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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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Latest Research

15
Jan

Author: Marc Mazur (Info-Tech)

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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Fortinet

Fortinet Next-Generation Firewall

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.

8.5

Composite Score

8.6

CX Score

+86

Emotional Footprint

88%

Likeliness to Recommend

42

Reviews

Badge Winner

Forcepoint LLC

Forcepoint Next Generation Firewall

Forcepoint NGFW provides consistent security, performance and operations across physical, virtual and cloud systems. It's designed from the ground up for high availability and scalability, as well as centralized management with full 360° visibility.

8.3

Composite Score

8.6

CX Score

+88

Emotional Footprint

82%

Likeliness to Recommend

20

Reviews

Badge Winner

Cisco Systems

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.

8.1

Composite Score

8.3

CX Score

+83

Emotional Footprint

85%

Likeliness to Recommend

173

Reviews

Sophos

Sophos XG Firewall

Sophos XG Firewall provides comprehensive next-generation firewall protection powered by deep learning and Synchronized Security. Offering unmatched insights, XG Firewall exposes hidden user, application, and threat risks on the network and is unique in its ability to respond automatically to security incidents by isolating compromised systems with Security Heartbeat.

8.1

Composite Score

8.0

CX Score

+79

Emotional Footprint

84%

Likeliness to Recommend

49

Reviews

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.

7.9

Composite Score

8.0

CX Score

+77

Emotional Footprint

83%

Likeliness to Recommend

42

Reviews

WatchGuard Technologies

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.

7.9

Composite Score

7.9

CX Score

+78

Emotional Footprint

82%

Likeliness to Recommend

42

Reviews

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

7.8

CX Score

+75

Emotional Footprint

80%

Likeliness to Recommend

52

Reviews

Barracuda Networks, Inc.

Barracuda CloudGen Firewall

Barracuda's Cloud Generation Firewalls redefine the role of the Firewall from a perimeter security solution to a distributed network optimization solution that scales across any number of locations and applications, connects on-premises and cloud infrastructures, and helps organizations transform their business.

7.6

Composite Score

7.9

CX Score

+79

Emotional Footprint

76%

Likeliness to Recommend

45

Reviews

Check Point Software Technologies

Check Point Next Generation Firewall

Check Point provides customers of all sizes with the latest data and network security protection in an integrated next generation firewall platform, reducing complexity and lowering the total cost of ownership.Your network is under constant threat. To secure it, you need the most advanced firewall protection. Check Point Next Generation Firewall identifies and controls applications by user and scans content to stop threats before they happen.

7.2

Composite Score

7.2

CX Score

+70

Emotional Footprint

72%

Likeliness to Recommend

38

Reviews

Cisco Systems

CISCO Meraki Firewall

Cisco Meraki's layer 7 "next generation" firewall, included in MX security appliances and every wireless AP, gives administrators complete control over the users, content, and applications on their network.

9.1

Composite Score

9.4

CX Score

+97

Emotional Footprint

92%

Likeliness to Recommend

13

Reviews

F5 Networks, Inc.

F5 Advanced Firewall Manager

Bringing together security and deep application fluency, BIG-IP Advanced Firewall Manager (AFM) delivers the most effective network-level security for enterprises and service providers alike.

8.1

Composite Score

8.6

CX Score

+85

Emotional Footprint

81%

Likeliness to Recommend

10

Reviews

CATO Network

Cato Next Generation Firewall

Cato is providing a new kind of a Next Generation Firewall, one that is available everywhere the business does business without the need for discrete appliances. The Cato Cloud aggregates all enterprise traffic across data centers, branches, mobile users, and cloud infrastructure into a cloud network with built-in Next Generation Firewall . Cato enforces application-aware corporate security policy for WAN- and Internet-bound traffic.

7.7

Composite Score

8.1

CX Score

+86

Emotional Footprint

71%

Likeliness to Recommend

12

Reviews

SiteLock

SiteLock TrueShield WAF

SiteLock TrueShield Web Application Firewall helps protect websites from malicious traffic and harmful requests.

7.6

Composite Score

7.7

CX Score

+77

Emotional Footprint

73%

Likeliness to Recommend

8

Reviews

Juniper Networks

Juniper Networks UTM

Unified Threat Management (UTM) is a term used to describe the consolidation of several security features into one device, protecting against multiple threat types. The advantages of UTM are streamlined installation and management of these multiple security capabilities.

7.6

Composite Score

7.1

CX Score

+66

Emotional Footprint

77%

Likeliness to Recommend

5

Reviews

Juniper Networks

Juniper SRX and vSRX Series

High-performance security with advanced, integrated threat intelligence, delivered on the industry's most scalable and resilient platform. SRX and vSRX Series gateways set new benchmarks with 100GbE interfaces and feature Express Path technology, which enables up to 2 Tbps performance for the data center. For private cloud, hybrid cloud or public cloud environments, our virtual firewalls provide uncompromised flexibility, effectiveness, and performance.

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Composite Score

7.6

CX Score

+87

Emotional Footprint

86%

Likeliness to Recommend

4

Reviews

EdgeWave

EdgeWave EPIC Next Generation Firewall

EdgeWave EPIC Next Generation Firewall provides advanced threat defense through EdgeWave’s EPIC cyber security capability – the unique fusion of advanced technology with the expertise of combat-proven cyber warfighters to precisely identify attacks and synchronize defensive measures across all systems in real time.

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Composite Score

8.4

CX Score

+92

Emotional Footprint

56%

Likeliness to Recommend

1

Reviews

Huawei

Huawei Next-Generation Firewall

Huawei's Next-Generation Firewall takes into consideration the evolution of firewall technology and the challenges facing NGFW in order to create a next-generation firewall that will keep pace with virtualization, mobility and social networking.

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Composite Score

10.0

CX Score

+100

Emotional Footprint

89%

Likeliness to Recommend

1

Reviews

SANGFOR TECHNOLOGIES INC

Sangfor NGFW Platform

SANGFOR NGFW Platform has been designed with the mission of providing an Affordable, High Performance & Complete Threat Protection solution for enterprises, making sure that organization’s business data are able to be well protected from the complex cyber threat world.

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Emotional Footprint

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Likeliness to Recommend

0

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Hillstone Networks Inc

Hillstone Next-Generation Firewall Solutions

Hillstone’s product portfolio consists of a broad range of security solutions for enterprises and data center networks alike, supporting all deployment types – physical, virtual, or in the cloud. Continuous threat defense protects not only traditional perimeters, but also to internal network, down to each virtual machine. Choose the solution that best fits your business needs.

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Likeliness to Recommend

0

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Untangle

Untangle NG Firewall

Untangle’s NG Firewall enables you to quickly and easily create the network policies that deliver the perfect balance between security and productivity. Untangle combines Unified Threat Management (UTM)—to address all of the key network threats—with policy management tools that enable you to define access and control by individuals, groups or company-wide.

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Emotional Footprint

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Likeliness to Recommend

0

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ControlScan Inc

ControlScan Next Generation Firewall

Our Next Generation Firewall service improves the overall security posture of your business by providing continuous monitoring and protection against outside threats.

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Composite Score

--

CX Score

+88

Emotional Footprint

56%

Likeliness to Recommend

1

Reviews

Stormshield

Stormshield Next-Gen Firewalls

Stormshield Network Security solutions are built on the concept of Multi-Layer Collaborative Security. This holistic approach, based on active collaboration between the security engines of our products and solutions, represents the future of in-depth IT systems protection.

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CX Score

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Emotional Footprint

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Likeliness to Recommend

0

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Latest Research

15
Jan

Author: Marc Mazur (Info-Tech)

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.

Latest Research

7
Jan

Author: Marc Mazur (Info-Tech)

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.