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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.
Enhancements to FireMon’s industry-leading Intelligent Policy Automation framework reduce time and mistakes associated with firewall policy changes OVERLAND PARK, KS and DALLAS, TX – January 31, 2017 – FireMon, the global leader in Network Security Policy Management (NSPM), today announced an extension of its Intelligent Policy Automation framework to now include automated policy implementation for Palo Alto Networks® devices. FireMon introduced its Intelligent Policy Automation framework last year. The framework is designed to reduce the manual effort and unnecessary security risk associated with complex network implementations by ensuring processes are in place to make the correct change as quickly as possible. By focusing on the correctness of the change, the IPA framework has reduced the time it takes customers to complete a change by more than 90% while also maintaining their security posture, and often lowering the overall level of risk. Unlike other automation solutions in the space, the integration of FireMon’s Immediate Insight security analytics solution enables customers to actively monitor for new threats and modify policies accordingly using the IPA framework. In this update, now available to FireMon customers, Palo Alto Networks users can automatically push firewall rule changes to the Panorama™ centralized security management system. Previously, users made these changes manually. This new extension results in further time savings and accuracy when implementing new policy access. Customers with Panorama will gain the ability to centrally manage their multi-device environments within FireMon Security Manager to:
"FireMon is proud to continue to develop its products to work with the widest range of security products in order to reduce complexity and manual tasks undertaken by enterprise IT security teams," said Jeremy Martin Vice President of Product Development, FireMon. "This latest product extension means that Palo Alto customers will benefit from increased efficiency; and by using App-ID and User-ID in policy management, it is possible to see the device impact and do a proper risk validation assessment of rule changes – a crucial component to effective management of enterprise security."
FireMon solutions deliver continuous visibility into and control over network security infrastructure, policies, and risk. Using Intelligent Security Management from FireMon, today’s enterprise organizations, government agencies, and managed services providers dramatically improve effectiveness of network defenses, optimizing investments and speeding response to changing business demands. For more information, visit http://www.firemon.com.
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.