What you should know about Next Generation Firewalls

By , Network World |  Security, firewall, insider

So what is the so-called Next Generation Firewall?

Abbreviated as NGFW, it's a term popular with vendors, and favored by the Gartner consultancy, to describe newer types of firewalls that go far beyond the older, traditional port-based firewalls to include multi-purpose security defenses and identity-based application controls.

Also read: Is a next-generation firewall in your future?

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