NSS Labs

Brief Overview

NSS Labs, Inc. is a trusted source for independent, fact-based cybersecurity guidance. The company’s mission is to advance transparency and accountability within the cybersecurity industry. CISOs, Chief Security Architects, SOC and Threat Analysts, and information security professionals from many of the world's largest and most demanding enterprises rely on trusted information from NSS Labs.


NSS Labs
3711 S MoPac Expressway, Building 1, Suite 400
Austin, TX 78746
Tel: (512) 717-8467


Vikram Phatak, Chairman and CEO of NSS Labs, was formerly founder of Lucid Security, which was acquired by Trustwave in 2006.


Vikram Phatak established NSS Labs in 2007 as an independent testing lab for security products. NSS Labs has enjoyed a long history in testing security products. The company’s group tests offer independent analysis of the top technologies in use by Global 2000 companies.

Key Competitors

Verodin, SafeBreach, AttackIQ

Products and Services

NSS Labs’ rigorous group tests offer independent analysis of the top security technologies used today by Global 2000 companies. These tests provide the industry’s most comprehensive review of security effectiveness, performance, and total cost of ownership. Enterprises rely on NSS Labs group tests for fact-based, empirical data that they can use to inform their decision making. The company’s foundation in security testing, research and global threat analysis capabilities, provide the basis for NSS Labs’ Cloud Platform for Continuous Security Validation. This cloud platform empowers enterprises with objective, empirical data and allows them to gain continuous visibility, gather actionable insights, and rationalize investments in their cyber programs.