The Attacks Used Target High-Severity, Enterprise-Software Vulnerabilities

Enterprises face an ever-evolving set of network-borne malicious threats & vulnerabilities. For this reason, ICSA Labs annually tests network intrusion prevention systems (IPS).

In IPS testing, ICSA Labs performs repeatable, scientific security testing to determine how well an IPS protects against network-borne exploits aimed at high severity vulnerabilities in enterprise-class software with and without evasion techniques - in the midst of normal, background traffic. 

Because an IPS is of little value were it to block all such exploits while it cratered the network, ICSA Labs also tests an IPS for latency and measures its throughput while configured to provide the requisite protection.