Using firewalls from multiple vendors increases complexity, not security. Security and risk management leaders should limit firewall platform diversity to minimize self-inflicted configuration errors, and save money/resources in other security technologies to secure the network from modern attacks.
- Evaluate Whether the Organization Has Use Cases That Support Multiple Firewalls
- Use Case No. 1: Traditional Data Center Multibrand “Firewall Sandwich”
- Use Case No. 2: Deploy Two Brands of Firewall at the Gateway, One Behind the Other
- Use Case No. 3: East-West Data Center Microsegmentation With Cloud-Native Tool
- Use Case No. 4: East-West Data Center Microsegmentation With Specialized Overlay
- Use Case No. 5: Use Different Tools for North-South and East-West — Manage Policies With NSPM
- Use Case No. 6: Use FWaaS to Protect Remote Branch Office and Mobile Users
- Decide Which Incumbent Firewall Platform Best Fits Your Organization’s Needs
- Develop a Strategy to Manage Down to One Firewall, If Your Enterprise Fits the Single Firewall Brand Profile
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