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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.
Taking in all the RSA Conference has to offer and distilling it into one takeaway is a futile effort. I heard some of the brightest minds interpret what’s going on in the security space today how to solve for it. I also heard a lot of FUD and silver bullet promises. But following the IDC analyst event on Wednesday, three themes really started to emerge: dynamic threats and their ability to adapt and mutate at pace; compliance and regulation and the need for forensic and auditing solutions; and digital transformation or the road companies take when digitalizing business processes and shifting to the cloud, for example.
Naturally, vendors came from all over to address these business requirements, vying for their place in enterprise as “the” security product to have. With so many different options, organizations should be spoiled for choice. While there’s no denying the importance of these types of security technologies, the trick is getting each of these point solutions that solve different security issues, such as perimeter defenses, endpoint and network security to all work together. In the context of the show, 2,000+ vendors make for a lot of noise and complexity.
Though, it was encouraging to see the conversation picking up around the need to have visibility and actionable intelligence around all of these point solutions due to that complexity. After all, there is not much point in having the solutions in place if they’re not managed properly or configured correctly. It’s something FireMon aims to address with its Intelligent Security Management solutions, helping companies gain visibility into their complex security infrastructures and operate more proactively to both prevent and detect potential breaches.
Another key conversation was the acknowledgment that organizations need to respond quickly to threats and how to prioritize those threats. This all harks back again to Intelligent Security Management and the need for security analytics that give business-aware context to help organizations make the right decisions more quickly.
With the speed of business accelerating, the complexity of security infrastructure multiplying and the severity of cyber threats increasing, it was clear from discussions at RSA that many security teams are struggling to keep up. FireMon is turning security management on its head and helping customers control their security destinies. See how we can help you.
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.