Leading eGovernment Services Provider to Explore Automating Firewall Management with FireMon Security Manager

Overland Park, Kan. — Jun. 6, 2013

FireMon, the leading provider of security management and risk analysis solutions, today announced that NIC Inc., the nation’s leading provider of official government websites, online services and secure payment processing solutions, will deliver a case study session at the Gartner Security & Risk Management Summit, taking place June 10-13 at the Gaylord National in National Harbor, MD.

On Monday, June 10 at 7:35 p.m. EDT, Leo Walsh, Security Operations Manager at NIC, will present “Automating Firewall Management at NIC with FireMon.” Mr. Walsh will explore how NIC leveraged FireMon Security Manager to simplify its large and complex firewall rule base, monitor detailed traffic flows, and automate manual compliance checks and audit processes. This significantly increased performance, reduced risk and simplified compliance. These best practices are particularly useful for public sector cybersecurity professionals who are challenged by the fiscal realities of the recent budget sequestration.

During the Summit, FireMon will be showcasing Security Manager 7.0 in Booth #39. This upcoming version of the company’s highly scalable, high-performance policy and risk management solution offers best practice-driven continuous assessment capabilities. This provides users with real-time security posture “reality checks” and helps government organizations address the Department of Homeland Security’s requirements for continuous monitoring. Additionally, Version 7.0 features best practice modeling and business process standardization, and is the first policy and risk management platform to support the OMG’s BPMN 2.0 standard for easy integration with leading enterprise workflow solutions.

“Understanding the real-world approaches that are effective in securing large, complex networks can help other enterprises and agencies address similar challenges,” said Jerry Skurla, Vice President of Marketing at FireMon. “We are proud to partner with NIC, and for this innovative organization to share its successes in achieving better firewall management, performance and compliance with FireMon.”


About NIC

NIC Inc. (NASDAQ: EGOV) is the nation’s leading provider of official government portals, online services, and secure payment processing solutions. The company’s innovative eGovernment services help reduce costs and increase efficiencies for government agencies, citizens, and businesses across the country. NIC provides eGovernment solutions for more than 3,500 federal, state, and local agencies in the United States. Additional information is available at http://www.egov.com.

About FireMon

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.

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