Most next-generation firewalls (NGFW) reduce risk by providing access control over applications. But they don’t go far enough to eliminate threats. Small and midsize businesses need to demand more from their firewall. See these tips when choosing a NGFW.
Your firewall is the most important tool in your threat protection toolbox.
You want a solution that is highly reliable, as firewall downtime could be catastrophic for a small business.
Look for a firewall that offers visibility and automation for increased protection.
How do Cisco next-generation firewalls compare to those of three other vendors? NSS Labs examined network security features and operational capabilities.
In today's hostile security environment, the best malware protection should prevent, detect, and respond to security threats seamlessly.
It's critical that you have deep visibility into executable and file activity on your network.
Your solution should offer continuous monitoring and analysis to catch and remediate threats.
Cloud-based security solutions can block threats before a connection is ever established--a significant advantage.
Your solution should use DNS to stop threats over all ports and protocols, including direct-to-IP connections.
Cisco Umbrella's Intelligent Proxy routes requests to risky domains for deeper URL inspection.
The industry's first secure Internet gateway in the cloud, Cisco Umbrella provides the first line of defense against cyberthreats.
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