information Security Testing
ICSA Labs' EIST awards recognize vendors for outstanding achievement in the area of information security certification testing with ICSA Labs. The awards are presented annually to makers of security products that achieve five, ten, fifteen or twenty years of continuous security testing with ICSA Labs. Visit the EIST Awards page for more information on current and previous award winners.