The NGFW’s is the existing approach in the network security segment that is evolved from the existing technology named as Unified Threat Management (UTM). The Next-Generation Firewall Software help organizations to secure their network infrastructure from potential threats. The Next-Generation Firewall Software performs of various security functions such as Deep Packet Inspection (DPI), IDS/IPS, application control, packet filtering, email security, threat protection using sandboxing along with all the capabilities of traditional firewalls. Furthermore, the next generation firewall offers various deployment options including hardware based systems, virtual based systems, and cloud based applications. ___________ 1. Micromarkets are defined as the further segments and subsegments of the global Next-Generation Firewall Software market included in the report 2. Core competencies of the companies are captured in terms of their key developments, key observations, and key strategies adopted by them to sustain their position in the market


Visionary leaders are the leading market players in terms of new developments such as product launches, innovative technologies, and the adoption of growth strategies. These players have a broad product offering that caters to most of the regions globally. Visionary leaders primarily focus on acquiring the leading market position through their strong financial capabilities and their well-established brand equity.


Dynamic Differentiators are established players with very strong business strategies. However, they have a weaker product portfolio compared to the visionary leaders. They generally focus only on a specific type of technology related to the product.


Innovators in the competitive leadership mapping are vendors that have demonstrated substantial product innovations as compared to their competitors. The companies have focused on product portfolios. However, they do not have very strong growth strategies for their overall business, when compared with the visionary leaders.


Emerging companies have niche product and service offerings. Their business strategies are not as strong as that of the established vendors. The emerging vendors include the new entrants in the market, emerging in terms of product portfolio and geographic reach, and require time to gain significant traction in the market.

Next-Generation Firewall Software

Comparing 24 vendors in Next-Generation Firewall across 24 criteria.
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Barracuda Networks is a global provider of cloud-connected security and data protection solutions. The company offers security solutions for customers to enhance network performance, address security threats, and secure and store data. The company offers products under various categories, such as security, data protection, and application delivery. Its security and storage solutions are supported by its own cloud for software updates and offsite redundancy on a subscription basis. Application visibility and user-identity awareness are provided in NGFW solutions so that network performance is enhanced and users have easy access to the policies.
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CheckPoint Next-Generation Firewall provides accessible security offerings that include security management, cloud security, endpoint security, data security, Unified Threat Management (UTM), mobile threat prevention, and network security. It also offers complete security architecture for protecting large and small organizations from malware and other types of attacks. Furthermore, the company also offers services, such as training & certification, support services, and professional services. Checkpoint Next-Generation Firewall provides solution for data centers, medium-sized and large enterprises, small businesses and consumers & home offices. vSEC for Cisco ACI, vSEC for Amazon Web Services (AWS), Check Point 23000 Security Appliances, Next Generation Threat Extraction (NGTX), Next Generation Threat Prevention (NGTP), Check Point 700 appliances, and Check Point 1400 appliances are some products offered under Checkpoint Next-Generation Firewall portfolio. Features provided by these offerings include SandBlast Zero-Day Protection, URL Filtering, email security, Virtual Private Network (VPN), Intrusion Prevention System (IPS), Anti-Spam, Anti-Bot and application visibility and control.
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Forcepoint is a provider of cloud security, network security, and data & insider threat security solutions. The company provides solutions for the cloud, hybrid, mobile, endpoint; appliance, and virtual appliance for web and email environments. The company supports its offerings through services, such as consulting services, training & technical services, and implementation services.
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Fortinet offers a broad portfolio of products, solutions, and services for data center logical security. It has a huge set of cyber security solutions including, Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) detection, firewalls, infrastructure security, endpoint security, virtualized security, mobile security, application security, IAM, data center, and could security. The company provides various services, such as support services, advanced services for enterprises & service providers, training & education, and security analysis services.
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GajShield Infotech offers consists of network and email security. The company offers solutions such as GajShield Next-Generation Firewall, cloud security, BYOD security, VPN, Multi-Wan Management, data leak prevention, zero hour Protection, and two factor authentication.
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Hillstone Networks provides security solutions to protect enterprise and data center networks. The company has innovative solutions that offer continuous protection in physical, virtual, and cloud environments without affecting network performance.
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Juniper Networks designs, innovates, and sells solutions that cater its customers with network infrastructure. The company operates through two operating segments: platform systems and software solutions. The platform systems segment has products which offer services in scalable routing and switching. The software solutions segment concentrate on delivering solutions for network security.
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Palo Alto Networks is a leading provider of next-generation security products and solutions in the cyber security market. The company offers products such as NGFW, Virtualized Next-Generation Firewalls, Advanced Endpoint Protection, Management (Panorama), Subscriptions, and SaaS Security. NGFW, Advanced Endpoint Protection, and Threat Intelligence Cloud are the elements provided under the Next-Generation Security Platform of the company. Features provided by the company in NGFW solutions are network security, firewall, IPS, threat and malware prevention, threat intelligence, URL filtering, endpoint security, cybersecurity, and enterprise security platform.
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SonicWall provides solutions and services across SonicWall Next-Generation Firewall, Unified Threat Management, and Wireless Network Security. SonicWall offers security solutions across network security, UTM, NGFW, email security, wireless network security mobile network security, virtual security, and others.
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Zscaler is a high-growth, technology-driven company with the aim to transform the world of internet security by providing Security as a Service (SaaS) platform, which is a cloud computing technology. Zscaler helps provide a safe and secure internet experience to its users from any device. Zscaler delivers solutions, such as NGFW, web security, sandboxing/APT protection, data loss prevention, SSL inspection, traffic shaping, policy management, and threat intelligence to protect the users against various kinds of sophisticated threats.
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