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...

The Cult of Palo Alto Networks

What the heck is it with Palo Alto Networks? I have said before they seem more like a cult than a firewall manufacturer. I have observed reasonable companies spend two to four times what a comparable Juniper, Cisco or Fortinet would cost, so they can have that special...