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Scary Stories to tell in the Network

With Halloween around the corner, here’s a real-world firewall policy horror story. (For effect, feel free to imagine this in a scary, raspy cautionary voice… or Morgan Freeman if you prefer.) As a Sales Engineer, I spend a lot of days doing demos of our products, talking to Security Engineers, Compliance Folks, DevOps Managers, and …

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One Simple Misconfiguration. 2.9 Billion Users Down.

A routine maintenance error severs Facebook’s data centers from the Internet for over 6 hours On October 4, Facebook users suffered a complete outage affecting all apps including WhatsApp, Instagram, and Messenger for over 6 hours. Nearly 2.9 billion users were not only inconvenienced, but many also lost a crucial means of communication in regions …

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Network Security Investment Priority #3: SASE

Global Independent Study of 500 Senior Level Respondents Provides Clear Picture for the Future of Network Security Resource Hub The Future of Network Security Full Report Webinar Infographic Press Release This is part 4 of a 6-part series addressing The Future of Network Security findings. Read Part 1 here. Endpoint numbers have been exploding for …

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Network Security Investment Priority #2: Zero Trust

Global Independent Study of 500 Senior Level Respondents Provides Clear Picture for the Future of Network Security Resource Hub The Future of Network Security Full Report Webinar Infographic Press Release This is part 3 of a 6-part series addressing The Future of Network Security findings. Read Part 1 here. If traditional network defenses are visualized …

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Network Security Investment Priority #1: Automation

Global Independent Study of 500 Senior Level Respondents Provides Clear Picture for the Future of Network Security Resource Hub The Future of Network Security Full Report Webinar Infographic Press Release This is part 2 of a 6-part series addressing The Future of Network Security findings. Read Part 1 here. In the survey, The Future of …

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Uplevel Your Security and Networking Capabilities with Automation

The policies that are meant to protect us are becoming a threat vector themselves. As network complexity explodes and as enterprises incorporate SASE, MPLS, virtual firewalls, and network security groups into their hybrid infrastructure, policies proliferate – and the threat landscape expands in lockstep. Yet even as technological advances hit the market at a head-spinning …

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Don’t Get Comfortable: More Change is Coming

The year that changed everything, and how you’ll have to adapt in 2021 The pandemic will burn itself out eventually, but its effects will not. We’re different people now – we’re intimate with streaming catalogs and we’ve learned to knit, yodel, or speak Esperanto. And the way we do business is forever changed as well. …

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FireMon Partners with Zscaler to Ensure Security and Compliance

FireMon Partners with Zscaler to Ensure Security and Compliance across the Entire Hybrid Network

As enterprises move to hybrid-cloud networks, they need more visibility than ever. But, despite the compelling business case of cloud-first technologies like Secure Access Service Edge (SASE), technology leaders often worry about maintaining visibility and control across an increasingly complex hybrid network. Through its new partnership with Zscaler, FireMon has responded to this need by …

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Integrate Anywhere: API-First Agile Approach | The 5 Critical Success Factors to Agile NSPM

In this series, FireMon looks at the five most important capabilities a network operator must build into their management practices in order to keep their environments secure, compliant, and ready to grow. Here is the second: integration. Pillar #2 – Integrate Anywhere So many security devices. So much sprawl. So little control or consistency. Network …

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See Everything: Continuous Visibility Across Your Hybrid Network – The 5 Critical Success Factors to Real-Time Security Policy Management

We’re in the middle of a business model revolution. Transformation, automation, and globalization are enabled by emerging technologies like artificial intelligence, IoT, mobile, and cloud-native apps. As a result, the typical enterprise network is a mish-mash of environments that are always changing as connections to devices and other networks are established and dropped. This is …

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