Software Category

Next Generation Firewall

Software Reviews covers 18 products in the Next Generation Firewall market. Fast track your research by exploring our Data Quadrant, sorting the software, purchasing our Next Generation Firewall Category Report, or diving deeper into an individual product. Arm yourself with real data so you can make better decisions with more confidence.

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Category Features
  • Advanced Threat Protection (ATP)
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  • Application Control
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  • DLP Functionality
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  • Encrypted Data Control
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  • Identity-Based Control
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  • Network Access Control
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  • Off Premise - Cloud Firewalls
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  • Sandboxing
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  • Virtual Firewall (VF)
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  • VPN
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  • Web Content Filtering

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ForcePoint (Websense)

Forcepoint Stonesoft Next Generation Firewall

The Forcepoint™ Stonesoft Next Generation Firewall meets both demands by integrating application control, sophisticated evasion prevention and an intrusion prevention system (IPS) into a single solution that is cost-effective and easy to deploy. It has a proven capability to identify advanced evasion techniques (AETs) that evade other devices, and delivers exfiltration protection using both application and endpoint intelligence.

8.6

Composite Score

Composite
Score

+85

Emotional Footprint

Emotional
Footprint

84%

Likeliness to Recommend

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to Recommend

16Reviews

CISCO

Cisco Firewall Series

To protect your assets, you must see the users, applications, devices, and threats on your network and what they are doing. Our ASA 5500-X firewalls deliver the network visibility, superior protection, and greater automation you need to defend against today’s threats. The Cisco Firepower® NGFW (next-generation firewall) is the industry’s first fully integrated, threat-focused next-gen firewall with unified management. It uniquely provides advanced threat protection before, during, & after attacks.

8.4

Composite Score

Composite
Score

+84

Emotional Footprint

Emotional
Footprint

86%

Likeliness to Recommend

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to Recommend

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92Reviews

Palo Alto Networks

Palo Alto Networks NGFW

We offer a full line of next-generation security appliances that range from the PA-200, designed for enterprise remote offices, to the PA-7050, which is a modular chassis designed for high-speed data centers. Our platform architecture is based on our single pass software engine and uses function-specific processing for networking, security, threat prevention, and management to deliver predictable performance.

8.2

Composite Score

Composite
Score

+80

Emotional Footprint

Emotional
Footprint

86%

Likeliness to Recommend

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29Reviews

Sophos

Sophos XG Firewall

Sophos Firewall integrates all the advanced networking, protection, user, and app controls you need to stay secure and compliant.

7.9

Composite Score

Composite
Score

+75

Emotional Footprint

Emotional
Footprint

84%

Likeliness to Recommend

Likeliness
to Recommend

30Reviews

Sonicwall

SonicWall Firewalls

SonicWall firewalls are your first line of defense against Internet security threats. Give ransomware the boot with the powerful sandbox technology of Capture Advanced Threat Protection (ATP). Dive deep into your packets without sacrificing speed thanks to SonicWall's patented Reassembly Free Deep Packet Inspection (RFDPI). The TZ Series represents some of the best small business firewalls of 2018, while the NSA Series is the perfect fit for enterprises, distributed environments, & data-heavy offices.

7.8

Composite Score

Composite
Score

+75

Emotional Footprint

Emotional
Footprint

81%

Likeliness to Recommend

Likeliness
to Recommend

44Reviews

WatchGuard

WatchGuard Firewalls

WatchGuard offers the most comprehensive portfolio of security services, from traditional intrusion prevention, gateway antivirus, application control, spam prevention, and URL filtering, to more advanced services for protecting against evolving malware, ransomware, and data breaches. Each security service is delivered as an integrated solution within an easy-to-manage and cost-effective Firebox appliance.

7.8

Composite Score

Composite
Score

+75

Emotional Footprint

Emotional
Footprint

84%

Likeliness to Recommend

Likeliness
to Recommend

32Reviews

Barracuda Networks, Inc.

Barracuda NextGen / CloudGen Firewalls

Barracuda’s NextGen / CloudGen Firewalls are purpose-built to optimize network traffic flows in hybrid environments – adding intelligence that improves your network while securing it. Unlike traditional port-based firewalls, our firewalls are application-aware, enabling you to regulate application usage and prioritize network traffic.

7.7

Composite Score

Composite
Score

+78

Emotional Footprint

Emotional
Footprint

78%

Likeliness to Recommend

Likeliness
to Recommend

35Reviews

Fortinet

Fortinet Firewall Platform

FortiGate enterprise firewalls reduce complexity and improve overall security posture by providing full visibility into users, devices, applications and threats on the network, with the ability to apply advanced threat protection anywhere in the network.

7.4

Composite Score

Composite
Score

+73

Emotional Footprint

Emotional
Footprint

83%

Likeliness to Recommend

Likeliness
to Recommend

20Reviews