The firewall isn't dead – it's just growing up, and policy has to grow with it

The firewall continues to play an important role in network security management, as part of a next-generation solution combined with cloud and SDN technology.

In a security landscape of dissolving perimeters and spreading attack vectors, the humble enterprise firewall is no longer considered very sexy. But the firewall is still the first line of defence, and as a new report on the state of the company firewall by security management firm FireMon indicates, it’s still alive and well.