When speaking of firewalls at SIDARION, we are not only thinking about stateful inspection, but also about next generation firewalls with application control, web-filter, intrusion detection and prevention, anti-virus, user and device identity, and various other functions.
Modern firewalls allow a consolidation of services. Products previously managed seperately such as web-proxies, VPN-contentrators, and IPS-systems can now be integrated and centrally administered. Depending on the size of the enterprise and desired architecture this can be summarized in a cluster or distributed across various devices. In either case overall costs will be reduced since one no longer has to know about numerous systems, the amount of support channels can be reduced, and the know-how of one product can be further strengthened.
Thanks to an integrated, and efficient hardware acceleration a suitable solution can be found for enterprises of every size.