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Next-generation Firewalls (NGFWs)

Next-generation Firewalls (NGFWs) refer to the second-generation of a network security system that observes network activity and filters out potential threats. While traditional firewalls offer a thorough examination of network traffic from enter and exit points, they do not offer protection against all modern-day threats. NGFWs are designed to offer more advanced options to users. By using deep-packet inspection, they are able to monitor and block threats beyond the port and protocol to also offer application-level inspection and prevention techniques. NGFWs also provide multi-layered protection against threats such as viruses, ransomware, malware, and other cybersecurity concerns.

What Small and Midsize Businesses Need to Know About Next-generation Firewalls (NGFWs)

While cybercriminals target businesses of all sizes that they view as vulnerable, SMBs are one of their top picks. This is because SMBs typically have more limited resources than enterprise level corporations, therefore they are less likely to invest in the latest security updates or systems. While no single system can offer complete protection against cyber threats as new viruses and tactics emerge everyday, SMBs that use NGFWs are more likely to detect these threats before they become a problem.

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