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Unless you’re under a rock, you know that the WannaCry Ransomware cyberattack swept worldwide headlines last week.
Organizations scrambled to apply the latest Microsoft security patch to their computers to prevent the spread of the attack. It’s estimated that the ransomware attack hit more than 300,000 victims in 150 countries.
Every organization has fundamental, tested management processes that cover all major functional areas to run the business. Security, however, frequently introduces unique network security parameters that don’t readily fit within established management procedures.
Incorporating security into fundamental management processes can be difficult given the long standing, established systems that are used to run the show. Fortunately, industry standards have evolved to streamline integration into critical processes to deliver crucial intelligence to numerous decision makers.
Our new Version 3.0 of our Policy Planner module combines automated analysis of network enforcement with support for the Object Management Group’s (OMG) Business Process Model and Notation (BPMN) 2.0 standard. Spearheaded by technology leaders including Accenture, IBM, Oracle, SAP and Unisys, support for BPMN methodologies permit rapid deployment of Policy Planner alongside those companies’ solutions, as well as many others.
This leverages FireMon’s integrated work flow to facilitate integration with existing business process management solutions. By including BPMN Version 2.0 best practices throughout analysis and rule recommendation, Policy Planner 3.0 provides targeted results crucial to both business and technical users, addressing one of today’s IT security workforce management challenges. It also allows for consistent communication of security-oriented matters across the entire organization.
Multiple teams including audit staff can also create customized workflows using Policy Planner BPMN 2.0-compliant task templates, including forks for parallel approval paths, resulting decisions, status notifications, pre-set timers to escalate delayed tickets, and related user inputs. Workflow is delivered in industry-standard modeling notation with queue-specific templates and customized ticketing flows, providing the ability to submit requests based on the nature of proposed changes, current enforcement, or user access level.
To learn more about how to integrate firewall change management with your mainstream business systems using Policy Planner 3.0, visit http://www.firemon.com/products/whatsnew.
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.