Gartner Research

Intelligence Awareness and Adaptive Security Response Will Transform Network Firewall Markets

Published: 22 August 2014

ID: G00263759

Analyst(s): Lawrence Pingree

Summary

Intelligence awareness and adaptive security architectures are emerging as important competitive features in the network firewall market. Product managers and marketing professionals must exploit these capabilities in their firewall solutions to compete effectively.

Table Of Contents
  • Impacts

Analysis

Impacts and Recommendations

  • Network firewalls that incorporate information and threat sharing between adjacent security controls will be preferred by network security buyers
  • Buyers from Type A organizations are shifting their attention to third-party intelligence providers to increase advanced-threat detection and improve context during security event analysis
    • Network Firewall Inspection Is Optimal for Intelligence and IOC Extraction Activities
    • The Death of Signatures Is More Hype Than Reality
  • Increased threat intelligence creates additional threat detections for security operations staff to both investigate and mitigate

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