Are firewalls still important? Making sense of networking's greatest security layer

Computer World UK

As firewalls have become more and more complex, management has turned from inconvenience to risk. This is the crux of the challenge they create. They need constant adjustment, tending and management. A firewall is never right or if it is, that doesn’t apply for very long.

As Jody Brazil, co-founder and former CEO of firewall management firm FireMon describes the issue: “We started with the observation that you can buy awesome technology but it will fail to protect the enterprise of it’s not configured correctly.”