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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.
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.
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.