Using just source – destination – service – port driven hardware is not enough for an environment to be secure these days. With applications hopping to other ports and the cleverness of the malicious crowd it has become a necessity to utilize Layer 7 hardware to ensure that you not only secure your perimeter using source – destination – service – port but also adding on the extra layer of “application”. Fortinet and Palo Alto Networks are two of the leaders when it comes to these technologies. Cisco, Juniper, and many others also provide visibility into Layer 7 of the OSI model. Plaric IT suggests using this technology to increase your organization’s security posture.