What users love (and hate) about 4 leading firewalls

Enterprise users weigh in on their favorite features and offer suggestions for improvement

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While always an integral part of a company’s security procedures, firewalls are becoming even more important as more companies move to the cloud and software defined networks.

A firewall is a network security system that controls and monitors incoming and outgoing network traffic, based on preset security parameters. Firewalls create a barrier between a secure internal network and a potentially less-secure outside network.

Four of the top firewall solutions on the market are Fortinet FortiGate, Cisco ASA, Sophos UTM and Palo Alto Networks WildFire, according to online reviews by enterprise users in the IT Central Station community.

But what do enterprise users really think about these tools? Here, users give a shout out for some of their favorite features, but also give the vendors a little tough love.

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