On the second day of Christmas my CIO bought for me….A Next Generation Firewall!

The shape of border protection is changing due to the increasing range of complex and sophisticated attacks, combined with the increasing businesses requirements for more complex packet inspection. As a result a traditional port based firewall can no longer be relied on to protect your network.

Next Generation firewalls (Palo Alto firewalls) incorporate a vast array of measures to meet security and business requirements. These include:

  • Application layer firewalling
  • Malware detection
  • Antivirus
  • Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS) and Intrusion Prevention Systems (IPS)
  • Protection from zero day vulnerabilities and exploit techniques.

Next Generation firewalls also incorporate traditional firewall techniques to ensure that the transition is seamless and cost effective. Using application based firewalling enables companies to have full control over what can be accessed and who can access resources internal and external to the company.

The use of Next Generation firewalls as well as measures to protect data internally to your network will dramatically reduce the risk of a breach to both your network and your data.

Come and talk to us at Cogito Group for expert advice on firewalls.