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5 Emerging Trends in Cybersecurity
December 20, 2019 Tim Woods

5 Emerging Trends in Cybersecurity

Cybersecurity trends—a result of technological developments, cultural shifts and attackers’ innovations—build upon the past. Without the Internet of Things, we wouldn’t have edge computing; without privacy concerns, we wouldn’t have such strong legislation growth. We’ve...

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No One is Pulling the Plug on Firewalls Anytime Soon
December 17, 2019 Tim Woods

No One is Pulling the Plug on Firewalls Anytime Soon

The firewall is dead. Long live the firewall! Research firms and tech pundits have predicted the demise of the firewall for years now, chiefly because it doesn’t protect against modern day threats and is often...

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Hidden Complexity is Biggest Threat to Compliance
December 9, 2019 Tim Woods

Hidden Complexity is Biggest Threat to Compliance

You can’t manage what you can’t see, and when it comes to security controls, complexity is the enemy of visibility. FireMon’s 2019 State of the Firewall report uncovered a great deal of complexity related to...

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Automating Network Compliance & Audits
March 9, 2017 Tim Woods

Automating Network Compliance & Audits

FireMon’s automated compliance assessment capabilities help you validate that firewall configurations meet all requirements and alert you when a violation occurs. The FireMon platform accommodates both predefined policy analysis that leverages industry best practices and...

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Optimizing Firewall Policy Management
March 9, 2017

Optimizing Firewall Policy Management

FireMon’s firewall policy analysis and reporting capability provides a single, detailed view of every security device on the network to help you identify gaps and redundancies in firewall policy. The results are better defenses, faster...

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Defining Firewall Change Management
March 9, 2017 Alex Morgan

Defining Firewall Change Management

With FireMon’s change management workflow capabilities, you learn the full implications of every policy change prior to implementation. Proactive “what-if” impact analysis recommendations prevent disruptions in service and security to keep your network running smoothly.

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Stated Inspection: The Future of the Firewall
March 3, 2017 Jody Brazil

Stated Inspection: The Future of the Firewall

What’s the future of the network firewall? While at first glance this may not seem like the most cutting-edge or controversial question facing the IT security industry, further inspection (forgive the pun) reveals that future...

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Natural Selection: The Future of the Firewall
March 3, 2017 Jody Brazil

Natural Selection: The Future of the Firewall

When Jody Brazil and the folks at Firemon asked me if I’d write a post for this ”Future of the Firewall” series my first thought was, “if I had a nickel for every time someone...

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Advancing Firewall Evils to 10-Tuple
March 3, 2017 Jody Brazil

Advancing Firewall Evils to 10-Tuple

When I first started working with firewalls some 18-odd years ago, the revolution of “stateful inspection” was just starting to take hold. The explosion of Internet bandwidth (laughable now) to DS3-type speeds was driving everyone...

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