Firewall importance remains

Firewalls are seen as having continuing value in network security by the vast majority of IT security players, research announced last week by FireMon reveals.

The security vendor’s 2016 State of the Firewall Report examined 600 IT security practitioners from various verticals in varying roles and found 91 percent of them think firewalls are either as critical as always (56.6 percent) or more critical than ever before (34.2 percent) for their security infrastructure.