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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.
OVERLAND PARK, Kan., June 26, 2014 –
FireMon, the industry leader in proactive security intelligence solutions, today announced that it was named Best Security Solution in the Government Technology Research Alliance’s (GTRA) GOVTek Executive Government Technology Awards program. A total of 25 industry-leading technology providers competed for top honors in this highly competitive category. FireMon was recognized on Monday, June 23 at GTRA’s GOVTek Awards Gala, a celebration of government and industry IT leaders whose vision, innovation and accomplishments have improved efficiency, the delivery of government services, citizen engagement, information sharing and national security.
“We are honored to be chosen by GTRA as the Best Security Solution. This prestigious award is a testament to the innovation and dedication of the entire FireMon team, and underscores our collective commitment to delivering strategic cybersecurity solutions to the federal sector to secure our homeland,” said Al Nieves, vice president, federal solutions for FireMon. “America must have the best equipped and best trained cyberdefenders in the world. We are continually expanding the FireMon Security Intelligence Platform to help agency IT security teams automate manual processes and proactively strengthen their overall security posture to increase resource effectiveness and reduce their attack surface in the face of a relentless threat landscape.”
Providing continuous, real-time visibility into network security infrastructure, policy effectiveness and underlying IT risk, the FireMon Security Intelligence Platform allows organizations to remediate exposed vulnerabilities and optimize their existing defenses. The Platform allows federal agencies to automate security device management and vulnerability risk analysis – two key requirements of the $6 billion Department of Homeland Security Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation (CDM) program – by quickly identifying, understanding and managing changes in overall security posture.
Unlike reactive approaches that simply log past events, FireMon Security Manager – the foundation of the Security Intelligence Platform – enables users to understand and fix configuration, policy and risk exposures in real-time. Complementing Security Manager, Risk Analyzer offers patented risk analysis capabilities that identify and prioritize vulnerabilities on key IT assets that are reachable by adversaries, ensuring that the greatest impact risks are mitigated first. Security Manager and Risk Analyzer are currently listed as “In Evaluation” for Common Criteria NIAP certification.
Earlier this month, FireMon introduced the new Policy Optimizer module, designed to help government entities rapidly improve network security device rules and policies in response to changing threats, emerging management challenges and evolving compliance requirements. Used in conjunction with Security Manager, this new module automates what traditionally has been a manual and fragmented process, empowering security teams with the ability to engage directly with key stakeholders – e.g., line-of-business, audit/compliance and IT risk management – to gather data and validate rule requests, eliminate unneeded rules and make implemented rules more targeted, productive and effective, while maintaining the highest levels of security control.
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. 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.