Stonesoft Oyj : Stonesoft Receives Fourth Consecutive NSS Labs "Recommend" Status

  Stonesoft Oyj : Stonesoft Receives Fourth Consecutive NSS Labs "Recommend"

                       Solid results in NSS Labs tests
         manifest the strength of Stonesoft Security Engine platform

Helsinki, Finland -15 April 2013 - The Stonesoft 3202 appliance has received
the "recommend" status in the latest Next Generation Firewall test by the
world's leading independent network security research and analyst organization
NSS Labs.

The latest 'recommend' status is already the fourth in a row, demonstrating
Stonesoft Security Engine platform's solid track record. Stonesoft is the only
European security vendor who has reached the "recommend" status in NSS Labs'
2012 and 2013 Next Generation Firewall as well as the latest Intrusion
Prevention System and Network Firewall Group Tests.

The 2013 Next Generation Firewall (NGFW) Comparative Analysis Report evaluated
nine leading NGFW products for security effectiveness, performance, enterprise
management capabilities, and total cost of ownership. It is the second group
test for NGFW conducted by NSS Labs. The first test was conducted in 2012.

The NSS engineers found the Stonesoft Management Center interface to be very
solid, and intuitive, and were pleased with the broad operating system
support. In the false positive testing where the products were tested with
clean traffic, "the Stonesoft 3202 showed excellent capacity for correctly
identifying traffic and did not fire IPS alerts on non-malicious content".

The NSS Labs test report also points out that "Stonesoft is one of a very
limited number of NGFW vendors that fully normalizes data before inspection.
This allows the device to decode accurately the malicious traffic, ensure
minimal or zero triggering of false positives during evasion handling and,
more importantly, to handle effectively all variations of common evasion

All of Stonesoft's appliances that have received the 'recommend' status in NSS
group tests are equipped with Stonesoft's ground breaking single software code
based transformable Security Engine platform that is capable of multiple cyber
security product roles, including FW/VPN, IPS and UTM.

"I am proud that we have reached the "recommend" status now already for the
fourth time in a row. This proves the strength of our transformable Security
Engine platform - regardless of the chosen product role; it provides our
customers with comprehensive, uncompromised network security. We demonstrated
solid performance throughout all categories of the NSS Labs Group Test and in
addition were positioned a clear leader in the overall enterprise management
score, among others", says Antti Kuvaja, Director, Product Management,

For more details, please contact:

Antti Kuvaja
Director of Product Management
Stonesoft Corporation
Tel. +358 9 476 711
E-mail: antti.kuvaja (at)


About Stonesoft Corporation

Stonesoft Corporation (NASDAQ OMX: SFT1V) delivers software based, dynamic,
customer-driven cyber security solutions that secure information flow and
simplify security management. Stonesoft serves private and public sector
organizations that require high availability, ease-of-management, compliance,
dynamic security, protection of critical digital assets, and business
continuity against today's rapidly evolving cyber threats. Stonesoft leads
research into advanced cyber threats and the advanced evasion techniques
(AETs) used in stealth, targeted cyber attacks.

The company's product portfolio is based on one unifiedSecurity
Enginesoftware platform that is the power behind Stonesoft's next generation
firewalls, intrusion and evasion prevention systems, and SSL VPN solutions.
The Security Engine back-end is augmented by the Stonesoft Management Center
front-end, which enables efficient management of entire networks and brings
excellent situational awareness and operational cost savings.

Stonesoft's customer base covers more than 6,500 mid and large-sized
organizations across various industries and geographical markets. Stonesoft
has the highest customer retention rate in the industry due to low TCO, a
flexible licensing model, and overall customer service excellence. Founded in
1990, the company's track record is well recognized and visionary by
certifiers, industry analysts and demanding customers. Stonesoft is
headquartered in Helsinki, Finland. For more information


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