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My years of experience managing security programs, across a broad spectrum of industries, has given me a greater understanding of how technology and people both play a critical role in influencing the overall security posture of any organization.
I guess what they say about “what is old is new again” really is true, at least in the world of security marketing anyway.
More than 10 years ago when we first started developing FireMon, one of the core features that we thought any solution in firewall and policy management had to have was real time detection and management. Over the ensuing years, as we layered more and more functionality into FireMon, we have never swayed from that core belief and so real-time detection and management remain in the product today.
After pioneering the firewall management and policy management space ourselves for a time, about 4 or so years ago a few new kids on the block came into the market. While it would be nice to keep a market all for yourself, competition is inevitable and in some ways we welcomed it here at FireMon because it would drive to us to be an even better product and company.
One of the quirks that we noticed with some of the competition is that they did not seem to subscribe to the real time mantra. Instead they used a polling technology that didn’t give you the detection in a real-time mode. Frankly, we thought this was probably a mistake and it would be only a matter of time until they realized that real-time detection and management was a must.
Well, it only took them 4 or so years and now at least one of our competitors is touting “real-time detection.” We say, “real time”? It’s about time!
But that's not the point I'm actually trying to make. At a time (no pun intended) when the security industry as a whole is being tagged for a lack of innovation, this type of me too technology being touted as something revolutionary just adds to the “innovation is dead” talk. It is cheap marketing at its worse to hold this up as something new when in fact it has been in the market already for years.
Our customers, the security industry and the media deserve better. Instead of rehashing old technology with a new marketing twist, we should be really innovating to better serve the market and make us all more secure.
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.
En la actualidad, uno de los retos principales es preparar las redes de seguridad, no sólo para enfrentar las amenazas, sino también para enfrentar los cumplimientos. El día 26 de enero se publicó en el Diario Oficial la LEY GENERAL DE PROTECCIÓN DE DATOS PERSONALES EN POSESIÓN DE SUJETOS OBLIGADOS.
¿Está tu red preparada?
¿Cuentas con los procesos necesarios para el cumplimiento?
En esta era digital los datos personales de nuestros clientes y proveedores pasan por una red y se almacenan en una base de datos. Éstos, por ley, deben protegerse por medio de sistemas y procesos. Uno de los objetivos de esta ley es establecer las condiciones de tratamiento de datos personales y fomentar la cultura de protección.
La Ley de protección de datos es mucho más que un simple aviso de privacidad; esta ley describe derechos y obligaciones que de incumplirse pueden ser penalizados. Asiste a este Webinar para conocer más y prepararte. Te mostraremos:
In the fall of 2016, we sought the answer to a very simple question: What benefits do users who have a firewall management tool deployed with their firewalls see over nonusers? To find out, we commissioned Forrester Consulting to survey 188 IT security decision makers.
In their study, “Automate Zero Trust Policy & Enforcement,” Forrester Consulting found that organizations with firewall auditing and configuration tools realize more benefits that those without, including:
In this webinar, guest Speaker Josh Zelonis, Senior Analyst with Forrester, will review and discuss the results of the study with FireMon CTO Paul Calatayud who will bring his own experiences and best practices for deploying firewall management tools to improve productivity and reduce risk.
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.