A next-generation firewall (NGFW) is a part of the third generation of firewall technology, combining a traditional firewall with other network device filtering functions, such as an application firewall using in-line deep packet inspection (DPI), an intrusion prevention system (IPS).The differentiating features of next generation firewalls create unique benefits for the companies using them. NGFWs can block malware from entering a network, something that traditional firewalls would never be able to achieve. They are better equipped to address Advanced Persistent Threats (APTs). NGFWs can be a low-cost option for companies looking to improve their basic security because they can incorporate the work of antiviruses, firewalls, and other security applications into one solution. The features of this include application awareness, inspection services, as well as a protection system and awareness tool that benefit the offering at all odds.
The firewall is a primary component of security strategy for most of Organization. Next-generation firewalls can identify applications regardless of port, protocol, evasive techniques, or SSL encryption and provide real-time protection against a wide array of threats, including those operating at the application layer. Next generation firewalls have the capabilities to offer actionable intelligence and controls that allow standard firewall features, integrated network intrusion prevention, application awareness and extra firewall intelligence.
Cisco Firepower Threat Defense (FTD) is an integrative software image combining CISCO ASA and FirePOWER feature into one hardware and software inclusive system. Firepower Threat Defense software is unified software that provides next-generation firewall services, including the stateful firewall capabilities, static and dynamic routing, next-generation intrusion prevention systems (NGIPS), application visibility and control (AVC), URL filtering and Advanced Malware Protection (AMP). FTD maintain performance and security. It lowers operational and deployment costs and enable firewalling everywhere you need it, including virtual and public cloud environments.
Palo Alto utilizes single-pass architecture, allowing to inspect and protect traffic at high rates. Palo Alto Next-Generation Firewall users do not have to trade speed for security. Palo Alto Next-Generation Firewalls have an extended life because of the way they are architected with flexible chipsets that can be upgraded and fundamentally reconfigured as new firewall rules and software develop. Palo Alto Next-Generation Firewalls store logs locally and allows for improved packet capture, web cache, and network optimizations.
FortiGate mid-range next-generation firewalls (NGFWs) provide high performance, multi-layered advanced security, and better visibility to protect against cyber-attacks while reducing complexity. FortiGate Next-generation Firewalls are powered by purpose-built security processing units (SPUs), including the latest NP7 (Network Processor 7). FortiGate firewalls are purpose-built with security processers to enable the industry’s best threat protection and performance for SSL-encrypted traffic. By providing granular visibility of applications, users, and IOT devices, these appliances are designed to identify issues quickly and intuitively.
SonicWall next-generation firewalls (NGFW) provide the security, control, and visibility which is needed to maintain an effective cybersecurity posture. SonicWall firewalls are designed to meet the specific security and usability needs. SonicWall Network Security Manager (NSM) gives everything that is needed for comprehensive firewall management. Easily onboard and manage SonicWall firewalls from a single interface. SonicWall SuperMassive has sandboxing, SSL inspection, intrusion prevention, anti-malware, application identification, content filtering, real-time threat handling, centralized management, analytics, and reporting.
Sophos XG Firewall brings a fresh new approach to the way you manage your firewall, respond to threats, and monitor what is happening on your network. Sophos XG Firewall is the only network security solution that can fully identify the user and source of an infection on your network and automatically limit access to other network resources in response. Sophos comprehensive next-generation firewall protection has been built to expose hidden risks, block both known and unknown threats, and automatically respond to incidents.
If you’re looking for a new firewalling experience, then our team at Emtech makes sure that you select technology that has the features, flexibility, and fortitude to deliver value into the future. Need to breathe some new life into your firewall? Get in touch with our experts today!