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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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Digital Transformation and Network Security
sponsored by Forcepoint
RESEARCH CONTENT: In this ESG white paper, learn how digital transformation is changing the security landscape, and how pros are adapting to meet these new challenges.
Posted: 11 May 2017 | Published: 31 Jan 2017

Forcepoint

Testing NGFW: Three Points of Value Critical to your Enterprise
sponsored by Forcepoint
WEBCAST: In this webcast learn about a next generation firewall (NGFW) offering that can give you the ability to scale to over 2,000 devices form a single console, multi-link business continuity for transparent failover, and more.
Posted: 11 May 2017 | Premiered: May 11, 2017

Forcepoint

Businesses Blame Rivals for DDoS Attacks& The Importance of Cloud WAF
sponsored by F5 Networks
EGUIDE: More than 40% of businesses hit by a DDoS attack believe their competitors were behind it, according to research by Kaspersky Lab and B2B International. But is there truth behind this suspicion? In this expert e-guide, learn ]about the real culprits behind DDoS attacks, and get some insight into the emergence of cloud WAF for application security.
Posted: 04 May 2017 | Published: 01 May 2017

F5 Networks

End Web Application Security Risks with WAF
sponsored by F5 Networks
EGUIDE: In this expert e-guide, educate yourself on all things WAF by discovering how a WAF works, the best WAF features and more. Additionally, learn how to further resolve web applicationĀ vulnerabilities.
Posted: 04 May 2017 | Published: 01 May 2017

F5 Networks

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

5 Tips for Choosing a Next-Generation Firewall
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
RESOURCE: This resource explores how next-generation firewalls can deliver more robust security for your network and threat management initiatives. Uncover 5 key areas to evaluate when choosing a next-generation firewall, including integrated threat defense, actionable indicators of compromise, comprehensive network visibility, and 2 more.
Posted: 01 Mar 2017 | Published: 31 Dec 2016

Cisco Systems, Inc.

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.

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

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

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

NSS Labs NGFW Test Report
sponsored by Forcepoint
ANALYST REPORT: In this lab report from NSS Labs, discover how a Next-Generation Firewall measures up to its boasts on the market. Learn what's important to NGFWs, how they come up short, how they surpass expectations, and everything in-between.
Posted: 14 Sep 2016 | Published: 14 Sep 2016

Forcepoint

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.

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

How to Resolve a Web Application Security Vulnerability
sponsored by Veracode, Inc.
EGUIDE: Discover the importance of application security testing and Web application firewalls (WAFs) in the delivery of modern web-based application deployments.
Posted: 22 May 2017 | Published: 18 May 2017

Veracode, Inc.

Firewalls Revamping Your Policy and Dynamics
sponsored by Barracuda Networks
EGUIDE: In this e-guide, discover not only how to add the capabilities of next-gen firewalls to your security portfolio, but also the options an enterprise needs for their management. Uncover 3 management considerations to build out your firewall strategy.
Posted: 03 Aug 2016 | Published: 28 Jul 2016

Barracuda Networks
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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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