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March 08, 2019
VMware is taking a different approach to firewalls by focusing on 'known good' behavior to better police east-west traffic within enterprise environments.
April 24, 2018
As network perimeter security grows less practical, Akamai talks at RSA Conference about moving beyond firewalls to improve authentication with a zero-trust model.
June 02, 2016
IBM reports 30 'bug poaching' cyber extortion attacks in the past year, as black hat hackers aim to "help" enterprises by exploiting SQL injection vulnerabilities.
April 10, 2015
Protecting a Web application increasingly means tuning your protections to the individual characteristics of your applications. There’s more than one way to go about this, though. In this three-part guide we review best practices for taking your Web...
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A Web application firewall (WAF) is a firewall that monitors, filters or blocks traffic to and from a Web application. WAFs are especially useful to companies that provide products or services over the Internet. Continue Reading
A virtual firewall is a firewall device or service that provides network traffic filtering and monitoring for virtual machines (VMs) in a virtualized environment. Continue Reading
A next-generation firewall (NGFW) is a part of the third generation of firewall technology that is implemented in either hardware or software and is capable of detecting and blocking sophisticated attacks by enforcing security policies at the ... Continue Reading
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Developers often pay lip service about being integral to application security, but they usually don't consider vulnerabilities until much too late in the dev process. Continue Reading
It might be effective, but Windows Firewall is not the be-all and end-all of security. In some cases, third-party firewalls add the extra layer of protection IT needs. Continue Reading
The new Amazon WAF offers firewall features for the cloud. Expert Dan Sullivan explains how Amazon WAF can be integrated in the enterprise cloud. Continue Reading
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Expert Brad Causey takes a close look at Web application firewalls, explains how WAF technology can prevent Internet-based attacks from known and unknown applications threats, and offers advice on WAF management and deployment. Continue Reading
Before buying a next-generation firewall, read this essential guide that will walk your business through the process, from evaluation to purchase. Continue Reading
View expert advice on seven final factors to take into account before making a next-gen firewall purchase, from vendor support options and ongoing costs to integration capabilities and community support. Continue Reading
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Eliminating application security flaws from an enterprise's server can be a complex task. Learn steps to take in order to improve application security with expert Kevin Beaver. Continue Reading
Vulnerabilities in Java and Python have opened them up to possible FTP injections. Expert Nick Lewis explains how enterprises can mitigate these attacks. Continue Reading
Web application security vulnerabilities can exist from browser to SSL/TLS. Expert Brad Causey explains how application security testing and Web application firewalls can address this. Continue Reading