Firewalls still at the heart of network security infrastructure

Firewalls are still at the heart of the network security infrastructure, but will have to evolve if they are to stay relevant, a new report by network security management company FireMon says.

The report, entitled 2016 State of the Firewall Report, highlights three major trends: 1) Firewalls are extremely important, 2) Next-generation firewalls (NGFW) continue to see broad adoption, and 3) The impact SDN (software-defined networking) has on network security is becoming more obvious.