The Next Generation Firewall

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When looking at the way how cyber-attacks are developing in the last years, it becomes obvious that the future will require a new type of firewall to ensure cyber security. John Pescatore, Director of Emerging Technologies at the SANS Institute, talks about this new type of firewall and highlights the key characteristics.

As the first generation of firewalls were just packet filters, which blocked certain sources from reaching specific destinations, the next generation will be focusing on vulnerabilities and advanced targeted attacks.

Hereby, the reasoning behind the creation of a new type of firewall is not just evolving from the fact that threats are continuously reaching more advanced stages, but also IT and Business IT is growing at a rapid pace.