2016 State of the Firewall

2nd Annual State of the Firewall Report based on survey of 600 IT security practitioners.

A Practical History of the Firewall – Part 1: Early Days
May 19, 2017

A Practical History of the Firewall – Part 1: Early Days

As a practitioner in the relatively early days of the mass adoption of the Internet (mid to late 90s), I saw the rapid adoption and evolution of firewall technology. I...

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A Practical History of the Firewall – Part 2: The Value of Management
May 24, 2017

A Practical History of the Firewall – Part 2: The Value of Management

The mid-90s was a time when networks were rapidly evolving. For example, ethernet was an option, but not always the local network protocol in use (remember token ring?). Connecting to...

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A Practical History of the Firewall – Part 3: Performance Takes Center Stage
June 1, 2017

A Practical History of the Firewall – Part 3: Performance Takes Center Stage

By the early 2000s, proxies had lost, and stateful inspection dominated the market. As internet speeds increased and firewall adoption inside the enterprise increased, performance drove purchasing decisions. Enter Netscreen...

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