Date Added: Sep 2010
The virtual enterprise has brought with it new ways of working, a huge expansion of the footprint of the network and erosion of the perimeter, rendering traditional firewall solutions insufficient. Today's firewall must evolve to meet completely new requirements, in the data center, in the branch and for the roaming user on the road. The next evolution of the firewall has to combine dynamic policy-based security with performance, rapid scaling, high availability and application intelligence. Firewalls are no longer just perimeter devices for the data center, but should be weaved into the fabric of the network from edge to edge, offering security that is layered in-depth and ubiquitous.