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NGFWs: Seeing through the marketing hype
A next-gen firewall sounds like a great technology, but will one really suit your enterprise's security needs? Get help with firewall evaluations and learn whether your enterprise should include an NGFW in its security strategy. Read Now
Next-generation firewalls represent the next major step in the development of firewall technology, combining the functionality of a traditional firewall with intrusion prevention while also adding detailed application awareness into the mix.
Next-generation firewalls (NGFWs) bring additional context to the firewall's decision-making process by providing the appliance with the capability of understanding the details of the Web application traffic passing through it and helping it take action to block traffic that could exploit potential vulnerabilities.
This essential guide was designed to help enterprises better make firewall evaluations. It shows them how to cut through the marketing jargon of next-gen firewalls and make clear not only what an NGFW can provide in an enterprise setting but also help the organization determine which features to look for in an NGFW to ensure it best fulfills business needs.
1What can a next-generation firewall do for your enterprise?
An NGFW is good for more than just consolidating firewall and IPS functions into a single product. Next-gen firewalls also help manage and protect against traffic on unknown ports, help implement identity-based policies, and secure remote and mobile users.
Combine IPS and firewall technologies with an NGFW
Learn about the greatest benefit of a next-generation firewall: its ability to combine in one product administrative and policy resources for traditional IPS and firewalls. Read Now
Three additional benefits of a next-gen firewall
Did you know a next-gen firewall can help secure remote users, mitigate unknown attacks and improve identity awareness in the enterprise? Learn more about these benefits. Read Now
2Evaluating next-generation firewall vendors
Buying a next-generation firewall is a big decision to make, so don't jump in feet-first. Prior to making a buying decision, it is critical to know the criteria for making an evaluation on a number of factors, including integration, support options, functionality, product benefits and tradeoffs. Read on to learn more about these criteria and other "seal the deal" considerations.
3What your enterprise needs to know before an NGFW purchase
So your organization thinks it is ready for a next-generation firewall? This section offers a number of final items to consider prior to sealing the deal on an NGFW purchase, about both the NGFW vendor and the product itself, to ensure your organization gets the most out of this investment.
Is an NGFW your best bet?
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Buying an NGFW: Final factors
Has your enterprise considered the real cost of deploying an NGFW? How about vendor support options? Check out final considerations to take into account prior to buying an NGFW. Read Now