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Gartner has recently released its Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Network Firewalls. Many enterprises will be looking to this piece of research to inform their decisions with which technology to go with to meet their security requirements.
The MQ, on first glance, seems easy to decipher. It’s tempting for organizations to look at it and pick the vendor who is most “up and to the right,” namely in 2017 Check Point, Palo Alto Networks and Fortinet with Cisco close to crossing into the leader quadrant. But each has capabilities and drawbacks that earned them their placement. Though it’s not our intention to recommend one vendor over the other, it is important to get the right technology that is appropriate for your organization.
This week, a credit service in India called Creditseva suffered a data breach which exposed details of some 48,000 citizens – including driver’s licenses, home addresses and credit reports. The company was notified by Kromtech security researchers of the breach when they noticed the information on an insecure Amazon S3 bucket.
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.
El nuevo paradigma de la automatización es la “Administración del Ciclo de Vida”
Te mostraremos cómo FireMon Intelligent Policy Automation utiliza la tecnología de automatización e inteligencia para reducir el esfuerzo e incrementar la eficacia en cada etapa del proceso de cambios.
Offers Industry’s Only Solution Providing Visibility Into and Control Over Both AWS and OpenStack Platforms
OVERLAND PARK, Kan., November 20, 2014
OVERLAND PARK, KS–(Marketwired – Nov 20, 2014) – FireMon, the industry leader in proactive security intelligence solutions, today announced expanded network security monitoring capabilities for cloud services, including Amazon Web Services (AWS) and OpenStack Icehouse.
The FireMon Security Intelligence Platform is the industry’s only solution offering comprehensive analysis and reporting of network security configuration change for both the AWS and OpenStack platforms, with support available to all customers in the current FireMon Security Manager (version 7.3) solution.
As recognized by leading industry analysts, organizations continue to rapidly adopt leading cloud-based services — in particular AWS and OpenStack — driving demand for supporting solutions that allow for management of related network security controls.
With end-user organizations ultimately responsible for oversight of security management within such environments, not cloud services providers themselves, practitioners require advanced capabilities to address their evolving deployments.
“The challenge of securing data that lives outside traditional boundaries of control for network security teams is complex; risks are expanded, while control and visibility are reduced,” said Jody Brazil, CEO of FireMon. “Extending security monitoring from traditional security infrastructure to include cloud assets is a critical first step, providing FireMon customers with a single pane of glass to ensure proper enforcement across all of their environments.”
With the ability to provide detailed visualization of both traditional and cloud-based controls, along with detection and reporting of related firewall rule changes, FireMon is the only solution that supports today’s real-world hybrid enterprise architectures.
FireMon’s State of the Firewall 2014 Survey found that close to 60 percent of today’s practitioners believe that traditional and next-generation firewalls will play a crucial role in securing cloud services.
As analysts at Gartner note in their Nov. 2014 report Implementing Effective IaaS Cloud Security in Amazon Web Services: “Many organizations expect that the cloud provider that they want to do business with will implement the exact same control patterns and implementations they have chosen on-premises; this is a fallacy.”
Among the specific capabilities FireMon Security Manager provides in support of AWS and OpenStack are features including:
For additional information about the FireMon State of the Firewall 2014 Survey see the Future of the Firewall blog series: http://www.firemon.com/category/future-of-the-firewall/.
FireMon is the industry leader in proactive security intelligence solutions for large organizations that deliver continuous control of infrastructure, policy and IT risk. The FireMon Security Intelligence Platform is a massively scalable, high-performance foundation for network risk detection, change workflow automation, firewall rule base clean-up, compliance audit assessment and security operations cost reduction.
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.