Future-Proofing Your Next-Generation Firewall

Why the NGFW will remain the network security cornerstone of the next-generation digital enterprise

The Next-Generation Firewall (NGFW) has been the cornerstone of enterprise network security for more than a decade. With the onset of digital transformation -- such as mobility, cloud computing, and software-defined networking – one might conclude that the relevance of NGFW would be waning. However, that couldn't be further from the truth.

NGFW is transforming and is becoming increasingly crucial to the success of enterprise cybersecurity programs. Not only is the NGFW providing more functionality in more places and in more form factors than ever before, but it is also enabling vital integration and orchestration capabilities to foster the holistic, best-of-breed network security architectures enterprises demand.

Attend this Dark Reading webinar and hear as Ovum Senior Analyst Eric Parizo and a special guest from Cisco Security discuss the fundamental capabilities of an emerging "new" generation of NGFW platforms, and how enterprises can benefit from the NGFW technological and market evolution.

On Demand
1h 00min

Key topics to be covered will include:

  • How NGFWs are evolving in numerous ways to support heterogeneous, hybrid environments
  • What enterprises should know about NGFW management, particularly the evolution toward dynamic, adaptable policies
  • Why the NGFW is serving to enable heterogeneous platform integration, fostering interconnection and orchestration among a variety of best-of-breed security solutions
  • Which critical but often overlooked considerations enterprises must factor in when evaluating NGFW technologies

Featured Speakers

  • Donald Meyer
    Donald Meyer
    Director of Product Marketing
    Cisco Systems

    Donald Meyer, director of product marketing, security at Cisco Systems, has more than nineteen years of networking and security industry experience. In his current role, Meyer is responsible for Cisco’s network security portfolio as well as data center and application security solutions. Prior to Cisco, Meyer served as head of marketing at Check Point Software Technologies where he was responsible for driving marketing for Check Points NGFW portfolio as well as data center and cloud security solutions. Subsequently, Meyer held various senior marketing positions at Aruba Networks, Juniper Networks, Nokia, Inc., Mitel, AlitGen Communications, and the Associated Press.

  • Eric Parizo
    Eric Parizo
    Senior Analyst

    Eric Parizo supports Ovum’s Cybersecurity Accelerator, its research practice supporting vendor, service provider, and enterprise clients in the area of enterprise cybersecurity. Eric’s focuses include enterprise network security, security architecture integration, and global cybersecurity trends. He has been covering, researching, or speaking on enterprise information technology for nearly 20 years.

    Prior to joining Ovum in 2019, Eric spent nearly four years at GlobalData, where he was responsible for tracking and analyzing the enterprise network security product segment as well as top-tier enterprise security vendor technology and strategy. He has also extensively researched EMM/UEM, and security technology integration.

    Eric previously spent nearly 15 years as a highly regarded technology journalist and editor at leading B2B publisher TechTarget, serving as executive editor for the Security Media Group, managing news, technical, and multimedia content. He is a nine-time ASBPE award winner, the B2B publishing industry's most prestigious award for excellence.

  • Peter Krass
    Peter Krass
    Contributing Editor
    Dark Reading

    Peter Krass is an editor and writer specializing in business technology. Formerly, Peter held senior editorial positions with Inc., Planet IT, Smart Enterprise, TechBuilder, InformationWeek and the BusinessWeek newsletter group.

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