What are the benefits and drawbacks of using a cloud firewall?
In which scenarios is using a cloud firewall recommended?
When is it not advisable to use a cloud firewall?
Cloud firewalls are most beneficial in that they can be securely managed from anywhere with just a browser. Drawbacks are cost (usually subscription based) and also usually not a fully featured as some enterprise solutions that are managed locally.MSPs or enterprises with a lot of remote offices benefit the most from a cloud solution. Managing multiple devices all from the same interface is a huge plus and saves time for the persons managing the devices.Managing cost may be the largest factor to avoid a cloud solution. Some users seem to have an allergic reaction to the subscription licensing model for a firewall. Cloud solutions are also typically not as mature as cloud solutions so for some high end enterprise solutions a non-cloud solution would be better.
In my opinion, it's very important for your enterprise firewall/NGFW to support ID-based rules.
What products do provide this feature? What kind of identity-based rules are supported by them?
There are so many firewall products in the market today. Who are we going to be talking about 3-5 years from now?