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Oil & Gas Faces a Massive Convergence Challenge
Nov 15, 2018
Every industry today has its challenges – regulations, cloud adoption, digital transformation, and on it goes. Oil and gas is a particularly challenging market due…
Charge into the Cloud with New Visibility and Orchestration Capabilities
Nov 01, 2018
Like most technologies that change the way we work, cloud solutions offer clear and compelling benefits but also raise new and formidable challenges. Security poses…
Not Just Automation: FireMon Security Manager v8.23 Release Advances Scalable…
Oct 09, 2018
The notion that technology advances go hand-in-hand with vulnerabilities is well accepted. And as risk continues to advance, this relationship requires close attention and our best efforts…
Awareness, Analytics and Automation Drive Another New Milestone in FireMon an…
Oct 05, 2018
As simple as it sounds, you can’t secure what you can’t find. Bad actors will always look to exploit vulnerabilities and vectors that represent the…








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 serves as FireMon's Director of Product Marketing.

            Events

            Webinars

            Nov 06, 2018 AWS Network Security Deep Dive
            Running workloads in the cloud makes provisioning and setup easier—just spin up a VM. But you might be surprised by how many firewalls you’ll end up with in the cloud if you follow best practices. Cloud providers are clear on this point. Amazon says, “Security and Compliance is a shared responsibility between AWS and the customer… The customer assumes responsibility and management of the guest operating system (including updates and security patches), other associated application software as well as the configuration of the AWS provided security group firewall.” In short, cloud security is in your court.
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            Oct 25, 2018 SC Mag: Continuous Security for the Hybrid Enterprise
            The cloud is a notable business advantage, but it does bring numerous security concerns including: a lack of visibility across cloud or between on-premises and cloud environments, monitoring security controls and changes within cloud and multi-cloud environments, and maintaining compliance by monitoring cloud traffic for suspicious and non-compliant behavior. It becomes increasingly complex in hybrid environments because now you're managing security for on-premise, cloud, virtual, container environments, and more.
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            Oct 11, 2018 Improve Visibility to Reduce Vulnerabilities and Protect Patient Data
            Healthcare IT organizations, already burdened with budget constraints and the scarcity of technically proficient staff, must also contend with significant blind spots within their own networks. These blind spots occur everywhere, from endpoints into the cloud, and every blind spot increases the opportunity for attacks such as ransomware to be successful. Lumeta has been deployed at some of the largest enterprises and government agencies based on our ability to eliminate 100% of your IP network and connected device visibility gaps, improve your overall security posture, and reduce the risk of patient data theft.
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            Sep 20, 2018 The Future of Network Security
            Join our guest, Forrester's Chase Cunningham, with FireMon's Vice President, Product Strategy at FireMon, Matt Dean for a look at the future of network security, which will ultimately enable each business team to fully own their security policies.
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            News

            Oct 26, 2018
            Want to find the biggest cloud security threat? Look in the mirror
            Betanews
            Oct 26, 2018
            Four Steps To Firewall Automation Success
            Information Security Buzz
            Sep 12, 2018
            Open Git directories leave 390K websites vulnerable
            Threat Post
            Aug 28, 2018
            What are Next Generation Firewalls? How the Cloud and Complexity Affect Them.
            CSO Online
            Aug 17, 2018
            94 Percent of Organizations See Firewalls as Critical Infrastructure
            eWeek
            Aug 17, 2018
            Firewall Still Critical Tool in Network Security
            Info Security
            Aug 17, 2018
            EMEA firms lagging behind US in firewall management & innovation
            SC Magazine UK
            Aug 15, 2018
            Chaos and confusion reign with existing firewall infrastructure
            Help Net Security
            Aug 02, 2018
            5 Ways to Reduce Your Attack Surface
            Security Magazine
            Jul 09, 2018
            Rules automation puts the “Sec” in DevSecOps
            Help Net Security
            Jun 06, 2018
            Toward Central Network Security Policy Management for Hybrid Clouds
            ESG
            Jun 05, 2018
            Zero Trust: Method or Madness?
            Info Security
            May 30, 2018
            CEO: Acquisition adds 'best-in-class' solution to OP's FireMon
            Kansas City Business Journal
            May 29, 2018
            FireMon to Buy Lumeta
            Dark Reading
            May 25, 2018
            FireMon Announces New Immediate Insight Threat Hunting App for the Palo Alto Networks Application Framework
            Channel Pro
            May 14, 2018
            Women in cyber-security: conquering imposter syndrome
            SC Magazine UK
            May 10, 2018
            Firewall as a Service: A Better Defense for Your Business
            Channel Partners
            Apr 17, 2018
            Hottest cybersecurity products at RSA 2018
            CSO Online
            Apr 17, 2018
            RSA 2018: 10 Hot New Security Orchestration, Threat Detection, And Incident Response Products
            CRN
            Apr 17, 2018
            FireMon debuts global policy controller; delivers frictionless network security management for hybrid enterprises
            CTR
            Mar 15, 2018
            8 hot cyber security trends (and 4 going cold)
            CSO Online
            Mar 09, 2018
            What Cybersecurity Risks Are Companies Currently Underestimating the Most? 34 Experts Have Their Say
            Verdict Encrypt
              See all news from 2018



            Resource Library

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            FireMon + Amazon Web Services
            FireMon extends orchestration, vulnerability management, and compliance (both internal policy compliance and regulatory compliance) across on-premises, AWS, and hybrid cloud environments.
            Global Policy Controller
            Overview of FireMon’s Global Policy Controller solution.
            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
            FireMon + Palo Alto Networks
            FireMon gives Palo Alto Networks users a fusion of vulnerability management, continuous compliance and orchestration capabilities that speed migration to the latest firewall technologies.
            FireMon Appliances

            Whether you’re monitoring 100 devices or 15,000, on one continent or around the world, we offer a FM appliance with the power and storage capacity to deliver FireMon’s high-performance, highly scalable firewall management and risk analysis solutions.

            Compliance and Security for Utilities
            Meet NERC requirements and prevent catastrophic infrastructure events.
            Immediate Insight and Palo Alto Networks Application Framework
            Moving to the Cloud
            Central security control for expanding cloud intrastructures.
            Risk Mitigation
            Eliminate disruptions while removing security risks.
            Reduce Security Costs
            Continuous security that doesn't break the bank.
            Intent-based Network Security
            Continuous security starts with intent.
            Elasticsearch
            FireMon and Elasticsearch: Warp speed security
            Continuous Security for Industrial Enterprises
            Command security for PCN and SCADA networks
            Internet of Things
            Taming the ever-expanding IoT attack surface.
            Zero Trust
            Continuous Security for Zero Trust Networks
            Migrations Made Easy
            Speed up adoption of NGFW with FireMon.
            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
            Accelerating Incident Response. Immediate Insight in action - Orchestration, automation and analytics for data assembly and discovery
            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
            3 Steps to Gain Control of Cloud Security
            Better cloud visibility brings better cloud security.
            2018 State of the Firewall
            The full report walks through budget needs, staffing concerns, five-year firewall strategies, and more about how network security professionals at best-in-class businesses of all sizes see the evolution of firewalls.
            A Primer On Intent-Based Network Security
            Intent-based network security (IBNS) decouples intent from implementation. In this model, intent becomes the bedrock of policies and controls, and implementation serves as the device-specific enforcement of the declared security goal.
            Hybrid Cloud Security: Minding the Gap
            Visibility is often a first step toward cloud security
            The Four Factors Necessary For Zero Trust

            FireMon helps organizations move towards Zero Trust by providing:

            • Visibility into the network
            • Analysis of network traffic flow and possible breach points
            • Security Intent to determine what’s permissible
            • Orchestration to consistently automate what needs to be done
            5 Reasons to Implement Security Policy Orchestration and Automation

            Reduce your attack surface with a Security Policy Orchestration and Automation solution like FireMon.

            Managing Migration Mayhem
            Migrations can strike fear into the heart of even the most seasoned security professional. Follow this roadmap for a smooth, successful migration.
            Four Ways to Reduce Your Attack Surface

            Larger attack surface means more opportunities for cybercriminals to do harm. Learn how FireMon can help you remove exposures before they become exploited.

            Why GDPR is Nothing to Fear
            A practical (and sometimes philosophical) guide to complying with the General Data Protection Regulation.
            Four Key Factors for a Successful Migration

            Migrations run the risk of cost overrun, delays and disruption of network service - often due to a lack of personnel and process to efficiently and effectively manage. To ensure a successful migration, consider these four key factors: 1) identifying and removing technical mistakes, 2) removing unused access, 3) refining and organizing what remains and 4) continuous, real-time monitoring.

            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 & How to Avoid Non-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.
            How Intelligent Policy Automation Can Increase the Speed & Security of Change Management Workflows
            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.
            Frost & Sullivan 2018 North American IoT Cybersecurity Technology Best Practices
            Lumeta Honored with 2018 Best Practices Award for IoT Cybersecurity Technology Innovation
            Using Security Policy And Automation (SPOA) Tools To Reduce The Attack Surface
            Attack surfaces have expanded greatly in the past several years, in part because of the amount of new applications coming online via Internet of Things and increasingly connected technology. Organizations have an admittedly tough time keeping up with all the new touchpoints and the rapid expansion of the attack surface. Complete defense is nearly impossible, and many companies struggle with visibility issues, mismatched or misaligned firewall policies, and an inability to comprehensively test the security configurations they do have
            The Zero Trust eXtended Ecosystem

            Forrester

            Forrester’s Zero Trust Model of information security helps teams develop robust prevention, detection and incident response capabilities to protect their company's vital digital business ecosystem. This report will help security pros understand the technologies best suited to empowering and extending their Zero Trust initiatives and will detail how Forrester sees this model and framework growing and evolving.

            Overcoming the Complexity Gap
            Bloor
            Firewall Sprawl
            Aberdeen Group
            Quantifying the Value of Intelligent Security Management
            Aberdeen Group
            Network 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
            Oil and Energy Company Increases IT Operational Efficiency and Enhanced Rule and Policy Compliance with FireMon
            This mid-sized US-based oil and energy company was seeking to improve both the operational efficiency of their IT organization and security operations. They needed to streamline their processes for proposing and implementing changes to their firewall rule base. At the same time, they needed to enhance the speed and efficiency with which they performed rule compliance audits post-change. Their ideal solution would need to effectively meet the needs of both their firewall administrators and security analysts.
            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.