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Automated Security Assessments & Cleanup

After suffering a major ransomware attack in which they lost access to all
their firewalls and backup data, the media company prioritized implementing
a network security policy management solution to minimize risk and better
resolve future security breaches. They trusted FireMon to provide the visibility,
customization, and automation necessary to manage their multi-vendor
environment from a single console while delivering substantial cost savings.

$2m
Annual cost savings with FireMon compared to manual processes
 
400+

Firewalls currently managed

6
Additional FTE no longer needed for rule changes and compliance audits
 

The Challenge

Tasked with quickly conducting a full rule cleanup while housing over 400 decentralized firewalls, the company, which was relying on time-consuming and error-prone manual audit preparation and rule review processes, needed a solution to empower their network security team to meet a rapidly-approaching deadline.

The company sought to:

  • Conduct a full rule cleanup to remove redundant, overly permissive, and unused rules
  • Automate lifecycle policy management for rule cleanup and review
  • Audit in one centralized platform that becomes the record of data for enforcing policy management
  • Gain a comprehensive view of policy across all devices in their multi-vendor environment which includes Fortinet, Palo Alto Networks, and Zscaler devices

About the Company

A Fortune 500 media company that operates in over 80 US markets.

The Solution

With continuous compliance, change automation, and risk management solutions from FireMon, the company gained real-time visibility, control, and management capabilities for all network security devices across its vast multi-vendor environment.

  • Continuous compliance checks and automated custom firewall policy reporting simplified the audit process, increased accuracy, and eliminated the need to hire additional headcount
  • Automated workflows for firewall rule review, recertification, and removal saved tremendous time while reducing errors caused by manual processes
  • A single pane-of-glass console provided unified visibility and management

“After being in the news for the wrong reason because of a ransomware attack, we knew we needed to reduce the chance of another attack by taking a close look at our policies and removing any unused or overly-permissive rules. FireMon’s automated security assessments and cleanup allowed our small team to conduct a full rule cleanup in a fraction of the time.”

Senior Security Manager,
Managing the selection and
deployment of FireMon

Results

Get 9X Better

See how to get:

90% Efficiency Gain by automating firewall support operations

90%+ Faster time to globally block malicious actors to a new line

90% Reduction in FTE hours to implement firewalls

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