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Blog



High profile data breaches prove security investments are only half the battl…
Sep 11, 2017
Since the start of 2017, we’ve seen some epic data breaches leaving millions of affected consumers uncertain about the security of their personal information and…
As Virtual Networks Emerge, Policy and Data Move into the Spotlight
Aug 28, 2017
Traditionally, we’ve thought of policy from a network and security operations perspective. While, our firewalls rely on policy for accessibility and security, the operation of…
LinkedIn vulnerability proves social networks are far from safe
Aug 24, 2017
This week, Check Point researchers discovered a vulnerability within LinkedIn’s messenger platform, which if exploited, would enable attackers to spread malicious files via the platform…
Demystifying the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Network Firewalls
Aug 17, 2017
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…




Events

Webinars

Sep 21, 2017 Quantify the Network Attack Surface to Improve Incident Response and Threat Detection

Many threat investigations begin with responders working to understand possible threat vectors on the network that could explain malicious activity. One powerful way to improve the efficiency of our responders is to help them understand the network attack surface as configured attack paths that represent potential exploit paths.

On Sept 21st we’ll share how FireMon’s Risk Analyzer and Immediate Insight products bring together threat investigation and attack path analysis to accelerate incident response and threat detection.
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Aug 22, 2017 Correlating Vulnerability Scans with Network Path Analysis to Find and Remediate the Biggest Risks to Your Network and Avoid Wasting Time on the Little Ones

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.

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Jul 27, 2017 Bridge the Gap Between Your Risk & Network Teams to Reduce Risk
Recent cyberattacks such as Wannacry and Petya magnify the need to make risk and vulnerability management a top priority for organizations.  Combine that with a network security posture that is too open from years of access changes and little policy cleanup, organizations are more at risk now than at any time in history. 
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Jun 29, 2017 The Hybrid Cloud Reality: Managing Security in Private, Public & On-Premises Environments
In a recent study, 90% of IT security practitioners reported that their organization has adopted or plans to adopt a cloud solution. Cloud is now.
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News

Sep 05, 2017
SAO v. SIEM Security Suites: And the winner is...
TechBeacon
Aug 30, 2017
Jimmy Nukebot Explodes on the Scene, Transforming NeutrinoPOS
Info Security
Aug 17, 2017
The Top Security Challenges for 2017
SC Magazine
Aug 14, 2017
Creditseva, KS Enterprises Breaches Highlight Need for Improved Cloud Security
eSecurity Planet
Jul 31, 2017
What is IT governance? A formal way to align IT & business strategy
CIO.com
Jul 28, 2017
How organizations can work toward GDPR compliance
Information Management
Jul 09, 2017
4 Signs Check Point Software's Best Days Are Ahead
Motley Fool
Jun 07, 2017
Qakbot malware from 2009 returns, causes Active Directory lockouts
SC Magazine UK
Jun 06, 2017
Botched security: Celebrities, other patients, affected after plastic surgery files are breached and stolen
SC Magazine
Jun 06, 2017
Election cyberattack proves people are still the biggest flaw
SearchSecurity
Jun 01, 2017
250K Photos Leaked in Cosmetic Surgery Extortion Attack
Info Security
Jun 01, 2017
OneLogin Breach Reignites Concerns over Password Managers
Dark Reading
Jun 01, 2017
OneLogin Breach Reignites Concerns over Password Managers
Dark Reading
May 29, 2017
How to manage the Complexity Gap
IT Pro Portal
May 26, 2017
Hackers upgrading malware to 64-bit code to evade detection
SC Magazine UK
May 25, 2017
83 percent of security staff waste time fixing other IT problems
Betanews
May 24, 2017
Unsanctioned Computer Support Costs Companies $88K per Year
Dark Reading
May 23, 2017
WannaCry Successor Is New ‘Doomsday’ SMB Worm That Uses 7 NSA Hacking Tools
Information Security Buzz
May 23, 2017
WannaCry? Not really. A report from the 11th Eskenzi PR IT Analyst and CISO Forum
Computer Weekly
May 18, 2017
Cisco Warns Of Un-Patchable WannaCrypt Vulnerabilities
Information Security Buzz
May 16, 2017
Here comes the cloud...and it's all right
SC Magazine
May 15, 2017
10 ways cyber security will evolve in the face of growing threats
Information Age
May 12, 2017
Managing Complexity Is No. 1 Security Challenge in FireMon’s Annual State of the Firewall Report
Computing Security
May 12, 2017
Sabre Breach
Information Security Buzz
May 12, 2017
FireMon Announces Industry’s First Intelligent Cloud Security Management Solution
IT Security Guru
May 12, 2017
FireMon Releases Third Annual State of the Firewall Report
Dark Reading
May 12, 2017
WikiLeaks drops 'Grasshopper' documents, part four of its CIA Vault 7 files
Wired
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Apr 20, 2015

FireMon Reinvents Security Monitoring via Automated Root Cause Prevention of Network Compromise

Release of Security Manager 8.0 Enables Continuous Visibility into Emerging Gaps in Network Defense OVERLAND PARK, Kan., April 20, 2015 – FireMon, the leading provider of proactive security intelligence solutions, today announced significant advancement of its core platform through the introduction of Security Manager 8.0. Leveraging highly automated analysis and monitoring of security infrastructure, Security Manager 8.0 delivers previously unavailable capabilities to identify and resolve emerging gaps in network defense. The introduction of Security Manager 8.0 closely follows FireMon’s recent acquisition of Los Altos, Calif.-based security analytics provider Immediate Insight, bringing advanced data analysis and discovery capabilities to the FireMon Security Intelligence Platform. With the ability to blend machine learning, correlation, and natural language in a simple, workflow-centric interface to unearth strategic network security operations and management trends, the addition of Immediate Insight’s capabilities to Security Manager 8.0 and its integrated modules further advances FireMon’s market-leading position in empowering organizations to mitigate critical network risks. Driven by the increasing complexity and rapid change of network access policies – and heightened by the constant threat of breach incidents – today’s enterprise practitioners face significant challenges in retaining visibility into network security enforcement. Built around a new horizontal data architecture and analytics-based dashboard interface, Security Manager 8.0 allows organizations to rapidly isolate and address problematic network access policies that create open paths to critical assets. Gartner’s January 15, 2015 report, “Avoid These ‘Dirty Dozen’ Network Security Worst Practices,” cites both “Uncoordinated Policy Management” and “Hazardous Network Segmentation” among the leading issues organizations face in maintaining secure network access. In the report, which lists FireMon among applicable solutions providers, Gartner analysts affirm that “many organizations have thousands of these ‘orphaned’ security policies” and that “lack of network segmentation makes it easier for nefarious actors to access systems via lateral movement in the environment.” By providing security teams with direct visibility into those device configurations that represent their most significant points of risk, along with context-aware network security policy mapping and search, Security Manager 8.0 enables faster response to changing business demands with increased control over resulting access. “Today’s enterprise organizations and government agencies face significant challenges in addressing the complexity and changing nature of large environments with hundreds, or even thousands of network security devices, as reinforced by numerous breach incidents,” said Jody Brazil, CEO and founder of FireMon. “Security Manager 8.0 represents a significant step forward in leveraging advanced automation to provide the specific information necessary to make faster, more informed decisions in responding to business requirements, while eliminating risky access and optimizing defenses.” Among the new advancements introduced in Security Manager 8.0 are capabilities including:
  • Advanced User Interface: automatically generating real-time, automated visibility into key performance indicators (KPIs) of network security policy effectiveness, complexity and change via a clear single-pane, Web-based management dashboard.
  • Contextual Search: pervasive search via the new Security Intelligence Query Language (SiQL) and dashboard Omni Search features, offering “Google-like” ability to discover and navigate firewall policy data – from management-level KPIs down to individual rules.
  • Horizontal Architecture: highly distributed, horizontal analysis, normalization and reporting of network security device policies, configurations and rules for even faster, more scalable assessment and monitoring of complex, real-world environments.
  • Extensive Flexibility: expanded support for next-generation firewall (NGFW) devices – including reverse applications engineering, along with new SDK device integration capabilities, platform-wide IPv6 support and application clustering for optimized system performance.
  • Enhanced Features: numerous feature updates including enhanced Traffic Flow Analysis (TFA), Access Path Analysis (APA) and Network Map Visualization (NMV), along with dedicated assessment and reporting for the PCI DSS 3.0 industry standard.
Leading next-generation security solutions providers agree that arming today’s practitioners with more in-depth, actionable information regarding the current state of network access remains a crucial element of enterprise risk mitigation. “By combining the Palo Alto Networks Enterprise Security Platform with the advanced traffic flow analysis and reverse applications engineering capabilities of Security Manager 8.0, organizations can identify and address emerging access management issues even faster, closing the window to potential threats compromising an organization,” said Chad Kinzelberg, senior vice president of business and corporate development at Palo Alto Networks. “This can allow organizations to move quickly to adapt defenses and eliminate paths of access that attackers seek to exploit.” Security Manager 8.0 will be made generally available by summer, 2015 with live preview demonstrations offered by FireMon in Booth # 1127 at the RSA Conference 2015 in San Francisco. FireMon will also conduct a live webinar, “Advancing Automated Firewall Analysis with Security Manager 8.0,” at 12:00 p.m. ET on May 7 to demonstrate Security Manager 8.0 to audiences worldwide.

About FireMon

FireMon solutions deliver continuous visibility into and control over network security infrastructure, policies and risk. Using the FireMon Security Intelligence Platform, 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. Follow us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/FireMon, or Twitter at http://twitter.com/FireMon, or LinkedIn at http://www.linkedin.com/company/firemon, or on our blog at http://www.firemon.com/blog.

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Security Manager
Overview of FireMon’s Flagship Firewall Management Solution
Policy Planner
Overview of FireMon’s Change Automation Solution
Policy Optimizer
Overview of FireMon’s Rule Recertification Automation Solution
Risk Analyzer
Overview of FireMon’s Attack Simulation and Risk Measurement Solution
Immediate Insight
Overview of FireMon’s Immediate Insight Solution
Intelligent Security Management
Delivering next-generation security management that boosts productivity and accelerates the agility of business
Intelligent Policy Automation
Intelligent Policy Automation: Orchestrating Change Management with Speed and Security.
Hybrid Cloud Management
Visibility into and control over Cloud Services, including AWS and OpenStack Platforms
Accelerated Incident Response
Immediate Insight in action - Orchestration, automation and analytics for data assembly and discovery
Change Simulation & Risk Scoring
Proactively reduce risk based upon network exposure and host accessibility
Check Point Solution Brief
FireMon solutions and Check Point
Cisco Solution Brief

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

Fortinet Solution Brief
FireMon solutions for Fortinet
Juniper Solution Brief
FireMon solutions for Juniper
NSX Solution Brief
FireMon solutions for NSX
Palo Alto Solution Brief
FireMon Solutions for Palo Alto
2017 State of the Firewall
Networking continues to evolve, yet the firewall remains critical to securing today’s enterprises. FireMon is proud to present its 3rd Annual State of the Firewall Report
Firewall Cleanup Recommendations
The implications of firewall policy complexity, why it remains a problem today and how to resolve it.
Risk Solved: Automated, Real-Time Risk Analysis & Remediation
Risk analysis with real-time change configuration is key to managing security risks in your IT infrastructure.
Real-Time Data Triage
Our Immediate Insight platform from FireMon can help organizations overcome the limitations and gaps inherent to the current analytic market.
Bridging the SIEM Alert Triage Gap
Immediate Insight enables security teams to improve event triage and incident response, extending the value of your existing full-featured SIEM.
Automation Isn't One-Size-Fits-All
Intelligent Policy Automation
Intelligent Security Management

Helping Enterprise Security Teams Improve Resource Efficiency & Reduce Overall Risk Exposure

The Top 5 Myths of Data Breaches
Five of the biggest myths that exist about data breaches, and explain how and why they occur.
Firewall Sprawl: Top Four Security Gaps Exposed

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.

2016 State of the Firewall
2nd Annual State of the Firewall Report based on survey of 600 IT security practitioners.
Avoid These 'Bottom Ten' Networking Worst Practices
Gartner
Overcoming the Complexity Gap
Bloor
When You Can't Patch It, Protect It from the Network
Gartner
Firewall Sprawl
Aberdeen Group
Quantifying the Value of Intelligent Security Management
Aberdeen Group
Security Analytics Brings Data-Driven Security Into the 21st Century
Forrester
Automate Zero Trust Policy and Enforcement
Forrester
The Return on Security of FireMon’s Security Manager
IANS
Large Healthcare Provider
The customer sought a data analysis tool to correlate application data with network and security data to spot service-impacting anomalies. They did not have an accurate picture of interoperability between applications and the underlying infrastructure.
Major Airline
Following a merger with another airline, this customer was left managing a large number of firewalls and routers from different security vendors using a home-grown application.
National Insurance Provider
This national insurance provider had three problems to tackle regarding their firewall policies. First, the number of rules under management was overwhelming staff and processes. They needed to increase visibility and effectiveness of their firewall change request/workflow ticketing process. And they also need help maintaining compliance PCI DSS requirements.
Managed Service Provider
Each time this Global MSP engaged a new customer, they had to onboard the firewalls – sometimes hundreds per engagement – into their network. Part of the onboarding process required assessing the policies against internal best practices – a manual, line-by-line process that took an average of 16 hours/firewall and was extremely error-prone.