Security and Risk Management Leader Recognized for Continuous Assessment Innovations for DHS Continuous Monitoring Initiative
Overland Park, KS — May. 2, 2013
FireMon, the leading provider of security management and risk analysis solutions, today announced that it has been named to Homeland Security Today’s Rising 10 of 2013. Recognizing the “Innovators and Game Changers” who serve the federal sector, FireMon was selected to represent the “Continuous Monitoring” category based on the company’s industry-first capabilities in continuous assessment of security infrastructure policy and risk posture.
The Rising 10 of 2013 comprises 10 companies who provide “powerful, robust and agile solutions to meet the mission critical needs of DHS and the entire federal government.” This year, noting the new fiscal reality facing the government, Homeland Security Today focused on measurable, cost-effective results rather than contract earnings to select its list, and “reconnects industry’s products with Federal mission areas.” According to The Rising 10 of 2013, FireMon’s risk analysis technology puts it in position to take advantage of The Department of Homeland Security’s $6 billion Continuous Monitoring as a Service initiative. Based on this initiative and the government’s recent IT sequestration, Homeland Security Today believes FireMon is a company to watch going forward.
With a thorough understanding of federal requirements for continuous monitoringand a unique highly scalable, high-performance architecture, FireMon earlier this year announced Security Manager 7.0, which incorporates best practice-driven continuous assessment, allowing agencies to more quickly and effectively identify, understand and manage changes in – and track historical performance of – overall security posture. As opposed to reactive approaches to security management that log events that have already happened, Security Manager enables users to understand configuration, policy and risk exposures in real-time. The Rising 10 of 2013 award reflects an innovative company addressing real-world needs on a high-growth trajectory, with a record-setting revenue year in 2012 that saw FireMon doubling security revenues and experiencing global channel growth.
“Sequestration has put tremendous pressure on a cyberdefense team that is already bending under the weight of determined attackers, and increasing complexity,” said FireMon President and Chief Technology Officer Jody Brazil. “We need to empower IT staff with the tools to drive the highest levels of efficiency and effectiveness in cyberdefense infrastructure, so that they can not only accommodate and manage response to current threats, but also mount an active defense against the next wave. We are honored to be recognized as a contributor in securing our nation, and hope that awareness of our advanced technology leads to a greater emphasis on optimizing current assets for greater security.”
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.