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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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A Massively Scalable Approach to Network Security
sponsored by SonicWall
WHITE PAPER: This white paper details a better approach to network security: an innovative network-based model for massively scaling a next-generation firewall that can address today's network needs and provide increased performance, higher resiliency and lower TCO.
Posted: 10 Mar 2017 | Published: 30 Dec 2016

SonicWall

Managing Cybersecurity Risk: How Directors and Corporate Officers Can Protect Their Businesses
sponsored by BAE Systems
WHITE PAPER: Go beyond simple risk management by implementing cybersecurity practices designed not only to prevent breaches but anticipate the damage and recover from attacks. Discover how to bolster endpoint security and data loss prevention by identifying potential attackers to improve your organization's threat awareness and put the right tools in place.
Posted: 06 Mar 2017 | Published: 06 Mar 2017

BAE Systems

Next-generation Firewall Platforms the Answer to NGFW Shortcomings?
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Firewall technology has evolved to be an essential cog in the overall cybersecurity machine, but it remains one of a multitude of puzzle pieces needed. In this ESG report uncover the NGFW shortcomings, and how to maximize their efficiency for your organization
Posted: 28 Feb 2017 | Published: 28 Feb 2017

Cisco Systems, Inc.

App Security: Shore up the Weaknesses in Your WAF
sponsored by tCell
WHITE PAPER: Delve into the shortcomings of web application firewalls (WAFs) and how to shore up your defenses. Uncover the top 5 requirements for an application immune system and how to protect your web applications and modernize your security policy to stand firm against today's threats landscape.
Posted: 23 Feb 2017 | Published: 23 Feb 2017

tCell

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

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 Buyer's Guide: Evaluating Enterprise Network Firewalls
sponsored by Palo Alto Networks
WHITE PAPER: With users and data more distributed than ever, traditional network security defenses and firewalls may begin to lag behind the evolving threat landscape. Discover 10 essential characteristics of the modern firewall, tips for constructing a RFP, how to physically evaluate your firewall, and more.
Posted: 15 Dec 2016 | Published: 15 Dec 2016

Palo Alto Networks

Secure and Accelerate User Access to Web Applications
sponsored by Symantec & Blue Coat Systems
WHITE PAPER: Learn how to secure and accelerate web applications using Web Application Firewall (WAF) deployments in trusted and untrusted web environments. Deliver the fast, latency-free web experience users expect from anywhere and to any device.
Posted: 14 Dec 2016 | Published: 30 Nov 2016

Symantec & Blue Coat Systems

Deliver Complete Security for Enterprise Web Applications
sponsored by Symantec & Blue Coat Systems
WHITE PAPER: Learn how to fully protect web applications without adversely affecting web performance for your users. Address all of today's critical web vulnerabilities while at the same time accelerating web applications for optimal productivity.
Posted: 14 Dec 2016 | Published: 30 Nov 2016

Symantec & Blue Coat Systems

Protecting the Distributed Enterprise: Network Security for the Distributed Enterprise
sponsored by Fortinet, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: The solution guide provides 5 key requirements that will collectively dictate the success of a distributed enterprise firewall deployment. It will elaborate on the details of each requirement and how it can be adopted to drive a cost-effective and reliable way to better protect your organization.
Posted: 07 Oct 2016 | Published: 01 Sep 2016

Fortinet, Inc.

Buying Criteria for Next-Generation Network Security
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Discover an in-depth explanation of the factors that compel organizations to look at next-generation solutions. This buyer's guide offers an analysis of the most important capabilities you should look for (and demand) from your network security gear, and will arm you with the information you need to be an educated buyer.
Posted: 12 Sep 2016 | Published: 12 Sep 2016

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Beyond Application Visibility and Control: What an NGFW Must Be
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Explore the ways in which digital transformation is changing businesses' security, and discover why typical NGFWs that focus primarily on app visibility offer an incomplete approach to threat defense. Read on to employ a NGFW that protects across the entire attack continuum, and integrates with existing security investments.
Posted: 12 Sep 2016 | Published: 12 Sep 2016

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Next-Generation Firewalls: An Investment Checklist
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: What should you look for in a next-generation firewall? This paper includes a checklist against which you evaluate NGFWs. Read on now to determine the benefits a truly effective NGFW can deliver, and find one that will provide actionable indications of compromise to identify malicious activity, and more.
Posted: 12 Sep 2016 | Published: 12 Sep 2016

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Bold Thinking is the New Norm with Network Virtualization
sponsored by VMware
WHITE PAPER: Make sure your business is ready for all the new and emerging tech trends, by employing a virtualized network. This white paper outlines all the necessary features of converting your business to a virtualized network.
Posted: 16 Jun 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

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

IDC Analyst Connection: Internal Segmentation Firewalls
sponsored by Fortinet, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Networks have changed drastically since the first firewall was introduced, and as a result, networking pros can no longer assume traffic within the perimeter can be trusted. In this Q&A with IDC's Chris Christiansen, learn how internal segmentation firewalls can help you secure your expanding network.
Posted: 10 Feb 2017 | Published: 31 Jul 2015

Fortinet, Inc.

Effectively Protect your Enterprise
sponsored by Fortinet, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Learn how you can stay one step ahead of attacker with this infographic. Achieve a high level security posture with tools like web filtering, sandboxing and next generation firewall.
Posted: 31 Oct 2016 | Published: 30 Sep 2016

Fortinet, Inc.

Can One Enterprise Firewall Tool Protect Your Entire Network?
sponsored by Fortinet, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Discover how to protect your entire attack surface, from IoT to cloud and from users to data, behind a single pane of glass. Learn why one network security operating system could be all you need to ensure end-to-end network protection against today's most advanced security threats and targeted attacks.
Posted: 27 Oct 2016 | Published: 30 Sep 2016

Fortinet, Inc.

Why NGFWs Are Becoming the New Standard in Enterprise Security
sponsored by Fortinet, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: The next-generation firewall (NGFW) is quickly becoming the new standard approach for enterprise security. Discover how your organization can add a high performance, highly effective NGFW without slowing down daily business operations. Learn how you can achieve unparalleled protection, ease of use and ultrafast performance with your NGFW.
Posted: 12 Oct 2016 | Published: 30 Sep 2016

Fortinet, Inc.

Security From the Inside Out: New Breach Defense Strategies
sponsored by Fortinet, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This resource explains why the traditional perimeter firewall isn't enough and describes how internal segmentation firewalls can help your network react to today's advanced threats. Read on to discover what you need to look for when deciding on an internal segmentation firewall solution.
Posted: 01 Mar 2016 | Published: 01 Mar 2016

Fortinet, Inc.

Internal Segmentation Firewalls: Protection from the Inside Out
sponsored by Fortinet, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper examines internal segmentation firewalls (ISFW), and demonstrates how ISFWs can protect your internal network. Access now and find out the challenges and benefits of ISFWs, as well as the features you should look for when choosing a solution.
Posted: 24 Feb 2016 | Published: 15 Jul 2015

Fortinet, Inc.

Solution Brief: Satisfying Today's Bandwidth Hungry Consumers
sponsored by Fortinet, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper highlights a high performance next generation firewall solution that protects information and applications without slowing down your network or affecting availability. Read on to see how this firewall solution can provide your enterprise with in-depth visibility and reporting, highly effective intrusion prevention system, and more.
Posted: 12 Feb 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

Fortinet, Inc.

Solidify Your Network Protection with Internal Segmentation Firewalls
sponsored by Fortinet, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper you will learn the ins and outs of deploying an ISFW. Learn how to protect your company from the latest advanced security threats and compartmentalize access to sensitive data and apps.
Posted: 30 Oct 2015 | Published: 30 Oct 2015

Fortinet, Inc.

Internal Segmentation Firewall: Protecting Your Network From the Inside-Out
sponsored by Fortinet, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper highlights the key features of internal segmentation firewalls. Learn how to isolate internal network threats based on device, user, and application to safeguard your sensitive information with this next-gen security technology.
Posted: 30 Oct 2015 | Published: 30 Oct 2015

Fortinet, Inc.

5 ½ Things That Make a Firewall “Next Gen”
sponsored by Fortinet, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper outlines the 5 (and a half) components that make a firewall next-gen. Continue reading to learn 4 practical considerations when migrating from legacy to a next-gen firewall.
Posted: 05 Jun 2015 | Published: 08 Dec 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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