Why Threat Intelligence is Critical for Next-Generation Firewalls

Nov 02, 2014

Download Few organizations evaluating a next-generation firewall take the time to look at the threat intelligence network behind it. Yet this security resource analyzes and distributes intelligence that is essential to blocking advanced malware, zero-day attacks, targeted attacks and other advanced threats.

A top-tier threat intelligence network makes a major difference between a really effective next-generation firewall (NGFW) and a mediocre one, and some vendors invest far more in this area than others. This white paper examines three criteria for judging threat intelligence networks; completeness, accuracy and speed, and discusses how one such network works in practice.