The easy answer is that you need the number of firewalls required to protect your perimeter. The right answer is that you need the number of firewalls required for all entry points — perimeter and internal. Why? Internal threats are often more dangerous than external. Now you must protect multiple segments of your enterprise network, and the perimeter is just the start. Multiple internal locations may need protection in addition to branches, cloud services, and data centers. Mobile devices, home offices, and temporary office workers like auditors and consultants also need protection.
Join Steve Smith, senior technical manager at Intel Security, for an informative review of where to put your firewall, IPS, VPN, and other associated network security equipment. Learn how next generation firewall technology can help you manage and multiple security appliances across your enterprise.