Operators disable firewall features to increase network performance, survey finds

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In a recent survey, McAfee found that in roughly a third of organizations, operators admitted that they attempt to increase network performance by routinely disabling firewall security features, the report indicates.

IWith multiple selections permitted, 31 percent disabled deep packet inspection (DPI), 29 percent disabled anti-spam, and 27 percent disabled URL filtering. VPN, data filtering and anti-virus were disabled by 28 percent of respondents, and user visibility and application awareness were disabled by 23 percent of respondents.

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