Essential Guide

Next-generation firewalls for modern network security architectures

'Next-generation firewall' is more than a buzz term; it's advanced tech that protects against increasingly sophisticated attacks. This Network Classroom cuts through the hype and delivers the info network pros require.

Introduction

As hackers and other data thieves get stealthier, the tools designed to thwart network attacks must also acquire new levels of sophistication. One of the most advanced technologies is the next-generation firewall. The NGFW goes beyond capabilities of either traditional firewalls or intrusion prevent systems, and adds advanced capabilities, such as behavior monitoring.

This Network Classroom examines exactly what advanced protection features NGFWs offer and explains how an NGFW can be used either to replace an existing firewall entirely or as an additional layer of defense. For those networking pros who determine NGFW is what their system needs, the classroom also offers a guide through the maze of vendor offerings.

By taking this classroom, IT pros will gain the necessary knowledge to better protect their enterprise's network and other assets in an increasingly vulnerable world.

1Webcast-

Picking the next-gen firewall your security architecture needs

Next-generation firewalls (NGFWs) have the potential to dramatically change the network security landscape. In this webcast, Dave Shackleford of Voodoo Security reviews the NGFW features and capabilities most network teams will want to consider when evaluating whether to acquire this new security tool. He then helps network pros compare the various NGFW platforms vendors offer, providing key questions to ask during the acquisition process. This webcast will help network pros determine whether they should augment existing infrastructure, or replace it entirely, with an NGFW.

Video

How to find the next-gen firewall your network security needs

Odds are your network needs an NGFW, but first you need to know what it does, where it fits and what questions to ask vendors. Continue Reading

2Tech Tip-

Fitting NGFW into existing network architecture

In this tip, Dave Shackleford considers the number of ways an NGFW can fit into existing enterprise firewall architecture. This review of the most common NGFW deployment scenarios will help network pros determine whether and where NGFW fits into their infrastructure.

Tip

Set up firewalls for the next generation: What to consider

Considering a next-generation firewall? The latest features will facilitate design and architecture changes in your data center environment. Continue Reading

3Podcast-

How will NGFW fit in your enterprise security architecture?

Whether to acquire a next-gen firewall is a hot topic right now in IT departments. In this podcast, Dave Shackleford delves more into how an NGFW can be installed in an enterprise security architecture, and outlines the points IT pros must consider as they redesign enterprise architecture for a new generation of security tools.

Podcast

Network security architecture with a next-generation firewall

Expert Dave Shackleford walks listeners through two main scenarios for fitting a next-gen firewall into their existing network security architecture. Continue Reading

4Quiz-

How well do you know NGFW?

After watching Dave Shackleford's webcast, reading his tip and listening to the podcast, you should be an expert on the ins and outs of next-generation firewalls. Test your knowledge with this quiz.

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