As the cybersecurity threat landscape evolved over the past 20-plus years, the firewalls originally employed by IT the world over grew increasingly ineffective at blocking bad actors from accessing network data. Next-generation firewalls (NGFWs) aims to fill those gaps, but do they really provide an all-encompassing solution for network security? And how do they differ from secure web gateways (SWGs) in their ability to evaluate data entering and leaving the network?
Read this white paper to learn:
- What are the characteristic features of NGFWs, and how far do they go in securing the network perimeter?
- Both NGFWs and secure web gateways (SGWs) greet traffic entering and leaving the network – so what’s the difference?
- Where do NGFWs feature in a layered cybersecurity strategy, and what additional defenses need to be put in place on either side of the network perimeter to assure the best defense?