Leverage Firewall Auditing Tools to Manage Your Zero Trust Rule Base

Automate Zero Trust Policy and Enforcement

Author: Karin Fenty, Senior Market Impact Consultant
Published: December 2016


In the age of cybercriminals, hacktivists, state-sponsored agents, and internal security threats, enterprise network security professionals have their work cut out for them. Forrester advocates building a Zero Trust (ZT) network where security permeates the entire digital ecosystem, rather than assuming an internal trusted network and managing an external untrusted network. Next-generation firewalls (NGFWs) are critical to architecting a ZT network, but the additional security benefits they offer come with added complexity. Many organizations fail to recognize the importance of having another tool in their ZT network arsenals: firewall management and configuration auditing solutions.

Forrester developed a hypothesis asserting that enterprises that leverage firewall auditing and change control tools and deploy them in conjunction with firewall migrations will better secure their network against targeted attacks and realize significant efficiency and productivity benefits for their IT organizations.

A key step on the journey toward a Zero Trust network is to leverage firewall auditing and change control tools and deploy them in conjunction with firewall migrations. Download this report to learn more.