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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.
December 31 not only marks the culmination of another great year for FireMon, it also marks the culmination of my first 90 days as CEO. It offers a natural opportunity for reflection on everything we have accomplished this year. And 2016 certainly has been eventful.
We added many new customers this year and delivered substantial year over year bookings growth each quarter. In addition, FireMon increased its growth across international regions including North America, EMEA and APAC. We also received no less than five industry awards:
Building a Great Team
I’ve always been a great believer that people are the most important asset to company’s wellbeing. This year, FireMon has added a number of industry veterans to its executive team, beginning with CFO Donald Klumb and CRO Peter Kobs who will are preparing FireMon for even bigger growth in the years to come.
With the addition of CMO Michael Callahan, we continue to establish ourselves as a leader in the industry; Paul Calatayud as CTO brings with him former CISO experience to get to the heart of the enterprise security requirements that matter most to our customers and potential customers.
Kurt Mills, VP of worldwide channel sales and operations, will keep our channel route to market healthy and invigorated, while David Brown, VP of Sales – West, and Simon Taylor, VP of Sales – East & LATAM, will work with their respective teams to ensure meaningful solutions are delivered to customers in those regions.
Of course, it’s not just the new blood hat has contributed to FireMon’s prosperity this year, it’s also the seasoned hardworking, loyal and dedicated employees that continue to make FireMon a successful company and a great place to work.
A New Standard for Policy Automation
This year, FireMon threw down the gauntlet with its standard-setting vision for firewall change management and introduced Intelligent Policy Automation. This lifecycle policy management framework has helped customers reduce the time it takes to make a change by more than 90% and lower risk and increase security posture. The idea of “intelligence” will be central to our company ethos as we expand our capabilities to help customers manage the next generation of security infrastructures.
Expanding of Our Cloud Offerings
This year we also acquired FortyCloud, a cloud infrastructure security broker, to advance our cloud management platforms and address the complex, hybrid environment enterprises must manage today. With this, we not only expanded our product portfolio, but also our global team. It is a privilege to be able to leverage the great minds responsible for the FortyCloud technology.
Making Our Mark
Ensuring customers have access to the best practices and industry analysis was top of our list this year as we doubled down on our efforts with social media, press, and webinars this year. Our presence in industry publications is at an all-time high. Our executive team has been blogging, and you may have seen them quoted in publications like USA Today, The Guardian, and Inc.
Through educational webinars and research reports like our annual State of the Firewall Report, we can continue to do our bit as part of the wider information security community.
When I think about all we have accomplished this year, I feel incredibly proud of the company and the people that have made it successful. Here’s to an even better 2017!
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.