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Critical Capabilities for Network Firewalls


Network firewalls remain key network security controls, and they continue to evolve to cover expanded use cases, such as the public cloud and distributed edge security. SRM leaders must evaluate network firewall capabilities against the most relevant use cases for their organizations.

Published: 10 November 2020

ID: G00465997

Analyst(s): Rajpreet Kaur Adam Hils Jeremy D'Hoinne

Table Of Contents

What You Need to Know


  • Critical Capabilities Use-Case Graphics
  • Vendors
    • Barracuda
    • Check Point Software Technologies
    • Cisco
    • Forcepoint
    • Fortinet
    • H3C
    • Hillstone Networks
    • Huawei
    • Juniper Networks
    • Microsoft
    • Palo Alto Networks
    • Sangfor
    • SonicWall
    • Sophos
    • Stormshield
    • Venustech
    • WatchGuard
  • Context
  • Product/Service Class Definition
  • Critical Capabilities Definition
    • Advanced Networking
    • Application Control
    • Central Management and Reporting
    • Decryption
    • Ease of Use
    • Intrusion Protection and ATD
    • Public Cloud Support
    • Scalability
    • Price/Performance
  • Use Cases
    • Enterprise Data Center
    • Enterprise Edge
    • Distributed Enterprise
    • Public Cloud
    • SMB
  • Vendors Added and Dropped

Inclusion Criteria

  • Critical Capabilities Rating

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