Firewall news stories
Sophos named Gartner Peer Insights Customers Choice for network firewalls
The company earned the highest overall customer rating among vendors with at least 150 verified customer reviews.
Palo Alto Networks, AWS launch next-gen firewall to accelerate journey to cloud
"The native AWS experience and the proliferation of AWS native services have given organisations the tools they needed to embrace the cloud."
Why preventing Zero-day attacks is crucial for businesses
Zero-day attacks can be detrimental to a business or enterprise, and they most commonly occur due to a lack of preparation and the right technology by cybersecurity teams.
Video: 10 Minute IT Jams - SonicWall director of product management on the importance multi-instance
In the fourth update in our SonicWall series we are joined by Mallik Vatti, who is the director of product management for the company.
Cyberattacks against corporate networks increased 50% in 2021
The education and research sector was the hardest hit, averaging 1,605 attacks per week, with government organisations, communications companies and internet service providers close behind."
Video: 10 Minute IT Jams - First update of the year from SonicWall
This week we start the first of our SonicWall IT Jam series, speaking with sales director ASEAN Sales SooHan Bai.
Check Point launches Quantum Lightspeed Firewalls to introduce network security revolution
Cyber security firm Check Point Software Technologies has announced the extension of the Check Point Quantum portfolio.
Avast launches a new firewall in latest product updates
Avast has announced a new firewall will be packaged with its latest free and premium product updates for Windows.
Log4j actively exploited, serious complications can occur according to CERT NZ
The widely-used java logging library, log4j, has been actively exploited, according to an update from CERT NZ and Catalyst.
Alibaba Cloud recognised as a Challenger among global cybersecurity service providers for network firewalls
The announcement marks the first time that Gartner has recognised Alibaba Cloud as a Challenger in the field of network firewalls.
Cloudflare announces new migration program and firewall expansion
Cloudflare has announced it is expanding its Zero Trust firewall capabilities while also revealing a new program to help customers migrate from legacy hardware to the Cloudflare One suite of Zero Trust solutions.
Vulnerability in Cisco security devices could cause firewalls to fail
A vulnerability in Cisco security devices is dangerous for business processes in large companies.
Fortinet announces next-gen firewall and secure SD-WAN integration for Microsoft Azure
Fortinet delivers what it says is the industry's first next-generation firewall and secure SD-WAN integration with Microsoft Azure Virtual WAN.
Fortinet named leader for network firewalls and WAN Edge Infrastructure
It is the twelfth time the company has been recognised in this Magic Quadrant.
Check Point named Leader in Network Firewalls for 22nd time
“This year’s recognition solidifies our position as a leader in delivering a hybrid data centre security architecture."
SonicWall 'returns choice' to customers by securing different network environments
SonicWall’s Bill Conner has declared that organisations should no longer change the way they operate just to secure their networks, devices and people.
WatchGuard brings new unified threat management appliances to SMEs
Designed for small and midsize businesses, the firewalls deliver increased security and faster performance when compared to previous mid-range Firebox appliances, and have the processing power to handle encrypted and HTTPS traffic.
How machine learning is disrupting NGFWs and network security for the better
According to Palo Alto Networks, there are four key elements of a machine learning-powered next-generation firewall (NGFW).
Amazon Web Services / AWS
Fastly lists next-gen web application firewall on AWS Marketplace
"Securing critical digital assets is absolutely essential," says the company.
Interview: Palo Alto Networks' A/NZ channel director on the current state of play in cybersecurity
In this interview we chat about channel partners, what's new, and why security staples like next-generation firewalls, Zero Trust and SD-WAN remain a core part of the company's channel activities.
Fortinet unleashes latest next-gen firewall for hybrid data centres
Fortinet’s CMO and EVP of products, John Maddison, says the product combines high performance, integrated networking, and security for hybrid data centres.
Organisations investing significant time modifying web application firewalls
"The sheer amount of traffic and potential threats can ensnare resources and impact the ability to introduce greater precision to those key systems."
WatchGuard releases two new firewall appliances
New Firebox M Series appliances provide flexible security for organisations managing the increased shift to remote workforces.
Amazon Web Services / AWS
Fortinet collaborates with AWS to deliver integrated next-gen firewall solution
“Enterprises are increasingly looking to integrate both native cloud security and Fortinet’s enterprise-class cloud security offerings to protect their workloads on AWS."