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History and Evolution of Firewalls – Part 2

Wednesday, February 22, 2012 2:27:04 PM America/New_York

firewalls history

The history of firewalls is full of terms that label a type of firewall or describe a generation of firewalls. Some of these terms are evasive and even manage to contradict themselves; they may be the result of mixing the research definitions with marketing terminology.

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UTM Firewalls versus Next Generation Firewalls

Monday, January 30, 2012 1:29:28 PM America/New_York

utm vs next generation firewallAn UTM can do many of the things a NGFW does. The UTM normally rather collocates security services on a single appliance while the NGFW integrates them into a single engine on a single appliance. As a result, the NGFW takes to a different level the performance offered when DPI is performed while offering great application control and visibility into the network traffic. Read More

The Next Generation is the Smart Generation

Wednesday, January 5, 2011 1:33:18 PM America/New_York

Learn how innovations such as mobility, Web 2.0, social media and cloud computing have dramatically changed the IT landscape and introduced new security threats into corporate and government networks. Now traditional firewalls are coming up short as protocol and port number classifications have been rendered ineffective in blocking threats. In a bold move to reclaim control, CIOs and IT managers are looking to next-generation firewalls with application-layer intelligence that stands strong against today’s threats. It’s that kind of fortified protection that will enable organizations to fully embrace and leverage such innovations going forward.

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