What are the ways to integrate firewalls?
- Relocating information to a centralized log management system: Modern organization possesses centralized log and event management servers. Apart from compliance purposes, these systems can be used to keep track of various incidents and responses. Thus, integrating firewalls with such a centralized infrastructure helps to detect and stop various malicious activities.
The selected set of information can be fed into log management systems. Thus, you need to transfer information that may seem suspicious such as IPS alerts or those which block traffic. By being equipped with Layer 8 identity-based technology, enterprises can have complete visibility into user and network activities.
- Connecting firewalls to incident tracking systems:
Incident response teams within an enterprise uses incident tracking systems to manage their workload. Integrating firewalls with such systems offers access to incident specific log entries from a hacker’s computer. It helps to detect and prevent malicious web traffic.
Deploying such system also helps IT administrators to collate more data related to host activities and treat them as per their risk propositions through careful monitoring. This advanced technology can block any suspicious incidents and alert administrators about the same.
- Taking advantage of threat information providing external sources:
Do you want to import threat information from external sources like malicious IP addresses, domains, email IDs, URLs etc.? With the help of NGFs, you can share such information throughout an organization to create security awareness.
The purpose of Next-Generation Firewall (NGF) is to handle multiple security issues. Thus, integrating them with other security tools within an enterprise helps to enhance their capabilities.