A security appliance vendor is reviewing an RFP that is requesting solutions for the defense of a set of web-based applications. This RFP is from a financial institution with very strict performance requirements. The vendor would like to respond with its solutions.
Before responding, which of the following factors is MOST likely to have an adverse effect on the vendor’s qualifications?
A. The solution employs threat information-sharing capabilities using a proprietary data model.
B. The RFP is issued by a financial institution that is headquartered outside of the vendor’s own country.
C. The overall solution proposed by the vendor comes in less that the TCO parameter in the RFP.
D. The vendor’s proposed solution operates below the KPPs indicated in the RFP.
Correct Answer: D