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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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Overview of AWS Security: Compute Services
sponsored by Amazon Web Services
WHITE PAPER: AWS has focused on building security into every layer of their infrastructure, as well as each available service. Access this white paper for an overview of the security AWS provides for their services and how they provide extensive security features to enable you to protect sensitive data and applications.
Posted: 09 Oct 2017 | Published: 30 Jun 2016

Amazon Web Services

Firewall Best Practices to Block Ransomware
sponsored by Sophos, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Recent ransomware attacks like Wannacry and Petya have spread largely unchecked through corporate networks in recent months, extorting money to restore your data and regain control of your computers. This white paper reveals best practices for configuring your firewall and network to protect against ransomware.
Posted: 02 Oct 2017 | Published: 02 Oct 2017

Sophos, Inc.

Remote Access Redefined: Managing the Rise of Third-Party Users
sponsored by Akamai Technologies
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses the need for new access models that establish next-generation firewalls (NGFW) to manage the rise of third-party users while meeting security and usability demands.
Posted: 21 Sep 2017 | Published: 21 Sep 2017

Akamai Technologies

Increase Network Security Resilience
sponsored by Ixia
WHITE PAPER: Is your overall security architecture resilient enough to limit the risk of downtime to your network? Explore how you can build a more resilient IT security architecture to complement your firewall.
Posted: 28 Aug 2017 | Published: 28 Aug 2017

Ixia

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

10 Things Your Next Firewall Must Do
sponsored by Palo Alto Networks
WHITE PAPER: Uncover the 10 things your next firewall must do in order to strike the balance between blocking attacks and allowing mission-critical apps to run when and where you need them.
Posted: 03 Feb 2017 | Published: 31 Dec 2016

Palo Alto Networks

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

Next Generation Firewall Comparative Report
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This report examines 11 next generation firewalls, evaluating for overall security, performance, and TCO. Take a look to see which providers lead the pack, which ones to avoid, and more.
Posted: 20 Sep 2017 | Published: 06 Jun 2017

Cisco Systems, Inc.

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

Why Protection and Performance Matter: Introducing Next-Generation Firewalls
sponsored by DellEMC and Intel®
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to discover the benefits of a next-generation firewall and how it offers top security without causing serious network latency.
Posted: 27 Feb 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2012

DellEMC and Intel®

Why You Need A Next-Generation Firewall
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Enterprise
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explains how next-generation firewalls protect security systems from advanced attacks, and how they fit in with your business strategy.
Posted: 26 Feb 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Hewlett-Packard Enterprise

Your Personal Web Attack Survival Guide
sponsored by Imperva
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explains the latest hactivist and cybercriminal methods of attack, and presents a 7-step guide you can use to safeguard your website from attack.
Posted: 20 Feb 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Imperva

Gorillas on Your List – A Diversified OEM Environment Can Lower Your Risk
sponsored by Dimension Data
WHITE PAPER: This informative whitepaper covers the value of breaking free from a single original equipment manufacturer and diversifying the commodities in your data center.
Posted: 05 Feb 2014 | Published: 15 Jan 2014

Dimension Data

Network security: Have you implemented a next-gen firewall?
sponsored by Hewlett Packard Enterprise
WHITE PAPER: This guide explores why you need a next-generation firewall and how you can dictate network access, allowing in only those who are authorized.
Posted: 04 Feb 2014 | Published: 04 Feb 2014

Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Why You Need A Next-Generation Firewall
sponsored by Hewlett Packard Enterprise
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explains how next-generation firewalls protect security systems from advanced attacks, and how they fit in with your business strategy.
Posted: 15 Nov 2013 | Published: 15 Nov 2013

Hewlett Packard Enterprise
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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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