Gartner Summit Touts Firewall Fortitude

This year’s Gartner Security & Risk Management Summit strongly reaffirmed the pivotal role that network firewall infrastructure will continue to play, both today and in the immediate future.

While the annual analyst conference advanced an array of forward-looking concepts and methodologies, with the central theme of […]

By |June 18th, 2015|Blog|0 Comments

Firewall Rule Management: Curing Technical Complexity

As editor-in-chief at DevOps.com, I spend a lot of time speaking with organizations about their operations. One of the most consistent themes I hear is that with today’s infrastructure – whether it’s related to code, cloud and virtual environments, on and off-premises, big data or […]

Research: Cloud Security Concerns Mature

There’s no question that one of the most significant challenges facing today’s IT and network security practitioners is the continued adoption of cloud-based services, along with the concurrent evolution of related networking methodologies including Software Defined Networking (SDN) and DevOps.

For those of you who followed […]

By |May 28th, 2015|Blog, FireMon Solutions, Firewall Solutions|0 Comments

Security Manager 8.0 Architecture – Unmatched Enterprise Scalability

When FireMon made the strategic decision to rebuild its industry-leading platform architecture, the goal was not simply to keep pace with others in the market today, but to further establish Security Manager as the only solution of choice for enterprise class organizations.

In achieving this […]

Next-Generation Management for NGFW Polices

At FireMon, our core value lies in the intelligent interpretation of the configurations and events from devices on the network that apply policies. Understanding these concepts gives our customers a better picture of the true state of security in their environment. From that interpretation, we […]

Security Manager 8.0 KPIs – Actionable Security Management Intelligence

Anyone who attended the RSA Conference 2015 last week in San Francisco likely found themselves overwhelmed by the presence of security intelligence.

Whether it was the palpable human intellect present in the Moscone or all the security solutions positioned around the term “intelligence” on the show […]

Advanced Visibility: Introducing Security Manager 8.0

As we power through the excitement and unrelenting pace of RSA Conference 2015 this week in San Francisco, the larger theme for FireMon, as always, centers on advancing visibility in the network.

With the annual industry confab running in full swing, we’re engaged in all the […]

Channeling Excellence – FireMon’s DeBell Extends Win Streak

While at least one epic winning streak ended over the weekend as Kentucky lost its bid to conquer the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament, FireMon’s Ignite Partner Program and Vice President of Channels Todd DeBell continue to rack up the titles.

Earlier today, IT channel experts once […]

Numbers Don’t Lie – The Firewall’s State is Secure

As my view of network security is grounded in my experience as a real-world practitioner I’ve always sought to back opinions with qualitative research, even when the evidence seems perfectly clear.

That said, when we hatched the idea of launching a new survey aimed at discerning […]

Next (Generation) Steps: Expanding Firewall Context

Wikipedia: “A firewall is a network security system that controls the incoming and outgoing network traffic based on applied rule sets.”

This generic firewall definition is independent of the technology used to control network traffic between trust levels. Firewalls deploy a variety of […]