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The NGFW is Dead

The NGFW is Dead

Let’s get this out of the way: the next-generation firewall (NGFW) is dead. The cause of death: cloud. However, this is not an execution, rather a slow, decline into irrelevance in the face of a more agile competitor. The shroud of death and decay are all around the...

The Battle for Endpoint Security Begins (Again)

It is hard to imagine a PC these days without a taskbar filled with various agents, tools, and monitors. There was a time in the history of PCs when the idea of even running anti-virus was ridiculous. Those days are long since gone. Rise of the Endpoint Security Suite...

Can Security Analytics Replace Humans?

In a recent series on this blog, we reflected on the growing market for Security Analytics technologies. Over the past few months, we have been continuing this discussion with practitioners and leaders in the industry. One question that many have asked is: “Can we...

Intrusion Prevention Endgame

All good things must come to an end.  In the late 90’s I was fortunate to be involved with the development of one of the first intrusion prevention systems (BlackICE).  It was a defining job for me since I learned so much working with the NetworkICE people, notably...
UTM v NGFW: A Single Shade of Gray

UTM v NGFW: A Single Shade of Gray

One of the things I enjoy is analyzing the language of the security industry. Language not only communicates ideas, but also intentions, aspirations, and fears. One of those words that I find fascinating “Next Generation Firewalls,” (NGFW). This blog first addressed...