What are the Features Available in the NextGen Firewall?
- IPS features
- Application firewall
- Website Filtering
- All of the above
The NextGen Firewall provides comprehensive features to keep your network secure and protected. These features include:
Stateful Packet Inspection (SPI): This feature examines incoming traffic and allows only authorized traffic through. It also monitors all outbound traffic for malicious activity.
- Example: NextGen Firewall checks the source and destination addresses, protocol type, port numbers, etc. to detect malicious traffic that would otherwise be missed by traditional firewalls.
Intrusion Prevention System (IPS): This feature monitors and blocks suspicious network traffic that might be malicious. It’s designed to detect unauthorized access attempts, hacking activities, and other attacks.
- Example: IPS can detect buffer overflow attacks, port scans, and other malicious activities that could be used to gain access to your network.
Application Control: This feature allows administrators to control which applications can be used on the network. This helps ensure that only authorized applications are being used within the network.
- Example: Application control can block certain types of applications, such as peer-to-peer file sharing or remote access programs.
Advanced Threat Protection (ATP): This feature uses deep packet inspection to detect and block threats from entering your network. It can also be used to identify suspicious behavior and stop it from happening in the first place.
- Example: ATP can detect zero-day attacks, Advanced Persistent Threats (APTs), ransomware, and other sophisticated threats.
Web Filtering: This feature allows administrators to block websites that are known for malicious activities or that are not suitable for the company’s employees.
- Example: Web filtering can block websites that contain malicious code, phishing attempts, or other types of malware. It can also be used to enforce company policies related to employee online activities.
Anti-Spam: This feature helps protect your network from phishing, malware, and other malicious activities. It also blocks unwanted emails from reaching users.
- Example: Anti-spam technologies, such as heuristics and content filtering, can detect malicious emails and block them from reaching users.