Firewalls are an essential part of network security, but most are very limited. Traditional firewalls can close unneeded ports, apply routing rules to packets and fend off denial-of-service attacks. But they can’t look inside packets to detect malware, identify hacker activity or help you manage what end users are doing on the Internet.
This has led to the rise of “Next-Generation Firewalls”. These provide multiple network security technologies in one package, combining the features of traditional firewalls, gateway anti-malware products, intrusion prevention systems and content filtering packages. All of these security technologies can be installed, configured, deployed and managed as a unit, greatly reducing administrative costs.
In this blog post, Myriad IT’s Infrastructure Services Practice Lead, Dean Leong outlines the key features of Myriad IT’s preferred nextGen firewall, Cyberoam.
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