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Greg Young, research vice president for Gartner, predicts that 30 percent of enterprises will deploy a next-generation firewall by 2017. In this never-ending fight to secure your business against Internet threats, hackers, and malware, a next-generation firewall is a strong addition to any network security strategy. A next-generation firewall packs features like as application control, user-visibility, content filtering, and intrusion prevention into a single platform that secures growing cloud and mobile applications. Most next-generation firewalls allow you to manage all of these capabilities from a single pane of glass.
If you are upgrading to a next-generation firewall, there are several things to consider:
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