Firewall vs. IPS: Will next-generation firewalls nix stand-alone IPS?

Firewall vendors are in the business of providing network security, and as network security challenges evolve, so must firewalls.

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As a part of this natural evolution, the firewall security engine has integrated intrusion prevention system (IPS) and other deep-packet inspection capabilities.

Many experts expect this general trend to continue as firewall vendors pack more security intelligence features into their devices, taking advantage of the strategic positioning that firewalls hold in customers' networks. The end result of this development could be a security gateway that is capable of monitoring the entire network.

What will your next perimeter protection invoice include? Read the article to see how IPS technologies stack up against traditional firewall technologies - in a single NextGen Firewall offering.