Next Gen Firewalls – A Brief Overview

Next gen firewalls (NGFWs) are deep packet inspection firewalls which provide a level of security notably greater than that of traditional firewalls by moving beyond port/protocol inspection. They track layers 2 to 7, whereas traditional firewalls only tracked layers 2 to 4.

This infographic outlines the basic functions and main features of NGFWs, explains how they differ from traditional firewalls and advises on the key questions to ask when choosing an NGFW.

Next Gen Firewalls - A Brief Overview