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Palo Alto launches cloud-native firewall service for AWS

Cloud NGFW for AWS enables organizations to shift security responsibility to Palo Alto, allowing them to speed cloud innovation while remaining secure, the vendor says.

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Troubleshooting puzzle: What caused the streaming to degrade?

Performance of streaming applications worked for years then suddenly dropped, apparently for no reason. Was it the firewalls?

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Top 7 next-generation firewall vendors

Pros and cons of NGFWs from Cisco, Palo Alto Networks, Fortinet, Check Point, Sophos, Juniper, SonicWall

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How to shop for firewalls

Next-gen firewalls: Automation, processing power, and a roadmap to future features are key considerations for enterprises looking to buy.

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What is firewall as a service?

Virtualizing physical appliances is just one part of the equation.

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Cloudflare wants to be your corporate network backbone with centralized management and security

Magic WAN and Magic Firewall aim to simplify linking sites and datacenters while allowing organizations to better enforce security policies.

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5 firewall features IT pros should know about but probably don’t

As a foundational network defense, firewalls continue to be enhanced with new features, so many that some important get overlooked.

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How to prevent IPv6 VPN breakout

Without properly configured remote-access VPNs, IPv6 traffic from remote devices can escape corporate security controls.

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The role of next-gen firewalls in an evolving security architecture

As the commercial enterprise firewall approaches its 30th birthday, it is hard to overstate how dramatically the product has evolved. This 2,700-word research report looks the current state of next-generation firewall technology.

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Types of firewalls: What they do and what they're used for

Network firewalls were created as the primary perimeter defense for most organizations, but since its creation the technology has spawned many iterations: proxy, stateful, Web app, next-generation that are explained here.

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The best enterprise level firewalls: Rating 10 top products

How do you choose the best firewall? This 37-page downloadable report features reviews from hundreds of network security pros who have used the products in real-world situations.

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Scalable groups tags with SD-Access

An effective security posture starts with the right visibility.

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Automation critical to scalable network security

With Tufin Orchestration Suite R18-1, Cisco Firepower customers can make changes and update all the firewalls in minutes instead of having to touch each box one at a time.

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How have network firewalls evolved?

Firewalls have become ubiquitous across the enterprise IT landscape because of their proven ability to stop bad traffic from entering corporate networks and protect a company’s most valuable assets. So how have firewalls evolved over...

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Honeypots and the evolution of botnets | Salted Hash Ep 23

Host Steve Ragan reports from the show floor at RSA 2018, talking with guest Israel Barak, CISO at Cybereason, about his firm's recent honeypot research, which gathered information showing how the bot landscape is evolving.

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Getting the most out of your next-generation firewall

Are you getting the most out of your next-generation firewall? Probably not if you take to heart recent research from SafeBreach. SafeBreach, a relative newcomer to the security arena — it was founded in 2014 — sells premise and...

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How to eliminate the default route for greater security

If portions of enterprise data-center networks have no need to communicate directly with the internet, then why do we configure routers so every system on the network winds up with internet access by default? Part of the reason is...

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The case for securing the SD-WAN

The SD-WAN and the move to hybrid connectivity leaves many enterprises unprepared to protect every branch location from new waves of sophisticated attacks.

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