Firewalls Remain Strategic Security Investment

A new study of nearly 600 IT practitioners by FireMon called the 2016 State of the Firewall Report has shown that while respondents recognise that the firewall needs to evolve, it still remains a central part of today’s security infrastructure. Emerging infrastructure paradigms such as Software Defined Networking (SDN), cloud and micro-segmentation will drive this evolution. In fact, 90 percent of respondents recognised that SDN has impacted or will impact networks, pointing to an important shift in the way they are secured. And over two thirds said that firewalls were critical to securing their cloud services.