Building Security into Your Cloud-First Business

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Key Terms Cloud Software, services, and databases that run on a shared infrastructure. Cloud-first The idea that organizations should try to run as many of their processes and workflows in the cloud as possible, only considering other environments after the cloud is ruled out as the most efficient option. Visibility ... Read More

Top 5 Network Security Challenges in 2020 and Beyond

There are a lot of theories about which network security challenge is the most important at any given time. The issue is highly subjective, particularly in this world of advocates, specialists, and vendors, who are each fixated on their particular piece of the puzzle. But in the end, what matters ... Read More

Network Vulnerability: It May Not Mean What You Think It Means

Key Terms Network vulnerability A flaw in computing environment or associated processes that can potentially be exploited by malicious actors. Context The circumstances around a vulnerability that shed light on its true nature Network risk assessment A process to gain understanding of the risks to critical systems and sensitive data ... Read More

Global SAAS Leader Chooses FireMon to Automate Network Security. Here’s Why.

In the age of clouds and hybrid clouds and multi clouds, effectively managing network and firewall policy and compliance isn’t a simple matter for any organization. The post Global SAAS Leader Chooses FireMon to Automate Network Security. Here’s Why. appeared first on FireMon ... Read More

Why Security Misconfiguration Are Higher During Covid-19

There are good reasons your IT security team may be looking a bit sleep-deprived. In addition to the stress of the COVID-19 pandemic everyone is facing, they’re also facing heightened risks to network firewall security as new external assets (websites, web portals, mobile apps and more) are provisioned to enable ... Read More

Automating to Prevent Security Misconfigurations During and After a Crisis

Security Misconfigurations in the Pandemic – and What to Do About Them Change has never been a friend of network security. Neither has complication. Right now, we have too much of both. The Covid-19 pandemic has resulted in an unprecedented shift to remote work, bringing an avalanche of new access ... Read More

Without automation, security gets harder during a business disruption 

FireMon’s 2020 State of Hybrid Cloud Security Survey found that 69.5 percent of respondents have a security team of just 10 people or fewer. And most manage both on-premise network security and cloud security. These teams are already bogged down with manual tasks at the best of times, so when ... Read More

API Access Lets Security Engineers Get Creative

Having out-of-the-box integrations with common tools and cloud platforms are critical enablers to security, but flexibility is important too. Most enterprises have multiple vendors across their infrastructure and want access to an open API so they build their own integrations. The post API Access Lets Security Engineers Get Creative appeared ... Read More

Risk Mitigation Requires Complete Visibility

You can’t fully mitigate risk without a complete picture of what you must manage. However, visibility is a moving target as new endpoints and devices are added to your infrastructure daily. To maintain full visibility of rapidly scaling and increasingly complex hybrid environments, you must be able to take a ... Read More

Digital Transformation and Cloud Migration Initiatives Shouldn’t Leave Security Behind

Digital transformation can be a nebulous term, but for FireMon customers, it typically means shifting workloads to the cloud and streamlining business processes. This transformation should emanate from the inside out and is not simply adding transformational technology at the edge or remotely. Strategic initiatives around digital transformation should contribute ... Read More