Preventing sophisticated attacks with next generation firewalls

Networking communication protocols make it possible for the Internet to work. Unfortunately, criminals can use those trusted systems to obfuscate malicious data and penetrate your network defenses undetected. An advanced evasion technique (AET) is a method of delivering an exploit or malicious content into a vulnerable target so that the traffic looks normal and security devices will pass it through. By combining attacks using several protocol layers, these advanced evasions bypass most existing security solutions. Forcepoint Next Generation Firewall applies sophisticated analysis techniques specifically to detect this type of attack. After years of research and development, it is the only network security equipment that reconstructs the data stream, normalizing it to detect attempts at evasions. Signature and behavioral defenses are unable to keep up with the myriad attack modes of an evasion technique. Using full stack, multilayer traffic normalization, Forcepoint Next Generation Firewall has been successfully tested against more than 800 million AET variants.

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