Defining the Next-Generation Firewall

Archived Published: 12 October 2009 ID: G00171540

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First-generation enterprise firewalls must improve to provide new features to meet the changing threat and technology landscape. Gartner defines the next-generation firewall capabilities required for increased enterprise cybersecurity.

Table of Contents

  • What You Need to Know
  • Analysis
    • What Is a Next-Generation Firewall?
    • What Is an NGFW Not?
    • NGFW Adoption
  • Recommended Reading
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