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Everything you need to know about a Next Generation Firewall Security System

by Trent Simshauser Technical Director at Active ICT Network

It is smart to create a line of defence for everything valuable for us. In business, one of the most important and useful things is its network system. Ensuring a safe and protected network security infrastructure is the priority of every business. An organisation gets various security tools installed in its network infrastructure to ensure complete protection from cyber threats. One of the most basic yet incredibly useful, security tool is the firewall. It acts as a line of defence in protecting the network security system. Firewalls are an excellent choice for networks that uses regular access to the Internet for everyday business operations. It works by monitoring incoming and outgoing network traffic and permits or blocks data packets based on a set of security rules. One of its primary purposes is to establish a barrier between your internal network and incoming traffic from external sources (such as the Internet) to block malicious traffic like viruses and hackers.  


Since the past few years' many businesses have been using firewalls as a security tool. However, over time, both the cyber crime landscape as well as the firewall systems, have evolved. The traditional firewalls are no longer effective in protecting against the sophisticated malwares that are used by hackers these days. That is why the security industry has come up with the Next Generation Firewalls that are designed using advanced technology to provide a superior level of security to networks.   


A next generation firewall is the most potent type of firewall. It is a part of the third generation of firewall technology that is implemented in either hardware or software. It can easily detect and block sophisticated attacks by enforcing security policies at the application, port and protocol levels. A Managed Next Generation firewall services combines traditional firewall technology with advanced additional functionality, including encrypted traffic inspection, intrusion prevention systems and antivirus.    


Features of Next Generation Firewalls   


Next generation firewalls support the following features:  


  • Application and user control: The NGFWs provide a secure method to identify and filter traffic associated with specific applications. It hinders malicious applications and activities from utilising non-standard ports to avoid the firewall.  


  • Integrated intrusion prevention: The new generation firewalls can carry out better intrusion detection and prevention by using deeper traffic monitoring technology.  


  • Advanced malware detection: The NGFWs provide reputation-based filtering of applications so that the applications having a bad reputation are banned and prevented from installing.   


Benefits of Next Generation Firewalls  


If you're still confused as to what benefits you can get from installing a Managed Next Generation Firewall, here's a list of the advantages offered by NGFWs:  


  1. Advanced Security Protection: NGFWs are capable of blocking malware even before it enters a network, thereby providing advanced security to the network system.  


  1. Multi-functional: The NGFWs include integrated intrusion detection systems (IDS) and intrusion protection systems (IPS) that helps in performing deeper inspection and improve packet-content filtering of network traffic up to the application layer.   


  1. Reduced costs: NGFWs also offer a low-cost option to some organisations through the use of application awareness, inspection services, protection systems and awareness tools.   

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  1. Easily Managed: NGFWs helps in reducing infrastructural complexities since no additional devices are required to be installed with them. It offers integrated antivirus, spam filtering, and application control using only one device or console.   


Wondering where you can find a cyber security consulting firm that offers effective and reliable Next generation firewalls? Well, Activ ICT is your answer. Its Managed Next Generation firewall systems will serve as a complete integrated threat protection solution for your business.  

Activ ICT is a leading and trusted Cyber Security consulting firm located in Australia. We have a team of dedicated and trained experts that specialise in delivering the best Cyber Security services to some of the leading companies in the world. We provide Managed Next Generation Firewall services to all types of businesses located in Australia, and our firewalls are counted as one of the most secured and reliable firewalls in the country.   


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About Trent Simshauser Freshman   Technical Director at Active ICT Network

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Joined APSense since, June 26th, 2020, From Sydney, Australia.

Created on Aug 26th 2020 01:22. Viewed 117 times.

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