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Many threat investigations begin with responders working to understand possible threat vectors on the network that could explain malicious activity. One powerful way to improve the efficiency of our responders is to help them understand the network attack surface as configured attack paths that represent potential exploit paths.On Sept 21st we’ll share how FireMon’s Risk Analyzer and Immediate Insight products bring together threat investigation and attack path analysis to accelerate incident response and threat detection.
Vulnerability scanning has its place but I’ve often found that it produces a mountain of data with little guidance for prioritizing updates other than a relative high/medium/low risk rating of the exploit itself and of the device’s value.
OVERLAND PARK, KS & DALLAS, TX – May 11, 2017 - FireMon today announced that its market leading Intelligent Security Management, which helps organizations worldwide centrally manage their on-premises firewalls, is available for cloud and native cloud firewalls. From traditional, on-premises or cloud firewalls such as Juniper Networks®, Palo Alto Networks® or Cisco®, to native cloud security controls like Amazon Web Services, regardless of what an enterprise’s security environment looks like, FireMon can manage it.
In its recent State of the Firewall Report, a global benchmarking study of over 400 organizations’ security infrastructures, FireMon found that cloud adoption is now the norm, but some questions still remain about who manages the cloud. For example, 90 percent said they had adopted a cloud solution, but for more than one third of respondents, responsibility for cloud security falls outside of security operations, which adds an extra layer of complexity to security management.
“Cloud environments face many of the same threats as traditional enterprise networks, but due to the vast amount of data stored on cloud servers, cloud services become an even more attractive target for a breach or attack,” said Jody Brazil, co-founder and Chief Product Strategist for FireMon. “What many organizations don’t realize is that while cloud providers typically deploy security controls to protect their own environments, ultimately it is the organization’s responsibility to protect their own data.
“In the process of deploying public and private cloud services, businesses are discovering new challenges in visibility, scalability and control of their hybrid cloud environments that impact their ability to mitigate risk and keep up with business agility and demands.”
FireMon’s Intelligent Security Management platform can help due to its flexibility to allow the same infrastructure-independent, single-pane monitoring and analysis that enables organizations to manage their on-premises security policies to be easily extended to support any hybrid cloud implementation. The platform is built to scale to meet the needs of the environment, no matter how simple or sophisticated. Furthermore, with FireMon’s acquisition of 40Cloud, a Cloud Infrastructure Security Broker, last year, organizations with multiple cloud environments can securely connect them to each other and apply a single security policy across them, rather than reset individual policies for each.
FireMon partners with the industry’s leading firewall vendors including Check Point® Software, Palo Alto Networks, Cisco, Fortinet® and Juniper Networks, and it can manage native, embedded security infrastructure in public and private clouds such as AWS Security Groups and VMWare NSX™ Distributed Firewalls.
FireMon is the No.1 provider of Intelligent Security Management solutions worldwide, combining advanced benchmarking, simulation, and analysis to deliver next generation security intelligence. Since creating the first-ever network security management solution 15 years ago, FireMon solutions have continued to deliver visibility into and control over complex network security infrastructure, policies, and risk to over 1,500 customers around the world.
Using the FireMon Intelligent Security Management platform, today’s leading enterprise organizations, government agencies, and managed security providers have dramatically improved effectiveness of network defenses, accelerating business agility optimizing return on investment. For more information or a free 30-day trial, visit www.firemon.com.
FireMon’s Intelligent Security Management platform enables users with Cisco Systems switches, routers and firewalls (Pix, ASA, FirePower) to work smarter, applying intelligence to the entire security program
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.