Forrester NGFWs Enable Zero-Trust Security Executive Summary

Next-Generation Firewalls (NGFWs) are a critical component of the Zero-Trust model, allowing security professionals the flexibility to place protection at the data level and effectively defend against the rapidly changing threats organizations face today.

Forrester Consulting conducted a quantitative survey of IT security professionals at mid-size organizations with NGFW implementations, which yielded the following best practices:

  • Conduct an honest internal assessment
  • Test before you buy
  • Identify and vet a wide cast of vendor solutions
  • Take a data-centric approach to security

This brief summarizes the purchase and implementation practices and recommendations for NGFWs. Read what your peers have to say.

Read the full Forrester Executive Summary - Your Best Defense: NGFWs.