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Why FireMon Continues to Dominate NPSM - Part 2: Real-Time Monitoring
Dec 05, 2017
In Part 1, we looked at how any solution that closes the Complexity Gap require Performance At Scale. If an organization is going to wrap…
Gartner’s Recommendations for Security Policy Configuration Assessment Part…
Nov 28, 2017
In Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3 of this series we saw how to implement Gartner’s first three recommendations for security configuration assessments (SCAs).…
Gartner’s Recommendations for Security Policy Configuration Assessment Part…
Nov 22, 2017
In this series, we're looking at the essential parts of a Security Configuration Assessment (SCA).  Let’s continue the dialogue and look at the other recommendations…
Gartner’s Recommendations for Security Policy Configuration Assessment Part…
Nov 20, 2017
In this series, we’re taking a look at Gartner’s recommendations for Security Policy Configuration Assessment and identifying areas where FireMon can help security teams accomplish…








Immediate Insight KnowledgeBase - Installation

Immediate 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.

            Events

            Webinars

            Dec 06, 2017 6 Ways to Evaluate Firewall Change Requests to Ensure Security and Compliance and Prevent Risk Creep
            Firewalls are like Roach Motels – rules check in but they don’t checkout. When you look at a firewall with thousands (or tens of thousands) of rules you have to wonder if they are all still needed. Join Ultimate Windows Security and FireMon to find out how to automate the work flow of firewall change requests, capture and document rule changes, evaluate the impact of rules and compare rules to the characteristics of the actual packets being passed by those rules.
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            Nov 09, 2017 6 Steps for Firewall Assessment for Compliance and Security
            Don’t let the pendulum swings fool you; firewalls are not dead, and the perimeter still matters. But in addition to the perimeter we recognize the need for more internal segmentation to limit lateral movement and protect segregated zones like the red forest. So, we need and probably should have more firewalls than ever.
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            Oct 31, 2017 Think GDPR Doesn't Impact You? Think Again...
            Companies across the globe are scrambling to meet the new compliance directives that are imposed by the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) set to go into effect in 2018. If you’re thinking, “I’m not in the EU, so it doesn’t matter”, think again.
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            Sep 26, 2017 GDPR: Security Management Best Practices You Need to Know
            In this webinar, FireMon’s resident GDPR expert, Tim Woods, will help lay the groundwork for a plan to comply by the 2018 deadline. We’ll also cover the vital role security management plays in protecting data from the start, including these specific capabilities you need to comply with Articles 25, 32, 35 and 58.
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            News

            Sep 05, 2017
            SAO v. SIEM Security Suites: And the winner is...
            TechBeacon
            Aug 30, 2017
            Jimmy Nukebot Explodes on the Scene, Transforming NeutrinoPOS
            Info Security
            Aug 17, 2017
            The Top Security Challenges for 2017
            SC Magazine
            Aug 14, 2017
            Creditseva, KS Enterprises Breaches Highlight Need for Improved Cloud Security
            eSecurity Planet
            Jul 31, 2017
            What is IT governance? A formal way to align IT & business strategy
            CIO.com
            Jul 28, 2017
            How organizations can work toward GDPR compliance
            Information Management
            Jul 09, 2017
            4 Signs Check Point Software's Best Days Are Ahead
            Motley Fool
            Jun 07, 2017
            Qakbot malware from 2009 returns, causes Active Directory lockouts
            SC Magazine UK
            Jun 06, 2017
            Botched security: Celebrities, other patients, affected after plastic surgery files are breached and stolen
            SC Magazine
            Jun 06, 2017
            Election cyberattack proves people are still the biggest flaw
            SearchSecurity
            Jun 01, 2017
            250K Photos Leaked in Cosmetic Surgery Extortion Attack
            Info Security
            Jun 01, 2017
            OneLogin Breach Reignites Concerns over Password Managers
            Dark Reading
            Jun 01, 2017
            OneLogin Breach Reignites Concerns over Password Managers
            Dark Reading
            May 29, 2017
            How to manage the Complexity Gap
            IT Pro Portal
            May 26, 2017
            Hackers upgrading malware to 64-bit code to evade detection
            SC Magazine UK
            May 25, 2017
            83 percent of security staff waste time fixing other IT problems
            Betanews
            May 24, 2017
            Unsanctioned Computer Support Costs Companies $88K per Year
            Dark Reading
            May 23, 2017
            WannaCry Successor Is New ‘Doomsday’ SMB Worm That Uses 7 NSA Hacking Tools
            Information Security Buzz
            May 23, 2017
            WannaCry? Not really. A report from the 11th Eskenzi PR IT Analyst and CISO Forum
            Computer Weekly
            May 18, 2017
            Cisco Warns Of Un-Patchable WannaCrypt Vulnerabilities
            Information Security Buzz
            May 16, 2017
            Here comes the cloud...and it's all right
            SC Magazine
            May 15, 2017
            10 ways cyber security will evolve in the face of growing threats
            Information Age
            May 12, 2017
            Managing Complexity Is No. 1 Security Challenge in FireMon’s Annual State of the Firewall Report
            Computing Security
            May 12, 2017
            Sabre Breach
            Information Security Buzz
            May 12, 2017
            FireMon Announces Industry’s First Intelligent Cloud Security Management Solution
            IT Security Guru
            May 12, 2017
            FireMon Releases Third Annual State of the Firewall Report
            Dark Reading
            May 12, 2017
            WikiLeaks drops 'Grasshopper' documents, part four of its CIA Vault 7 files
            Wired
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            Security Manager
            Overview of FireMon’s Flagship Firewall Management Solution
            Policy Planner
            Overview of FireMon’s Change Automation Solution
            Policy Optimizer
            Overview of FireMon’s Rule Recertification Automation Solution
            Risk Analyzer
            Overview of FireMon’s Attack Simulation and Risk Measurement Solution
            Immediate Insight
            Overview of FireMon’s Immediate Insight Solution
            Intelligent Security Management
            Delivering next-generation security management that boosts productivity and accelerates the agility of business
            Intelligent Policy Automation
            Intelligent Policy Automation: Orchestrating Change Management with Speed and Security.
            Hybrid Cloud Management
            Visibility into and control over Cloud Services, including AWS and OpenStack Platforms
            Accelerated Incident Response
            Immediate Insight in action - Orchestration, automation and analytics for data assembly and discovery
            Change Simulation & Risk Scoring
            Proactively reduce risk based upon network exposure and host accessibility
            Check Point Solution Brief
            FireMon solutions and Check Point
            Cisco Solution Brief

            FireMon’s Intelligent Security Management platform enables users with Cisco Systems switches, routers and firewalls (Pix, ASA, FirePower) to work smarter, applying intelligence to the entire security program

            Fortinet Solution Brief
            FireMon solutions for Fortinet
            Juniper Solution Brief
            FireMon solutions for Juniper
            NSX Solution Brief
            FireMon solutions for NSX
            Palo Alto Solution Brief
            FireMon Solutions for Palo Alto
            Top 5 Requirements for Your NSPM Solution
            Network Security Policy Management (NSPM) continues to be a difficult practice for organizations the world over. In the last 20 years, network security policies (e.g. firewall rules) have grown by more than 3,500%. Yes, you read that number correctly. Why is that?
            Achieving Gartner's Recommendations for Secure Policy Configuration Assessment
            Gartner research has uncovered a number of security policy challenges for enterprises. Among these challenges are the typical assessments necessary to fortify policy for compliance and improved security posture.
            The Top 4 Myths of Policy Compliance
            Welcome to the world of overflowing regulations and compliance standards, of evolving infrastructure and the ever-present breach. It's a world where 72% of security and compliance personnel say their jobs are more difficult today than just two years ago.
            Planning Considerations for Compliance with GDPR
            The GDPR deadline is approaching quickly. If you haven’t started your GDPR journey yet, now is the time.
            2017 State of the Firewall
            Networking continues to evolve, yet the firewall remains critical to securing today’s enterprises. FireMon is proud to present its 3rd Annual State of the Firewall Report
            Firewall Cleanup Recommendations
            The implications of firewall policy complexity, why it remains a problem today and how to resolve it.
            Risk Solved: Automated, Real-Time Risk Analysis & Remediation
            Risk analysis with real-time change configuration is key to managing security risks in your IT infrastructure.
            Real-Time Data Triage
            Our Immediate Insight platform from FireMon can help organizations overcome the limitations and gaps inherent to the current analytic market.
            Bridging the SIEM Alert Triage Gap
            Immediate Insight enables security teams to improve event triage and incident response, extending the value of your existing full-featured SIEM.
            Automation Isn't One-Size-Fits-All
            Intelligent Policy Automation
            Intelligent Security Management

            Helping Enterprise Security Teams Improve Resource Efficiency & Reduce Overall Risk Exposure

            The Top 5 Myths of Data Breaches
            Five of the biggest myths that exist about data breaches, and explain how and why they occur.
            Firewall Sprawl: Top Four Security Gaps Exposed

            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.

            2016 State of the Firewall
            2nd Annual State of the Firewall Report based on survey of 600 IT security practitioners.
            Avoid These 'Bottom Ten' Networking Worst Practices
            Gartner
            Overcoming the Complexity Gap
            Bloor
            When You Can't Patch It, Protect It from the Network
            Gartner
            Firewall Sprawl
            Aberdeen Group
            Quantifying the Value of Intelligent Security Management
            Aberdeen Group
            Security Analytics Brings Data-Driven Security Into the 21st Century
            Forrester
            Automate Zero Trust Policy and Enforcement
            Forrester
            The Return on Security of FireMon’s Security Manager
            IANS
            Large Healthcare Provider
            The customer sought a data analysis tool to correlate application data with network and security data to spot service-impacting anomalies. They did not have an accurate picture of interoperability between applications and the underlying infrastructure.
            Major Airline
            Following a merger with another airline, this customer was left managing a large number of firewalls and routers from different security vendors using a home-grown application.
            National Insurance Provider
            This national insurance provider had three problems to tackle regarding their firewall policies. First, the number of rules under management was overwhelming staff and processes. They needed to increase visibility and effectiveness of their firewall change request/workflow ticketing process. And they also need help maintaining compliance PCI DSS requirements.
            Managed Service Provider
            Each time this Global MSP engaged a new customer, they had to onboard the firewalls – sometimes hundreds per engagement – into their network. Part of the onboarding process required assessing the policies against internal best practices – a manual, line-by-line process that took an average of 16 hours/firewall and was extremely error-prone.