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The Changing Face of Firewalls: Evolution, Challenges, and Innovations

EasyChair Preprint no. 13533

6 pagesDate: June 3, 2024


This discussion explores the evolution, challenges, innovations, and future directions of firewall technology. Firewalls have evolved from simple packet filtering routers to sophisticated Next-Generation Firewalls (NGFWs) with advanced features such as deep packet inspection, intrusion prevention, and application awareness. However, they have faced challenges such as scalability, complexity, and performance limitations.

Future firewall technology is expected to focus on integration with security orchestration tools, automation and orchestration, enhanced threat intelligence integration, and Zero Trust Networking (ZTN) principles. These advancements will enable firewalls to better protect against advanced threats, respond to security incidents more effectively, and adapt to changing network conditions and threat landscapes.

Keyphrases: Challenges, Cybersecurity, evolution, Firewall, firewall performance., firewall technologies, Network Security, Threat Management

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  author = {Zain Asif and Muhammad Rameel},
  title = {The Changing Face of Firewalls: Evolution, Challenges, and Innovations},
  howpublished = {EasyChair Preprint no. 13533},

  year = {EasyChair, 2024}}
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