Security Controls In The US Enterprise: Network Security – Next Generation Firewalls

Security Controls In The US Enterprise: Network Security – Next Generation Firewalls

AUTHORS:

Jason Pappalexis, John Whetstone, Will Fisher, Mike Spanbauer


OVERVIEW:

Next generation firewalls (NGFWs) are one of the most common products found within enterprise security architectures. Often deployed at the network perimeter, NGFWs are purchased to detect and block network- and application-borne threats as well as provide application control and user awareness.


WHAT’S IN THIS REPORT:

  • Product scope, alternatives, deployment, and purchase authority
  • Metrics on product use within the enterprise
  • Who manages NGFWs? (breakdown by organization size)
  • Who uses API controls? (breakdown by organization size)
  • Enterprise challenges


ABOUT THIS STUDY
:Part of a series on security controls deployed by US enterprises, this brief includes current usage statistics for NGFWs within small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), large enterprises (LEs), and very large enterprises (VLEs).

As with all NSS Labs group tests, there was no fee for participation. All testing was conducted independently and was not paid for by any vendor.