There are fundamental flaws in the way enterprises manage their network security infrastructures. We created FireMon, an enterprise security management company, to overcome them. By analyzing the posture of enterprise networks, we can help organizations find, correct and ultimately avoid gaps in their network security infrastructure.
Today, FireMon is delivering the only proactive, real-time enterprise security management solutions available. By enabling security decision makers with security management data at the time of decision, risk is reduced and access can be provided appropriately. FireMon’s enterprise platform provides a perfect framework for making intelligent, informed, decisions to enact security countermeasures in real time.
Enterprise network managers have spent millions of dollars on their security infrastructures and millions more every year on the people to operate those infrastructures. And yet, most of them can’t answer fundamental questions about their risk posture:
The problem is compounded by the way most organizations are forced to measure their security professionals. Security engineers are much more likely to be dismissed from their position for negatively impacting business operations—by blocking access to a key system—than they are for opening holes that expose the business to more risk than is necessary. Predictably, the engineers err on the side of granting more access even as the risk associated with it remains unknown. Ultimately, after years of ineffective management of security technologies, the enterprise's network security infrastructure becomes incredibly—and unnecessarily—complex, with broad risk that cannot be manually quantified.
At FireMon, we are delivering security management solutions that enable organizations to be proactive. Monitoring for events in the network and responding to them are important functions of security. By focusing on providing advanced visibility, measurement, assessment and process improvements, FireMon’s products help detect weaknesses and recommend improvements in the network defense before any access is attempted.
Risk is central to our approach to proactive security management. It is the gauge by which we can measure the delicate balance between access and security. FireMon’s patented risk engine simulates attack paths through the network and measures the impact of exposure. For networks that are constantly changing, where the enterprise’s response to exposure modulates with the risk profile, measuring the risk of new access prior to implementation becomes an efficient, integral part of daily operations. FireMon also delivers capabilities to continually assess and improve your posture. Assessment includes cleanup functions for legacy environments so that new management can be effective and provide detailed reporting for compliance.