Rethink firewall as your flexible, dependable security foundation for a new world of distributed environments.
Need to modernize your firewall? You’re not alone. In fact, the number of devices connected to IP networks will be more than three times the global population by 2023. Now’s the time to consider a 5-step approach to updating your security foundation.
Step 1: Think beyond the box
What does the modern firewall look like? Fully integrated with your network infrastructure, but perhaps most importantly: Capable of enforcing policy everywhere from a single pane of glass. The next-gen firewall delivers unified policy across platforms, intel on mobile devices, context and threat intelligence — the visibility you need to handle connections to your network via vulnerable mobile apps and endpoints all over.
Step 2: See what’s within encrypted traffic
The barrier to really seeing what’s going on within encrypted traffic has always been full decryption. An expensive process that’s both impractical on a legal and operational level, it leaves your network and infrastructure highly vulnerable to everything from data exfiltration (breaches) to ransomware attacks. The real challenge has been finding a way to detect malicious activities inside encrypted traffic. Your new firewall should prioritize this as a capability, with the aim of delivering maximum visibility using minimal decryption lift — and cost.
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