Interactive Courses + DFIR NetWars Available During SANS Cyber Security Central in June. Save $300 thru 5/12.


To attend this webcast, login to your SANS Account or create your Account.

This webcast has been archived. To view the webcast login into your SANS Portal Account or create an account by clicking the "Get Registered" button on the right. Once you register, you can download the presentation slides below.

Analyst Webcast: Advanced Network Protection with McAfee Next Generation Firewall

  • Monday, December 15, 2014 at 3:00 PM EST (2014-12-15 20:00:00 UTC)
  • Steven Smith, Dave Shackleford


  • Mcafee LLC

You can now attend the webcast using your mobile device!



The firewalls of yesterday just aren't cutting it anymore: attacks are more complex and sophisticated, the volume and variations of traffic are greater than ever and the types of event data we need for security operations vary greatly. In addition, organizations have to cope with an increasing number of insider threats and can't rely any longer on conventional network security devices to ferret out intrusions. To help overcome these challenges, McAfee Next Generation Firewall (NGFW) boasts a number of advanced features and availability options that can help security teams monitor and protect their networks more effectively than ever. SANS had the opportunity to review McAfee NGFW in a test environment, exploring a number of capabilities: clustering and redundancy, numerous varieties of VPN access, policy options and features such as end-user identification and advanced anti-evasion tools. In this review, we'll dive into the features of the product, walking through our experiences configuring McAfee NGFW with an emphasis on ease-of-use and operations.

Sign up for this webcast and be among the first to receive an advance copy of a SANS whitepaper discussing the review of McAfee Next Generation Firewall.

Click Here to view the associated whitepaper

Speaker Bios

Dave Shackleford

Dave Shackleford, a SANS analyst, instructor, course author, GIAC technical director and member of the board of directors for the SANS Technology Institute, is the founder and principal consultant with Voodoo Security. He has consulted with hundreds of organizations in the areas of security, regulatory compliance, and network architecture and engineering. A VMware vExpert, Dave has extensive experience designing and configuring secure virtualized infrastructures. He previously worked as chief security officer for Configuresoft and CTO for the Center for Internet Security. Dave currently helps lead the Atlanta chapter of the Cloud Security Alliance.

Steven Smith

Steven Smith is a senior technical manager for McAfee with expertise in Firewall and Next Generation Firewall products. He has been in the networking industry for 20 plus years with experience ranging from product engineering, solution architecture, network management, application delivery and security. Steve graduated from the University of Massachusetts with a BS in Electrical Engineering.

Need Help? Visit our FAQ page or email

Not able to attend a SANS webcast? All Webcasts are archived so you may view and listen at a time convenient to your schedule. View our webcast archive and access webcast recordings/PDF slides.