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IPA for Cloud aims to reduce breaches attributed to security misconfigurations in the cloud
OVERLAND PARK, KANSAS & DALLAS, TEXAS – November 20, 2017 – FireMon, the leader in Intelligent Security Management, will debut Intelligent Policy Automation (IPA) for Cloud at this year’s AWS re:Invent in Las Vegas, Nov 27 – Dec 1, 2017. With IPA for Cloud, the company extends its industry-leading change automation framework to security controls in AWS.
FireMon’s vision for a faster, more intelligent way to implement changes to network access centers on the impact of changes on risk and compliance to reduce the time and number of errors associated with more traditional approaches to change management. According to Gartner analysts Adam Hils and Rajpreet Kaur in their report One Brand of Firewall Is a Best Practice for Most Enterprises, “Through 2020, 99% of firewall breaches will be caused by firewall misconfigurations, not flaws in the firewall.”* With recent headlines, it seems this trend will affect more than traditional firewalls as enterprises more to the cloud.
“IPA for Cloud from FireMon essentially allows any organization the ability to gain control of its configuration fate with real-time analysis of controls across the enterprise and an intelligent automation framework that reduces the likelihood of human error,” said Matt Dean, VP of Product Management, FireMon. “We’ve seen these misconfigurations affecting many organisations where information is left inadvertently exposed.”
“IPA for Cloud complements the Amazon service and offers organizations added assurance that their configurations are accurate, secure and compliant in a timely matter, so organizations can take advantage of the nimble nature of cloud platforms,” he explained.
FireMon’s IPA delivers cloud security assurance. Beginning with access requests, forms can be customized to capture the complete requirements upfront to ensure the designed change achieves the intended outcome. From there, IPA’s workflow takes over providing checks for accuracy and compliance along the way, including a pre-change impact simulation based on fully customizable control assessments.
To see IPA for Cloud in action at AWS re:Invent in Las Vegas, head to booth 2824.
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.
*Gartner, “One Brand of Firewall Is a Best Practice for Most Enterprises," Adam Hils, Rajpreet Kaur, Refreshed: 05 June 2017 | Published: 18 February 2016
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