Next Generation Firewalls

Network Firewalls are the first line of defence into the private network. Early firewalls were simple packet filters, allowing or denying traffic based on source and destination IP addresses. The second generation of network firewalls were known as Stateful Inspection devices, extending their functionality to the Transport layer of the OSI stack. Next Generation Firewalls (NGFW) are an evolution of the Application level firewall that followed. Most network firewalls today are Application level or NGFW devices, and may include routing and switching capabilities.

  • Juniper Networks – Firewalls

    by Juniper Networks

    Juniper Networks are relied upon by service providers, enterprises, governments, and research and education institutions worldwide to deliver products for building networks tailored to the individual needs of their users, services and applications. Juniper’s routing, switching and security products run the modular, single-train Juniper Networks JUNOS™ Operating System software, offering advanced performance, services and security at no additional charge.

    Juniper’s SRX series of security appliances consolidate security, routing, switching, and WAN connectivity in a single device (or virtualised instance). They offer advanced security services, including content security, AppSecure, and UTM (Unified Threat Management), for containerised and virtual machine environments.

  • Fortinet – Firewalls

    by Fortinet

    Fortinet produce high performance network security products and services spanning unified threat management (UTM), next-generation firewall (NGFW), advanced threat protection (ATP), VPNs, Application Controllers, Anti-malware, Intrusion Prevention, Web Filtering, Vulnerability Management, Anti-Spam, WLAN, Data Centre switches, and WAN Acceleration.

    Fortinet’s flagship products are the FortiGate NGFW series, which offer comprehensive protection against known and unknown threats (e.g. ransomware, malicious botnets, zero-day, and encrypted malware).

  • Barracuda – Firewalls

    by Barracuda

    Barracuda Networks is a leader in email and Web security appliances. Barracuda also provides world-class firewalls, IM protection, application server load balancing and message archiving appliances. Barracuda solutions deliver easy-to-use, comprehensive protection against spam, spyware, viruses, and other IT threats. Barracuda continues to gain wide acclaim from customers, media and analysts by offering exceptional products and customer service.

    Barracuda’s network firewall offerings include the F and X series product lines.

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