Experts Explain How to Bypass Recent Improvement of China’s Great Firewall

Security Affairs

Experts from Great Firewall Report analyzed recent upgrades to China’s Great Firewall and revealed that it can be circumvented. Great Firewall Report experts revealed that recent versions of Shadowsocks (3.3.1 and earlier) could bypass the firewall.

Types of Firewalls Explained

eSecurity Planet

Firewalls are as central to IT security as antivirus programs are to PCs, and the multi-billion-dollar market remains large and growing. But the term “firewall” is far too broad to be of much use to IT security buyers. Types of Firewalls. What is a Firewall?


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Backdoor in Zyxel Firewalls and Gateways

Schneier on Security

This is bad : More than 100,000 Zyxel firewalls, VPN gateways, and access point controllers contain a hardcoded admin-level backdoor account that can grant attackers root access to devices via either the SSH interface or the web administration panel. […].

What are Network Firewalls?

eSecurity Planet

The network firewall is the first line of defense for traffic that passes in and out of a network. The firewall examines traffic to ensure it meets the security requirements set by the organization, and unauthorized access attempts are blocked. Jump to: What is a network firewall?

Threat Trends: Firewall

Cisco Retail

In any perimeter defense a key component is firewalls—the proverbial guard towers in your fortifications. In this Threat Trends release, we’ll be looking at Cisco Secure Firewall. The goal is to highlight the common threats that organizations encounter and block with Secure Firewall.

Network Firewall vs. Web Application Firewall (WAF)

Security Boulevard

Businesses are taking a closer look at their firewall’s capabilities and considering mixing and matching technologies to cover new security gaps. . Continue reading Network Firewall vs. Web Application Firewall (WAF) at Sucuri Blog.

Cisco Secure Firewall to Support Microsoft Azure Gateway Load Balancer

Cisco Retail

Microsoft’s recent announcement of its upcoming Azure Gateway Load Balancer is great news for organizations requiring rapidly scalable firewalls with high availability in public cloud. What does this mean for Cisco Secure Firewall customers? Cisco Secure Firewall.

Cisco Secure Firewall named Best Next Generation Firewall in SE Labs 2021 Annual Report

Cisco Retail

Cisco is proud to be the only vendor recognized by SE Labs as Best Next Generation Firewall (NGFW) in their 2021 Annual Report. The award validates that you can expect consistent threat protection and performance with Cisco Secure Firewall. Learn more about Cisco Secure Firewall.

Cisco Secure Firewall Garners a ‘Hat-Trick’

Cisco Retail

Along similar lines, Cisco Secure Firewall celebrates three scores in 2021: Cisco was the only vendor recognized by Frost & Sullivan with the Best Practices Market Leadership Award for excellence in the network firewall market. Security Cisco Secure Firewall Zero Trust

Cloudflare Adds Serverless Firewall Service

Security Boulevard

Cloudflare today revealed it has added a firewall to the services it provides on its content delivery network (CDN) that is based on a serverless computing framework. The post Cloudflare Adds Serverless Firewall Service appeared first on Security Boulevard.

Automate your Cisco Secure Firewall deployment

Cisco Retail

I nfrastructure as a Code (IaC) and Automation are now common requests from our customers deploying Cisco Secure Firewalls. Our response to this trend is making Cisco Secure Firewall deployable as a code utilizing new IaC templates , which we are happy to announce!

SonicWall shares temp fix for firewalls stuck in reboot loop

Bleeping Computer

Following a stream of customer reports that started yesterday evening, security hardware manufacturer SonicWall has provided a temporary workaround for reviving next-gen firewalls running SonicOS 7.0

Protecting against Log4j with Secure Firewall & Secure IPS

Cisco Retail

This blog details quick ways Secure Firewall Threat Defense (FTD) and Secure IPS users can protect against attacks leveraging this vulnerability while patching their infrastructure. Security Cisco Secure Firewall

Back to the Future of Firewall

Cisco Retail

As a network and workload security strategy leader, I spend a lot of time thinking about the future of the good old network firewall. Spoiler alert: I’m not going to join the cool club of pronouncing the firewall dead. Insert Your Firewall Here. Read Me First.

Zyxel 0day Affects its Firewall Products, Too

Krebs on Security

Today, Zyxel acknowledged the same flaw is present in many of its firewall products. “We’ve now completed the investigation of all Zyxel products and found that firewall products running specific firmware versions are also vulnerable,” Zyxel wrote in an email to KrebsOnSecurity.

A New Way of Firewalling with Cisco Secure Firewall Cloud Native

Cisco Retail

With application environments becoming dynamic, there is a desperate need for security tooling, including firewalls, to do the same. Whether on-premises or in public or private clouds, Secure Firewall Cloud Native empowers NetOps and SecOps teams to run at DevOps speed.

Protecting today’s web applications requires more than a firewall

Security Boulevard

As a result, many organizations are considering additional security strategies to augment the Web Application Firewall (WAF) on which they have relied to protect critical digital business operations from vulnerabilities.

What is a Personal Firewall?


Firewalls are a term many know as protective of their computers from cyberattacks, but not many know what they do and why they need it (if at all). Data Privacy Data Protection Firewall Network Security Online Privacy Online Safety PC security

Simplify Network Security with Cisco Secure Firewall-as-a-service (FWaaS) on AWS

Cisco Retail

With traditional firewalls, network security teams are charged with the heavy lifting of deploying new solutions. According to Gartner, by 2025, 30% of new deployments of distributed branch-office firewalls will switch to firewall-as-a-service, up from less than 10% in 2021.

Securing Multicloud Environments with Cisco Secure Firewall Threat Defense on Alkira Cloud

Cisco Retail

Cisco Secure Firewall Threat Defense provides unmatched security controls such as stateful firewalling, Snort3 IPS, URL filtering, malware defense, application visibility and control, and more. Cisco Secure Firewall Threat Defense 7.1 Cisco Secure Firewall Threat Defense .

Back-to-Basics: Properly Configured Firewalls

PCI perspectives

Today’s blog focuses on properly configuring firewalls. As small and medium businesses begin to re-open following the pandemic, it’s important to do so securely in order to protect customer’s payment card data.

Great Firewall Ready to Unleash ‘Gigantic’ DDoS—so are Other Middleboxes

Security Boulevard

The post Great Firewall Ready to Unleash ‘Gigantic’ DDoS—so are Other Middleboxes appeared first on Security Boulevard. Researchers have disclosed a nasty new way for bad people to mess up the internet for the rest of us.

Choosing a Managed Security Service: MDR, Firewalls & SIEM

eSecurity Planet

Between the growing threats and a shortage of cybersecurity talent to defend against them, many businesses have turned to managed security service providers (MSSPs) for help, with services like managed SIEMs , managed firewalls and managed detection and response (MDR). Managed Firewalls.

Cisco Secure Firewall: Sometimes, updates are great news

Cisco Retail

Secure Firewall Threat Defense 7.0 Secure Firewall Threat Defense 7.0 For Cisco Secure Firewall 1000, 2100, 4100 and 9300 series, updating your firewall to Threat Defense 7.0 Security Cisco Secure Firewall network security

Reasons Why Firewalls Are Still Essential | Avast

Security Boulevard

Even if you don’t know much about internet security, you’ve probably heard the term firewall , if only from movies and shows about hackers trying to break into computer systems. The post Reasons Why Firewalls Are Still Essential | Avast appeared first on Security Boulevard.

Mitigating Dynamic Application Risks with Secure Firewall Application Detectors

Cisco Retail

As part of our strategy to enhance application awareness for SecOps practitioners, our new Secure Firewall Application Detectors portal, [link] , provides the latest and most comprehensive application risk information available in the cybersecurity space.

Building Scalable Security with Cisco Secure Firewall Cloud Native Version 1.1

Cisco Retail

This is where Cisco Secure Firewall Cloud Native comes in, giving you the flexibility to provision, run, and scale containerized security services. More information on Secure Firewall Cloud Native is available here. Secure Firewall Cloud Native version 1.1

SonicWall: Y2K22 bug hits Email Security, firewall products

Bleeping Computer

SonicWall has confirmed today that some of its Email Security and firewall products have been hit by the Y2K22 bug, causing message log updates and junk box failures starting with January 1, 2022. [.].

Avast One Firewall | Avast

Security Boulevard

The post Avast One Firewall | Avast appeared first on Security Boulevard. You can think of your computer like a house. You don’t want strangers being able to come and go into your house as they please. The same goes with your computer and network traffic.

Hackers exploit SQL injection zero-day issue in Sophos firewall

Security Affairs

Cybersecurity firm Sophos releases an emergency patch to address an SQL injection flaw in its XG Firewall product that has been exploited in the wild. “It was designed to download payloads intended to exfiltrate XG Firewall-resident data.

Top Next-Generation Firewall (NGFW) Vendors

eSecurity Planet

Cloud features – like public cloud support, CASB and cloud workload protection – and cloud-based management have also grown in importance, and Firewalls as a Service (FWaaS) are catching on too. For more on Palo Alto, see our writeup on the PA Series firewalls.

BrandPost: Selecting a Network Firewall for Today and Tomorrow

CSO Magazine

Organizations need a next generation firewall ( NGFW ) that can deal with the threats of complex business environments both today and tomorrow. To select the right NGFW, or the Network Firewall as Gartner call it, make sure it provides support in these four key areas.

Save time with Dynamic Attributes for Cisco Secure Firewall

Cisco Retail

The shift of applications and the associated security controls within dynamic cloud environments create challenges for firewall teams to keep up with security requirements. Secure Firewall Threat Defense 7.0 Dynamic Objects Configuration Guide for Firewall Management Center (FMC).

SonicWall explains why firewalls were caught in reboot loops

Bleeping Computer

In a weekend update, SonicWall said the widespread reboot loops that impacted next-gen firewalls worldwide were caused by signature updates published on Thursday evening not being correctly processed. [.].

How to install the CSF firewall on Ubuntu Server

Tech Republic Security

If you'd like a powerful firewall for your Ubuntu Server, but one that offers a fairly straightforward configuration, Jack Wallen thinks CSF might be the right tool for the job

Building a Scalable Security Architecture on AWS with Cisco Secure Firewall and AWS Transit Gateway

Cisco Retail

With Cisco Secure Firewall Threat Defense 7.1, This integration simplifies insertion of Cisco Secure Firewall in AWS with Geneve protocol (RFC 8926) encapsulation. The GWLBe sends traffic to the GWLB, and then to the firewall for inspection. At-a-Glance: Cisco Secure Firewall.

New Nexus Firewall Release with Developer-First Enhancements

Security Boulevard

The post New Nexus Firewall Release with Developer-First Enhancements appeared first on Security Boulevard. Application Security DevOps Security Bloggers Network Nexus Firewall open source Product

Unpatched Fortinet Bug Allows Firewall Takeovers


The OS command-injection bug, in the web application firewall (WAF) platform known as FortiWeb, will get a patch at the end of the month. Vulnerabilities Web Security

Attackers Target Sophos Firewalls with Zero-Day

Dark Reading

Remote exploit compromises specific configurations of XG firewalls with the intent of stealing data from the devices

Simplified Insertion of Cisco Secure Firewall with AWS Route Table Enhancement

Cisco Retail

Cisco Secure Firewall provides industry-leading firewall capabilities for Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)and resources deployed inside. Customers use these firewalls to protect north-south and east-west traffic. Security Cisco Secure Firewall

Secure and Save with Cisco Secure Firewall Threat Defense Virtual

Cisco Retail

Organizations rely on Cisco Secure Firewall Threat Defense Virtual (formerly FTDv/NGFWv), Cisco’s proven network firewall with IPS, URL filtering, and malware defense that protects virtualized environments in private and public clouds. Security Cisco Secure Firewall network security

Top Web Application Firewall (WAF) Vendors

eSecurity Planet

Web application firewalls (WAFs) are a critical component for robust application security. At the same time, WAF technology is increasingly a part of more comprehensive security solutions like next-generation firewalls (NGFW), unified threat management (UTM), and more.

Scalable Security with Cisco Secure Firewall Cloud Native

Cisco Retail

This is where Cisco Secure Firewall Cloud Native (SFCN) comes in. Cisco Secure Firewall Cloud Native brings together the benefits of Kubernetes and Cisco’s industry-leading security technologies, providing a resilient architecture for infrastructure security at scale.