Gartner: One Brand of Firewall is a Best Practice for Most Enterprises

According to Gartner, “using firewalls from multiple vendors increases complexity, not security.”

In this research, Gartner discusses the challenges organizations face when they have two or more different firewall platforms deployed on the network, and provides best practices for managing down to one single-firewall brand profile. Gartner explains why:

  • 99% of firewall breaches will be caused by firewall misconfigurations, not firewall flaws
  • Maintaining dual lines of firewalls wastes budget and resources on duplicate controls
  • Standardizing on one firewall platform, supported by other advanced network security technologies, minimizes risk

Download the complete research note, "One Brand of Firewall is a Best Practice for Most Enterprises"