Gartner Research

One Brand of Firewall Is a Best Practice for Most Enterprises

Published: 28 November 2012

ID: G00217262

Analyst(s): Greg Young

Summary

It is generally not more secure to use firewalls from multiple vendors to protect enterprise networks. Most enterprises should standardize on a single firewall platform to minimize self-inflicted configuration errors.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges

Analysis

  • Two Firewall Platforms Are Not Better Than One
    • The Exception to the Rule
    • Next-Generation Firewalls
    • Moving to a Single Firewall Vendor

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