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For 2016, Should We Retire the “Next Generation Firewall”?

by Adam Hils  |  December 29, 2015

Okay, network security industry – I have a question for you: What does NGFW mean today? First, a history lesson: When Gartner initially coined the “next-generation firewall in 2003/2004, it had a limited view of which features comprised a NGFW. In “Predicts 2005: Security Focuses on Protection” (archived for Gartner subscribers), we made the following strategic […]

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Making Sense Out of Chaos: Network Security Policy Management

by Adam Hils  |  December 23, 2015

If you’re a network security operations leader (as many of our clients are}, chances are you’re afflicted with some of the following security policy-related issues: “I can’t tell if my firewall rules are optimized, and I want to find out they’re not before my auditor does.” “How can I detect shadowed and redundant firewall rules in my […]

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