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This article is part of the April 2012 Vol. 3, No. 2 issue of Network security in a world of mobile workers
Skepticism about next-generation firewalls is finally ending according to the new Gartner firewall Magic Quadrant. Now as enterprises implement the new technology, they've got to overcome the kinks that come along with it. Gartner's research shows that stateful firewalls, which make decisions based on ports and protocols, are now considered a legacy technology while enterprises are evaluating and installing next-generation firewalls in large numbers. “I think traditional firewalls aren’t stopping the majority of threats that are hitting companies,” said Mark Starry, CTO of Capital Region Healthcare and Concord Hospital in New Hampshire. “Every other month I get on the phone with a hospital that has been infected with something and they’re just using a standard firewall with some kind of IPS [Intrusion Prevention System] glommed onto it.” Starry replaced his legacy Check Point Software and Juniper Networks firewalls two years ago with next-generation firewalls from Palo Alto Networks. He’s seen all of the other large hospitals in New Hampshire switch to Palo ... Access >>>
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