Next Generation Firewalls - Top 8 Revisited presented at ISSA 2015

by Miguel O. Villegas,

Summary : Recent security breaches of some of the largest and seemingly more secure environments beg the question whether existing protection mechanisms are sufficient to deter unauthorized access to critical assets. Traditional firewalls, anti-virus and intrusion prevention systems appear to have lost their usefulness. In reality, they are still very much in use; however, more robust and effective solutions are needed to keep up with those that threaten our network infrastructures.
Next-Generation Firewalls are integrated network platforms that consist of in-line deep packet inspection (DPI) firewalls, Intrusion Prevention Systems, Application Inspection and Control, SSL/SSH inspection, website filtering, and Quality of Service (QoS)/bandwidth management in the network to protect the network against latest sophisticated attacks.
This session will cover NGFW features, uses, business case and vendor offerings. It will also provide the participant with a roadmap on how to assess and manage NGFWs.