The use of social networking and collaborative applications for business purposes has 'skyrocketed in the past six months. With increased adoption of Web-based applications come new business and security risks that go far beyond potential productivity losses.
Greg Young and John Pescatore just authored an excellent note on next-generation firewalls. In the note, “Defining the Next-Generation Firewall,” Greg and John do an excellent job laying out the definition, the requirements, and their recommendations for next-generation firewalls in the enterprise.
Sometimes, the problems we experience with computers are a result of a legacy design. Hardware or software might have been architected 10 or 20 years ago when the world of computing was vastly different from the way it is today. As a result, the product in use today isn't as effective as it could be because of aging or obsolete design.
Texas A&M University at Galveston (TAMUG) houses the Texas Maritime Academy, which is one of six state maritime academies in the U.S. preparing graduates as officers in the United States Merchant Marine.
The firewall is still relevant but needs a complete overhaul for it to work efficiently.
Commenting on the issue raised by the SC Studio debate on the future of the firewall, Lee Klarich, vice president of product management at Palo Alto Networks, stated that the firewall is definitely not dead, but traditional firewalls are so far behind the application and threat developers that it sometimes feels like it.
The emergence of Palo Alto Networks (hereby referred to as 'Palo Alto') has undoubtedly injected a lot of buzz into the network security segment that has been devoid of any epochal leap, ever since the introduction of stateful inspection and the marriage between firewall technology and IPSec VPN gateways.
What do LinkedIn, Twitter, Blogging and Wikis have in common? According to this article, they are increasingly used within enterprises with a quarter of organizations actually rolling out these types of tools across all departments, up from 12% in the previous survey.
Palo Alto Networks makes no bones about it: "It's time to fix the firewall." The network security vendor prides itself on partnering with leading-edge, innovative partners that want more than just basic firewall functionality.
In a recent assessment, organizations had an average of 156 applications traversing their networks -- some of which pose a danger to the organization while others provide a benefit, researchers have found.