Firewall Rule Recertification without Spreadsheets

Firewall policy management becomes increasingly complex as new rules are added to support access requests and changing business demands. The problem is these rules are rarely reviewed or removed. When they are reviewed, IT teams are left stringing together email chains, spreadsheets and proprietary knowledge to determine why the rule exists and if it should be renewed.

FireMon Policy Optimizer automates this entire process, creating a single workflow for firewall rule review, recertification and removal. This means IT teams can quickly validate current access configurations with stakeholders, meet mandatory compliance requirements and identify and eliminate risky rules.

During this discussion of Policy Optimizer’s automated rule review capabilities, we will cover:

  • Multi-stakeholder rule review workflow
  • Automated policy and rule recertification
  • Secure removal of unsafe or out-of-date rules