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NSS Labs finds widely used 'firewalls' vulnerable to uncommon attacks

July 18, 2019 |
Rick Weber

Cybersecurity testing firm NSS Labs has found that widely used network “firewalls” are susceptible to penetration from attacks slightly modified from commonly known threats, according to the group's latest annual review.

“Firewalls are the most widely deployed network security devices. Enterprises expect modern firewalls (NGFWs) to prevent exploits and malware from infecting critical systems,” NSS Labs said in announcing its latest findings on Wednesday.

“Test results showed that block rates for simple clear-text attacks remain strong (over 96%) for nine...

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