A Practical History of the Firewall – Part 4: The Next Generation
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by FireMon
1M ago
The Next-Generation Firewall Market Penetration of the Next-Gen Firewall The Platform The Future of the Firewall Book a Demo Jody Brazil CEO at FireMon As hardware and software performance improved, the difference in firewall performance between the different vendors became much smaller. While performance requirements didn’t lessen, the majority of firewalls could meet those requirements, and it became much less of a decision factor. The next battleground would be in capabilities beyond the traditional firewall. Part 1: Early Days Part 2: Value of Management Part 3: Performance Takes ..read more
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A Practical History of the Firewall – Part 3: Performance Takes Center Stage
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by FireMon
1M ago
The Rise of the ASIC The Appliance Becomes the Standard Security Goes Mainstream Book a Demo Jody Brazil CEO at FireMon By the early 2000s, proxies had lost, and stateful inspection dominated the market. As internet speeds increased and firewall adoption inside the enterprise increased, performance drove purchasing decisions. Enter Netscreen, the firewall appliance, and the Application-Specific Integrated Circuit (ASIC). Part 1: Early Days Part 2: Value of Management The Rise of the ASIC Similar to what Cisco built and sold for networking, Netscreen did for security. Netscreenintro ..read more
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A Practical History of the Firewall – Part 2: The Value of Management
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by FireMon
1M ago
The Check Point Policy Editor The Check Point Central Object Repository Central Logging Multi-Domain Management and OPSEC Cisco and the CLI were a Dominant Player Book a Demo Jody Brazil CEO at FireMon Check Point and stateful inspection firewalls won the early battle against proxy firewalls (Part 1: Early Days). It’s easy to suggest that it was all about the inspection technology, but that misses a key innovation of the Check Point solution: Policy Management. Stateful inspection firewalls winning out over the proxy competition in the mid-90s was due, in significant part, to ea ..read more
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A Practical History of the Firewall – Part 1: Early Days
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by FireMon
1M ago
Jody Brazil CEO at FireMon This is not a primer on firewalls, nor is it meant to represent a comprehensive picture of the history of the firewall. There are plenty of good resources that outline the history of the firewall, for example Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Firewall_(computing). There are also a significant number of people that deserve credit for the invention of the firewall that are not recognized in this series (if interested, here is a good story from Dark Reading: Who Invented the Firewall). My focus is on the commercial firewall and the market d ..read more
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FireMon’s Focus on Financial Services
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by FireMon
1M ago
FireMon’s Focus on Financial Services The Network Security Policy Management Your Institution Needs Compliance Made Convenient Cut Risks, Keep Confident Automate, Save, Secure Solutions That Evolve with Your Business Your Secure Future with FireMon Get a Demo With the vast amounts of sensitive data financial services organizations hold, including personal information, bank account details, and credit card numbers, it’s no surprise the financial sector is the second most targeted sector by cybercriminals after healthcare. Also, ever-evolving compliance regulations like NIST, PCI DSS, an ..read more
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Fueling Efficiency and Safety with FireMon
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by FireMon
2M ago
Fueling Efficiency and Safety with FireMon The High Stakes of Network Security in Oil & Gas The FireMon Approach: Fortifying Oil & Gas Cyber Networks Why FireMon Excels in Oil & Gas Engaging FireMon for Your Oil & Gas Enterprise Get a Demo In the sprawling landscape of the oil and gas sector, where high-value assets are scattered across critical infrastructure sites, safeguarding networks isn’t just important—it’s a colossal, continuous task. Cyber-attacks on these vital systems can lead to repercussions ranging from financial to environmental, with potential threats to ..read more
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Retail Cybersecurity: The Importance of Compliance and Risk Management
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by FireMon
2M ago
Retail Cybersecurity A Shift in Retail IT Security What’s at Stake? The Role of FireMon in Retail Cybersecurity Why Choose FireMon? FireMon: Built for Compliance Reporting Real-Time Compliance Management at Scale Advanced Asset Discovery In Conclusion Get a Demo In today’s digital age, cybercrime has become big business and no industry is immune. Retailers, in particular, are attractive targets due to large repositories of customer data and often inadequate security measures. Traditional retail metrics have often prioritized initiatives to maximize store performance over security, leav ..read more
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Network Security: A Top Priority for Healthcare Organizations
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by FireMon
3M ago
Why Act Now? Why Choose FireMon? How is FireMon Better Book a Demo Healthcare companies have a responsibility to protect sensitive patient data and ensure compliance with regulations like HIPAA. As a result, network security is a top priority for organizations in this industry. FireMon, a leader in network security policy management, offers solutions tailored to the needs of healthcare companies. Healthcare data is an attractive target for cybercriminals, who frequently launch ransomware attacks, data breaches, and other threats to steal valuable personal and medical information. At th ..read more
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Building a Privacy-Centric Organization with FireMon
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by FireMon
4M ago
How FireMon Can Help You Integrate Privacy into Your Business Foundation As organizations increasingly rely on technology to streamline operations and connect with customers, the need for robust privacy measures has become more critical than ever. Here at FireMon, we play a pivotal role in building a privacy-centric organization by seamlessly integrating privacy into the very foundation of your business.  Understanding the Privacy Landscape  Before delving into the specifics of FireMon’s capabilities, it’s crucial to grasp the current privacy landscape. Data breaches, cyber threa ..read more
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Empower Incident Response with Real-Time, Just-in-Time Alerts and Access
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by Cloud Defense Team
7M ago
Here at FireMon we have a bit of a different take on Cloud Security Posture Management. Cloud Defense was built from the ground up to support real-time security operations. Our goal, from day one, has been to help detect and remediate cloud security issues before they become cloud security problems. Although we support automated remediations, either via the console, ChatOps, or full automated, in many situations it makes more sense to manually review and fix something so you are less likely to experience an unintended consequence. For many issues this should be handled by the team that owns ..read more
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