Firewalls are barriers used to secure networks from hackers, malware, and other attackers. Firewalls come in both hardware and software form, but all types provide fortified security between networks and outside threats. IT managers configure firewalls to specific system requirements, ensuring no data is vulnerable. Once implemented, they will monitor firewall tools to ensure security.
Smaller companies and personal computers will rarely require hardware firewalls, but large enterprise companies will use hardware firewalls within their own systems to limit access outside the company or between departments. Firewall products will have significant overlap with network security software and web security software products, as they all aim to secure systems and information. Some products may come equipped with vulnerability management software tools to detect and defeat threats.
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Integrated endpoint protection that provides automated next-generation threat protection, as well as visibility and control of your software and hardware inventory across the entire security fabric. Identify and remediate vulnerable or compromised hosts across your attack surface.
Our next-generation firewall classifies all traffic, including encrypted traffic, based on application, application function, user and content. You can create comprehensive, precise security policies, resulting in safe enablement of applications. This lets only authorized users run sanctioned applications, greatly reducing the surgace area of cyber attacks across the organization.
For over 20 years, WatchGuard has pioneered cutting-edge cyber security technology and delivered it as easy-to-deploy and easy-to-manage solutions. With industry-leading network security, secure Wi-Fi, multi-factor authentication, and network intelligence products and services, WatchGuard enables businesses from around the globe to protect their most important assets.
Barracuda's Cloud Generation Firewalls redefine the role of the Firewall from a perimeter security solution to a distributed network optimization solution that scales across any number of locations and applications, connects on-premises and cloud infrastructures, and helps organizations transform their business.
Sucuri is a managed security service provider for websites. Our cloud-based tools provide complete website security solution, including performance optimization via a CDN, mitigation of external attacks like vulnerability exploits and DDoS attacks, and professional response in the event of security incident. The team provides 24/7/365 customer service with a 97% satisfaction rate, and a median response time of 4 hours.
Cloudbric is a cloud-based web security provider, offering an award-winning Web Application Firewall (WAF), DDoS protection, and SSL. Cloudbric offers security primarily to startup and SMB websites that lack cybersecurity experience or can't afford expensive IT security solutions. Cloudbric’s services are free for all websites with less than 4GB of bandwidth per month. We charge based on amount of web traffic, making Cloudbric perfect for SMEs and new startups. Our services are military-grade protection for the little guy.
Avast is the global leader in next-gen cyber security products for consumers and businesses and protects over 400 million people online. Avast offers products under the Avast and AVG brands, that protect people from threats on the internet with one of the most advanced threat detection networks in the world. Avast digital security products are top ranked for mobile, PC and Mac. For businesses, Avast offers comprehensive antivirus security that keeps your devices, data, and employees safe from the latest cyber threats. Work and browse confidently from anywhere knowing your business is completely protected. If you are a MSP or VAR, you can also deliver enhanced managed services to your customers and take your business even further. Just choose from our Avast CloudCare cloud-based protection solution or our full-stack, remote monitoring and management platform.
IBM Cloud Internet Services is a simple set of edge network services for customers looking to secure their internet-facing applications from distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks, data theft and bot attacks, as well as for those customers needing to optimize their web applications, or ensure global responsiveness and the ongoing availability of their internet-facing applications
The VM-Series is a virtualized form factor of our next-generation firewall that can be deployed in a range of private and public cloud computing environments based on technologies from VMware, Amazon Web Services, Microsoft, Citrix, and KVM. The VM-Series natively analyzes all traffic in a single pass to determine the application identity, the content within, and the user identity. These core elements of your business can then be used as integral components of your security policy, enabling you to improve your security efficacy through a positive control model and reduce your incident repsonse time through complete visibility into applications across all ports.
We protect against the full spectrum of threats your web applications and APIs actually face.
Built on a proven security platform. Enterprise-proven technology that provides comprehensive protection from all OWASP recognized security risks, DDoS attacks, and even the most advanced zero-day threats. Proactive bot defense ensures always-on protection from automated attacks, web scraping, and brute force attacks. Simplified application security for everyone. Remove the complexity of setting up and configuring your application security solution. Barracuda WAF-as-a-Service delivers protection for your web apps in minutes thanks to a simple 5-step setup wizard, and numerous pre-built security policy templates. Complete control. Unlimited rule sets. For more advanced users, Barracuda WAF-as-a-Service offers a level of control traditionally reserved only for on-premises and public cloud solutions. Fine-tune specific policies for each component of every application's security profile.
The vSRX offers the same features as our physical SRX Series firewalls but in a virtualized form factor for delivering security services that scale to match network demand. It offers the same features as the SRX appliance, including core firewall, robust networking, full next-gen capabilities, and automated life-cycle management. Handling speeds up to 100 Gbps, the vSRX is the industry's fastest virtual firewall.
Web Application Firewall is a web based app that protect website from the malicious attacks, including OWASP Top 10 protection around code injection, HTML injection, directory traversal, command injection, JSON validation, SQL injection and cross-site scripting. In addition, signature-based engines can be used for blocking known attack patterns.
The Agilio OVS Firewall Software is designed to enable zero-trust stateful security in data centers using OpenStack-based automation. Agilio OVS Firewall Software, combined with Agilio SmartNICs, enable zero-trust stateful security while significantly improving server-based networking performance. Agilio OVS Firewall Software restores valuable CPU cores by offloading OVS and connection tracking (Conntrack) to Netronome's SmartNICs.
CenturyLink® Adaptive Network Security is a network-based layer of protection against an increasingly complicated threat landscape. The CenturyLink network acts as a sensor, giving you the visibility and control needed to monitor, block and report attempts to break into your network. Delivered as a combination of service chained functions in the cloud, CenturyLink Adaptive Network Security can quickly adapt to new threats without requiring huge customer investments and new expertise. By moving protection physically closer to the origins of threats, we’re able to neutralize threats more efficiently and effectively. Adaptive Network Security is carrier-agnostic, allowing customers to protect internet connections with CenturyLink, hybrid environments, and third-party networks. • Next-generation firewall • Intrusion detection • Anti-virus • DDoS Mitigation Services • Web content filtering / URL Filtering • Application awareness and control • Anti-malware (sandboxing) • Data-loss protection (DLP) • Secure Remote Access • Logging and reporting • 24/7 Security Operations Center support • Centralized policy management and visibility in the customer portal