Cisco upgrades Firepower Next-Generation Firewall


Cisco announced innovations to its flagship Next-Generation Firewall.

Named as, Firepower Next-Generation Firewall, it combines Cisco’s firewalling technology and threat services in a single solution.

The threat services are beyond application visibility and control, and include Next-Generation Intrusion Prevention System, Advanced Malware Protection and reputation-based URL filtering.

Cisco said these innovations will empower its customers to manage and update protection from the endpoint to the network, and out to the cloud, by going beyond applications and identifying and stopping threats, both known and unknown.

The company claimed that Firepower NGFW is the industry’s first to link contextual information about how users are connecting to applications, with threat intelligence and policy enforcement.

Gaining this level of visibility across a business environment accelerates threat detection and response, and enhances protection, Cisco said in a press statement.

Further, the IT major claimed that the new Cisco Firepower NGFW improves the speed, simplicity and effectiveness of attack detection and response.

Cisco also announced the release of  new Cisco Firepower 4100 Series appliances for high-performance applications within mid- to large-sized organizations.

Additionally, the company introduced Cisco Firepower Management Center  designed to serve as the nerve center for the Firepower NGFW.  It features shared intelligence, shared contextual awareness, and consistent policy enforcement for the Cisco Firepower NGFW plus other Cisco security and network solutions.

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