2. Firewall Technologies
Next-generation firewall appliances can provide detection of custom malware and other advanced threats and help bolster traditional endpoint security software, Ponemon said. Advanced firewall technologies can spot and block botnet communication or repeated attempts by a malware dropper to contact a remote command-and-control server controlled by a cybercriminal. Security experts say companies are replacing legacy firewalls with newer systems that can help control network traffic at the application layer. Advanced perimeter controls and firewall technologies were cited as the two enabling security technologies that resulted in the biggest cost savings for enterprises.