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What does NGFW stand for?

NGFW stands for Next Generation Firewall

This definition appears somewhat frequently and is found in the following Acronym Finder categories:

  • Information technology (IT) and computers

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Important new integrations with the McAfee Security Connected framework provide McAfee Next Generation Firewall customers with layered protection against the latest threats and evasions, along with improved workflows and operational efficiencies, a statement said.
Next Generation Firewalls (NGFW) combine the features of traditional firewalls along with intrusion prevention, application identification and control, and user and group policies into a single high-performance application.
Our customers have been quickly adopting the next generation firewall technology from Palo Alto Networks and have requested firewall management from FireMon to meet the new and complex challenges associated with next generation firewall management.
According to well-known analyst John Pescatore, "The Next Generation Firewall will follow the same pattern - extending to NGFW as a service (or what we used to call 'In the Cloud Firewalling' before the cloud term got ripped away from the Internet carriers) to inject the same firewall policy between the users and the Internet and in between the cloud-based services we consume that used to be inside the data center.