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Blog

May 24, 2017 Support for Check Point R80.10 in Security Manager 8.15
FireMon customers who have Release 8.15 and have Check Point R80.10 will be able to take advantage of Check Point’s Inline Layer Policy Management. Inline Layers allow a security organization to give more engineers more access to more rules while minimizing the risk of giving these engineers access to all of the rules in a policy. For example, a network administrator can create different policies for different users.
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May 24, 2017 A Practical History of the Firewall - Part 2: The Value of Management
The mid-90s was a time when networks were rapidly evolving. For example, ethernet was an option, but not always the local network protocol in use (remember token ring?). Connecting to the Internet was not assumed, it was discussed. Dial-up was still common, and AOL was the dominant player. To suggest that firewalls were mainstream technology would misunderstand the Internet as mainstream. One of the implications of this fast-changing network was a significant amount of ignorance and inexperience. In this context, the manageability of a firewall should not be overlooked as a key market driver for the eventual winner in this market
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Events

Webinars

Upcoming Webinars

Jun 06, 2017 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm PDT Top 5 Risks of "Dirty" Firewalls
Firewall rules are notoriously complex and voluminous in nature. Even small organizations have multiple firewalls and significant complexity. But large organizations are overwhelmed.
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Jun 01, 2017 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm PDT 4 Steps to Prepare for the Next WannaCry
Now that the immediate threat of WannaCry has died down, it is time to take a step-back and analyze the situation to see what we can learn from this attack to better protect ourselves from the next “unknown”.
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May 23, 2017 Der Countdown läuft, noch 365 Tage bis zur DSGVO (GDPR): Machen Sie Ihr Netzwerk fit für Compliance
Netzwerksicherheit ist deutlich mehr als Cyberbedrohungen nur zu stoppen. Es geht auch darum für das Unvermeidliche gerüstet zu sein. Nämlich einen Datenschutzvorfall, den die Technik allein nicht hat verhindern können. Die EU Datenschutz-Grundverordnung (kurz DSGVO GDPR) ist, neben anderen mehr, ein solches Compliance-Rahmenwerk mit dem Unternehmen sich auseinandersetzen müssen und das im Mai des kommenden Jahres in Kraft tritt. Dann sind Unternehmen beispielsweise verpflichtet innerhalb von 72 Stunden nach einem Datenschutzvorfall darüber zu informieren.
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May 04, 2017 Threat Hunting: Beyond Alerts & IOCs
Organizations are taking a more active role in detecting and responding to advanced attacks – Threat Hunting. In this webinar, you’ll discover the steps you can take to launch your threat hunting capabilities.
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Apr 27, 2017 The Life of a Firewall: Seamless, Automated Rule Lifecycle Management

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?

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Apr 19, 2017 Closing the Complexity Gap

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.

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News




Jan 31, 2012
FireMon Grows Firewall Management Sales 50% and Doubles New Customers During Record 2011
Explosive Revenue Growth and New Customer Acquisition, Unmatched Product Innovation, Risk Technology Acquisition, Global and Partner Expansion Cap Milestone Year OVERLAND PARK, KS — Jan. 31, 2012 FireMon, the leading provider of security management and risk analysis solutions, today announced that the company posted record results in 2011 and continues this strong momentum into 2012. Highlights of the year include:

Corporate Milestones

  • 50% year-over-year sales growth in firewall management solutions to enterprises while continuing to achieve profitable business operations for the year.
  • Dramatic new customer growth with over 80 new Fortune 1000, government, healthcare, financial services and service provider customers including enterprises like Accor, American Automobile Association, and EarthLink and MSSPs like GBprotect.
  • Acquired Saperix Technologies and patented risk analysis software developed at MIT Lincoln Laboratory that quantifies risk by identifying both critical threats and the most effective countermeasures.
  • Expanded international operations in EMEA and Asia-Pacific with new executives and technical resources in the United Kingdom, France, Germany and Australia.
  • Increased focus on business and technology partnerships with the addition of proven security industry channel management and business development executives.
At Accor we leverage FireMon Security Manager to help automate firewall management operations, and provide automated Compliance reporting to help reduce time consuming tasks. The addition of Policy Planner has further increased our team’s productivity and helped us create a repeatable process that our Compliance auditors love,” said Andrew McCullough, Manager of Information Security at Accor North America, one of the world’s leading hospitality companies. We are currently working to implement FireMon Risk Analyzer to proactively quantify and visualize our risk from both internal and external threats. We are very excited to be able to assess the security posture of our most valuable assets with Risk Analyzer. FireMon continues to innovate and provide us the solutions we can use to better manage and secure our network.

Technology Leadership

  • In April acquired Saperix Technologies and exclusive license rights to patented risk analysis software developed at MIT Lincoln Laboratory. The software accurately measures risk for enterprise networks by generating attack graphs identifying the most critical threats and the most effective countermeasures. With over 10 years of development and use in demanding civilian and DoD environments, it is the most scalable and capable automated risk analysis technology on the market today.
  • In November released new Risk Analyzer solution, a unique network risk modeling and attack simulation system based on patented, risk scenario modeling technology from Saperix. Risk Analyzer assesses network topology and host vulnerabilities to help enterprise security analysts make risk-related decisions based on a realistic model of their actual risk. Risk Analyzer can model threats against critical assets and simulate attacks across all vulnerable access paths, and then provide recommendations on how to most efficiently reduce risk exposure.
“Demand for firewall management solutions has never been higher. Our acquisition and new network risk analysis product demonstrate a clear, strong connection between the daily management of security devices and moving security operations towards a new, measurable risk-based model,” said Jody Brazil, President and CTO of FireMon. “This vision of integrating risk management into daily security operations delivers the actionable security intelligence enterprises and governments require and will fuel FireMon’s continued growth in 2012.”

Global and Partner Expansion

  • In September expanded focus on global business and technology partnerships by adding Ward Holloway, Vice President of Business Development, and Todd DeBell, Vice President of Channels, North America. These proven senior executives are accelerating FireMon's global go-to-market strategy of partnering with industry leading business, channel and technology organizations.
  • In December opened EMEA operations with UK, France and Germany-based sales and technical employees. The FireMon EMEA team is led by Bernard Zelmans, EMEA General Manager, who brings more than 2 decades of security industry experience to FireMon. Joining Zelmans are Northern Europe Regional Sales Manager James Selby, based in the UK, Central Europe Regional Sales Manager Philipp Matitschek, based in Germany, and EMEA-based systems engineers.
  • In December opened Asia/Pacific operations led by security industry veteran Andrew Draper, Asia/Pacific General Manager. Draper has a proven track record of growing profitable cyber security businesses in Asia-Pacific and is based in Melbourne, Australia.

About FireMon

FireMon provides enterprises and government with security management software that gives them deeper visibility and tighter control over their network security infrastructure. The FireMon solution set - Security Manager, Policy Planner and Risk Analyzer - enables customers to identify network risk, proactively eliminate those vulnerabilities and strengthen security throughout the organization, and reduce the cost of security operations and compliance. Together, they create a highly-effective and consistent solution for efficiently managing security operations. For more information, visit http://www.firemon.com. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, or LinkedIn, or on our blog.

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Security Manager
Overview of FireMon’s Flagship Firewall Management Solution
Policy Planner
Overview of FireMon’s Change Automation Solution
Policy Optimizer
Overview of FireMon’s Rule Recertification Automation Solution
Risk Analyzer
Overview of FireMon’s Attack Simulation and Risk Measurement Solution
Immediate Insight
Overview of FireMon’s Immediate Insight Solution
Intelligent Security Management
Delivering next-generation security management that boosts productivity and accelerates the agility of business
Intelligent Policy Automation
Intelligent Policy Automation: Orchestrating Change Management with Speed and Security.
Hybrid Cloud Management
Visibility into and control over Cloud Services, including AWS and OpenStack Platforms
Accelerated Incident Response
Immediate Insight in action - Orchestration, automation and analytics for data assembly and discovery
Change Simulation & Risk Scoring
Proactively reduce risk based upon network exposure and host accessibility
2017 State of the Firewall
Networking continues to evolve, yet the firewall remains critical to securing today’s enterprises. FireMon is proud to present its 3rd Annual State of the Firewall Report
Firewall Cleanup
The implications of firewall policy complexity, why it remains a problem today and how to resolve it.
Real-Time Risk Analysis
Risk analysis with real-time change configuration is key to managing security risks in your IT infrastructure.
Real-Time Data Triage
Our Immediate Insight platform from FireMon can help organizations overcome the limitations and gaps inherent to the current analytic market.
Bridging the SIEM Alert Triage Gap
Immediate Insight enables security teams to improve event triage and incident response, extending the value of your existing full-featured SIEM.
Intelligent Policy Automation
Automation Isn’t One-Size-Fits-All
Intelligent Security Management

Helping Enterprise Security Teams Improve Resource Efficiency & Reduce Overall Risk Exposure

2016 State of the Firewall
2nd Annual State of the Firewall Report based on survey of 600 IT security practitioners.
The Top 5 Myths of Data Breaches
Five of the biggest myths that exist about data breaches, and explain how and why they occur.
Firewall Sprawl: Top Four Security Gaps Exposed

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.

Firewall Sprawl: How Complexity Is Adding Cost & Increasing Risk
Aberdeen
Quantifying the value of Intelligent Security Management
Aberdeen
Security Analytics Brings Data-Driven Security Into the 21st Century
Forrester
Automate Zero Trust Policy And Enforcement
Forrester
The Return on Security analysis for FireMon’s Security Manager
IANS