Gartner Research

Defining the Next-Generation Firewall

Published: 12 October 2009

ID: G00171540

Analyst(s): John Pescatore, Greg Young


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
  • Overview
  • What Is a Next-Generation Firewall?
  • What Is an NGFW Not?
  • NGFW Adoption

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