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Network Security Software

Network Security Software Overview

What is Network Security Software?

It is imperative for enterprises to protect themselves from potentially harmful traffic. Network security software helps network administrators keep track and neutralize unauthorized access or denial of network resources through phishing, Trojan horses, spyware, worms and other vendor-specific vulnerabilities.

Evolution of Network Security Software

Network security software suites usually contain a number of different technologies. Traditionally, the two major components were firewalls, which were designed to only permit specific protocols and ports, but were essentially ignorant as to whether websites being accessed were malicious.


Secure web gateways were designed to perform web filtering and to block websites that were on a blacklist. The tools tend to be used independently of each other and are used to secure the periphery of a company’s infrastructure.


Recent developments augment these strategies by sharing data across multiple systems and correlating information to better understand potential threats. Next-generation firewalls are able to sniff out malicious packets through “deep packet inspection” techniques. Secure gateways have also become more sophisticated with a focus on web-based virus signatures, not just forbidden URLs.


Another recent development is the emergence of malware sandboxes creating a safe environment where tests can be run on suspicious data.

Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)

The advent of the BYOD era has also brought more reliance on network access control software to protect the network internally by making sure that devices identify themselves on the network which can regulate access rights.

Pricing Information

Network security management covers a variety of different technologies making it difficult to make general statements about pricing. Firewall devices have a broad range of costs depending on the complexity of the environment. Firewall appliances start at around $100 or less, while enterprise firewalls can cost over $25,000. Pricing structures vary, but a common approach is tiered pricing by the number of users. Secure web gateway pricing takes a similar approach.

Network Security Products

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WatchGuard Network Security

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57 Ratings

WatchGuard Network Security is a network security and firewall software. WatchGuard has been in the cyber security technology space for over 20 years. The vendor sees itself as a pioneer in the space, and aims to deliver easy-to-deploy and easy-to-manage solutions. In addition to network security...

51 Ratings

FireMon's Network Security Policy Management (NSPM) platform gives security and operations teams automated visibility and analysis for network security devices. FireMon's web-based UI allows users to dissect their network security policies, locate compliance failures, and assess security vulnerab...

19 Ratings

FireEye, from the company of the same name in Milpitas, California, offers the FireEye Security Suite, a threat detection and antivirus application encompassing FireEye Email Security, FireEye Network security, and FireEye Endpoint Security. Finally, the Suite includes FireEye Helix as a security...

1 Ratings

Gigamon in Santa Clara offers their suite of interrelated applications in the Gigamon Platform, a network security suite dedicated to providing total visibility and visualization of network activity for both operational efficiency and security that comprises traffic management application GigaSMA...

198 Ratings

Cisco routers support secure, reliable enterprise connections. These enterprise routers help users implement an intent-based, future-ready WAN that is constantly learning, adapting, and protecting. Deploy routers for the branch, cloud, co-location, or the data center with any type of connectivity...

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Netrounds, from the Swedish company of the same name, is network diagnostic, security, and performance monitoring software.

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Guardicore from the company of the same name is network security software.

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Brinqa Risk Analytics is a governance, risk, and compliance (GRC) management platform from Brinqa headquartered in Austin, Texas.

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AppGate SDP (software-defined perimeter) from Cyxtera Technologies headquartered in Addison is a zero trust network security product.

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DataDome is designed to automatically detect bad bots from human/good bot traffic. Dashboards & real-time alerting allow users to keep an eye on traffic quality, precisely analyse bot activity and define/adjust blocking or filtering actions against bots, so as to regain control over their web...