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October 7, 2016  3:57 PM

Blue Coat Proxy SG – A leader in Secure Web Gateways

Yasir Irfan Yasir Irfan Profile: Yasir Irfan
Blue Coat, Blue Coat ProxyClient, Gartner, Gartner Magic Quadrant, Proxy, SSL, SSL/TLS, TLS

When it comes to forward proxy or reverse proxy Blue Coat Proxy SG happens to be a Gartner Magic Quadrant leader in Secure Web Gateways category. They are  especially known for  their proxy capabilities for over a decade   Blue Coat offers their Proxy SG appliances in various size and models....

February 28, 2016  6:15 AM

Things to consider before introducing Palo Alto Firewall into routing domain- Series 1

Yasir Irfan Yasir Irfan Profile: Yasir Irfan
ASA, BGP, Cisco, firewall, Gartner, Gartner Magic Quadrant, Network design, OSPF, Routing

When it comes to routing, most of us are quite comfortable in using dedicated routers in Enterprise networks.  Some time the Business need or the existing network design forces an Organisation to use a traditional firewall not only as a firewall but also as a router. Well this works well, if some...

February 8, 2016  1:04 PM

What is Palo Alto Networks App ID?

Yasir Irfan Yasir Irfan Profile: Yasir Irfan
application, DNS, firewall, Gartner, IPS

When it comes to treating an Application every vendor has a way of treating an App, most of the traditional firewalls treats Applications mostly on port numbers. For example traditional Firewalls treats DNS as port 53 application. And a rule  is configured in traditional firewall to allow port 53...

June 10, 2015  5:35 AM

Palo Alto releases PAN-OS 7.0

Yasir Irfan Yasir Irfan Profile: Yasir Irfan
firewall, Gartner, Palo Alto Networks, Policy, Security

Palo Alto Networks one of the leaders in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for next generation firewall released their new version of PAN-OS 7.0 trail. Currently PAN-OS is available to Palo Alto customers who possess a valid support...

April 24, 2015  4:06 PM

Palo Alto leads the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Network Firewalls for fourth consecutive year.

Yasir Irfan Yasir Irfan Profile: Yasir Irfan
ASA, Cisco, Firewalls, Gartner, Magic Quadrant, Network firewalls

According to the recently released Gartner’s latest Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Network Firewalls report, Palo Alto Networks leads the Magic Quadrant for the fourth consecutive year. They share this honor only with checkpoint. I was expecting Cisco with their Fire power services would make some...

April 3, 2015  7:58 AM

According to Opus One research, Cisco Email Security ranks as Industry leader in Anti Spam Efficiency.

Yasir Irfan Yasir Irfan Profile: Yasir Irfan
Cisco, Email, Email security, Gartner, Iron Port, Network, Networking, Spam

Recently Opus One, an independent research firm released report for most popular anti-spam solution for the year 2014, where Cisco Email Security ranked as industry leader for the second year in a row. T Optus one tested all the anti-spam solutions in Gartner’s July 2014 “Leaders,”...


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