Firewall management solution
🔹 The role of the firewall in network security remains critical even as the network security landscape undergoes significant evolution and expansion. According to business demands, it becomes complex for traditional Network Security Roles and Responsibilities when organizations use new technologies like Cloud, Virtualization and DevOps. At the same time, parameters that bound traditional definitions of ‘firewall’ are subject to change as emerging platforms and devices acquire characteristics that were previously in the domain of traditional firewalls.
🔹 These challenges point to the need for effective and innovative solution called Firewall Management Solution that is useful for managing firewall rules and protocols. Which effective and useful features are provided for Security Team by Firewall Management Solution?
🔥 Optimizing Firewall Rules
When organizations use more than one firewalls from different vendors, they find the difficulties in managing duplicated and shadowed rules (partially or absolutely expire rules without using anymore).
Firewall Management Solution can do easy analysis of duplicated/shadowed rules by identifying which rules are outdated or which rules are redundant with cumulative usage severity and reduce policy complexity.
🔥 Policy Compliance & Audit Readiness
When we apply policies in firewall, here we’ve found that some rules are risky or failed for auditing process. Before auditors come to test, a kind of manual checking these rules that are validated or not with compliant items is a big challenge for security teams. Firewall Management vendors have made the solution to automatically check the policy validation process with these compliances such as SOX, NERC, PCI, ISO, FISMA. It depends on vendors which compliances can be provided.
🔥 Managing Multiple Vendors/ Types of Firewalls
When Security Teams have to make configuration changes in different firewalls, they need to get access each management console separately with examples ASA from FMC, Paloalto from Panorama and Fortinet from FortiManager. In Firewall Management Solution, engineers can add or re-configure policy from different firewalls just in one management console.
🔥 Access Path Analysis
In Firewall Management Solution, Access Path Analysis Feature can show that which devices and rules are matched in graphical presentation. Therefore, we can easily detect our applied policies in firewalls and whether they are effective to what range of devices. Moreover, it is easy to troubleshoot any network issue.
🔥 Firewall Policy Change
Security Teams must report change request form as business demands when they have to change policy configuration. Engineers usually fill up the impact on devices caused by changes prior to implementation. This is the normal process of a Change Request Form.
Firewall Management Solution can provide impact analysis recommendations before implementation to policy changes. Engineer can pre-learn the disrupted impact of every policy changes and prevent these
disruptions in service and security to keep network running smoothly.
⚡ As our NEX4 SI, we are providing a better solution in implementing Firewall Management Solution cooperating with our local distributors.
⚡ Moreover, NEX4 also provides User and Admin Awareness Trainings to get easier understanding in implementing this edge technology.
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