Defining Firewall Change Management

How do policy changes impact your network?

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.

Defining firewall change management workflow with FireMon enables you to:

  • Effectively design and report policy changes.
  • Search ad hoc for problematic changes.
  • Receive event-driven alerts.
  • Integrate with existing business processes.


Change Detection & Reporting

Isolate, document and, when necessary, alert on every ongoing change implemented throughout your existing firewall policies.

Change Comparison Views

Review every proposed rule change against your existing firewall policies to ensure consistency and prevent redundancy.

Text-Comparison

Evaluate every proposed text edit against your existing firewall policies to ensure consistency and prevent redundancy.

What-If Analysis

Perform proactive what-if impact analysis of any proposed changes to your existing firewall policies, prior to implementation.

Revision History

Create detailed documentation of all changes to your existing firewall policies to track, search and understand revisions.

Rule History

Aggregate detailed documentation of all rules applied within your existing firewall policies to maintain a comprehensive repository.

Rule Recommendations

Leverage full visibility across all of your existing firewall policies to inform ongoing change and ensure effective implementation.

Systems Integration

Utilize standards-based (BPMN 2.0) integration with your existing firewall policy workflow (e.g. ticketing) management processes.

Change Process Workflow

Employ fully customizable workflow process automation for all ongoing changes made to your existing firewall policies.

Change Auditing

Audit every change made to your existing firewall policies with full search and historical event logs.