Sangfor Network Secure – Next Generation Firewall
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Sangfor Network Secure (previously known as NGAF) takes Next Generation Firewall technology to the next level to meet the evolving security needs of modern enterprises. Through market foresight and technical prowess, Sangfor Network Secure holds several “world’s first” titles.

  • The world’s 1st AI-enabled NGFW with intelligent detection, eliminating over 99% of external threats at the network perimeter.
  • The world’s 1st NGFW integrated with Web Application Firewall (WAF) to provide network and web application security in one appliance.
  • The world’s 1st NGFW integrated with deception technology to provide proactive detection and mitigation of malicious actors. 
  • The world’s 1st NGFW with built-in SOC Lite that helps security teams rapidly determine the security status of threats and respond.  
  • The world’s 1st NGFW that truly integrates with endpoint security and NDR solutions to create a holistic security system.
Sangfor Network Secure Advantages
Sangfor Network Secure Key Features & Capabilities
Sangfor Network Secure Use Cases

Robust Perimeter Security

Sangfor Network Secure is a next generation firewall built in with various security features and capabilities, including antivirus, intrusion prevention system, and application control. Integration with an AI-powered malware detection engine and real-time threat intelligence platform ensures that Sangfor Network Secure blocks over 99% of threats at the perimeter.


Ransomware Protection

Sangfor Network Secure is an essential component of Sangfor’s Anti-Ransomware solution, which integrates Sangfor’s suite of security products to break every step of the ransomware kill chain.


2nd Tier Firewall

Supplement your existing firewall with a next generation firewall equipped with AI-powered threat detection, the latest threat intelligence, NGWAF, and cloud deception, making it more challenging for attackers to penetrate the network.


Secured SD-WAN

Sangfor Network Secure utilizes smarter SD-WAN and Sangfor Access Secure (SASE) together with enterprise-level protection. This secures access for various scenarios, including HQ-to-branch, branch-to-branch, and work-from-anywhere (WFX).

Sangfor Network Secure Awards & Achievements

"Visionary" Vendor

Recognized as "Visionary" vendor in 2022 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Network Firewalls


Gartner ‘Voice of the Customer’

Customers Speak through Gartner® Peer Insights™


ICSA Labs Certification

Tested and Proven for Total Security, Endorsed by ICSA Labs in 2021


Recommended Rating from CyberRatings

The Top Rating in CyberRatings’ Enterprise Firewall Test


Frost & Sullivan Company of the Year

Frost & Sullivan recognizes Sangfor with the 2023 Company of the Year Award


Cybersecurity Excellence Awards

Sangfor recognized by the 2022 Cybersecurity Excellence Awards

Network Secure Success Stories
Below you will find all the Success Stories of Sangfor, classified by Industry, such as Enterprises, Governments, Schools & Universities, etc.
Manufacturing & Natural Resources

Early Light International (Holdings) Ltd.

Manufacturing & Natural Resources

Meyer Aluminium (Thailand) Company

Banking & Securities

Multinet Trust Exchange LLC

Healthcare Providers

Medilife Health Group

Network Secure Download Center

Sangfor Network Secure Brochure

Sangfor Network Secure Datasheet for the Model NSF-3100A-I

Sangfor Network Secure Datasheet for the Model NSF-1100A-I

Sangfor Network Secure Datasheet for the Model NSF-1050A-I

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    Frequently Asked Question

    A firewall is a network security tool that inspects and filters traffic between devices in a private computer network and the internet. Firewalls allow or deny incoming and outgoing network traffic based on defined rules. This enables users to block unauthorized data as well as prevent malware and other security threats from breaching the network.

    Network Firewalls generally come as hardware network devices or software applications. Hardware firewalls are placed in a central network location to filter traffic for an entire network. Software firewalls are installed on endpoints to filter traffic to and from specific devices.

    There are also different types of firewalls, including packet filtering firewalls, stateful inspection firewalls, proxy firewalls, network address translation (NAT) firewalls, and next generation firewalls (NGFW).

    Next generation firewalls (NGFWs) are the newest generation of firewall technology. NGFWs use something called deep packet inspection (DPI) to inspect the content (payload) of data packets. This allows users to create more granular firewall rules based on specific types of data, applications, devices, and users.

    Moreover, NGFWs are a type of unified threat management (UTM) solution. UTMs integrate multiple security features into one device. In the case of NGFW’s, this includes antivirus, intrusion detection system, threat intelligence, application control, email security, and more.

    Traditional firewalls like packet filtering and stateful inspection firewalls only support rules based on packet header information, namely the source and destination IP address, protocol, and port number. This is very limited and does not offer much flexibility.

    Next generation firewalls use something called deep packet inspection (DPI). DPI allows NGFWs to inspect the content (payload) of data packets and is a key enabler of enhanced firewall protection. One the one hand, users can create granular firewall rules based on specific types of data, applications, services, devices, and users. The allows NGFWs to block malicious data that exploit specific applications and services. DPI also provides the basis for the additional security features of NGFWs to function. With visibility into the data, antivirus can scan traffic for malware and the integrated intrusion prevention system can detect suspicious traffic activity.

    Next generation firewalls are a type of unified threat management (UTM) solution that integrates multiple security features into one device. Typical features of NGFWs include:

    • Antivirus: Detects the presence of malware in traffic.
    • Intrusion Detection System (IDS): Detects suspicious traffic activity that might indicate an attack.
    • Intrusion Prevention System (IPS): Responds to detected suspicious traffic activity.
    • Threat Intelligence: Provides real-time threat intelligence to detect emerging threats.
    • Sandboxing: Executes suspicious files in a test environment to check for maliciousness.
    • Application Awareness and Control: Identifies applications and controls which apps are allowed to communicate with the internet.
    • URL Filtering: Blocks access to URLs that are malicious or unauthorized by the user.
    • Email Protection: Filters out malicious and unwanted email.
    • Web Application Firewall (WAF): A firewall dedicated to protecting web applications.

    Granular Traffic Filtering: Thanks to DPI, next generation firewalls have visibility into the type of data and the applications, services, devices, and users processing the data. This allows organizations to create firewall rules to enforce granular access policies. DPI also enables NGFWs block malicious data that targets specific apps and services.

    Early Threat Detection: NGFWs are integrated with security features like antivirus and intrusion detection system to detect malware and cyber-attacks before they can breach the network. This is important because threats are harder to detect after a breach, which increases the likelihood of a successful attack.

    Security Logging: NGFWs support security logging, which is important for several reasons. For example, security analysts can analyze logs to hunt for threats that were missed by the firewall. Security logs are also needed to meet compliance requirements in certain industries and jurisdictions.

    An organization should deploy a next generation firewall if compromise of its data and systems lead to material impact. This can be anything from significant financial loss, business downtime, business loss, and reputation damage. Given the sophistication of today’s security threats and the limitations of traditional firewalls to detect them, NGFWs should be the default firewall of choice for organizations looking for robust protection. NGFW vendors typically offer models of varying specifications and capabilities to suit the needs of different organizations, from small businesses to large enterprises.

    Next generation firewalls provide superior protection to enterprise networks. This ultimately helps organizations minimize the chances of experiencing a cyber-attack. Considering how damaging cyber-attacks are, effective defense against them is vital for business continuity and prosperity.

    NGFWs are also more cost-effective and reduce complexity by integrating various security features that would otherwise be deployed separately. This is especially beneficial for SMBs that lack the resources and expertise to deploy and manage disparate tools.

    Next generation firewalls are relatively harder to use than traditional firewalls and may require a dedicated professional to operate and maintain. However, NGFW vendors are responsible for creating the complex firewall and IDS rules that detect and block security threats. Users simply need to keep their firewall up to date. NGFWs require extra work when organizations wish to create their own firewall rules, but NGFWs may come with templates to aid this process.

    Because multiple security features are integrated into one device, NGFWs can be managed from a single interface. This in fact makes NGFWs easier to manage compared to separate security tools.

    Next generation firewalls do a great job at keeping threats out of the network. However, cyber criminals are constantly refining and evolving their tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTP), so no single cyber security tool can always achieve total protection. That is why it is standard practice for organizations to deploy other security tools in addition to a firewall.

    For example, antivirus or more advanced Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR) solutions are needed to detect threats that managed to evade the firewall and land on endpoints. For advanced persistent threats (APTs) that hide and spread in the network for a long period, a User and Entity Behavior Analytics (UEBA) solution like Network Detection and Response (NDR) works best.

    NGFW vendors generally offer various models to suit different needs. Organizations should choose a firewall that fits their unique situation to get the best out of their NGFW. Important factors to consider include the NGFWs security capabilities, specifications such as throughput, cost, deployment mode, ease of operation, service, etc. For a more detailed discussion on choosing the right NGFW, feel free to read our enterprise firewall buyer’s guide.

    Customer reviews are also an excellent source of reference. For example, Gartner Peer Insights provides vetted and verified reviews to help prospective buyers gain objective and trustworthy insight into the NGFW products of different vendors.

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