Choosing the Right Product
All in all, each product has features valuable for an enterprise environment and features that could be improved. Personal firewall vendors are currently searching for that magical "sweet spot," the point where the product is simple for the end user yet includes the flexibility and remote control features required for complex enterprise environments. Viable remote access technology for the enterprise has been available for some time, but securing these solutions is a growing area still in its infancy. Additionally, the use of new technologies, such as wireless LANs, requires stronger client-side security. How will these security products evolve to better fit the needs of the enterprise? What new technologies will surface to take their place? This is a new and dynamic area that will be interesting to watch for some time.