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My years of experience managing security programs, across a broad spectrum of industries, has given me a greater understanding of how technology and people both play a critical role in influencing the overall security posture of any organization.
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 traditional “awareness” activities – meeting attendees on the show floor, hosting customers and partners at gatherings and, yes, taking stock of all the other vendors decamped here to see who’s making noise.
However, above the din of this year’s recurring themes (threat intelligence and securing the cloud, for starters) and all the flashing lights dispersed both inside and outside the Moscone, I’m proud to say that FireMon has much more than sleight of hand to offer to anyone who’s looking beyond the surface.
On Monday, we took the wraps off Security Manager 8.0, by far the most advanced product in our ten year history; that revelation should be no surprise, as it’s our latest platform iteration, but innovation across the entirety of our flagship solution has resulted in something landmark.
From its redesigned horizontal data architecture, to its all new, KPI-laden interface – and just about everything in between – Security Manager 8.0 is an entirely different approach to management of network security infrastructure.
If FireMon has traditionally delivered a leading-edge set of capabilities for proactive analysis and improvement of network defenses, Security Manager 8.0 moves the needle in terms of providing continuous visibility into the critical factors that allow today’s security practitioners to achieve that goal – automatically surfacing that data at their fingertips.
Within the new KPI dashboard interface, the ability to isolate and examine detailed information regarding network security policies has been significantly expanded with the Google-like Omni-Search toolbar, and with the introduction of a heavily augmented Security Intelligence Query Language (SIQL).
As network security systems evolve, so must the solutions used to optimize their alignment. A revamped Traffic Flow Analysis (TFA) provides application-centric functionality to enable adoption of next-generation firewall architecture. On a related note, there’s also platform-wide support for use with IPv6 protocols.
With environments becoming more complex and segmentation more intensive, translation of network security infrastructure into conclusive, actionable views is equally important – addressed through enriched Access Path Analysis (APA) and Network Map Visualization NMV).
Despite anyone’s wish that standards compliance might disappear, PCI DSS 3.0 has increased requirements to embrace continuous assessment, and Security Manager 8.0 enables this process with dedicated reporting, approved by the PCI Council, to validate ongoing adherence.
Whether it’s the scalability, actionable dashboards or automated workflows introduced with this release, or even the increased flexibility resulting from its improved device SDK integration, Security Manager 8.0 directly addresses the specific needs of today’s organizations in managing their most fundamental and critical network defenses.
As always at RSA, there is a lot of tremendous research and development being unveiled, as well as a fair share of repackaging the same old thing, thinly veiled behind smoke and mirrors.
We’ve hired a magician and leveraged the theme of “tricks to effective network security management” to attract show-goers to our exhibition hall booth, but anyone who is watching closely should notice clearly that FireMon isn’t attempting to engage in distraction or misdirection.
Security Manager 8.0 introduces an entirely new approach to heightening visibility into and control over network security infrastructure. Stop by booth #1127, sign up for the webcast or request a demo to see the product for yourself.
We know you’ll be impressed by our latest innovation.
So you’ve purchased a new firewall. Now what?
You’ve got to decide which access is allowed, which isn’t allowed and whether or not rules are compliant with internal and regulatory standards.
Things are running along smoothly and then the dreaded “change.” A user submits a new access request and the fun begins. Is this access necessary? Safe? Compliant? And what happens when it’s time to retire unused rules?
How Effective Security Management Can Help Teams Cover the Exponentially Increasing Gap between Technology & the Resources Available to Manage It
Security teams today are under tremendous pressure due to the rising frequency and impact of breaches and a business that wants to move faster and faster. The answer to both of these challenges has always been to add more technology and staff resources.
However, each new technology added creates complexity. More rules are created and more data is generated. As networks continue to evolve, this complexity will only grow. And while staff resources may increase, they will never match the exponential growth of technology.
FireMon calls this phenomenon The Complexity Gap and has set out to help security teams close it.
Join us for this webinar with Frost & Sullivan where we’ll explore the causes of “The Gap” and how workforce multipliers such as intelligence and automation help staff manage their security more efficiently and more effectively.
En la actualidad, uno de los retos principales es preparar las redes de seguridad, no sólo para enfrentar las amenazas, sino también para enfrentar los cumplimientos. El día 26 de enero se publicó en el Diario Oficial la LEY GENERAL DE PROTECCIÓN DE DATOS PERSONALES EN POSESIÓN DE SUJETOS OBLIGADOS.
¿Está tu red preparada?
¿Cuentas con los procesos necesarios para el cumplimiento?
En esta era digital los datos personales de nuestros clientes y proveedores pasan por una red y se almacenan en una base de datos. Éstos, por ley, deben protegerse por medio de sistemas y procesos. Uno de los objetivos de esta ley es establecer las condiciones de tratamiento de datos personales y fomentar la cultura de protección.
La Ley de protección de datos es mucho más que un simple aviso de privacidad; esta ley describe derechos y obligaciones que de incumplirse pueden ser penalizados. Asiste a este Webinar para conocer más y prepararte. Te mostraremos:
In the fall of 2016, we sought the answer to a very simple question: What benefits do users who have a firewall management tool deployed with their firewalls see over nonusers? To find out, we commissioned Forrester Consulting to survey 188 IT security decision makers.
In their study, “Automate Zero Trust Policy & Enforcement,” Forrester Consulting found that organizations with firewall auditing and configuration tools realize more benefits that those without, including:
In this webinar, guest Speaker Josh Zelonis, Senior Analyst with Forrester, will review and discuss the results of the study with FireMon CTO Paul Calatayud who will bring his own experiences and best practices for deploying firewall management tools to improve productivity and reduce risk.
Helping Enterprise Security Teams Improve Resource Efficiency & Reduce Overall Risk Exposure
Firewall technology has come a long way since its initial, most rudimentary forms. Next-Generation Firewalls (NGFW) are the latest development, and organizations are accelerating adoption to the new technology. But NGFWs aren’t a fix-all solution.