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May 24, 2017 Support for Check Point R80.10 in Security Manager 8.15
FireMon customers who have Release 8.15 and have Check Point R80.10 will be able to take advantage of Check Point’s Inline Layer Policy Management. Inline Layers allow a security organization to give more engineers more access to more rules while minimizing the risk of giving these engineers access to all of the rules in a policy. For example, a network administrator can create different policies for different users.
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May 24, 2017 A Practical History of the Firewall - Part 2: The Value of Management
The mid-90s was a time when networks were rapidly evolving. For example, ethernet was an option, but not always the local network protocol in use (remember token ring?). Connecting to the Internet was not assumed, it was discussed. Dial-up was still common, and AOL was the dominant player. To suggest that firewalls were mainstream technology would misunderstand the Internet as mainstream. One of the implications of this fast-changing network was a significant amount of ignorance and inexperience. In this context, the manageability of a firewall should not be overlooked as a key market driver for the eventual winner in this market
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Events

Webinars

Upcoming Webinars

Jun 06, 2017 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm PDT 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.
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Jun 01, 2017 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm PDT 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”.
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May 23, 2017 Der Countdown läuft, noch 365 Tage bis zur DSGVO (GDPR): Machen Sie Ihr Netzwerk fit für Compliance
Netzwerksicherheit ist deutlich mehr als Cyberbedrohungen nur zu stoppen. Es geht auch darum für das Unvermeidliche gerüstet zu sein. Nämlich einen Datenschutzvorfall, den die Technik allein nicht hat verhindern können. Die EU Datenschutz-Grundverordnung (kurz DSGVO GDPR) ist, neben anderen mehr, ein solches Compliance-Rahmenwerk mit dem Unternehmen sich auseinandersetzen müssen und das im Mai des kommenden Jahres in Kraft tritt. Dann sind Unternehmen beispielsweise verpflichtet innerhalb von 72 Stunden nach einem Datenschutzvorfall darüber zu informieren.
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May 04, 2017 Threat Hunting: Beyond Alerts & IOCs
Organizations are taking a more active role in detecting and responding to advanced attacks – Threat Hunting. In this webinar, you’ll discover the steps you can take to launch your threat hunting capabilities.
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Apr 27, 2017 The Life of a Firewall: Seamless, Automated Rule Lifecycle Management

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?

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Apr 19, 2017 Closing the Complexity Gap

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.

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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
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.
Real-Time Risk Analysis
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.

Firewall Sprawl: How Complexity Is Adding Cost & Increasing Risk
Aberdeen
Quantifying the value of Intelligent Security Management
Aberdeen
Security Analytics Brings Data-Driven Security Into the 21st Century
Forrester
Automate Zero Trust Policy And Enforcement
Forrester
The Return on Security analysis for FireMon’s Security Manager
IANS