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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.


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.

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.


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

Q3 2021 Advanced Threat Defense (ATD) Test Results Are Posted

October 15, 2021

Few security products can protect your PCs, servers, and network from *not-yet-known* malicious threats.  ICSA Labs quarterly tests solutions that purportedly provide this protection against new and little-known malicious threats. During Q3 2021, a quarter that included 28 straight days ICSA Labs advanced threat defense (ATD) testing, the team at the labs tested the effectiveness of next-gen anti-malware solutions.  Just six from the following list of companies passed our tests: AhnLab, GoSecure, Juniper Networks, Sequretek, SonicWall, & Trend Micro. For more, click on this news item or refer to

Fortinet's FortiWeb 1000E remains ICSA Labs WAF Certified Following Testing

September 27, 2021

The FortiWeb 1000E met all of ICSA Labs' Web App Firewall security testing requirements. As a result, it maintained ICSA Labs WAF Certification

Fortinet retains ICSA Labs Firewall Certification on its FortiGate Consolidated Security Platforms following testing

August 25, 2021

Congratulations Fortinet!  After security testing, the FortiGate 101F met all of ICSA Labs' corporate firewall requirements. As a result, both it and Fortinet's FortiGate Consolidated Security Platforms retained ICSA Labs Firewall Certification

Fortinet's FortiGate Consolidated Security Platforms retain ICSA Labs IPsec Certification

August 10, 2021
Following successful interoperability and security testing, the FortiGate 101F met all of ICSA Labs' IPsec test requirements. As a result, both it and Fortinet's FortiGate Consolidated Security Platforms retained ICSA Labs IPsec Certification

Sophos XGS Series Firewalls attain ICSA Labs Firewall Certification

August 5, 2021

Congratulations Sophos!  The Sophos XGS Series Firewalls met all of ICSA Labs' requirements during security-based certification testing to attain 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.

2020 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.