Improvement have been in the various software for the NGFW and SMC components.
The installation of the SMC is one of the main items that needs to be done before you can manage any aspect of the NGFW solution.
The SMC interface is managed by a management-client that is lite-weight and quick if the server resources are not tied up.
Forcepoint is making a strong march to be within the top 5 for enterprise NGFW and to compete against the major players.
Other newcomers to look at are huawei and sangfor. Both of these vendors cater mainly in the Asia and Africa markets.
NSE ( network security expert) and Route/Switching Engineer
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