Undoubtedly, your network is more complex than ever. Your employees are accessing applications, using personal or work devices, but corporate risk and security factors are often ignored. Your business is a target. Are you prepared in the best possible way? The complexity of your network and infrastructure security may limit or delay your ability to respond to the challenges of cybersecurity. When the increased complexity limits or delays the process of decision making, it is always helpful to focus on the fundamental functions as a way to address the situation more effectively.
With this understanding, we must remember the three fundamental functions that the firewall is designed to run:
- Operate as the core of their network security infrastructure;
- Act as point of access control for all traffic, allowing or denying network traffic with based policies;
- Eliminate the risk of "unknown" using a positive control model that allows determining what you want, and implicitly denies everything else.
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