NSS Labs Shuttered

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  1. mood

    mood Updates Team

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    NSS Labs Shuttered
    The testing firm's website says it has "ceased operations" as of Oct. 15
    October 19, 2020
    https://www.darkreading.com/vulnerabilities---threats/nss-labs-shuttered/d/d-id/1339220
     
  2. itman

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    The COVID-19 bit was probably "the straw that broke the camel's back" for them.

    Their AV vendor test reports are very expensive and corps. have clamped down on discretionary spending like that. The beginning of the end for them was when they tangled with the major AV vendors and all the publicity from that. Prior to this was their testing shenanigans with Cylance.

    I also suspect that their CAWS real-time monitoring platform never caught on because like everything they offered service-wise, it was not realistic priced.
     
  3. EASTER

    EASTER Registered Member

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    Those assessments unfortunately are spot-on. And down the drain goes this testing lab.

     
  4. mood

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    NSS Labs' Abrupt Shutdown Leaves Many Unanswered Questions
    Former execs and employees share some insights into the testing firm's shutdown.
    What does it mean for the future of security product testing?

    November 5, 2020
    https://www.darkreading.com/risk/ns...aves-many-unanswered-questions/d/d-id/1339380
     
  5. bellgamin

    bellgamin Very Frequent Poster

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    I doubt it was arbitrary. IMO Mr. Brvenik was, himself, blindsided by (to us) undisclosed events, to the extent that he lacked meaningful options. It is a sad story -- all too often being repeated nowadays, with different scripts, perhaps.
     
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