In my opinion, Security Scoreboard is one of the most useful projects in the entire security industry today since it helps answer that painful question “What security gear to buy to solve a specific problem?” Deep down, every security professional knows that many purchases “miss the mark” (provided the mark is even there to begin with…) and there is a lot (ah, let’s be honest: A L-O-T!) of confusion about overlapping market segments, poorly defined functionality, compliance marketing noise, etc. In some cases, it is hard to even determine what their freaking box does based on the vendor's own website...
Quote from the site follows:
“Finding the right IT security vendor can be time consuming. Security Scoreboard is a site dedicated to helping security pros looking for a vendor to get oriented quickly.To experience it, check out this sample entry. Also, the site got some interesting press which you can see here.
On Security Scoreboard, you will find all the information security vendors you might be considering buying from. Security Scoreboard lets you quickly identify the players in a given space and provides information and links you need to make the right purchasing decision. Security Scoreboard is a site for security professionals, by security professionals.
Thinking of making an IT security purchase? Don't forget to check our user reviews to make sure that you're not buying a lemon. Are you an IT user? Please submit a review. You can share your experiences and help your colleagues make the right purchasing decision.”
Finally, I have to add that I am honored to participate in such tremendously useful project!