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ALSO CALLED: Firewalls, Firewall Security, Fire Wall, Network Firewall Management
DEFINITION: Firewall Builder, also known as Fwbuilder, is a vendor-neutral configuration and management application for firewalls. The application was created for the Linux operating system; versions are available for other operating systems, including Windows and Macintosh. According to Fwbuilder's user guide, both network administrators and hobbyists managing home-based local area networks (LANs) can simplify  … 
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NSS Labs: Next-Generation Firewall Comparative Analysis
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: A new metric makes it easier than ever to compare NGFW options. See how the vendors rank in this security comparison.
Posted: 24 Jul 2015 | Published: 24 Jul 2015

Cisco Systems, Inc.

6 Must-Have Capabilities for Next-Generation Firewalls
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: You need to be sure you choose a truly effective NGFW solution. Use this checklist to ensure you make the best purchase.
Posted: 24 Jul 2015 | Published: 24 Jul 2015

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Selecting a Next-Generation Firewall: Top 10 Considerations
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, uncover 10 considerations to weigh when evaluating next-generation firewall tools to ensure that the solution you select best protects your networks from today's broad range of risk.
Posted: 16 Jul 2015 | Published: 28 Feb 2014

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Critical Role of DNS Calls for Vulnerability Mitigation
sponsored by Neustar®
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores the current state of DNS threats, vulnerabilities, and 3 most common attacks.
Posted: 29 May 2015 | Published: 13 May 2015

Neustar®

Enabling Comprehensive Visibility and Real-Time Threat Protection
sponsored by Gigamon
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explains how one potential security solution is capable of providing comprehensive visibility, protecting you from malware and more.
Posted: 13 Apr 2015 | Published: 25 Jul 2014

Gigamon

The Evolution and Necessity of a Next-Gen Firewall
sponsored by Juniper Networks, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper takes you through the history and development of firewalls and explores each generation's strengths and weaknesses. Read on to learn what characteristics you need in a next-gen firewall to improve your security strategy.
Posted: 27 Mar 2015 | Published: 15 Oct 2014

Juniper Networks, Inc.

5 Steps to Designing a Next-Gen Firewall
sponsored by Juniper Networks, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper offers a five step program to designing a next-gen firewall to keep out malicious attacks.  View now to learn more.
Posted: 26 Mar 2015 | Published: 20 Oct 2014

Juniper Networks, Inc.

5 ½ Traits that make a Firewall “Next Gen”
sponsored by Fortinet, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This exclusive white paper offers up five and half features that make a firewall next-generation.
Posted: 29 Jan 2015 | Published: 15 Dec 2014

Fortinet, Inc.

Five Steps to Firewall Planning and Design
sponsored by Juniper Networks, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper highlights a set of guidelines that can be used to create an overall security policy for your organization.
Posted: 21 Nov 2014 | Published: 21 Nov 2014

Juniper Networks, Inc.

Five Ways Network Virtualization Will Revolutionize IT
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: Discover how Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) will revolutionize IT and change the way you think about network connectivity, and perhaps even application development.
Posted: 10 Nov 2014 | Published: 10 Nov 2014

Global Knowledge

Networks That Know Security
sponsored by Juniper Networks, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explains why you must implement a multi-dimensional security approach to minimize any potential risks associated with the cloud.
Posted: 24 Oct 2014 | Published: 01 Aug 2014

Juniper Networks, Inc.

WAF or IPS - Why You Need More Than a Firewall and IPS to Protect Your Applications
sponsored by Fortinet, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explains the importance of using more than just a firewall and IPS to protect your applications from malicious attacks.
Posted: 11 Sep 2014 | Published: 11 Sep 2014

Fortinet, Inc.

Moving Beyond the Firewall for Complete Data Protection
sponsored by Fortinet, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Check out this white paper to discover several new security threats and what solutions are available to mitigate those risks going forward.
Posted: 09 Sep 2014 | Published: 09 Sep 2014

Fortinet, Inc.

Deliver Simple and Secure Access to Behind-the-Firewall Business Resources
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Learn the ins-and-outs of a solution capable of delivering simple and secure access to behind-the-firewall business resources such as Windows File Share content and intranet sites without requiring changes to your network, firewall security configuration, or device VPN.
Posted: 03 Sep 2014 | Published: 03 Sep 2014

IBM

Selecting a Next-Generation Firewall: Top 10 Considerations
sponsored by Cisco
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, uncover 10 considerations to weigh when evaluating next-generation firewall tools to ensure that the solution you select best protects your networks from today's broad range of risk.
Posted: 01 Apr 2014 | Published: 28 Feb 2014

Cisco

The Security Value of a Dozen Next Generation Firewalls
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: A security research group has put together an info-graphic that summarizes the results of independent studies on a dozen different NGFW products.
Posted: 18 Feb 2015 | Published: 30 Sep 2014

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Discover the Capabilities of a Next Generation Firewall
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This in-depth white paper provides a close look at a next generation firewall, describing each of its capabilities in detail.
Posted: 18 Feb 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Test Results for a Next Generation Firewall
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: In this detailed white paper, discover test results that reveal the true performance of a leading next generation firewall.
Posted: 17 Feb 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

Cisco Systems, Inc.

One Great Firewall Analyzed in Depth
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This detailed white paper gives you all the information you need about a firewall that's stable, reliable, and able to block over 99% of threats.
Posted: 17 Feb 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Beyond Passwords: Protect the mobile enterprise with smarter security solutions
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Find out how flexible authentication schemes, context-based access and behavioral analysis can help ensure that only authorized mobile users can access your valuable resources—on-site, in the cloud and beyond.
Posted: 09 Oct 2014 | Published: 30 Sep 2013

IBM

Get the Network Protection You Need with Next Generation Firewalls
sponsored by CDW Corporation
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, discover what a next-generation firewall can do for your organization in terms of network security.
Posted: 03 Oct 2014 | Published: 03 Oct 2014

CDW Corporation

The Wild World of Malware: Keeping Your Company Safe from Advanced Threats
sponsored by Icomm Technologies
WHITE PAPER: In this in-depth resource, gain essential knowledge on today's advanced malware threats, and discover how new next-generation firewalls (NGFW) can prevent them from gaining access to your valuable data.
Posted: 17 Sep 2014 | Published: 31 Jul 2012

Icomm Technologies

Network Protection and UTM Buyer's Guide
sponsored by Sophos, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores how this UTM solution can provide the highest standards of network security within the cloud, while integrating multiple security capabilities on a single platform.
Posted: 03 Jul 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Sophos, Inc.

Getting the Most out of your NextGen Firewall
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This exclusive resource takes an in-depth look at next generation firewalls (NGFWs), discussing their benefits, challenges, and how you can get the most value from them.
Posted: 25 Jun 2014 | Published: 25 Jun 2014

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Who Achieves 100% on NSS Data Center Firewall Security Testing
sponsored by Fortinet, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This exclusive resource analyzes a firewall solution that has passed all stability, reliability, and firewall policy enforcement tests to ensure that your environment is as safe as it can be.
Posted: 19 Jun 2014 | Published: 19 Jun 2014

Fortinet, Inc.
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FIREWALL MANAGEMENT DEFINITION (continued): …  management tasks with the application. Fwbuilder supports the OpenBSD Packet Filter, Cisco PIX Series security devices, and iptables and ipfilter Linux utilities. Fwbuilder allows for the simultaneous management of multiple firewalls on multiple servers. Programming components called policy compilers facilitate fine-tuning of firewall policy rules without the need for the administrator to remember all of the details for each firewall or server. The policy compilers also ensure that firewalls are "sane" -- that is, that there are no contradictions or errors that would interfere with the intended … 
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