“Forbes Insights: The Modern Firewall: Reducing The Attack Surface, Securing Applications,” by Insights Contributor, Insights Team, FORBES INSIGHTS With VMware Security, forbes.com.
“The age of the external perimeter is gone. The modern firewall is a different creature from the one in place before the rise of digital platforms, public cloud, distributed applications, the internet of things and sophisticated cyber weapons. The nature of work and collaboration is so radically different today that traditional firewalls focused on the external enterprise boundary are less effective. The mindset toward security has to reflect the critical importance (and vulnerability) of internal traffic and the times we live in—one of precision and segmentation.”