Overland Park, KS (PRWEB) September 21, 2010
Secure Passage, the leading provider of firewall policy, risk and compliance management solutions, today announced that hundreds of its customers are successfully using FireMon to “detoxify” their firewalls. Customers are cleaning up their firewall rule bases with FireMon’s advanced and automated Traffic Flow Analysis, Rule Usage and Hidden/Shadowed Rule report features. With in-depth analysis and automated reporting functionality, users can analyze traffic patterns, identify hidden rules that pose security and compliance risks, and eliminate obsolete rules that impact performance. The detoxification process allows users to reduce complexity associated with firewall management, improve security and achieve compliance with major regulations such as the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS), Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), and standards and policies from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC). On Sept. 23, Secure Passage is hosting a free “Detoxify Your Firewalls” webinar that will demonstrate how the clean-up process works and feature a live question-and-answer forum.
“The Deepwater Horizon drilling rig incident provides an excellent metaphor for the toxic state of thousands of enterprise firewalls today. The explosion and subsequent oil spill resulted from years of poorly managed changes and events, leading to a catastrophe that will now take years to correct. Years of poor firewall management practices are now causing security and compliance catastrophes that will also take years to fix as well,” said Jody Brazil, Secure Passage president and CTO. “Our customers are using FireMon to proactively manage change, which allows them to avoid problems, prevent security and compliance messes, and keep firewalls running at peak performance levels. Our Detoxify Your Firewalls webinar will demonstrate how they are doing it.”
The webinar will demonstrate how customers have prevented security and compliance problems by using FireMon to correct problems associated with rule usage, traffic flow and hidden rules. Feature sets and benefits highlighted in the webinar are:
- Traffic Flow — used to automate analysis of traffic patterns and lock down overly permissive rules
- Rule Usage — used to identify rule behavioral issues
- Hidden/Shadowed Rule Reports — used to identify hidden or shadowed rules
To learn more about how you can get your firewalls into prime health to better enforce security and ensure compliance with leading regulations, including but not limited to PCI DSS, HIPAA, NERC and NIST, register for Secure Passage’s webinar, Detoxify Your Firewalls, scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 23, from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. GMT for EMEA, and 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. EDT for the Americas.
- To register for the webinar, visit Detoxify Your Firewalls
- To read more about hidden/shadowed rules, rule usage and traffic analysis, visit the Secure Passage blog
- To read the latest Secure Passage white paper on firewall management, visit Firewall Cleanup White Paper
- To read an SC Magazine case study, visit Up Against the Wall: how Raymond James uses FireMon to manage its firewalls
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About Secure Passage
Secure Passage is a customer-focused company that brings innovative solutions to security management. The leading provider of firewall policy, risk and compliance management solutions, Secure Passage’s flagship product, FireMon, simplifies and automates the analysis of configuration and change management processes to enhance security, optimize performance and speed compliance reporting. FireMon analyzes changes and performs audits in real time; simplifies policy management; and enforces configuration governance across firewalls, switches, routers and other network devices. FireMon is the only solution on the market that can be customized to meet the unique audit and compliance reporting requirements for networks of all sizes while enabling IT organizations to do more with less effort. Enterprise-strength deployments of FireMon around the world support more than 35,000 security devices from vendors such as Cisco, Juniper, Check Point, McAfee and F5. For more information, visit Secure Passage.
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