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I was incredibly excited to join FireMon as the new Vice President of Business Development. After my first 30 days with the company, I can share that my excitement has only grown. For my first posts on the blog, I wanted to share why I joined FireMon, and why I am so excited about the future.
FireMon was the first company to ever create a firewall change management tool. We invented the network security change management space. We were the first to introduce a graphical change report, rule usage information, policy test, traffic flow analysis, and many more features that are now the staple of the industry. In my career, I've always been drawn to companies that were innovators, and FireMon maintains that spirit of innovation at its core. FireMon continues to be the innovator with the acquisition of Saperix Technologies, which has become our Risk Analyzer product. Over the next few months, you will continue to hear about the dramatic innovations Risk Analyzer brings to the security optimization FireMon provides with its real-time risk analysis capabilities. In the zero day world we live in, enterprises can ill forward to use tools that take hours or days to tell them where their risks are. Risk Analyzer will provide real-time vulnerability analysis, and I am excited to debut the technology and some of the exciting technology partnerships we are building into the tool at the United Security Summit next month in San Francisco.
Risk Analyzer is a reflection of FireMon's continued innovation. In part 2 of my post, I will share additional innovation being developed by FireMon, reflecting why FireMon provides the most complete suite of tools to optimize your enterprise security posture now.
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.