Organisations wrestling with a remote workforce are learning the limits of outdated integrated firewall and virtual private network (VPN) solutions when it comes to performance and scalability.
Many have already seen firsthand that traditional firewalls simply cannot scale across multiple applications required for secure telework—putting further burden on IT teams to upgrade firewalls or install completely separate appliances to keep pace.
NGFWs play an important role in threat protection and preserving business continuity. Security teams use NGFWs to monitor the IT environment, everywhere from the network edge to the data center, and gain visibility into users, endpoint devices, applications, and security threats across networks.
The following seven considerations should guide the evaluation of NGFW performance.