Business Driver: Palo Alto Networks NGFW
Firewall’s are a mandatory requirement for business to protect against attack through your communications gateway. In the Enterprise, they’re indispensable to protect your network to the World but also internal Firewalls that segment and layer sensitive data from within the network. The “firewall” is either physical, virtual or cloud bound -the best fit for each business with customisation also means firewalls can be set for maximum hardness against common or known threats. As a Firewall also serves as the main communications gateway, management can exert greater control over enforcement of computer usage policy. It also maintains better security policy enforcement across the sanctioned environment. One other key driver is network uptime. Outages must be planned for with weaknesses quickly identified and fixed. Software and Application Patching should be audited as well, in addition, data classification and archiving are critical risks for compliance or privacy enforcement.