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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.
Innovation streak continues with new Intelligent Security Management solutions for the cloud
OVERLAND PARK, KANSAS and DALLAS, TEXAS – October 25, 2016 – FireMon, the global leader of the Network Security Policy Management (NSPM) market, today announced its acquisition of FortyCloud, a field-proven cloud infrastructure security broker. The move advances FireMon’s cloud management capabilities across all major cloud platforms providing a comprehensive view and consistent control of the complex hybrid environments enterprises must manage.
According to Gartner’s 2017 Planning Guide for Cloud Computing, “Through 2020, 95% of cloud security issues will be the organization's fault, not the cloud provider's.” FireMon recognizes that managing the complexity of today’s networked environments is not always straightforward as they consist of a variety of disparate technologies and security controls in the cloud and on premise. The report goes on to say, “Inadequate security practices can quickly turn an otherwise well-intentioned cloud initiative into a massive disaster for an organization.”
The company’s acquisition of FortyCloud addresses this market need by providing solutions to help effectively secure cloud infrastructure and make the transition to the cloud simpler by extending security and connectivity to the public cloud.
“Our customers are at varying points on their journey of implementing public and hybrid cloud strategies,” said Satin H. Mirchandani, CEO, FireMon. “While the security needs are very similar in cloud infrastructure and on-premise networks, the technology implementations can be very different. FireMon intelligent security management solutions allow the network and security teams to quickly deliver the capabilities the business demands to stay competitive.”
In addition to the strategic importance of cloud security technologies, it’s critical to have a team and solutions that have proven successful in real-world environments.
“One of the most impressive aspects of the FortyCloud technology is the customer and market acceptance,” said Jody Brazil, co-founder and chief product strategist, FireMon. “The FortyCloud team has built a great, multi-cloud security solution that is being used by many large and complex global organizations. We look forward to working with them to further advance the great solutions they’ve already produced.”
With the addition of FortyCloud to its suite of products, FireMon will support:
“I’ve been very impressed with the entire FireMon team and am very excited to work with the leading global NSPM vendor,” said Amir Naftali, CTO and co-founder, FortyCloud. “We look forward to sharing our solution with FireMon’s 1,000+ customers and continuing to expand our vision of securing the public cloud.”
FireMon’s Intelligent Security Management solutions are a complete package of policy and risk analysis, automated change management and security analytics and monitoring. It does this in a single platform that gives security professionals a centralized view of the traffic, rule usage and changes happening across the environment.
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.