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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.
Todd DeBell Named a CRN Channel Chief for Third Straight Year; Company Confers 2013 Ignite Partner Awards
SAN FRANCISCO, RSA CONFERENCE 2014, BOOTH 927 and OVERLAND PARK, Kan., February 26, 2014
FireMon, the leading provider of proactive security intelligence solutions, today announced that for the third consecutive year, Vice President of Channels Todd DeBell has been named one of CRN’s 2014 Channel Chiefs. This prestigious list of the most powerful leaders in the IT channel recognizes those executives directly responsible for driving channel sales and growth within their organization, while evangelizing the importance of the channel throughout the entire IT Industry.
The announcement was made in conjunction with RSA Conference 2014, where FireMon recognized several partners during its third annual Ignite Partner Awards. FireMon named AccessIT Group its Top Eastern Region Partner for Growth and Revenue; LATUS Solutions its Top Western Region Partner for Growth and Revenue; FishNet Security its Top National Partner for Growth and Revenue; and Forsythe its 2013 Channel Innovator.
“I am humbled to be named among the industry’s top channel executives. But as the other CRN 2014 Channel Chiefs well know, the foundation of any truly successful channel program is an innovative, thriving, customer-centric partner community,” said DeBell. “We implemented several new elements to improve partner engagement and foster channel success including refined deal registration, tripled lead generation and expanded training enablement. And I want to congratulate our partner award winners and thank the entire FireMon channel community for helping make 2013 a record-setting year.”
FireMon’s multitiered Ignite Partner Program is designed to quickly cultivate mutually beneficial relationships that are an extension of the company. FireMon’s flagship Security Manager helps channel partners go-to-market faster, more effectively grow their cybersecurity businesses, and rapidly deliver strategic, high-value solutions and services to customers. Featuring continuous assessment, best practice modeling and business process standardization, Security Manager Version 7.0. is the first security and policy management platform to support the OMG’s BPMN 2.0 standard.
“During 2013 FireMon earned a position as one of our key focus partners, due to their advanced network risk and policy management solutions and channel-focused business model,” said Joe Luciano, CEO of AccessIT Group. “FireMon’s delivery of real-time visibility into gaps in network defenses and automatically prioritized recommendations of what to fix first dramatically increased security and
significantly reduced operations costs for our most demanding customers. We look forward to continued technology innovations and explosive business growth with FireMon in 2014.”
“We’re honored to receive FireMon’s 2013 Ignite Partner award,” said David Poarch, Vice President, Security Solutions at Forsythe. “Constant data breaches across all key industries has our customers looking to us for impactful solutions that deliver actionable intelligence and automation to make their networks safer. FireMon’s advanced, field-proven intelligence solutions enable us to quickly add significant value to our customer’s operations and reinforce our relationship as their trusted advisor.”
CRN Channel Chiefs were selected by the CRN editorial team based on channel experience program innovations, channel-driven revenue, and public support for the importance of IT channel sales.
“We are pleased to highlight the many executives throughout the industry who work tirelessly to advance the standing of the channel community within their organizations. The CRN Channel Chief honorees lead, inspire and engage peers and serve as valuable advocates to help ensure the health and longevity of the channel within the IT industry. We applaud their efforts and look forward to their continued success,” said Robert Faletra, CEO of The Channel Company.
FireMon is the industry leader in providing enterprises, government and managed services providers with proactive security intelligence solutions that deliver deeper visibility and tighter control over their network security infrastructure. The integrated FireMon solution suite – Security Manager, Policy Planner and Risk Analyzer – enables customers to identify network risk, proactively prevent access to vulnerable assets, clean up firewall policies, automate compliance, strengthen security throughout the organization, and reduce the cost of security operations. For more information, visit http://www.firemon.com.
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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.