Dos and don'ts for next-gen firewalls

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DO understand the new management paradigm. Policies and rules are built around applications and users, not just ports and protocols, and will be tightly tied to business practices—authorized and ad hoc—that are very different. However, once the admins get the knack, rule sets will be more streamlined and specific.

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