A next-generation firewall (NGFW) not only blocks malware, but is also the way forward for future ICT infrastructure expansion and connection to multi-cloud solutions. This provides high flexibility in developing the infrastructure environment while maintaining a high degree of cybersecurity.
NGFWs provide deeper content inspection. These features identify attacks, malware and other threats and subsequently block them. Next generation firewalls are living entities that are actively developed by their manufacturers and supplemented with knowledge of security issues. Compared to original systems, administrators are able to detect a large number of potential threats and prevent them from occurring by using the right configuration.
Traditional firewalls provide static inspection of network traffic. They manage communications according to rules the administrator defines, such as source and destination address, port and communication protocol.
NGFWs can also do this, but are capable of far more. As a rule, their added value is the ability to block advanced malware and application attacks.
Unlike standard firewall solutions, NGFWs offer: