FWaaS - Firewall as-a-Service Home Cybersecurity Dictionary FWaaS - Firewall as-a-Service FWaaS is an emerging method to deliver select firewall functionality as a cloud service as opposed to the more traditional hardware-based firewall platforms. Enterprises have always deployed next generation firewalls as hardware-based appliances. FWaaS is a growing alternative approach to provide select firewall functionality as a cloud-based service. The promise of FWaaS is to provide organizations with a solution that can be easier to manage, elastic, and flexible to add and subtract features. However, FWaaS is not yet a direct replacement for hardware-based firewall offerings as it lacks some critical capabilities. It may be an option for smaller organizations to consider, or those which are struggling to proliferate firewall based security controls to a large number of remote locations. In addition, organizations implementing SD-WAN (Software Defined WAN), may be more inclined to see benefits from FWaaS. Related TermsCloud-Delivered Security Share: Seeking Clarity? View the Cybersecurity Dictionary for top terms searched by your peers. Back to the Dictionary RELATED INSIGHTS BLOG March 21, 2016 Do I Need a Firewall or a Web Application Firewall? In typical consultant fashion, the answer is: ‘yes' or 'it depends'. It’s important to know the difference between these functions and it’s important... See Details Read more about Do I Need a Firewall or a Web Application Firewall? DOWNLOAD November 30, 2016 IaaS/PaaS Cloud Security Program Maturity Model Learn about our research-backed, holistic approach to planning, building and running your cloud security program with a focus on infrastructure and cl... See Details Read more about IaaS/PaaS Cloud Security Program Maturity Model How Can We Help? Let us know what you need, and we will have an Optiv professional contact you shortly.