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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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The 2017 State of the Firewall
sponsored by FireMon
WHITE PAPER: Access FireMon's 3rd Annual State of the Firewall Report to learn how your peers feel about firewall infrastructure and management challenges, as well as the adoption and impact of emerging tech such as SDN, cloud, and IoT.
Posted: 28 Apr 2017 | Published: 31 Jan 2017

FireMon

The Top 6 WAF Essentials to Achieve Application Security Efficacy
sponsored by Citrix
WHITE PAPER: Due to the nature of web security and how it constantly evolves, it is increasingly difficult to integrate comprehensive security into applications and keep them up-to-date. In this white paper, learn the 6 essential features your web application firewall (WAF) needs to maintain a high degree of security,
Posted: 27 Apr 2017 | Published: 27 Apr 2017

Citrix

Demystifying The Threat Landscape: 10 Ways Network Security Pros Can Step Up Game
sponsored by F5 Networks
WHITE PAPER: In this eBook, you'll learn more about the changing network security landscape, where your business is most vulnerable today, and 10 areas you can step up your security game.
Posted: 24 Apr 2017 | Published: 30 Dec 2016

F5 Networks

Maximizing The Value of Web Application Firewalls
sponsored by Akamai
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, learn some best practices for managing your web application firewall (WAF) such as 3 basic rules for running your WAF when it's in 'alert mode', why data analytics is key to building an intelligent WAF, and more.
Posted: 21 Apr 2017 | Published: 29 Apr 2016

Akamai

Automation Isn't One-Size-Fits-All
sponsored by FireMon
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, learn how intelligent policy automation can take the pressure off your firewall team by telling you which access to approve and which to deny, increasing speed and security of change management workflows.
Posted: 13 Apr 2017 | Published: 30 Dec 2016

FireMon

Improving Application Security and Performance With Cloud Firewalls
sponsored by Akamai
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper dives into the biology of web and DDoS attacks. Learn how a suite of systems can provide you with a cloud-based web application firewall to protect your infrastructure from any threat.
Posted: 30 Mar 2017 | Published: 30 Mar 2017

Akamai

Why Firewalls Alone Are No Longer Enough
sponsored by VMware
WHITE PAPER: What do you do when a threat makes it past the firewall and starts moving laterally inside the data center? To combat today's advanced cyberattacks, many organizations are moving past archaic firewall protection and empowering their security with network virtualization and micro-segmentation.
Posted: 28 Mar 2017 | Published: 30 Sep 2016

VMware

Putting a Next-Generation Firewall Through Its Paces
sponsored by Forcepoint
WHITE PAPER: See how the Forcepoint Stonesoft Next-Generation Firewall was given a detailed product scorecard after being subjected to thorough testing for security effectiveness (exploits, false positives, etc.), performance (UDP throughput, max capacity, etc.), stability and reliability, and total cost of ownership.
Posted: 20 Feb 2017 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

Forcepoint

Automate Zero Trust Policy and Enforcement
sponsored by FireMon
WHITE PAPER: In October 2016, Forrester Consulting evaluated enterprise firewall management and configuration auditing approaches. Discover Forrester's findings in this resource that highlight the importance of implementing firewall management and configuration auditing solutions sooner rather than later.
Posted: 25 Jan 2017 | Published: 30 Dec 2016

FireMon

Firewall Clean Up Recommendations
sponsored by FireMon
WHITE PAPER: At the core of the firewall is the policy that enforces what access is permitted. Discover the benefits of proper firewall policy for your organization and learn the main causes of firewall policy mistakes.
Posted: 08 Dec 2016 | Published: 30 Nov 2016

FireMon

10 Things Your Next Firewall Must Do
sponsored by Palo Alto Networks
WHITE PAPER: The complexity of your network and your security infrastructure may limit or slow your ability to respond to cybersecurity challenges. Discover 10 key considerations for firewall decision-making as you strive to manage the risks associated with the applications traversing your network.
Posted: 16 Sep 2016 | Published: 16 Sep 2016

Palo Alto Networks

Why Micro-Segmentation Matters Now
sponsored by VMware
WHITE PAPER: Cybercriminals count on the fact that data center security is still based on a penetrable, hardware-centric model. Access this white paper to learn how the advent of network virtualization empowered by micro-segmentation changes the economics, ease and speed of data center security, eliminating long-standing vulnerabilities.
Posted: 08 Aug 2016 | Published: 01 Jul 2016

VMware

Do You Need a VPN, Firewall or Both?
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: In this Global Knowledge white paper, discover when VPNs and firewalls are most effective, suggestions for deployment, when a unified threat management system is worth considering, and hardware vs. software concerns.
Posted: 12 Feb 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

Global Knowledge

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

Five Critical Rules for Firewall Management: Lessons from the Field
sponsored by Dell SecureWorks
WHITE PAPER: This white paper will teach you five things to consider when managing your firewall, and will present you with real life examples of how these five things have helped other organizations improve their firewall management.
Posted: 11 May 2016 | Published: 08 Jun 2011

Dell SecureWorks

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.

Selecting a Next-Generation Firewall: Top 10 Considerations
sponsored by Cisco
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, learn about the 10 features your next-generation firewall should have to protect your network from a range of threats.
Posted: 01 Apr 2014 | Published: 28 Feb 2014

Cisco
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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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