AlgoSec Presents Educational Whiteboard Video Series Focused on Firewall Management Challenges

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“Firewall Management 201 with Professor Wool” Examines Next-Generation Networks, Policy Management and Automating Change Workflows

Firewall Management 201 with Professor Wool

Recent research conducted by AlgoSec determined that internal processes present more risk to IT departments than external attackers, so it is imperative to understand these management challenges and consider some of the lessons in the videos.

AlgoSec, the market leader for network security policy management, today announced the launch of “Firewall Management 201 with Professor Wool,” an educational whiteboard video series focused on addressing common firewall management issues that is presented by Dr. Avishai Wool, CTO, AlgoSec.

Firewall Management 201 with Professor Wool” examines key issues and recommendations organizations should consider to improve firewall management in complex and evolving network environments. This lecture series is comprised of brief whiteboard videos that provide key “how-to” information for facilitating and improving network security management. Professor Wool provides tips for using next-generation and hypervisor-level firewalls without increasing administrative burden and risk and how to simplify and automate firewall change request workflows.

“iPhone, iPads, next-generation firewalls and security management automation solutions have greatly changed the way that IT departments should approach network security policy management,” said Avishai Wool, CTO, AlgoSec. “Recent research conducted by AlgoSec determined that internal processes present more risk to IT departments than external attackers, so it is imperative to understand these management challenges and consider some of the lessons in the videos.”

“Firewall Management 201 with Professor Wool” is a four-part video series, which includes the following lectures:

  •     Managing Firewall Policies in a Disappearing Network Perimeter – In this video, Professor Wool examines how virtualization, outsourcing IT services, remote workers and mobile devices have all played a role in dissolving the network perimeter and what IT departments can do to regain control.
  •     Next-Generation Firewalls: An Overview of Application and User-Aware Policies – In this video, Professor Wool examines next-generation firewalls and the granular capabilities they provide for improved control over applications and users.
  •     Next-Generation Firewalls: Whitelisting and Blacklisting Policy Considerations – In this video, Professor Wool examines the pros and cons of whitelisting and blacklisting policies and provides recommendations for policy considerations.
  •     Automating the Firewall Change Control Process – In this video, Professor Wool discusses the challenges of managing firewall change requests and discusses the benefits of automating the entire workflow.

Professor Avishai Wool is a network security innovator, having developed multiple patents and solutions to help organizations improve network security posture. He is an associate professor in the School of Electrical Engineering, Tel Aviv University, and holds a B.Sc. (Cum Laude) in Mathematics and Computer Science from Tel Aviv University, and a M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Computer Science from the Weizmann Institute of Science.

The first video in the series, “Managing Firewall Policies in a Disappearing Network Perimeter” can be viewed at http://youtu.be/e9F_AhCjA8k. Each of the subsequent videos will be released every two weeks and can be viewed at http://www.algosec.com/en/resources/whiteboard_videos.

About AlgoSec
AlgoSec is the market leader in network security policy management. AlgoSec enables security and operations teams to intelligently automate the policy management of firewalls, routers, VPNs, proxies and related security devices, improving operational efficiency, ensuring compliance and reducing risk.

More than 900 of the world’s leading enterprises, MSSPs, auditors and consultancies rely on AlgoSec Security Management Suite for unmatched automation of firewall operations, auditing and compliance, risk analysis and the security change workflow.

AlgoSec is committed to the success of every single customer, and offers the industry's only money-back guarantee.

For more information, visit http://www.AlgoSec.com.

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