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I was able to attend this years JavaOne conference, and had the privilege of hearing the keynote from David Ward of Juniper Networks. If you missed his presentation, you can see it here. One of the key points in his presentation was that the network and applications need to work together. As Lauren Cooney points out in her blog, The divide between IT and Developer is getting smaller and smaller - you can now access the network through a series of APIs and an orchestration layer that make it easier to build and scale applications specific to your network. The two need to work together to be successful.
At Firemon, we believe the opening of the network API's is highly beneficial to those of us developing security applications for the enterprise network. We have ported our new Risk Analyzer product to run on Space, and leverage the Space SDK to provide the application real-time awareness of all the network devices and how data traverses the entire network topology. This enables Risk Analyzer to have the most complete, up to date and real-time picture of an enterprise's network topology, enabling Risk Analyzer to create the most accurate graphical representation of your entire network. Risk Analyzer then combines the network information from Space with the results of enterprise vulnerability scanning and clearly highlights all of the paths attackers can take to penetrate your network, including client-side vulnerabilities, in a matter of seconds.
Space enables Risk Analyzer to factor in the full context of the network topology and network security controls to provide the most accurate risk analysis and remediation. Space enables Firemon to focus our development efforts on further enhancing Risk Analyzer's patented analysis engines, knowing the Space SDK will always provide the necessary network information. Firemon is excited to be one of the first companies to partner with Juniper and leverage the Space SDK. We look forward to continued enhancement of the joint technology and many exciting developments to come in the next few months.
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.