No two Next-Gen Firewalls are the same, and firmware updates don’t always go according to plan.
Not to be confused with standard Perimeter Firewalls, Next-Gen Firewalls (NGFWs) provide the means to perform multiple advanced cyber-security functions on one appliance.
However, when some advanced security functions are used, or a company upgrades to a new critical application that requires traffic inspection, the extra strain placed on the NGFW can have a detrimental effect on network performance.
Using realistic network traffic, Safire pinpoints performance bottlenecks in simple-to-understand graphs, clearly revealing how features like anti-virus, app control, Intrusion Prevention Systems and SSL decryption can impact throughput. This allows you to run well-informed NGFW evaluations in full context to your unique environment.