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Firewall in simple terms acts as a barrier to prevent unauthorized access or malicious traffic within a system or in a network. The rapid growth of new innovative technology and alongside with the massive growth of new security threat, the traditional firewall is not enough to compete. To deal with these changes, vendors in the enterprise firewall market have created a new generation of firewall devices dubbed the Next Generation Firewall or NGFW.
A next-generation firewall (NGFW) is a hardware or software-based network security system that is able to detect and block sophisticated attacks by enforcing security policies at the application level, as well as at the port and protocol level.
9 Top features in Next generation firewall:
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