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Jul 20, 2017 Threat Hunting? Ditch the SIEM

Threat hunting remains an undeveloped competency for far too many organizations. When surveyed, security professionals confess an overall lack of competency to detect and respond to advanced attacks that slip through their defenses. In my experience, many organizations still rely on alerts from a SIEM (among other prevention systems). Most security teams will painstakingly build models for indicators of compromise, receive alerts from their SIEM, and “do the best they can” to eliminate the intrusion. What are the results?

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Jul 13, 2017 If You Are Not Looking at Risk Vulnerability, You Are Only Seeing Part of the Security Picture

How do you know if your security posture is where it needs to be? Most organizations look at standards, be it national standards, industry standards or their own corporate standards. They may also look at their industry’s best practices. But if you aren’t looking at your risk vulnerability, you are likely not looking at the entire spectrum of your network’s security posture.

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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.
Jun 22, 2017 La vida del firewall: administración constante y automatizada del ciclo de vida de las políticas

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.
Jun 06, 2017 Top 5 Risks of "Dirty" Firewalls
Firewall rules are notoriously complex and voluminous in nature. Even small organizations have multiple firewalls and significant complexity. But large organizations are overwhelmed.
Jun 01, 2017 4 Steps to Prepare for the Next WannaCry
Now that the immediate threat of WannaCry has died down, it is time to take a step-back and analyze the situation to see what we can learn from this attack to better protect ourselves from the next “unknown”.


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
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
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
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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

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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
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
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.
Intelligent Policy Automation
Automation Isn’t One-Size-Fits-All
Intelligent Security Management

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

2016 State of the Firewall
2nd Annual State of the Firewall Report based on survey of 600 IT security practitioners.
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.

Overcoming the Complexity Gap
When You Can't Patch It, Protect It from the Network
Firewall Sprawl: How Complexity Is Adding Cost & Increasing Risk
Quantifying the Value of Intelligent Security Management
Security Analytics Brings Data-Driven Security Into the 21st Century
Automate Zero Trust Policy And Enforcement
The Return on Security Analysis for FireMon’s Security Manager
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.