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Next Generation Firewall

A next-generation firewall (NGFW) combines a traditional firewall with other network device filtering functions, such as an application firewall using in-line deep packet inspection (DPI), and an intrusion prevention system (IPS). Other techniques employed include TLS/SSL encrypted traffic inspection, website filtering, and antivirus inspection.

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  • Strategy and Innovation
  • Service Experience
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Product Impact
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Palo Alto Networks has acquired Aporeto, a machine-identity-based microsegmentation company, for $150 million. As Palo Alto seeks to solidify itself as a cloud-centric cybersecurity services provider, the question remains whether it can stitch these multiple acquisitions into a seamless service.

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Mimecast announces a new threat intelligence platform at Blackhat 2019, offering customers a new means to feed threat intelligence into security devices such as SIEM, SOAR, Next Generation Firewall, and Endpoint Protection with its Threat Intelligence API.

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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.


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