From First-Gen to Next-Gen: The Evolution of the Firewall

Posted by Fuel HQ on May 2, 2019 11:34:28 AM

Thursday, May 2, 2019

Early firewalls were created as a response to growing computer security concerns and were inspired by actual, physical firewalls that were built to keep fires from spreading. The concept of the firewall has changed significantly in its 30+ years of existence. Here we take a look at its evolution up to present day.

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Topics: infographic, firewall

How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love SSL Decryption

Posted by George Finney on Apr 22, 2019 1:45:06 PM

Monday, April 22, 2019

By George Finney, Fuel User Group Board Member

As a chief information security officer (CISO) for a university, I sometimes introduce myself in meetings as "Big Brother" to break the ice a little bit. I don't actually read people's email, but I've found getting that kind of issue out on the table early is helpful to building trust. We want our users to know we have well-defined rules of engagement when handling personal information, but we also need them to understand that to provide great security, there can be instances where we need to be a little invasive. Case in point: encrypted traffic.

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Topics: SSL decryption, WildFire, SSL Forward Proxy, SSL Inbound Inspection, firewall

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