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During my time as a network manager, I was always a little disappointed with what I got out of my SEIM system. SEIM, or Security Event and Information Management, tools are a staple of the security infrastructure. They are great at satisfying some of the critical compliance requirements for assessing log data, so almost everyone has them. But for me, our SEIM system was a hassle.
Truth be told, I didn’t spend enough time configuring and tweaking the system to get what I wanted. But also, I expected it to be, well, easier. I expected to take those millions of logs and just make sense of them. What I really wanted were “smart events.” I wanted the system to understand the logs and tell me when something had happened.
That’s what I really like about the events that FireMon can feed to a SEIM. Instead of ‘user mdean issued command access-list…’, I can get ‘user mdean added service SSH to rule 4?. And then, instead of me having to know that rule 4 is an inbound rule and that someone just allowed access that violates my security policy, I can get a second event thatsays ‘Firewall External FAILED internal-best-practice audit’.
Now that’s an event I can use. Learn more about it at SEIM News.
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?
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.
Helping Enterprise Security Teams Improve Resource Efficiency & Reduce Overall Risk Exposure
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.