Prof Wool: Next Generation Firewalls

Lesson 3: Managing Your Security Policy in a Mixed Next Gen and Traditional Firewall Environment

Next Generation Firewalls: Lesson 3
Next generation firewalls (NGFWs) allow you to manage security policies with much greater granularity, based on specific applications and users, which provides much greater control over the traffic you want to allow or deny. Today, NGFWs are usually deployed alongside traditional firewalls. Therefore change requests need to be written using each firewall type’s specific terminology; application names and default ports for NGFWs, and actual protocols and ports for traditional firewalls. This new lesson explains some of challenges of writing firewall rules for a mixed firewall environment, and how to address them.

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