Next Generation Firewalls (NGFW)

Whilst the network perimeter has changed, and applications are now hosted in the cloud as well as on premise, there is still a requirement to protect the connection into your premises. Due to the ever-changing threat landscape this can no longer be a basic firewall. Next Generation Firewalls provide deeper visibility to detect and stop threats faster.

 

Cisco Firepower

The Cisco Firepower range of appliances ranges from the Firepower 1000 series for small business or branch offices through to the Firepower 9000 series for service provider and data centre use cases. Using the subscription model for next generation services allows you to select the add on services you need. Already have a separate URL filtering platform? No problem, select a subscription for IPS and AMP.

An alternative to the Firepower appliances is the Meraki MX security appliances. These cloud managed Unified Threat Management Devices provide:

  • Identity Based Firewall
  • Intrusion Prevention
  • Auto VPN
  • Content Filtering
  • Advanced Malware Protection
  • High Availability & Failover
  • Application Visibility & Control
  • Centralised Management

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If you have multiple sites, the centralised cloud management platform provided with Cisco Meraki simplifies the management and policy creation for these sites.

Cisco Meraki MX appliances have built in SD-WAN capability. Take control of your WAN connectivity and move away from expensive MPLS circuits and provision your own software defined WAN.

Both the Firepower Appliances and Meraki MX derive their intelligence from Cisco TALOS. Cisco Talos is the threat intelligence organisation at the centre of the Cisco Security portfolio. … Talos encompasses seven key areas: Threat Intelligence & Interdiction, Detection Research, Engineering & Development, Vulnerability Research & Discovery, Communities, Global Outreach and Incident Response.

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