So, what exactly are NGFWs? Simply put, NGFWs are an enhanced version of traditional firewalls designed to provide additional layers of security. They protect your business through detecting and blocking not only malicious network packets, but also potentially harmful applications or protocols. By leveraging deep packet inspection, NGFWs can scrutinize the content of network traffic, allowing organizations to implement more granular security policies.
NGFWs also incorporate additional security functionalities such as IPS, antivirus, and ATP. These features help organizations defend against a wide range of threats, including malware, viruses, and zero-day attacks.
Another key aspect of NGFWs is that their support for threat intelligence feeds and integrates with SIEM systems. By leveraging these capabilities, organizations can stay updated with the latest threat intelligence, receive alerts, and take automated remedial actions when potential security incidents occur.
As the second layer of our Layered Security Strategy, it’s easy to understand why NGFWs are critical to your IT infrastructure.