Wednesday, March 14, 2012

The Decsion to Install Next Gen Firewalls

Protecting an organization from risk is still the main reason we have firewalls in place today, but with the advent of Next-generation firewalls (NGFWs) the traditional manner in how we secure the enterprise with firewalls is changing. With the emergence of web 2.0 we need to be able to protect ourselves from evolving threats that wouldn’t be stopped with traditional “Old School” firewalls, but as always everything new comes with its own sets of challenges. By utilizing a NGFW, organizations can leverage its features to plug holes in their infrastructure, but at the same time open themselves up to new risk. Read the pros and cons on installing NextGen firewalls here: http://blog.algosec.com/2012/03/next-generation-firewalls-a-step-in-the-right-direction-but-its-not-a-black-or-white-decision.html

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