Network Firewalls, Network Access Control , Next-Generation Technologies & Secure Development , Security Operations

Software Firewalls: The Total Economic Impact

Forrester's Sexton and Mullins Unveil Study Conducted for Palo Alto Networks
Sam Sexton, TEI consultant, Forrester Consulting; Heath Mullins, senior consultant, Forrester Consulting

Forrester Consulting conducted a Total Economic Impact study of Palo Alto Networks Software Firewalls and found that 94% of respondents reported increased efficiencies and 50% saw a reduction in time spent on security attainment tasks. Forrester's Sam Sexton and Heath Mullins analyze the results.

In this video interview with Information Security Media Group, Sexton and Mullins discussed:

  • Efficiencies in consolidation of security;
  • Virtual deployment time and breach avoidance;
  • Unquantified benefits from Palo Alto Networks Software Firewalls.

Sexton has years of experience in writing, marketing and content strategy. He conducts research, leads interviews, builds financial models and writes case studies for clients, creates infographics, delivers webinars and provides training. He has nearly a decade of experience in researching a subject area, condensing complex figures or concepts into an easily understandable form, and producing compelling writing and content in the right voice for the right audience.

Mullins advises security and risk professionals and government agencies about cybersecurity topics such as building resilient infrastructure, preventing threats and implementing zero trust. His research focuses on U.S. government cybersecurity strategy, network analysis and visibility, secure web gateway, deception technology and zero trust edge.

About the Author

Tom Field

Tom Field

Senior Vice President, Editorial, ISMG

Field is responsible for all of ISMG's 28 global media properties and its team of journalists. He also helped to develop and lead ISMG's award-winning summit series that has brought together security practitioners and industry influencers from around the world, as well as ISMG's series of exclusive executive roundtables.

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