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May 24, 2017 Support for Check Point R80.10 in Security Manager 8.15
FireMon customers who have Release 8.15 and have Check Point R80.10 will be able to take advantage of Check Point’s Inline Layer Policy Management. Inline Layers allow a security organization to give more engineers more access to more rules while minimizing the risk of giving these engineers access to all of the rules in a policy. For example, a network administrator can create different policies for different users.
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May 24, 2017 A Practical History of the Firewall - Part 2: The Value of Management
The mid-90s was a time when networks were rapidly evolving. For example, ethernet was an option, but not always the local network protocol in use (remember token ring?). Connecting to the Internet was not assumed, it was discussed. Dial-up was still common, and AOL was the dominant player. To suggest that firewalls were mainstream technology would misunderstand the Internet as mainstream. One of the implications of this fast-changing network was a significant amount of ignorance and inexperience. In this context, the manageability of a firewall should not be overlooked as a key market driver for the eventual winner in this market
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Apr 22, 2015Advanced 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 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.

Events

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Upcoming Webinars

Jun 06, 2017 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm PDT Top 5 Risks of "Dirty" Firewalls
Firewall rules are notoriously complex and voluminous in nature. Even small organizations have multiple firewalls and significant complexity. But large organizations are overwhelmed.
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Jun 01, 2017 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm PDT 4 Steps to Prepare for the Next WannaCry
Now that the immediate threat of WannaCry has died down, it is time to take a step-back and analyze the situation to see what we can learn from this attack to better protect ourselves from the next “unknown”.
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May 23, 2017 Der Countdown läuft, noch 365 Tage bis zur DSGVO (GDPR): Machen Sie Ihr Netzwerk fit für Compliance
Netzwerksicherheit ist deutlich mehr als Cyberbedrohungen nur zu stoppen. Es geht auch darum für das Unvermeidliche gerüstet zu sein. Nämlich einen Datenschutzvorfall, den die Technik allein nicht hat verhindern können. Die EU Datenschutz-Grundverordnung (kurz DSGVO GDPR) ist, neben anderen mehr, ein solches Compliance-Rahmenwerk mit dem Unternehmen sich auseinandersetzen müssen und das im Mai des kommenden Jahres in Kraft tritt. Dann sind Unternehmen beispielsweise verpflichtet innerhalb von 72 Stunden nach einem Datenschutzvorfall darüber zu informieren.
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May 04, 2017 Threat Hunting: Beyond Alerts & IOCs
Organizations are taking a more active role in detecting and responding to advanced attacks – Threat Hunting. In this webinar, you’ll discover the steps you can take to launch your threat hunting capabilities.
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Apr 27, 2017 The Life of a Firewall: Seamless, Automated Rule Lifecycle Management

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?

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Apr 19, 2017 Closing the Complexity Gap

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.

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Security Manager
Overview of FireMon’s Flagship Firewall Management Solution
Policy Planner
Overview of FireMon’s Change Automation Solution
Policy Optimizer
Overview of FireMon’s Rule Recertification Automation Solution
Risk Analyzer
Overview of FireMon’s Attack Simulation and Risk Measurement Solution
Immediate Insight
Overview of FireMon’s Immediate Insight Solution
Intelligent Security Management
Delivering next-generation security management that boosts productivity and accelerates the agility of business
Intelligent Policy Automation
Intelligent Policy Automation: Orchestrating Change Management with Speed and Security.
Hybrid Cloud Management
Visibility into and control over Cloud Services, including AWS and OpenStack Platforms
Accelerated Incident Response
Immediate Insight in action - Orchestration, automation and analytics for data assembly and discovery
Change Simulation & Risk Scoring
Proactively reduce risk based upon network exposure and host accessibility
2017 State of the Firewall
Networking continues to evolve, yet the firewall remains critical to securing today’s enterprises. FireMon is proud to present its 3rd Annual State of the Firewall Report
Firewall Cleanup
The implications of firewall policy complexity, why it remains a problem today and how to resolve it.
Real-Time Risk Analysis
Risk analysis with real-time change configuration is key to managing security risks in your IT infrastructure.
Real-Time Data Triage
Our Immediate Insight platform from FireMon can help organizations overcome the limitations and gaps inherent to the current analytic market.
Bridging the SIEM Alert Triage Gap
Immediate Insight enables security teams to improve event triage and incident response, extending the value of your existing full-featured SIEM.
Intelligent Policy Automation
Automation Isn’t One-Size-Fits-All
Intelligent Security Management

Helping Enterprise Security Teams Improve Resource Efficiency & Reduce Overall Risk Exposure

2016 State of the Firewall
2nd Annual State of the Firewall Report based on survey of 600 IT security practitioners.
The Top 5 Myths of Data Breaches
Five of the biggest myths that exist about data breaches, and explain how and why they occur.
Firewall Sprawl: Top Four Security Gaps Exposed

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.

Firewall Sprawl: How Complexity Is Adding Cost & Increasing Risk
Aberdeen
Quantifying the value of Intelligent Security Management
Aberdeen
Security Analytics Brings Data-Driven Security Into the 21st Century
Forrester
Automate Zero Trust Policy And Enforcement
Forrester
The Return on Security analysis for FireMon’s Security Manager
IANS