Unification's The Name Of The Game
Vendors spent 2017 marrying network capabilities with other elements of their security practice everywhere from the platform to the code base. They particularly focused on bringing their network and endpoint portfolios together to more comprehensively address challenges ranging from unclassified network traffic to threat detection and response.
Enhancements to next-generation firewalls were also a major area of focus in the year, with vendors extending their capabilities to better address public and private cloud needs and simplifying deployment and management to better service midmarket customers.
Five of the 10 coolest network security products came from companies based in the Bay Area, two came from vendors based in the Seattle, and the remaining three stemmed from suppliers based abroad. Read on to learn how suppliers have gone about making their network security portfolio even more relevant to the channel.