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    Today's Small and Medium Businesses rely on a patchwork of IT and Security products. This video briefly describes how Fortinet's FortiGate Connected UTM reduces costs and increases business agility to accelerate the growth of your business. FortiGuard Security Subscription Services enable visibility and control for next generation protection against advanced threats, including zero day attacks. Various models of Entry Level UTM Firewalls: FortiGate/FortiWiFi 30D Series FortiGate/FortiWiFi 30E FortiGate/FortiWiFi 30E-3G4G FortiGate/FortiWiFi 50E Series FortiGate/FortiWiFi 60E Series FortiGate/FortiWiFi 60D Series FortiGate 70D Series FortiGate 80D FortiGate/FortiWiFi 80C Series FortiGate 90/91E FortiGate/FortiWiFi 90D Series FortiGate/FortiWiFi 92D FortiGate 94D-POE and 98D-POE The following features work together to give you intelligent, effective network security: • Application and user-identity awareness • Content security with integrated intrusion prevention, antivirus, and web filtering • SSL encryption/decryption • Advanced threat detection and remediation The FortiGate/FortiWiFi-Entry level series are compact, all-in-one Security Appliances that deliver Fortinet’s Connected UTM. High performance UTM — firewall, VPN, IPS, application control, web filtering, antivirus, antispam, DLP and more. Runs on FortiOS 5 — the most powerful security operating system in the world delivers more protection for fighting advanced threats and visibility with deep contextual information. The Fortinet Enterprise Firewall Solution the Fortinet Enterprise Firewall Solution delivers end-to-end network security with one platform, one network security operating system and unified policy management with a single pane of glass — for the industry’s best protection against the most advanced security threats and targeted attacks. One Enterprise Firewall Solution across the Extended Enterprise the FortiGate family of network appliances represents the industry’s broadest range of enterprise firewall platforms. FortiGate/FortiWiFi 30E appliance provides optimal balance between high performance and enterprise grade security features, while delivering industry leading security effectiveness routinely validated by independent real-world tests. Targeted for SMB and distributed enterprises, the FortiGate/FortiWiFi 30E contains consolidated security and networking functionality, various connectivity options along with Industry’s best performance in a compact form factor. Redundant Connectivity The FortiGate/FortiWiFi 80C Series platforms offer dual WAN Gigabit Ethernet (10/100/1000) links, for load balancing or redundant ISP connections delivering high availability and scalability to small or home office application. Six Fast Ethernet (10/100) internal security zone or switch ports and one dedicated DMZ port eliminate need for additional networking devices, reducing investment and management burden. An Express Card slot allows for optional 3G wireless WAN connectivity such as EV-DO, W-CDMA, HSPA and GPRS, which provides mobile network connectivity for remote deployments or backup data connectivity in the event of a network failure. The FortiGate/FortiWiFi 80CM platforms gives you the additional convenience and reliability of an analog modem. Compact and Reliable Form Factor Designed for small environments, you can simply place the FortiGate/FortiWiFi 80C on a desktop. It is small, lightweight yet highly reliable with superior MTBF (Mean Time between Failure), minimizing the chance of a network disruption.
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    Connected UTM – Fortigate/FortiWifi Entry-Level Series The Fortigate/FortiWifi 30-90 series offers compact, all-in-one network security appliances that deliver Fortinet’s Connected Unified Threat Management (UTM) solution. Ideal for remote locations and Customer Premise Equipment (CPE), these UTM appliances optimise complex networks while improving security, simplifying infrastructure and lowering TCO. Connected UTM provides a single device that integrates comprehensive enterprise-grade protection, with a broad range of wired and wireless connectivity options. It lets organisations deploy a high-performance, highly secure remote infrastructure that’s easy to set up and manage. • Up to 3.5 Gbps – offers best-in-class firewall price/performance. • Top-rated security validated by NSS Labs and Virus Bulletin. • Integrated 1GbE ports with optional Power over Ethernet (PoE) support. • Optional rugged form factors for deployment in extreme/hazardous conditions. • Single-pane-of-glass management for unmatched visibility and control. FortiGate 30-50 series appliances deliver up to 2.5 Gbps of firewall throughput, plus multiple integrated 1GbE ports. This combination of performance, port density and consolidated security features offers an ideal platform for small and medium businesses. FortiGate/FortiWiFi 30D Series FortiGate 30D, 30D-POE, FortiWiFi 30D, 30D-POE • 800 Mbps throughput performance delivers fast network response. • Integrated switch and options for PoE simplify your network infrastructure. • Up to 1x WAN GE interfaces, 4x GE LAN switch ports with 1x PoE port on PoE models. • Runs on FortiOS 5. FortiGate 60-90 series appliances deliver up to 3.5 Gbps of firewall throughput, plus multiple integrated 1GbE ports. This combination of performance, port density and consolidated security features offers an ideal platform for small and medium businesses, as well as distributed enterprise locations. FortiGate/FortiWiFi 60D Series Fortigate 60D, 60D-POE, FortiWifi 60D, 60D-POE • 1.5 Gbps throughput performance ensures your network security won’t be a bottleneck. • Integrated switch and options for PoE simplify your network infrastructure. • Up to 2x WAN, 7x LAN and 1x DMZ interface ports (2x Power over Ethernet ports on PoE models). • Runs on FortiOS 5. FortiGate Rugged 90D • Use of robust components ensure reliable operation in harsh industrial environments. • Consolidated security architecture: FortiGate consolidated security offers better protection and lower cost of ownership than multiple point products. • Ease of management: Robust management systems that allow rapid provision and deployment, monitoring of device and threat status while providing actionable reports. Contact: TECHSMART IT SOLUTIONS - (99491 97311) www.techsmartitsolutions.com mohammad@techsmartitsolutions.com
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    FortiGate/FortiWiFi 30D Series. Today's Small and Medium Businesses rely on a patchwork of IT and Security products. This video briefly describes how Fortinet's FortiGate Connected UTM reduces costs and increases business agility to accelerate the growth of your business. FortiGuard Security Subscription Services enable visibility and control for next generation protection against advanced threats, including zero day attacks. The following features work together to give you intelligent, effective network security: • Application and user-identity awareness • Content security with integrated intrusion prevention, antivirus, and web filtering • SSL encryption/decryption • Advanced threat detection and remediation The FortiGate/FortiWiFi-Entry level series are compact, all-in-one Security Appliances that deliver Fortinet’s Connected UTM. The FortiGate/FortiWiFi 30D Series are compact, all-in-one security appliances that deliver Fortinet’s Connected UTM. Ideal for home offices, small businesses, small branch offices and retail outlets, these appliances offer the network security, connectivity and performance you need at an attractive, entry-level price. FortiGate/FortiWiFi 30D Series appliances include all of Fortinet’s unified threat management (UTM) capabilities including firewall, IPS, application control, VPN, and web filtering — all managed from a “single pane of glass” console. They also include the latest technology in advanced threat protection, designed to defend against Advanced Persistent Threats (APT). The optional FortiGuard® security subscription services deliver dynamic, automated updates and ensure up-to-date protection against sophisticated threats. Uses FortiOS Lite, a streamlined, easy-to-use version of the world’s only purpose-built network security operating system, and the FortiASIC “System on a Chip” (SoC), Fortinet’s custom ASIC technology, to ensure the most comprehensive and highest performing security platforms. By consolidating multiple security technologies into a single appliance, the FortiGate/FortiWiFi 30D Series eliminates multiple hardware devices and software solutions to simplify security and reduce the total cost of ownership. With customization options, you can configure the device to implement all or only the security technologies you need. Interfaces 1. 3x GE RJ45 Switch Ports and 1x GE RJ45 PoE Port 2. 1x GE RJ45 WAN Port 3. USB Port 4. USB Management Port. Features & Benefits 800 Mbps throughput performance delivers fast network response. Integrated switch and options for PoE simplify your network infrastructure. Up to 1x WAN GE interfaces, 4x GE LAN switch ports with 1x PoE port on PoE models.
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    FortiGate/FortiWiFi 30D Series. Today's Small and Medium Businesses rely on a patchwork of IT and Security products. This video briefly describes how Fortinet's FortiGate Connected UTM reduces costs and increases business agility to accelerate the growth of your business. FortiGuard Security Subscription Services enable visibility and control for next generation protection against advanced threats, including zero day attacks. The following features work together to give you intelligent, effective network security: • Application and user-identity awareness • Content security with integrated intrusion prevention, antivirus, and web filtering • SSL encryption/decryption • Advanced threat detection and remediation The FortiGate/FortiWiFi-Entry level series are compact, all-in-one Security Appliances that deliver Fortinet’s Connected UTM. The FortiGate/FortiWiFi 30D Series are compact, all-in-one security appliances that deliver Fortinet’s Connected UTM. Ideal for home offices, small businesses, small branch offices and retail outlets, these appliances offer the network security, connectivity and performance you need at an attractive, entry-level price. FortiGate/FortiWiFi 30D Series appliances include all of Fortinet’s unified threat management (UTM) capabilities including firewall, IPS, application control, VPN, and web filtering — all managed from a “single pane of glass” console. They also include the latest technology in advanced threat protection, designed to defend against Advanced Persistent Threats (APT). The optional FortiGuard® security subscription services deliver dynamic, automated updates and ensure up-to-date protection against sophisticated threats. Uses FortiOS Lite, a streamlined, easy-to-use version of the world’s only purpose-built network security operating system, and the FortiASIC “System on a Chip” (SoC), Fortinet’s custom ASIC technology, to ensure the most comprehensive and highest performing security platforms. By consolidating multiple security technologies into a single appliance, the FortiGate/FortiWiFi 30D Series eliminates multiple hardware devices and software solutions to simplify security and reduce the total cost of ownership. With customization options, you can configure the device to implement all or only the security technologies you need. Interfaces 1. 3x GE RJ45 Switch Ports and 1x GE RJ45 PoE Port 2. 1x GE RJ45 WAN Port 3. USB Port 4. USB Management Port. Features & Benefits 800 Mbps throughput performance delivers fast network response. Integrated switch and options for PoE simplify your network infrastructure. Up to 1x WAN GE interfaces, 4x GE LAN switch ports with 1x PoE port on PoE models.
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    firewalls in Hyderabad firewalls sales in Hyderabad firewall sales in Hyderabad Contact: TECHSMART IT SOLUTIONS - (99491 97311) www.techsmartitsolutions.com mohammad@techsmartitsolutions.com We TECHSMART IT SOLUTIONS deals with various brands of Firewall like CYBEROAM FIREWALL, SONICWALL FIREWALL, FORTINET OR FORTIGATE FIREWALL, CISCO FIREWALL, WATCHGUARD, ZYWALL. Firewalls are computer security systems that protect your office/home PCs or your network from intruders, hackers & malicious code. Firewalls protect you from offensive software that may come to reside on your systems or from prying hackers. In a day and age when online security concerns are the top priority of the computer users, Firewalls provide you with the necessary safety and protection. Firewalls are software programs or hardware devices that filter the traffic that flows into you PC or your network through a internet connection. They sift through the data flow & block that which they deem (based on how & for what you have tuned the firewall) harmful to your network or computer system. When connected to the internet, even a standalone PC or a network of interconnected computers make easy targets for malicious software & unscrupulous hackers. A firewall can offer the security that makes you less vulnerable and also protect your data from being compromised or your computers being taken hostage. Firewalls are setup at every connection to the Internet, therefore subjecting all data flow to careful monitoring. Firewalls can also be tuned to follow "rules". These Rules are simply security rules that can be set up by yourself or by the network administrators to allow traffic to their web servers, FTP servers, Telnet servers, thereby giving the computer owners/administrators immense control over the traffic that flows in & out of their systems or networks. Rules will decide who can connect to the internet, what kind of connections can be made, which or what kind of files can be transmitted in out. Basically all traffic in & out can be watched and controlled thus giving the firewall installer a high level of security & protection. A firewall is a network security system, either hardware- or software-based, that uses rules to control incoming and outgoing network traffic. A firewall acts as a barrier between a trusted network and and an untrusted network. A firewall controls access to the resources of a network through a positive control model. This means that the only traffic allowed onto the network is defined in the firewall policy; all other traffic is denied. A firewall is a network security system designed to prevent unauthorized access to or from a private network. Firewalls can be implemented in both hardware and software, or a combination of both. Network firewalls are frequently used to prevent unauthorized Internet users from accessing private networks connected to the Internet, especially intranets. All messages entering or leaving the intranet pass through the firewall, which examines each message and blocks those that do not meet the specified security criteria. Packet firewalls The earliest firewalls functioned as packet filters, inspecting the packets that are transferred between computers on the Internet. When a packet passes through a packet-filter firewall, its source and destination address, protocol, and destination port number are checked against the firewall's rule set. Any packets that aren't specifically allowed onto the network are dropped (i.e., not forwarded to their destination). For example, if a firewall is configured with a rule to block Telnet access, then the firewall will drop packets destined for TCP port number 23, the port where a Telnet server application would be listening. Packet-filter firewalls work mainly on the first three layers of the OSI reference model (physical, data-link and network), although the transport layer is used to obtain the source and destination port numbers. While generally fast and efficient, they have no ability to tell whether a packet is part of an existing stream of traffic. Because they treat each packet in isolation, this makes them vulnerable to spoofing attacks and also limits their ability to make more complex decisions based on what stage communications between hosts are at. Stateful firewalls In order to recognize a packet's connection state, a firewall needs to record all connections passing through it to ensure it has enough information to assess whether a packet is the start of a new connection, a part of an existing connection, or not part of any connection. This is what's called "stateful packet inspection." Stateful inspection was first introduced in 1994 by Check Point Software in its FireWall-1 software firewall, and by the late 1990s, it was a common firewall product feature. This additional information can be used to grant or reject access based on the packet's history in the state table, and to speed up packet processing; that way, packets that are part of an existing connection based on the firewall's state table can be allowed through without further analysis. If a packet does not match an existing connection, it's evaluated according to the rule set for new connections. Application-layer firewalls As attacks against Web servers became more common, so too did the need for a firewall that could protect servers and the applications running on them, not merely the network resources behind them. Application-layer firewall technology first emerged in 1999, enabling firewalls to inspect and filter packets on any OSI layer up to the application layer. The key benefit of application-layer filtering is the ability to block specific content, such as known malware or certain websites, and recognize when certain applications and protocols -- such as HTTP, FTP and DNS -- are being misused. Firewall technology is now incorporated into a variety of devices; many routers that pass data between networks contain firewall components and most home computer operating systems include software-based firewalls. Many hardware-based firewalls also provide additional functionality like basic routing to the internal network they protect. Firewalls in the perimeterless age The role of a firewall is to prevent malicious traffic reaching the resources that it is protecting. Some security experts feel this is an outdated approach to keeping information and the resources it resides on safe. They argue that while firewalls still have a role to play, modern networks have so many entry points and different types of users that stronger access control and security at the host is a better technological approach to network security. Virtualization strategies such as virtual desktop infrastructure can dynamically respond to different scenarios by offering tailored access control to applications, files, Web content and email attachments based on the user's role, location, device and connection. This approach to security does provide additional protection that a firewall can't, but information security requires defense-in-depth, and firewalls still offer essential low-level protection as well as important logging and auditing functions. Firewalls use 3 types of filtering mechanisms: • Packet filtering or packet purity Data flow consists of packets of information and firewalls analyze these packets to sniff out offensive or unwanted packets depending on what you have defined as unwanted packets. • Proxy Firewalls in this case assume the role of a recipient & in turn sends it to the node that has requested the information & vice versa. • Inspection In this case Firewalls instead of sifting through all of the information in the packets, mark key features in all outgoing requests & check for the same matching characteristics in the inflow to decide if it relevant information that is coming through. Firewall Rules Firewalls rules can be customized as per your needs, requirements & security threat levels. You can create or disable firewall filter rules based on such conditions as: • IP Addresses Blocking off a certain IP address or a range of IP addresses, which you think are predatory. What is my IP address? Where is an IP address located? • Domain names You can only allow certain specific domain names to access your systems/servers or allow access to only some specified types of domain names or domain name extension like .edu or .mil. • Protocols A firewall can decide which of the systems can allow or have access to common protocols like IP, SMTP, FTP, UDP, ICMP, Telnet or SNMP. • Ports Blocking or disabling ports of servers that are connected to the internet will help maintain the kind of data flow you want to see it used for & also close down possible entry points for hackers or malignant software. • Keywords Firewalls also can sift through the data flow for a match of the keywords or phrases to block out offensive or unwanted data from flowing in. Types of Firewall • Software firewalls New generation Operating systems come with built in firewalls or you can buy a firewall software for the computer that accesses the internet or acts as the gateway to your home network. • Hardware firewalls Hardware firewalls are usually routers with a built in Ethernet card and hub. Your computer or computers on your network connect to this router & access the web. Summary Firewalls are a must have for any kind of computer usage that go online. They protect you from all kinds of abuse & unauthorised access like trojans that allow taking control of your computers by remote logins or backdoors, virus or use your resources to launch DOS attacks. Firewalls are worth installing. Be it a basic standalone system, a home network or a office network, all face varying levels of risks & Firewalls do a good job in mitigating these risks. Tune the firewall for your requirements & security levels and you have one reason less to worry. Hardware and Software Firewalls Firewalls can be either hardware or software but the ideal configuration will consist of both. In addition to limiting access to your computer and network, a firewall is also useful for allowing remote access to a private network through secure authentication certificates and logins. Hardware firewalls can be purchased as a stand-alone product but are also typically found in broadband routers, and should be considered an important part of your system and network set-up. Most hardware firewalls will have a minimum of four network ports to connect other computers, but for larger networks, business networking firewall solutions are available. Software firewalls are installed on your computer (like any software) and you can customize it; allowing you some control over its function and protection features. A software firewall will protect your computer from outside attempts to control or gain access your computer. Common Firewall Filtering Techniques Firewalls are used to protect both home and corporate networks. A typical firewall program or hardware device filters all information coming through the Internet to your network or computer system. There are several types of firewall techniques that will prevent potentially harmful information from getting through: • Packet Filter: Looks at each packet entering or leaving the network and accepts or rejects it based on user-defined rules. Packet filtering is fairly effective and transparent to users, but it is difficult to configure. In addition, it is susceptible to IP spoofing. • Application Gateway: Applies security mechanisms to specific applications, such as FTP and Telnet servers. This is very effective, but can impose a performance degradation. • Circuit-level Gateway: Applies security mechanisms when a TCP or UDP connection is established. Once the connection has been made, packets can flow between the hosts without further checking. • Proxy Server: Intercepts all messages entering and leaving the network. The proxy server effectively hides the true network addresses. In practice, many firewalls use two or more of these techniques in concert. A firewall is considered a first line of defense in protecting private information. For greater security, data can be encrypted. Next Generation Firewall (NGFW) A newer class of firewalls, next generation firewall - NGFW, filters network and Internet traffic based upon the applications or traffic types using specific ports. Next Generation Firewalls (NGFWs) blend the features of a standard firewall with quality of service (QoS) functionalities in order to provide smarter and deeper inspection. A class of firewalls designed to filter network and Internet traffic based upon the applications or traffic types using specific ports. The application-specific granular security policies provided by Next Generation Firewalls help them detect application-specific attacks, giving them the potential to catch more malicious activity than more traditional firewalls. Next Generation Firewalls (NGFWs) blend the features of a standard firewall with quality of service (QoS) functionalities in order to provide smarter and deeper inspection. In many ways a Next Generation Firewall combines the capabilities of first-generation network firewalls and network intrusion prevention systems (IPS), while also offering additional features such as SSL and SSH inspection, reputation-based malware filtering and Active Directory integration support. The traditional stateful firewall filters traffic based upon ports and protocols. For example, blocking or allowing the entire port 80 for HTTP traffic or port 443 for HTTPS traffic. It’s an "all-or-nothing" approach. Newer firewall technology can also filter traffic based upon the applications or traffic types traversing these ports. For example, you could open port 80 for only select HTTP traffic, for those specific applications, sites, or services you allow. Think of it as blending the firewall and quality of service (QoS) functionalities into one solution. These application-aware firewalls are commonly cited as a next-generation firewall (NGFW) but they are, basically, a form of a unified threat management (UTM) solution. However, the term UTM is usually applied to products that lack the true application-awareness and are targeted towards the SMB market. UTM products usually offer additional functions over traditional firewalls, such as antivirus, antispam, or even intrusion prevention systems (IPS). The fine-tuning of traffic provided by NGFWs can help in both security and bandwidth control aspects. Since they’re smarter and provide deeper inspection, they have the potential to catch more malicious activity. They can also serve as content filters and provide QoS functions, so higher priority applications receive higher priority bandwidth. Along with the general need for better overall security, NGFWs are in demand due to the increase of cloud services and outsourced software as a service (SaaS) providers. Common characteristics Here are the common features of most NGFWs: Standard firewall features: They include the traditional (first-generation) firewall functionalities such as stateful port/protocol inspection, network address translation (NAT), and VPN. Application identification and filtering: This is the chief characteristic of NGFWs. They can identify and filter traffic based upon the specific applications, rather than just opening ports for any and all traffic. This prevents malicious applications and activity from using non-standard ports to evade the firewall. SSL and SSH inspection: NGFWs can even inspect SSL and SSH encrypted traffic. They can decrypt traffic, make sure it’s an allowed application and check other policies, and then re-encrypt it. This provides additional protection from malicious applications and activity that try to hide using encryption to avoid the firewall. Intrusion prevention: Being more intelligent and with deeper traffic inspection, they may also be able to perform intrusion detection and prevention. Some next-gen firewalls might include enough IPS functionality that a stand-alone IPS might not be needed. Directory integration: Most NGFWs include directory support (i.e., Active Directory). For instance, to manage authorized applications based upon users and user groups. Malware filtering: NGFWs can also provide reputation-based filtering to block applications that have a bad reputation. This can possibly check phishing, virus, and other malware sites and applications Palo Alto Networks: This is one of the first vendors to release an application-aware firewall. Their proprietary technologies include App-ID, User-ID, and Content-ID: App-ID classifies known and unknown applications traversing any port and protocol via clear-text or encrypted SSL or SSH connections; User-ID adds support of user and group policies via most all enterprise directories on the market in conjunction with the network-based User-ID agent; and Content-ID provides the real-time content inspection and filtering, URL filtering, and IPS functionality. Barracuda Networks: Their Barracuda NG Firewall series combines NGFW and VPN technologies. It features application controls, intrusion prevention, Web filtering, antivirus, antispam, and network access control. Juniper Networks: Their AppSecure software suite adds NGFW capabilities to their SRX Services Gateway. The application-awareness is provided by the AppTrack component. The AppFirewall and AppQoS components provide the traffic control and policy enforcement. Then the AppDoS and IPS components provide protection against attacks and malicious activity. WatchGuard: They offer solutions for both the enterprise and medium-sized business environments. In addition to application control and IPS, they feature VPN, URL filtering, antispam, and antivirus functionality. NGFWs provide a thorough job of inspecting and filtering network traffic. They let you fine-tune exactly what type of content you want to allow or block, apply per-user policies regarding content, and provide intrusion prevention and reputation-based functions to stop attacks and malicious activity. Though the technologies and products are still young, enterprises and businesses should begin the process of migrating to NGFWs. Introduction to next-generation firewalls in the enterprise Recent security breaches to some of the largest and seemingly most secure network environments beg the question: Are existing protection mechanisms sufficient enough to deter unauthorized access to critical assets? While some feel that traditional firewalls, antivirus software and intrusion prevention systems (IPS) have lost their usefulness, these security technologies are, in reality, still very much in use -- and needed. However, more robust, effective and, especially, integrated products are often required to keep up with those that threaten today's network infrastructures. Enter next-generation firewalls (NGFWs). NGFWs are integrated network security platforms that consist of in-line deep packet inspection (DPI) firewalls, IPS, application inspection and control, SSL/SSH inspection, website filtering and quality of service (QoS)/bandwidth management to protect networks against the latest in sophisticated network attacks and intrusion. NGFWs are not traditional firewalls Unlike NGFWs, traditional packet-filtering firewalls only provide protection at Layer 3 (network) and Layer 4 (transport) of the OSI model. They include metrics to allow and deny packets by discriminating the source IP address of incoming packets, destination IP addresses, the type of Internet protocols the packet may contain -- e.g., normal data carrying IP packets, ICMP (Internet Control Message Protocol), ARP (Address Resolution Protocol), RARP (Reverse Address Resolution Protocol), BOOTP (Bootstrap Protocol) and DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol) -- and routing features. Although firewalls are placed between the Internet and an internal network inside the DMZ, attackers have found ways to circumvent these controls and cause considerable damage before detection. Meanwhile, traditional firewalls often necessitate having to install separate IPS, Web application firewalls (WAFs), secure coding standards based on the Open Web Application Security Project's (OWASP) Top 10 vulnerabilities, strong encryption at the Web layer (SSL/TLS), and antivirus and malware prevention. Having to deploy, manage and monitor this unwieldy number of network security products to mitigate multiple heterogeneous attack vectors is challenging, to say the least. In addition, this diverse array of security products can compromise each other's functionality at the expense of broadband resource usage, response times, monitoring and maintenance requirements. NGFWs address these issues by providing a single-vendor product with a common management process that includes multiple security services. It is, for the most part, a more cost-effective and pragmatic approach to network security. Optimal NGFW products must have three characteristics: be comprehensive, flexible and easy to use. Yes, this sounds oxymoronic, but achieving this trifecta is very doable for NGFW vendors. First, NGFWs must be comprehensive, so that they include IPS, antivirus/malware prevention, application control, deep packet inspection and stateful firewalls (the former inspects incoming packets, the latter, outgoing), encryption, compression, QoS, and other capabilities. One drawback NGFWs need to overcome is the reluctance many enterprises have of relying on a single point of failure for network security. Second, NFGWs must be flexible, which also means scalable, so that features can be modularized and activated based on need. Andthird, NFGWs must be easy to use, with a fairly intuitive management interface that provides a clean and easy-to-read dashboard, feature activations, rule set definitions, configuration analysis, vulnerability assessments, activity reports and alerts. Today's NGFWs make up a cadre of network security products that purport to offer these three characteristics. Although NGFW services are listed with commonly named features (e.g., DLP, application control and threat intelligence), a close look shows some variation between NGFW vendor products. For example, those NGFWs that offer mobile device security will admit this is not a mobile device management (MDM) product. They can identify mobile devices and operating systems, provide policy enforcement based on apps, users and content, and even extend a VPN tunnel to prevent malware, but they do not provide total device management as offered by MDM products. Meanwhile, some NGFW features are more robust and advanced than others. So it is incumbent upon customers to carefully vet the features of individual NGFW products to determine the best fit for them. For example, not all NGFWs provide two-factor authentication or mobile device security, but then, not every customer needs those features. And while there are those NGFWs that say they support such features, some might require additional modules or products to make them work. Unified Threat Management (UTM) We TECHSMART IT SOLUTIONS Provide UTM Security Solutions with various brands like SONICWALL, SOPHOS, CYBEROAM, CISCO, FORTIGATE, WATCHGUARD, JUNIPER Unified threat management (UTM) is an approach to security management that allows an administrator to monitor and manage a wide variety of security-related applications and infrastructure components through a single management console. Unified threat management (UTM) technology delivers comprehensive protection and simplifies security management, all without slowing your network. Intrusion prevention, network-based anti-malware with cloud assist, content and URL filtering and anti-spam services Traffic inspection across all ports, without compromising performance The principal advantage of a UTM product is its ability to reduce complexity. The principal disadvantage is that a UTM appliance can become a single point of failure (SPOF). UTM appliances are sometimes referred to as next-generation firewalls Network appliances Firewall, Intrusion detection Antimalware, spam Content filtering VPN Intrusion prevention Appliance Firewall Firewall Security Hardware Firewall Network Firewall Comprehensive security High-performance protection Security management
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    Next Generation Firewall (NGFW) Contact: TECHSMART IT SOLUTIONS - (99491 97311) www.techsmartitsolutions.com mohammad@techsmartitsolutions.com A class of firewalls designed to filter network and Internet traffic based upon the applications or traffic types using specific ports. The application-specific granular security policies provided by Next Generation Firewalls help them detect application-specific attacks, giving them the potential to catch more malicious activity than more traditional firewalls. Next Generation Firewalls (NGFWs) blend the features of a standard firewall with quality of service (QoS) functionalities, application identification that is agnostic to the TCP/UDP port used, integration with Active Directory for User Identification in order to provide smarter and deeper inspection that is actionable and measurable. In many ways a Next Generation Firewall combines the capabilities of first-generation network firewalls and network intrusion prevention systems (IPS), user identity based security by enforcing role based access control (RBAC) while also offering additional features such as SSL and SSH inspection, reputation-based malware filtering and Active Directory integration support. TECHSMART IT SOLUTIONS Solution works with multiple network security vendors that manufacturer’s enterprise-grade and commercial-grade NGFWs that include Sonicwall, SOPHOS Cyberoam, Cisco, Zyxel, Juniper Networks, and Fortinet (FortiGate) NGFW. Application Control Application Control makes it possible to recognize applications independent from their communication TCP/UDP port values. Having a stateful firewall does not necessarily protect from threats which are hidden inside applications or from threats using the same communication ports as well-known protocols like HTTP. Malicious applications are embedded into known ports such as HTTP that can bypass traditional stateful-inspection firewalls. Modern Application Control solutions also referred to as Next Generation Firewalls are able to recognize more than 1000+ different applications; blocking P2P traffic, identifying Facebook applications or streaming applications like Youtube, providing granular security context and application awareness features. Application Control solutions also increase network visibility, giving your security operations team understanding of the most common used application within your organization. With such visibility and awareness, security risks can be identified where unauthorized applications are being utilized such as BitTorrnet or eMule, whilst enhancing user experience by implementing QoS for certain critical applications. Application Control Solutions can leverage and integrate with User Identity solutions providing the possibility to control the application usage behaviour for specific users or groups. By integration with a User Identity, Application Control feature extends visibility by providing your organization with awareness on individual users or groups that utilize particular set of applications. TECHSMART IT SOLUTIONS Professional Service has a high level expertise in Application Control Solutions, through successful design, delivery and support of key projects. Contact our sales team for more information on Application Control security solutions and how it can help your organization with detailed application, user and content based awareness. Application Traffic Classification Accurate traffic classification is the heart of any firewall, with the result becoming the basis of the security policy. Traditional firewalls classify traffic by port and protocol, which, at one point, was a satisfactory mechanism for securing the perimeter. Today, applications can easily bypass a port-based firewall; hopping ports, using SSL and SSH, sneaking across port 80, or using non-standard ports. App-Control and App-ID a patent-pending traffic classification mechanism that is unique to NGFWs, addresses the traffic classification limitations that plague traditional firewalls by applying multiple classification mechanisms to the traffic stream, as soon as the device sees it, to determine the exact identity of applications traversing the network. Classify traffic based on applications, not ports. App-ID uses multiple identification mechanisms to determine the exact identity of applications traversing the network. The identification mechanisms are applied in the following manner: • Traffic is first classified based on the IP address and port. • Signatures are then applied to the allowed traffic to identify the application based on unique application properties and related transaction characteristics. • If App-ID determines that encryption (SSL or SSH) is in use and a decryption policy is in place, the application is decrypted and application signatures are applied again on the decrypted flow. • Decoders for known protocols are then used to apply additional context-based signatures to detect other applications that may be tunneling inside of the protocol (e.g., Yahoo! Instant Messenger used across HTTP). • For applications that are particularly evasive and cannot be identified through advanced signature and protocol analysis, heuristics or behavioral analysis may be used to determine the identity of the application. As the applications are identified by the successive mechanisms, the policy check determines how to treat the applications and associated functions: block them, or allow them and scan for threats, inspect for unauthorized file transfer and data patterns, or shape using QoS. Always on, always the first action taken across all ports. Classifying traffic with App-ID is always the first action taken when traffic hits the firewall, which means that all App-IDs are always enabled, by default. There is no need to enable a series of signatures to look for an application that is thought to be on the network; App-ID is always classifying all of the traffic, across all ports - not just a subset of the traffic (e.g., HTTP). All App-IDs are looking at all of the traffic passing through the device; business applications, consumer applications, network protocols, and everything in between. App-ID continually monitors the state of the application to determine if the application changes midstream, providing the updated information to the administrator in ACC, applies the appropriate policy and logs the information accordingly. Like all firewalls, next-generation firewalls use positive control, default deny all traffic, then allow only those applications that are within the policy. All else is blocked. All classification mechanisms, all application versions, all OS's. App-ID operates at the services layer, monitoring how the application interacts between the client and the server. This means that App-ID is indifferent to new features, and it is client or server operating system agnostic. The result is that a single App-ID for BitTorrent is going to be roughly equal to the many BitTorrent OS and client signatures that need to be enabled to try and control this application in other offerings. Full visibility and control of custom and internal applications. Internally developed or custom applications can be managed using either an application override or custom App-IDs. An applications override effectively renames the traffic stream to that of the internal application. The other mechanism would be to use the customizable App-IDs based on context-based signatures for HTTP, HTTPs, FTP, IMAP, SMTP, RTSP, Telnet, and unknown TCP /UDP traffic. Organizations can use either of these mechanisms to exert the same level of control over their internal or custom applications that may be applied to SharePoint, Salesforce.com, or FaceBook. Securely Enabling Applications Based on Users & Groups Traditionally, security policies were applied based on IP addresses, but the increasingly dynamic nature of users and applications mean that IP addresses alone have become ineffective as a mechanism for monitoring and controlling user activity. Next-generation firewalls integrate with the widest range of user repositories on the firewall market, enabling organizations to incorporate user and group information into their security policies. Through User-ID, organizations also get full visibility into user activity on the network as well as user based. Transparent use of users and groups for secure application enablement. User-ID seamlessly integrates with next-generation firewalls with the widest range of enterprise directories on the market; Active Directory, eDirectory, Open LDAP, Citrix Terminal Server, Microsoft Terminal Server, and XenWorks. A network-based User-ID agent communicates with the domain controller, mapping the user information to the firewall, making the policy tie-in completely transparent to the end-user. Integrating users and groups via an explicit, challenge / response mechanism. In cases where user repository information may be ineffective, a captive portal challenge/response mechanism can be used to tie users into the security policy. In addition to an explicit username and password prompt, Captive Portal can also be configured to send a NTLM authentication request to the web browser in order to make the authentication process transparent to the user. Integrate user information from other user repositories. In cases where organizations have a user repository or application that already has knowledge of users and their current IP address, a standards-based XML API can be used to tie the repository to the next-generation firewall. Protect the network from threats, control web surfing and limit file/data transfer. Content-ID combines a real-time threat prevention engine with a comprehensive URL database and elements of application identification to limit unauthorized data and file transfers, detect and block a wide range of threats and control non-work related web surfing. The application visibility and control delivered by App-ID, combined with the content inspection enabled by Content-ID means that IT departments can regain control over application traffic and the related content. NSS-rated IPS The NSS-rated IPS blocks known and unknown vulnerability exploits, buffer overflows, DoS attacks and port scans from compromising and damaging enterprise information resources. IPS mechanisms include: • Protocol decoder-based analysis statefully decodes the protocol and then intelligently applies signatures to detect vulnerability exploits. • Protocol anomaly-based protection detects non-RFC compliant protocol usage such as the use of overlong URI or overlong FTP login. • Stateful pattern matching detects attacks across more than one packet, taking into account elements such as the arrival order and sequence. • Statistical anomaly detection prevents rate-based DoS flooding attacks. • Heuristic-based analysis detects anomalous packet and traffic patterns such as port scans and host sweeps. • Custom vulnerability or spyware phone home signatures that can be used in the either the anti-spyware or vulnerability protection profiles. • Other attack protection capabilities such as blocking invalid or malformed packets, IP defragmentation and TCP reassembly are utilized for protection against evasion and obfuscation methods employed by attackers. Traffic is normalized to eliminate invalid and malformed packets, while TCP reassembly and IP de-fragmentation is performed to ensure the utmost accuracy and protection despite any attack evasion techniques. URL Filtering Complementing the threat prevention and application control capabilities is a fully integrated, URL filtering database consisting of 20 million URLs across 76 categories that enables IT departments to monitor and control employee web surfing activities. The on-box URL database can be augmented to suit the traffic patterns of the local user community with a custom, 1 million URL database. URLs that are not categorized by the local URL database can be pulled into cache from a hosted, 180 million URL database. In addition to database customization, administrators can create custom URL categories to further tailor the URL controls to suit their specific needs. URL filtering visibility and policy controls can be tied to specific users through the transparent integration with enterprise directory services (Active Directory, LDAP, eDirectory) with additional insight provided through customizable reporting and logging. File and Data Filtering Data filtering features enable administrators to implement policies that will reduce the risks associated with the transfer of unauthorized files and data. • File blocking by type: Control the flow of a wide range of file types by looking deep within the payload to identify the file type (as opposed to looking only at the file extension). • Data filtering: Control the transfer of sensitive data patterns such as credit card and social security numbers in application content or attachments. • File transfer function control: Control the file transfer functionality within an individual application, allowing application use yet preventing undesired inbound or outbound file transfer. Network Access Control Network Access Control (NAC) technology is a key driver to secure your corporate wired and wireless networks from unauthorized access. With organizations facing significant challenges on securing their access networks; with users ranging from employees, sub-contractors, semi-trusted 3rd party users, outsourced managed services team to guest users all trying to access corporate resources from managed and unmanaged endpoints through different access medium can be a daunting prospect for your security team. Designing and deploying the right NAC solution to meet your compliance requirements is paramount to ensure a consistent access control model is applied to the different user profiles. By providing dynamic network access based on user profiles and privileges is key to a successful deployment; understanding the key pain points in NAC integration with authentication, auto-remediation services, dynamic VLAN assignment based on endpoint compliance and reputation and designing the right solution is what differentiate TECHSMART IT SOLUTIONS with our competitors. At TECHSMART IT SOLUTIONS we understand through project deployment experiences the dynamics of NAC solutions and can provide the solution that best meets your organizational requirements. By collaborating with your security operations, network operations, service desk and support teams we are able to create a complete NAC workflow that details the exact procedural requirement to deploy NAC across your enterprise network. The NAC solution we offer is based on 802.1x standardized protocol and follows port based authentication and endpoint compliance before providing authorized network access to the user. TECHSMART IT SOLUTIONS Consultants can provide a complete integrated NAC solution that enables your organization to benefit from endpoint profiling, asset discovery, auto-remediation features, integration with IF-MAP supported devices based on the TNC group and guest access provisioning. At TECHSMART IT SOLUTIONS we believe NAC necessitates multiple vendor interoperability and seamless integration with your existing environment to provide a complete end-to-end solution. For more information about NAC design, deployment and solution offering consisting of a multi-vendor solution please contact our sales team. Contact: TECHSMART IT SOLUTIONS - (99491 97311) www.techsmartitsolutions.com mohammad@techsmartitsolutions.com
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