Get to know us better! Gain valuable insights into how we think by visiting our blog, or take a look at the industry events we're frequenting on our events page. You can also geek out with us by attending one of our security management webinars, or dive head first into the products and solutions we provide in our Resource Library. There's lots to keep you busy!
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.
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.
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.