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NGFW = No Good For Workloads…

Christofer Hoff of Rational Survivability comments:

So-called Next Generation Firewalls (NGFW) are those that extend “traditional port firewalls” with the added context of policy with application visibility and control to include user identity while enforcing security, compliance and productivity decisions to flows from internal users to the Internet.

As always, Hoff shows that every security problem isn’t black and white. NGFWs look good when you’re trying to keep the bad guys out. But what about increased throughput in the data center? Read on for his take on things.

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