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Next-generation firewalls play by new rules
Firewalls started their journey to the next generation at about the same time as the Star Trek TV series. While the products have advanced with fine-tuned application awareness and better controls, many IT managers are still stuck with the original firewalls that handle ports and protocols. The September cover story looks at the key developments that define the next-generation of these products from application awareness to domain-reputation-management, intrusion prevention techniques, and protecting virtual machines. IT security managers who have recently migrated to next-generation firewalls explain what platforms they are buying and why. We also cover innovative ways to bridge the security skills gap in a tight market, and global risk assessment beyond regulations, as analysts predict investments in security will finally lead spending in years to come.
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Modern firewalls offer greater application awareness and user controls. Protect your migration strategy with these tips from the pros.
This month's special online multimedia supplement to Information Security magazine details the advanced new features of next-generation firewalls and how to make the most of them.
While poaching security talent may plug short-term gaps, outreach and education will solve the long-term shortfall in IT security professionals.
Global risk management based on the lowest common denominator may not ‘comply' with IP or trade secrets. Analysts see big changes ahead.
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Analysts expect security concerns to drive global risk management, but executives may need convincing.
Not down with Dropbox? Lee Heath embraced shadow IT and improved his company's data security practices in the process.
Forget the slogans. Reset your security awareness program with actionable information.