Next generation firewall (NGFW) explained: What is a NGFW?

September 30, 2020 | Mary Blackowiak
Mary Blackowiak

Mary Blackowiak

Mary Blackowiak is a Lead Product Marketing Manager for the network security portfolio with AT&T Cybersecurity. She has over a decade of B2B marketing experience in the high-tech space including positions with Forcepoint, NSS Labs, and Best Buy for Business.

Mary has a passion for technology and a natural curiosity for understanding how everything works. This is reflected in her choice in education, holding a master’s degree in cybersecurity and information assurance as well as a bachelor’s degree in network design and management.

In her spare time, Mary enjoys traveling, gaming, and fostering kittens through the local animal shelter.

September 30, 2020 | Mary Blackowiak

Next generation firewall (NGFW) explained: What is a NGFW?

What is a next generation firewall? Traditional firewalls have been around for decades. But NGFWs, uninhibited by the same technology limits, take advantage of significant advancements in storage space, memory, and processing speeds. The feature set for NGFWs build upon traditional firewall features by including critical security functions like intrusion prevention, VPN, and anti-virus, and even encrypted web traffic inspection…

August 20, 2020 | Mary Blackowiak

Work from home cybersecurity explained: should your business have a WFH policy?

Global organizations are sharpening their strategies that enable their employees to work from virtually any location at any time. But working in different types of remote settings brings with it the potential for significant cybersecurity threats that must be anticipated, defended against, and quickly remediated. Working outside the traditional office setting has accelerated during the past decade. Organizations have stepped…

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June 17, 2020 | Mary Blackowiak

The challenge to security for the new normal

As states begin to lift shelter in place orders and businesses reopen their doors, there is a lot of speculation as to what “the new normal” will look like. And so far, there are still more questions than answers for those of us working from home. When is it safe to return to work? Will we have to…