New Methodologies

CyberRatings.org invites all leading vendors to submit their offerings to be tested for free in its Data Center Firewall and Enterprise Firewall group tests beginning this Fall (2022). Products with significant market share, as well as challengers with innovative technologies, will be included at CyberRatings’ discretion. The scope of the methodologies includes security effectiveness, performance, stability and reliability, and total cost of ownership.

Enterprise Firewalls (also known as Next Generation Firewalls) are one of the largest and most mature markets in the industry. An Enterprise Firewall combines “legacy” firewall capabilities such as packet filtering and stateful inspection with application awareness, deep-packet inspection, and Intrusion Prevention System (IPS) to decide what traffic to allow. 

A Data Center Firewall is essentially an Enterprise Firewall at its core but is optimized to process much higher traffic volumes. The key to this processing speed is focused on protecting servers and their communications. The data center firewall limits its focus to the most likely threats in this environment to achieve the required throughput. Threats to servers are distinctly different than threats to users. Because data centers are pre-defined, more predictable, and applications are tuned, the data center firewall can be precisely tuned to the expected traffic. 

If you would like to see an Enterprise Firewall or Data Center Firewall product tested, please contact us at [email protected] 

 

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