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One of the early epiphanies for any risk manager is when they realize that to totally eliminate risk is frankly not worth it. The truth is that to eliminate risk, if it is even possible, would usually be so resource intensive that it renders a pyric victory at best. That is why they don’t call it risk elimination but risk management.
Balancing risk against business need and cost of effort for mitigation is the key to Risk Management. What is the exposure? What will it take to eliminate that exposure? It follows then that handling risk in the most efficient matter possible would allow you to lower you risk level while expending the least amount of resources. Efficiency is a prime consideration in risk management.
That is one of the best and most useful features in Firemon’s new Risk Analyzer product. Once RA has examined the network configuration and vulnerability data it can tell you what any single action or combination of actions on your part will result in what risk mitigation. For instance it can show you that patching one vulnerability could eliminate a specific number of potential exposures. At the same time it could show you that fixing another vulnerability or fixing multiple vulnerabilities really doesn’t buy you much in terms of reducing risk.
How do you get the biggest bang from the risk reduction buck is a vital piece of risk management. Intelligent analysis of multiple risks and remediation options is just one of the great features that Risk Analyzer will bring to your organization. We will be highlighting more great Risk Analyzer features in upcoming blogs.
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.
Helping Enterprise Security Teams Improve Resource Efficiency & Reduce Overall Risk Exposure
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.