Authored on: Aug 13, 2014
Next-generation firewalls (NGFWs) have emerged to revolutionize network security as we once knew it. Traditional firewalls that only focus on stateful packet inspection and access control rules are simply not effective in today's advanced-threat environment. To safeguard your organization from today's ever-evolving threats, your NGFW must be able to deliver a deeper level of network security. To combat growing security challenges, more organizations are migrating from traditional firewalls that focus only on stateful packet inspection (SPI) and access control rules to next-generation firewalls.
NGFWs have revolutionized network security by providing more robust protection against emerging threats. In addition to traditional firewall features, NGFWs feature a tightly integrated intrusion prevention system (IPS), real-time decryption and inspection of SSL sessions, and full control and visualization of application traffic as it crosses the network.