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.


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.


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.


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.

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.

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.


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.

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.

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.


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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

what's new

VMware's NSX Advanced Load Balancer achieves ICSA Labs WAF Certification

November 30, 2021
The NSX Advanced Load Balancer met all of ICSA Labs' Web Application Firewall (WAF) security testing requirements. As a result, it was awarded ICSA Labs WAF Certification

Hillstone Networks SG-6000 Series NGFW retains ICSA Labs Firewall Certification

November 24, 2021
Congratulations Hillstone! The Hillstone Networks SG-6000 Series NGFW met all of ICSA Labs' requirements during security-based certification testing and once again retained ICSA Labs Corporate Firewall Certification

Acronis Cyber Protect Cloud Retains ICSA Labs Endpoint Anti-Malware Certification

November 17, 2021
Acronis Cyber Protect Cloud successfully retains ICSA Labs Endpoint Anti-Malware Certification following recently-completed security testing

The Pitney Bowes SendPro Mailstation Maintains ICSA Labs Network Attached Peripheral Security (NAPS) Certification

November 10, 2021
The Pitney Bowes SendPro Mailstation successfully retained ICSA Labs NAPS Certification following recently-completed security testing

Max Secure Total Security Attains ICSA Labs Endpoint Anti-Malware Certification

November 5, 2021

Max Secure Total Security successfully passed ICSA Labs Endpoint Anti-Malware testing to attain 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.