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.

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.

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.


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 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.

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.

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.

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.


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.


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.


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.

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 - Email

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

what's new

Check Point Security Gateway passes to maintain ICSA Labs Firewall Certification

January 25, 2022
After recent testing, the Check Point Security Gateway met all of ICSA Labs' firewall security testing requirements. As a result, it retained ICSA Labs Firewall Certification

Q4 2021 Advanced Threat Defense (ATD) Test Results Are Posted

January 19, 2022

Can security products really protect your network from unknown malicious threats?  ICSA Labs quarterly certifies solutions that provide protection against new and little-known malicious threats. During the Q4 2021 test cycle, a quarter that included 32 days of continuous testing, the team at the labs tested the effectiveness of next-gen anti-malware solutions while also measuring false positives.  Solutions from eight next-gen anti-malware providers were able to pass our tests: AhnLab, Fortinet, GoSecure, Juniper Networks, RevBits, Sequretek, SonicWall, & Trend Micro. For more, click on this news item or refer to

H3C SecPath Firewall Family retains ICSA Labs Firewall Certification

January 7, 2022
Congratulations H3C! The H3C SecPath Firewall Family met all of ICSA Labs' requirements during security-based certification testing and once again retained ICSA Labs Corporate Firewall Certification

Quick Heal's Seqrite Endpoint Security Retains ICSA Labs Endpoint Anti-Malware Certification

December 16, 2021
Seqrite Endpoint Security (EPS) successfully retained ICSA Labs Endpoint Anti-Malware Certification following recently-completed cybersecurity testing

The Barracuda Web Application Firewall Family Retained ICSA Labs WAF Certification Following Security Testing

December 8, 2021
The Barracuda Web Application Firewall Family met all of ICSA Labs' Web Application Firewall (WAF) security testing requirements. As a result, it remains ICSA Labs WAF Certified

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.