Processor reports that various factors, including customer request and technological advances, have the reality of next generation firewalls almost realized. Multiple use devices could soon be replaced with more targeted devices, and the heavy use of mobile devices demands that location based policies become obsolete.
“’We started talking about next-generation firewalls in late 2004, early 2005,’ says JohnVecchi, head of product marketing at CheckPoint Software Technologies (www.check
point.com), ‘and here we are now in 2011 and it’s finally really happening. And I think it’s about time.’”