Next Generation Firewalls (NGFWs) are the latest in digital protection, helping to merge the best parts of traditional and more modern technology. NGFWs are an essential part of a broader cyber security strategy, they serve as a first line of defence to external threats, malware, and hackers trying to gain access to your data and systems. In addition to the standard perimeter/external firewall, many companies are starting to install internal firewalls to provide an additional layer of protection, but what is worth the investment?

In our previous paper ‘Next Gen Firewall Controls. What’s Really Worth the Investment?’ we analysed the Firewall Management Process, and then investigated features including Intrusion, Prevention and Detection Systems (IPS/IDS), Geo Location Tagging, URL Content Filtering, Deep Packet Inspection, Sandboxing, and Identity Awareness.

In This Paper We Continue Our Deep Dive into Firewall Controls to Explore the Challenges and Benefits of:

Client VPN
DDOS Protection
DNS Sinkholing
Application Identification
With a look into What to Do Next to Enhance Firewall Controls.