Intelligence Brief
Security Controls in the US Enterprise: Next Generation Firewall (March 2019)

Security Controls in the US Enterprise: Next Generation Firewall (March 2019)

Author: Jason Pappalexis

Publish Date: March 11, 2019

The next generation firewall (NGFW) is widely portrayed as the cornerstone security product for enterprise traffic. Enterprises purchase these devices to facilitate organizational security, visibility, and control and to accommodate interoperability requirements. However, the technology is not without challenges, and while industry marketing teams claim high security effectiveness metrics, documented gaps in protection reveal this is not always the case. Are today’s NGFW products meeting the needs of the enterprise? This Intelligence Brief provides insight into the current capabilities of the NGFW.

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