NGFW or UTM: A necessity in the modern workplace.
Next Generation Firewalls (NGFW) or Unified Threat Management (UTM) are a must have in today’s ever connected business’, ok, but what does that mean? NGFW is a fancy way of saying “a firewall solution that has modern filtering, detection, and encryption capabilities”; UTM extends those capabilities to a “unified” experience, many times through cloud-based services. Imagine the internet as an ocean of data that is “pouring” into your computers, servers and network infrastructure. Think of the firewall as a dam that is holding back that flow of data; all the “modern capabilities” are valves along the wall that allow you to get just the data you want. If you do not have a modern firewall you are swimming with sharks. Per the FBI the average cyber-attack goes “14 months” without being noticed;… [Read More]