There are countless options to choose from when considering firewall protection. Should you invest in an external firewall, stick with a virtual firewall or take the plunge with both?
The firewalls listed here cater to most sizes of organisation, from small businesses that only require virtual firewalls to larger enterprises that should house external firewall hardware.
With recent data breaches highlighting the importance of securing your network, IT Monteur Firewall Firm investigates the best firewalls on the market for every business’ first line of defence.
Firewalls – Buyer’s Guide and Reviews
A10 Networks Thunder CFW
Barracuda Networks NG Firewall
Check Point Power-1
Check Point UTM-1
Check Point VPN-1
Check Point VSX
Cisco Sourcefire Firewalls
Meraki MX Firewalls
Cisco Firepower NGFW
3Com H3C Firewall
Hillstone X-Series Data Center Firewalls
Intel Security StoneGate
Intel Security Firewall Enterprise MFE
NetFortris Hosted Firewall
NetFortris Threat Analyzer
Palo Alto Networks
Palo Alto Networks WildFire
Palo Alto Networks
Palo Alto Networks VM-Series
Sophos Cyberoam UTM
Stormshield Network Security
Untangle NG Firewall
Zscaler Web Security
Top Firewalls Solutions
The FortiGate family of NG firewalls provides proven protection with unmatched performance across the network, from internal
segments, to data centers, to cloud environments. FortiGates are available in a large range of sizes and form factors and are key
components of the Fortinet Security Fabric, which enables immediate, intelligent defense against known and new threats
throughout the entire network
Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA) is Cisco’s end-to-end software solution and core operating system that powers the Cisco ASA
product series. This software solution provides enterprise-level firewall capabilities for all types of ASA products, including blades,
standalone appliances and virtual devices. Adaptive Security Appliance provides protection to organizations of all sizes, and
allows end-users to access information securely anywhere, at any time, and through any device.Adaptive Security Appliance is
also fully compatible with other key security technologies, and so provides organizations with an all-encompassing security
The global network of highly skilled researchers and analysts, protecting businesses from known and emerging malware – viruses,
rootkits and spyware.
Providing comprehensive network security solutions for the enterprise, large business and SOHO, pfSense solutions bring
together the most advanced technology available to make protecting your network easier than ever before. Our products are built
on the most reliable platforms and are engineered to provide the highest levels of performance, stability and confidence.
|5||Palo Alto Networks WildFire||
WildFire™ cloud-based threat analysis service is the industry’s most advanced analysis and prevention engine for highly evasive
zero-day exploits and malware. The cloud-based service employs a unique multi-technique approach combining dynamic and
static analysis, innovative machine learning techniques, and a groundbreaking bare metal analysis environment to detect and
prevent even the most evasive threats.
|6||Sophos Cyberoam UTM||
Cyberoam Unified Threat Management hardware appliances offer comprehensive security to organizations, ranging from large
enterprises to small and branch offices. Multiple security features integrated over a single, Layer 8 Identity-based platform make
security simple, yet highly effective.
The secure, sophisticated SonicWALL TZ is widely deployed at small businesses, retail, government, remote sites and branch
offices. It combines high-performance intrusion prevention, malware blocking, content/URL filtering and application control.
|8||Meraki MX Firewalls||
With the proliferation of modern applications and mixed-use networks, host and port based security is no longer sufficient. Cisco
Meraki’s layer 7 “next generation” firewall, included in MX security appliances and every wireless AP, gives administrators
complete control over the users, content, and applications on their network.
Small businesses need big security, too, and the WatchGuard XTM Series firewall/VPN appliances deliver that strong protection Ð
but without the hefty price tag. Enterprise-grade security includes full HTTPS content inspection, VoIP support, and optional
security subscriptions like Application Control and Intrusion Prevention Service.
High-performance security with advanced, integrated threat intelligence, delivered on the industry’s most scalable and resilient
platform. SRX Series gateways set new benchmarks with 100GbE interfaces and feature Express Path technology, which enables
up to 1 Tbps performance for the data center.