Why Performance Matters: Nine Things to Expect from a Next-Generation Firewall

SmartBiz (SonicWALL): Why Performance Matters – Nine Things to Expect from a Next-Generation Firewall

Today’s corporate networks are under increasing pressure to support growing quantities and types of traffic—and thwart the associated threats. Regardless of your company size, you need to reconsider the firewall securing your data and applications. After all, Web 2.0, streaming video, and hosted, cloud-based, and peer-to-peer (P2P) applications all expose your company to potential infiltrations, data loss, and downtime. In addition to introducing security threats, these applications drain bandwidth and productivity, and compete with mission-critical applications. To complicate matters, the convergence of voice and video in today’s corporate environments heightens the need for a high-performance security solution that does not impact the quality of time-sensitive media.

You need a solution that handles both inbound and outbound traffic flows—one that delivers the velocity and security to ensure a productive work environment. The answer is a holistic approach to network protection offered by a next-generation Unified Threat Management (UTM) firewall.

Small Business Computing Staff
Small Business Computing Staff
Small Business Computing addresses the technology needs of small businesses, which are defined as businesses with fewer than 500 employees and/or less than $7 million in annual sales.

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