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IT Infrastructure


A next-generation firewall (NGFW) is a part of the third generation of firewall technology that is implemented in either hardware or software and is capable of detecting and blocking sophisticated attacks by enforcing security policies at the application, port and protocol levels.
NGFWs typically feature advanced functions including:
  • Application awareness;
  • Integrated intrusion prevention systems (IPS)
  • identity awareness — user and group control;
  • Gateway Anti-Spam
  • Virtual Private Network
  • Bridged and routed modes; and
  • Advanced Malware Threat Prevention
  • The ability to use external intelligence sources