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By Ellen Messmer

The traditional port-based enterprise firewall, now looking less like a guard and more like a pit stop for Internet applications racing in through the often open ports 80 and 443, is slowly losing out to a new generation of brawny, fast, intelligent firewalls.

The so called next-generation firewall (NGFW) describes an enterprise firewall/VPN that has the muscle to efficiently perform intrusion prevention sweeps of traffic, as well as have awareness about the applications moving through it in order to enforce policies based on allowed identity-based application usage. It’s supposed to have the brains to use information such as Internet reputation analysis to help with malware filtering or integrate with Active Directory.

But how long will it take for the NGFW transition to truly arrive?

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