What to Look for When Evaluating Next-Generation Firewalls

Traditional firewalls fail to provide adequate security against today's threats. Often they: Provide unbiased results. Provide little or no ability to protect against malware and advanced attacks. Cannot decrypt and inspect Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) traffic. Have no "application awareness" or ability to control application usage. Are limited by hardware architectures that can't handle peak web traffic. These liabilities create security vulnerabilities and force enterprises into expensive workarounds like deploying separate gateway antivirus products and intrusion prevention systems (IPS).Next-Generation Firewalls remedy these problems.

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