New and innovative security tools seem to be emerging all the time, but the frontline defense for just about every network in operation today remains the trusty firewall. They aren’t perfect, but if configured correctly and working as intended, firewalls can do a solid job of blocking threats from entering a network, while restricting unauthorized traffic from leaving.
Network World tested security policy management programs from AlgoSec, Tufin and Skybox. Each suite was deployed and tested in a virtual and physical environment stacked with firewalls from all the top vendors including Palo Alto, Cisco, WatchGuard, Check Point and others. We deployed new security policies, tracked and identified traffic flow complications, decommissioned old or non-functional rules and checked configurations against desired security policies and regulatory requirements.
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