NGAF vs. IAM

AluSnchz Lv1Posted 30 Aug 2018 14:38

Last edited by AluSnchz 30 Aug 2018 15:10.

what is the main difference between NGAF and IAM?

How would I know if the client needs IAM over NGAF?

What are the usual scoping questions for both products?

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NGAF is purely a UTM based device with some basic features of Network management like

User Identity
Internet content filtration
Access Control etc

and IAM is purely a Network Management device with some basic features of firewall like

Illegale Wifi Detection And Blocking
IPsec VPN Module
File Type Identification

If client need network control then IAM is best and if client has some security issues then NGAF is best
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aafreenbutt Lv1Posted 30 Aug 2018 15:31
  
NGAF is purely a UTM based device with some basic features of Network management like

User Identity
Internet content filtration
Access Control etc

and IAM is purely a Network Management device with some basic features of firewall like

Illegale Wifi Detection And Blocking
IPsec VPN Module
File Type Identification

If client need network control then IAM is best and if client has some security issues then NGAF is best
APH Lv1Posted 31 Aug 2018 11:29
  
What I usually do to identify whether client is more to IAM or NGAF:

NGAF if:
-Client prioritizes on security (prevent hacking, and other security cyber attacks) which means this NGAF will act as a barrier between Servers and Internet.
-Client needs WAF (Web application Firewall) which for competitors might need to purchase different hardware including, software, and surely seperated services.

IAM if:
-Client needs to control bandwith in details, either per vlan, group, user, application, website etc.
-Client company owner wants to know what go through it's network(what internet users use their connection for
eg: Browsing news, work related websites, email.. or: games, porn, job searching website, youtube, video download and other non work related websites or applications.

From my personal experience (self thought analogy), simple explanation in analogy of:

A police officer:
NGAF-> Special Force Police officer: Prevents thief, terrorist, riots, ilegal graffiti (this refers to webpage defacement)
IAM-> Traffic Police Officer: Control traffic, make sure vehicles go according to their way (eg: bus lane only for bus) and in emergency situation lets say an ambulance is able to have special lane (special bandwith allocated to certain users/ group) to go in special time (eg. lunchbreak youtube, games are allowed)

Surely simple explanation will NOT be effective to be delivered for technical people, but works well for decision makers.

Hope my answer helps.

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