Next Generation Firewalls

A next generation firewall (NGFW) is, as Gartner defines it, a deep-packet inspection firewall that moves beyond port/protocol inspection and blocking to add application-level inspection, intrusion prevention, and bringing intelligence from outside the firewall.

NGFWs provide several key valued benefits, including multi-layered protection, optimal use of network speed, antivirus, ransomware and spam protection, endpoint security, application-level security functions such as IDS and IPS, capability to implement role-based access, single console access, and simplified infrastructure.

Here’s what to look for in evaluating NGFW providers:

  • Breach prevention and advanced security
  • Comprehensive network visibility
  • Flexible management and deployment options
  • Fastest time to detection
  • Automation and product integrations