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Unless you’re under a rock, you know that the WannaCry Ransomware cyberattack swept worldwide headlines last week.
Organizations scrambled to apply the latest Microsoft security patch to their computers to prevent the spread of the attack. It’s estimated that the ransomware attack hit more than 300,000 victims in 150 countries.
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.
Intelligent Security Management solutions continue to outpace the market
FireMon delivers outstanding Q3 with remarkable highlights:
OVERLAND PARK, KS and DALLAS, TX – November 7, 2016 – FireMon, the global leader in network security policy management, today announced its largest bookings quarter in history as well as an impressive 53% growth in new customers over Q2 2016.
Year-to-date renewal rates topped 90%, which the company attributes to an increased focus on customer success that resulted in an industry-leading 96% customer satisfaction rating.
“The success we achieved this quarter highlights the execution capabilities of the high-performance FireMon team as they focus on solving customer problems,” said Satin H. Mirchandani, who was appointed CEO this September. “Our customers are faced with daunting security management challenges that increase exponentially as they move to new platforms such as cloud and SDN. Our solutions address this challenge head on, and our position in the industry is a direct reflection of that.”
FireMon made two additional executive hires in the third quarter. Blue Coat veteran, Kurt Mills joined the team as VP of Worldwide Channels and former CISO at Surescripts, Paul Calatayud, joined as CTO. Last week, they announced the acquisition of cloud infrastructure security broker FortyCloud, which expands FireMon’s cloud security solutions.
FireMon also announced its standard-setting vision for Intelligent Policy Automation (IPA). Recognizing the failures in change management solutions today, FireMon’s IPA framework provides context for access requests to help system administrators and network engineers more effectively implement changes that best enable the business without introducing new risk. To date, customers leveraging the IPA framework have reduced the time to complete a change, and more completely understand the risk associated with the change, by more than 90%.
FireMon closed the quarter with another feather in its cap, taking home the Enterprise Security Solution of the Year at the Computing Security Awards in London for its Security Manager platform.
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.