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Unless you’re under a rock, you know that the WannaCry Ransomware cyberattack swept worldwide headlines last week.
Organizations scrambled to apply the latest Microsoft security patch to their computers to prevent the spread of the attack. It’s estimated that the ransomware attack hit more than 300,000 victims in 150 countries.
Lately, there has been a lot of discussion and interest on the blog around Firemon's new Risk Analyzer product. While we are excited about bringing the fastest patented risk analysis and reduction engine to the market, we haven't stopped developing new features in our flagship Security Manager product. The latest 5.3 release added support for both Palo Alto Networks Next Generation Firewall appliances and Fortinet firewall appliances, including support for Fortnet's Virtual Domain (VDOM) technology. Firemon continues to be a customer focused organization, and we are excited to add support for these great products as requested by our customers.
We are also very excited about the future direction of Security Manager. Stay tuned for more updates around the integration of Risk Analyzer into Security Manager, and the awesome functionality that will provide organizations in proactively knowing what risks they could introduce when adding or changing firewall or network access rules. In a recent survey conducted by Ernst & Young, only 49% of respondents stated that their information security function is meeting the needs of the organization. The combination of Security Manager and Risk Analyzer enable any security group to quickly and easily know the status of their security posture, and to validate that their information security investment is in fact meeting the needs of the organization.
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.