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May 24, 2017 Support for Check Point R80.10 in Security Manager 8.15
FireMon customers who have Release 8.15 and have Check Point R80.10 will be able to take advantage of Check Point’s Inline Layer Policy Management. Inline Layers allow a security organization to give more engineers more access to more rules while minimizing the risk of giving these engineers access to all of the rules in a policy. For example, a network administrator can create different policies for different users.
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May 24, 2017 A Practical History of the Firewall - Part 2: The Value of Management
The mid-90s was a time when networks were rapidly evolving. For example, ethernet was an option, but not always the local network protocol in use (remember token ring?). Connecting to the Internet was not assumed, it was discussed. Dial-up was still common, and AOL was the dominant player. To suggest that firewalls were mainstream technology would misunderstand the Internet as mainstream. One of the implications of this fast-changing network was a significant amount of ignorance and inexperience. In this context, the manageability of a firewall should not be overlooked as a key market driver for the eventual winner in this market
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Oct 31, 2015Immediate Insight - AppPerf Installation Guide

Note: AppPerf is currently in Beta release, if you encounter any issues or have feedback please email iisupport@firemon.com

AppPerf is a free standalone tool that does speed test between internal enterprise web servers and client hosts. AppPerf does not need to be ‘installed’ on the webserver, but some files need to be placed there. AppPerf files can be placed onto an Immediate Insight web server if desired, however another web server may be used if applicable. Results of AppPerf tests are then feed to an Immediate Insight instance for collection & reporting (this may or may not be on the same Immediate Insight as the AppPerf files are loaded). The following example instructions assume AppPerf files are loaded onto the same Immediate Insight instance as is collection the test results. Immediate Insight app-2015-10-05 or newer is required to collect the data.

Step 1: Obtain the AppPerf files and put them in place.

    • Send an email to iisupport@firemon.com creating a support ticket to receive the necessary AppPerf.zip file that will be used in later steps.
    • Use WinSCP or similar tool to sftp the received AppPerf.zip to the Immediate Insight home directory (which is home/insight).

    Step 2: Configure the Immediate Insight instance for the AppPerf capability.

      • Using Putty or another SSH tool connect to the CLI of the Immediate Insight client.
      • Go to the home directory by typing cd/home/insight
      • Once at the home directory type unzip AppPerf.zip
      • Type the following command to create a symbolic link to a persistent directory.

      rm –f /home/insight/app/search/AppPerf; ln –s /home/insight/AppPerf /home/insight/app/search/AppPerf

      • Edit the /etc/rc.local file to make the symbolic link persistent after reboot.
        • sudo nano /etc/rc.local
        • add the line in step D. above, to the second to last line of the file.
        • Save and exit the file by choosing “CTRL – X” and then “Yes” to save.

        (edit AppPerf.html for applicable Immediate Insight data collector)

        • Edit the AppPerf.html file with the following lines substituting applicable IP and test name, please note that the double quotes are required.
          • Browse to the directory where the file is located. cd /home/insight/app/search/AppPerf
          • Update the AppPerf.html file with the applicable IP Address and port of the webserver using the sudo nano AppPerf.html command. NOTE: (Quotes are required as shown in an example on the beginning of the next page.)

          var ii = “192.168.35.139:3002”

          var appsrv = “test-server-A”

          immin_AppPerf_stepF2

          IF and only if your Immediate Insight servers is accessed via HTTPS change entry as follows: var ii = “https://192.168.1.140:3088”

          (NOTE: you will also need to create an HTTPS Listener using 3088 on Immediate Insight)

          (NOTE: optionally but recommended, to stop HTTPS certificate warning messages you can follow the procedure in Immediate Insight install guide)

          • After changes are complete the Immediate Insight server needs to be reloaded. You can complete this by typing reload server at the command prompt.
          • Open browser (Chrome is recommended) and browse to either of these as applicable. (Note: The IP and port in the link below will be whatever you designate as the webserver.)
            • http://192.168.1.140:3201/AppPerf/AppPerf.html
            • https://192.168.1.140:3201/AppPerf/AppPerf.html
            • Test result will displayed in the browser.

            immin_AppPerf_stepI

            Results are also searchable in the Immediate Insight specified in AppPerf.html

            Josh Mayfield leads platform sales for Immediate Insight, FireMon's security analytics solution.

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            Jun 06, 2017 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm PDT Top 5 Risks of "Dirty" Firewalls
            Firewall rules are notoriously complex and voluminous in nature. Even small organizations have multiple firewalls and significant complexity. But large organizations are overwhelmed.
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            Jun 01, 2017 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm PDT 4 Steps to Prepare for the Next WannaCry
            Now that the immediate threat of WannaCry has died down, it is time to take a step-back and analyze the situation to see what we can learn from this attack to better protect ourselves from the next “unknown”.
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            May 23, 2017 Der Countdown läuft, noch 365 Tage bis zur DSGVO (GDPR): Machen Sie Ihr Netzwerk fit für Compliance
            Netzwerksicherheit ist deutlich mehr als Cyberbedrohungen nur zu stoppen. Es geht auch darum für das Unvermeidliche gerüstet zu sein. Nämlich einen Datenschutzvorfall, den die Technik allein nicht hat verhindern können. Die EU Datenschutz-Grundverordnung (kurz DSGVO GDPR) ist, neben anderen mehr, ein solches Compliance-Rahmenwerk mit dem Unternehmen sich auseinandersetzen müssen und das im Mai des kommenden Jahres in Kraft tritt. Dann sind Unternehmen beispielsweise verpflichtet innerhalb von 72 Stunden nach einem Datenschutzvorfall darüber zu informieren.
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            May 04, 2017 Threat Hunting: Beyond Alerts & IOCs
            Organizations are taking a more active role in detecting and responding to advanced attacks – Threat Hunting. In this webinar, you’ll discover the steps you can take to launch your threat hunting capabilities.
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            Apr 27, 2017 The Life of a Firewall: Seamless, Automated Rule Lifecycle Management

            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?

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            Apr 19, 2017 Closing the Complexity Gap

            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.

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