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4/22/2016
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Steve Zurier
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5 Features to Look For In A Next-Generation Firewall

When it comes to NGFWs, it's the integration that counts.
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Feature 1: Application Control

Start by making sure the product can direct the right users to the right applications. The NGFW must control the level of access a user has.

For example, a company may decide to let their accounting people view Facebook or even Facebook chat, but the NGFW should make it easy to set a rule prohibiting the accounting staff to download spreadsheets or other text or PDF documents that could expose intellectual property or confidential financial data.


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Feature 1: Application Control

Start by making sure the product can direct the right users to the right applications. The NGFW must control the level of access a user has.

For example, a company may decide to let their accounting people view Facebook or even Facebook chat, but the NGFW should make it easy to set a rule prohibiting the accounting staff to download spreadsheets or other text or PDF documents that could expose intellectual property or confidential financial data.

Image Credit: kb.mayabits.com

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Joe Stanganelli
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4/24/2016 | 10:53:25 AM
Performance, et al.
In terms of performance, I think it's also important to look at how NGFWs perform in "regular" tests and how they perform in real-world or simulated real-world environments for the purposes for which they'll be used.  Testing by companies such as NSS Labs has shown substantial differences here.

And, of course, don't forget total cost of ownership!  ;)
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