As firewalls have become more and more complex, management has turned from inconvenience to risk. This is the crux of the challenge they create. They need constant adjustment, tending and management. A firewall is never right or if it is, that doesn’t apply for very long.
As Jody Brazil, co-founder and former CEO of firewall management firm FireMon describes the issue: “We started with the observation that you can buy awesome technology but it will fail to protect the enterprise of it’s not configured correctly.”