Informa Tech Expands Insight into Cybersecurity Industry with NetSecOPEN Partnership
Informa Tech, the leading information and marketing services company for the tech industry, has partnered with NetSecOPEN, the non-profit network security industry group, to increase transparency across the cybersecurity vendor landscape.
The partnership will see Informa Tech’s research group Omdia analyse NetSecOPEN’s lab-controlled performance benchmarking and qualitative data of cybersecurity products to launch a series of reports and insights to inform enterprise purchasing decisions.
Steve Wylie, head of cybersecurity at Informa Tech commented: “NetSecOPEN is leading the industry for its use of open standards and establishing a level playing field for security product evaluation. Through this partnership, our Omdia analysts will have direct access to test results that will drive even greater insight into the cybersecurity products that are leading the industry.”
NetSecOPEN is a champion for open standards in security product testing. Since launching in 2017, its aim has been to develop independent industry-standard tests for cybersecurity products that bring a level playing field to security product evaluation and certifications. It works with several leading cybersecurity and testing organizations, including Cisco, EANTC, Fortinet, Juniper, Keysight, Palo Alto Networks, SE Labs, SonicWall, Sophos, Spirent, Trend Micro, UNH-IOL, Viavi and WatchGuard.
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Brian Monkman, executive director of NetSecOPEN commented: “Informa Tech is a leader in informing the cybersecurity industry, offering unrivalled insight into the market via its Omdia research team and high-impact media and events platforms, Dark Reading and Black Hat. By working together, we look forward to providing more transparency into what is happening across the cybersecurity vendor landscape.”
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