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As those of you who have followed this blog over the past couple of months know, we have been slowly revealing bits and pieces about our new Risk Analyzer product here at Firemon. Over the next week and in the coming months, you will see and hear a huge push around Risk from all areas of Firemon. The official release of Risk Analyzer is imminent, as our CEO noted in his twitter feed this morning. We have also highlighted our partnership with Juniper Networks around Risk Analyzer and JunOS Space. You can get even more insight into what we are doing together on Juniper's YouTube channel.
Why are we suddenly so focused on Risk, and why is it something you should care about? At the end of the day, all of the security controls organizations have put in place, the firewalls, IDS/IPS's, proxys, ACL's, desktop firewalls, etc., are there to help reduce and eliminate the risk to your IT infrastructure. Risk is what we are trying to control and limit. However, as we have previously highlighted, analyzing risk in today's networks is a huge challenge. We tend to rely on a single tool to determine risk, and in the complex network environments we live in today, these tools can present 1000's of items that an organization needs to address. Attempting to manually review that list and prioritize the remediation results in organizations spending to little or too much time attempting to reduce their risk. Furthermore, those tools lack the full contextual awareness of your entire network topology and how data flows through the environment, which is a real key to accurately identifying the areas of your infrastructure that are most at risk.
Risk Analyzer provides that full context of network topology awareness that is so critical to accurate risk analysis. It automatically shows you what actions to take to reduce the greatest amount of risk with the least amount of effort, ensuring your valuable resources are spending the exact amount of time needed to effectively reduce risk to your infrastructure. It's patented analysis engine that has been proven for the past 4 years in the largest DOD and Intelligence networks produces results in seconds as opposed to hours or even days that other solutions require. It graphically shows you where you are at risk from any part of your infrastructure. Risk Analyzer will help you automate the reduction of risk to your IT infrastructure.
This is why we are excited about Risk Analyzer and so focused on Risk. Risk, after all, is the key.
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?
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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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.