SC Magazine UK - 5.10.13
You've been breached: Who should be held accountable?
With the ever increasing threat of cyber crime knocking on one's door, many large organisations are reliant on IT security teams to protect their vast network from attack... But what happens when a breach has occurred? Can an individual be held accountable, or is fair to put the responsibility entirely on to your security team?
Wall Street Journal - 5.2.13
FireMon Named to Homeland Security Today's Rising 10 of 2013
FireMon, the leading provider of security management and risk analysis solutions, today announced that it has been named to Homeland Security Today's Rising 10 of 2013. Recognizing the "Innovators and Game Changers" who serve the federal sector, FireMon was selected to represent the "Continuous Monitoring" category based on the company's industry-first capabilities in continuous assessment of security infrastructure policy and risk posture.
GCN - 4.16.13
6 steps to secure systems for sequester
“We do not see any immediate impact” on cybersecurity, said Jody Brazil, president and CTO of FireMon, an enterprise security management company. “In [the Defense Department] we see no impact whatsoever; cybersecurity is still a priority. In the other agencies it is less certain.”
Out-Law.com - 4.12.13
Businesses should make project managers accountable for the security of project technology, says US CTO
"For an outside attacker gaining access to protected resources, ultimately the board room is going to be held accountable," Brazil said. "They will want to push responsibility down through [their] organisations to the people requesting change [to technologies or systems]. That person should be held accountable and responsible for the security failures of those systems in the same way that they would be held responsible for the financial failure of a project."
Security Week - 4.11.13
Obama Budget Invests in Cybersecurity
"In the physical sphere the U.S. is proud to have the best trained and best equipped fighting force in the world," Brazil said. "This must be our mission in the cyber sphere as well and backed with real resources immune to budget battles. Technology can be used to better optimize the process and procedure of an active cyber defense, and can focus resources to ensure that most effective use of that budget. But in the end, technology can assist in analysis, but can never replace trained analysts.
Dark Reading - 3.8.13
Five Ways To Better Hunt The Zebras In Your Network
"If the firewall is doing its job and dropping traffic, and you trust the technology that you have purchased, why are we focusing all of our attention on the traffic that is being dropped and not on the traffic that is getting through?" Brazil says.
Network World - 3.6.13
Firewalls: The security tool we love to hate
Jody thinks that there are some common myths around firewall management that need to be debunked. In fact, look for more on that from Firemon soon. But among these Jody says Firemon's own research shows that most attacks are not due to inadequate firewalls or the technology being obsolete. Most of the time it is due to misconfigurations that lead to successful breaches.
Network World - 3.4.13
Products of the week 3.4.13
Product name: Security Manager Version 7.0
Key features: Enables security and operations teams to more effectively identify, understand and manage changes in security posture – in real-time. New capabilities include Continuous Assessment, Best Practice Modeling and Business Process Standardization. It is the first security and policy management platform to support the OMG’s BPMN 2.0 standard. More info.
IT Security Pro - 3.1.13
FireMon VP discusses the latest firewall management – and audit 'what-if' – features
FireMon has taken the wraps off v7.0 of its Security Manager software, which is billed as allowing companies to improve their ability to identify, understand and manage changes in the security defenses.
With this in mind, ITSP caught up with Tim Woods, FireMon's customer technical services VP, for a rundown on the current state of play on security management.
Dark Reading - 2.27.13
Network World - 2.21.13
The Curse of Compliance
Many organizations now recognize this regulatory compliance conundrum and are responding with their pocketbooks. New enterprise investment in cybersecurity is now driving innovation in required areas like Advanced Malware Detection/Prevention (AMD/P, Damballa, FireEye, Sourcefire, and Trend Micro), big data security analytics (IBM, LogRhythm, PacketLoop, RSA Security, Solera Networks), and continuous monitoring (FireMon, Red Seal, Symantec).
Help Net Security - 2.21.13
Security Week - 2.20.13
SC Magazine UK - 2.20.13
Dark Reading - 2.15.13
More Intelligent Services Help Rein In Security Policies
Jody Brazil, president and CTO of network-device management firm FireMon, for example, likes to tell the story of one customer, a hosting provider, whose firewalls would seize up every week or so. The problem: Too many unnecessary and conflicting rules in their policies.
Professional Security - 2.12.13
Cyber audit comment
Bernard Zelmans, General Manager EMEA at IT security management product firm Firemon said: “Any initiative that helps encourages business executives to take proactive measures to identify what assets are at risk on their network versus reacting and patching after a breach has occurred can only be a good thing. In the US the Department of Homeland Security recently announced the continuous monitoring initiative and it’s encouraging to see similar initiatives being taken on a European level to add
USA Today - 2.11.13
Obama expected to issue cybersecurity executive order Wednesday
F. Ward Holloway, Vice President of Business Development at FireMon, says he will be supportive of Obama's order if it amounts to a "concrete action plan to help reduce and eliminate breach events" that are occurring daily and receiving more public attention. "Specifically, there needs to be a commitment to moving to a proactive versus reactive network security posture," says Holloway. "The technology already exists to do this."
Dark Reading - 2.5.13
U.S. Energy Department Hack Exposes Employee, Contractor Information
A remediation plan would be a good step forward to Richard Towle, head of federal markets at FireMon.
“If not for a troubling history preceding this incident, this report could be seen as an opportunity to improve," Towle says. "If classified information was truly not compromised, the organization could use what was taken to inform themselves about risks in the “reach-ability” of critical assets and associated access vulnerabilities."
Security Week - 12.27.12
Channelnomics - 12.19.12
Is Firewall Management Set for Growth Spike?
The well-established and saturated firewall market has been a channel mainstay that has enabled partners to create entire practices and build out service revenues for decades.
But a lesser known derivative springing from the firewall market is the growing niche of firewall management. And while it remains relatively small and specialized, increasing network complexity coupled with a more sophisticated spate of threats, promise to give the market a swift upward boost.
Network World - 12.10.12
Products of the week 12.10.12 - Security Manager Version 6.1
Key Features: Access Path Analysis allows Security Manager customers to proactively predict and forensically record network packet flow and obtain detailed path analysis for more effective risk analysis and better informed remediation activities. FireMon Insight combines a Web-based Dashboard with a new FireMon Query Language to enable an ability to visualize the current state of network and security configuration.
Channelnomics - 12.7.12
FireMon Expands Risk Mitigation Capabilities
Access Path Analysis complements FireMon’s Risk Analyzer, which sniffs out potential risks in an organization’s network. Access Path enhances risk management by tracing the potential traffic routes, identifying the weakest links and providing guidance for redirecting to more secure avenues.
Kansas City Business Journal - 12.7.12
IT World - 11.8.12
As Windows gets safer, old vulnerabilities still have bite
Putting sophisticated hackers aside, having systems on your network vulnerable to aged and well-worn exploits also makes your organization a target to the much larger population of opportunistic attackers, as well," said Matt Dean, the chief operating officer at the security firm FireMon. “Many of the attacks we see are more about (attackers) finding things that can be exploited, and that they know how to exploit than they are about targeting a specific company,” he said.
LANline - 11.6.12
IT-SA 2012 - Security-Management im Fokus
Firemon etwa bietet mit dem Security Manager 6.0 Risikoanalyse und -bewertung, Konfigurationsmanagement sowie Durchsetzung und Auditing von Netzwerkgeräten wie Firewalls, Routern, Switches und Loadbalancers. Das Tool nutzt verteilte Datenkollektoren und soll in Echtzeit die Auswirkung von Veränderungen beispielsweise an Policies identifizieren, einzuschätzen und korrigieren.
Channelnomics - 10.30.12
FireMon Embeds Security in SDN
“The biggest challenge in network security today is matching the pace at which new threats are launched, morphed, and adapted. Existing network security controls are often an ineffective countermeasure, largely because manual configuration is time-consuming, and the management information necessary to correctly react is locked in disconnected systems,” said Jody Brazil, president and CTO of FireMon. “While SDN presents a great opportunity for rethinking connectivity it is also an opportunity to
Dark Reading - 10.15.12
BYOD: Filling The Holes In Your Security Policy
Companies need visibility in two ways: They need to know what devices employees have and how those devices affect their risk, says Matt Dean, chief operating officer at FireMon, a security management software company. "You want to manage and control the risk that you're exposed to, so if a mobile device shows up on your wireless network, you understand what risk it poses to your network," he says.
Dark Reading - 10.9.12
What An Executive Order On Cybersecurity May Mean For Enterprises
Threats are increasing and becoming more targeted and aggressive, says Matt Dean, COO of security vendor FireMon.
"Certainly part of that response for most organizations are the people who prepare for, detect, and respond to threat activity," he says. "Skills in network risk assessment, application security, and forensic analysis continue to be in very high demand. As organizations shift from a reactive mode to a proactive security stance, skills in assessing network posture and application v
Channel Pro - 10.1.12
Network World - 9.11.12
CSO Online - 8.13.12
Consumer friendliness forces trade-offs in cloud security
Matt Dean, chief operations officer for FireMon, agreed, saying that he often sees corporations make security compromises in Internet-enabled business applications. 'They are constantly balancing security with usability, the ability to access this data when and where people need to,' Dean said.
IT Europa - 8.8.12
Azlan expands its offering in UK
Azlan, the enterprise networking business unit of Computer 2000, has added FireMon’s range of network security solutions to UK VARs.
FireMon’s solutions enable enterprise and public sector customers to assess vulnerabilities and to defend networks from external threats.
The value-added resellers and managed services providers in the UK will be offered the company’s analysis and policy and configuration management solutions, as it says.
Channel Pro - 8.8.12
FireMon gets on board at Azlan
The agreement with Azlan is the US firm’s first UK distribution deal. Mark Corrigan, head of enterprise and Access Networking at Azlan says the new signing complements its existing vendor relationships "very well indeed". He says: "For our customers addressing the enterprise and public sector markets, security and policy management is a growing opportunity.
CRN - 8.8.12
FireMon grabs onto Azlan’s mane for UK assault
US-based firewall management vendor FireMon has appointed its first UK distributor eight months after touching down on this side of the Atlantic.
FireMon has granted Azlan access to its full range of network security solutions, including its recently launched FireMon Security Manager 6.0.
SearchNetworkingChannel.com - 8.6.12
Selling next-generation firewalls: Overcoming resistance, challenges
Well-entrenched and decades old, the traditional firewall market is undergoing dynamic changes driven by demand for mobility, virtualization and cloud. Users need next-generation firewalls to handle these complexities, but they are resistant to change. Channel partners will find great sales opportunities if they can help their customers understand the need for next-gen appliances.
IT Security Pro - 8.2.12
FireMon says Olympics creates a unique challenge for IT security professionals
The Olympics may be allowing a large number of people to work from home over the weeks of the Games, but Juan Lyall, EMEA channel manager with FireMon, says that it also creates a number of challenges for the IT security staff in their organisation, who may be inadvertently opening the corporate computer platform to an attack.
The Firewall - 7.26.12
Computing - 7.26.12
eWeek - 7.26.12
SC Magazine UK - 7.24.12
Channel Pro - 7.24.12
Breaking the channel mould with Firewall Management
Firewalls are a mature technology and yet their administration has evolved very little in two decades... ...poor firewall management defeats the purpose of change by ineffectively controlling access and limiting visibility; poor management also increases the cost associated with security management. Changes in general, whether to a firewall, router, application or any other part of the IT infrastructure...
Network World - 7.18.12
Security Week - 7.18.12
Niagara Vulnerabilities Put Office Buildings, Airports, Hospitals at Risk
The Department of Homeland Security, through its Industrial Control Systems Cyber Emergency Response Team (ICS-CERT), issued a warning last Friday about security vulnerabilities in the Tridium Niagara AX Framework, a popular software platform that integrates various control systems and devices and allows them to be managed over the Internet.
The VAR Guy - 7.16.12
FireMon Security Manager Deemed 'McAfee Compatible
Security management and risk analysis solutions specialist FireMon announced its flagship security policy and posture management solution, Security Manager, has been designated “McAfee Compatible” for its integration with McAfee Firewall Enterprise V8.
Dark Reading - 7.16.12
4 Reasons Why IT Security Needs Risk Management
If IT security departments want to truly meet the risks posed by today's advanced threats, they need to get more scientific with how they develop their strategies. Because based on the breach statistics and malware infection rates, the old methods aren't even close to adequate, security experts warn.
CSO Online - 7.9.12
The new perimeter
CSOs are mixing an assortment of technologies, approaches and policies to shore up defenses on the changing corporate boundary...
...FireMon key to Accor's policy administration.
Computer Weekly - 6.27.12
The Firewall - 6.18.12
Security Park - 6.13.12
Network World - 6.11.12
Products of the week 6.11.12
Product name: Security Manager Version 6.0
Key features: The first security policy and posture management solution that fully integrates comprehensive risk analysis with configuration management, enforcement and auditing of network devices like firewalls, routers, switches and load balancers. Gives enterprises the visibility to understand the scope of business vulnerability and prioritize the proactive defense of critical assets. More info.
SC Magazine - 6.1.12
Security Week - 5.31.12
IT Director - 5.30.12
IT Analysis - 5.30.12
Help Net Security - 5.30.12
CRN - 5.29.12
FireMon Updates its Security Posture Management Platform
FireMon has rolled out the next rev of its security management and risk analysis platform. FireMon Security Manager 6.0 provides extended capabilities around risk analysis, configuration management and policy enforcement, plus the auditing of firewalls, routers, switches, load balancers and other devices on the network. The net result is a high level of visibility into overall network security and the defense of critical assets.
Dark Reading - 5.25.12
PR Inside - 4.17.12
Channelnomics - 2.2.12
Beyond Vendor Growth Reports
FireMon, the firewall management vendor spun-off from security integrator FishNet Security, reported 50 percent year-over-year sales growth in 2011 that propelled it to profitability. It also reported a “dramatic” growth in new customers.
CRN - 1.5.12
Channelnomics - 11.30.11
FireMon Redefines Risk to Lock Out Hackers
Risk Analyzer’s approach is different from many conventional vulnerability scanners and risk management platforms that assess exposure based on the number of vulnerabilities and unpatched systems. It differs from conventional penetration testing tools, which are designed to find holes regardless of their likelihood of being exploited.
Yahoo! Finance - 11.30.11
CRN - 11.30.11
FireMon Unveils Network Security Analyzer
Risk Analyzer crawls through a corporate network building a chart of the network systems that malware would travel through -- firewalls, switches, routers, proxies and intrusion detection and prevention systems. With the model, the tool presents a risk score that a company can use to determine whether subsequent actions taken actually decrease risk.
Reuters - 11.30.11
CRN - 4.25.11
FireMon Buys Risk Analysis Firm, Plans To Add Government VARs
The acquisition will give FireMon a leg up over its competition with access to Saperix's risk analysis software, designed to quantify risk for enterprise organizations by generating accessible graphs that clearly identify the most critical threats attacking the company's network and subsequently the most effective security measures to combat them.
Channelnomics - 4.22.11
FireMon Shows Benefit of Differentiation
Perhaps 10 years from now the security world will mention FireMon in the same breath as Symantec, McAfee and Trend Micro. The spinoff of mega-integrator FishNet Security, already in growth mode, is spreading its wings further with the acquisition of privately held Saperix Technologies.
Dark Reading - 4.20.11
Yahoo! Finance - 4.19.11
Marketwire - 4.19.11
Kansas City Business Journal - 4.19.11
FireMon buys Saperix Technologies
Software developer FireMon LLC has acquired a small technology company, Saperix Technologies, to help beef up its existing computer security products.
SC Magazine - 12.8.10
Computer Weekly - 10.21.10
White Paper: Firewall Cleanup
Firewalls are designed to provide access control. Although there is risk associated with any access, by limiting what access is permitted the risk is limited and understood and can be evaluated against business need to effectively justify the risk.
Computer Weekly - 9.21.10
White Paper: Firewall Economics
"There are three main processes that drive the firewall administrator’s responsibilities – the periodic changes made when adding, modifying, or removing rules from the rulebase, the ruleset audits and reviews in concert with security and compliance efforts, and log monitoring and review associated with forensics work."
Government Technology - 9.21.10
SC Magazine - 9.7.10
CRN - 7.27.10
ChannelWeb - 6.21.10
Network World - 3.16.10
IT Analysis - 3.4.10
Secure Passage launches new firewall & network device policy solution - FireMon 5.1
Secure Passage, the leading provider of firewall policy, risk and compliance management solutions, today announced the release of FireMon 5.1. This latest version in the FireMon eVolution line extends the already in-depth analysis and compliance capability of the FireMon platform, helping customers increase operational efficiency.
IT Backbones - 3.3.10
Secure Passage and F5 Team Up to deliver FireMon Support for F5 BIG-IP Devices
Secure Passage, a provider of innovative security management solutions, today announced FireMon support for F5 BIG-IP solutions through the F5 Networks' Technology Alliance Program (TAP). By partnering with F5, the global leader in Application Delivery Networking, Secure Passage gains access to F5 technology solutions and resources, maximising the value of deploying the companies' products together.
IT Analysis - 2.24.10
Secure Passage Launches FireMon Nexus Online Community
Secure Passage today announced the launch of FireMon Nexus, available at https://nexus.securepassage.com/. FireMon Nexus is the industry's first online community bringing together the brightest network engineers to collaborate, create and share security and compliance extensions (downloadable plug-ins) for FireMon, the leading firewall and network device management and analysis solution.
IT Backbones - 2.9.10
TMCnet - 12.23.09
Demand Spikes for Firewall Management Applications
Data security is top of mind of most IT administrators in a never-ending battle against cybercriminals. A report released earlier this year, “Unsecured Economies: Protecting Vital Information” by Purdue University’s Center for Education and Research in Information Assurance and Security and sponsored byMcAfee, revealed that cybercrime may have cost businesses on average $4.6 million from data and intellectual property exposure in 2008.
Kansas City Business Journal - 10.30.09
SC Magazine - 10.1.09
Secure Passage FireMon v5.0
We were very impressed with the out-of-the-box compliance reports, including PCI analysis and risk reporting, such as risky rule analysis. The out-of-the-box capabilities are also complemented by the users' ability to add custom policy reports based on specific policy requirements or unique compliance or analysis requirements.
ChannelWeb - 8.18.09
Secure Passage Takes Charge of Firewall Management
Why You Should Care:
Few customers are prepared to manage a barrage of complicated security policies required by compliance mandates. That's where Secure Passage comes in.
There are firewall and network vendors. And then there are vendors that manage firewall and network policies. Secure Passage does the latter.
SC Magazine - 8.17.09
Network World - 7.14.09
Secure Passage boosts firewall monitoring
Secure Passage is adding life-cycle management of firewall rules to its firewall analysis software, creating a way to avoid bloated and redundant rules that can slow performance.
FireMon 5.0, called eVolution, keeps track of the workflow needed to request, create, verify and correct rules. It can remind firewall administrators of rules that are due to expire and perhaps need to be deleted.
internetnews.com - 7.14.09
Enterprise Software Looks to Ease IT Management
Even technologies that aren't new may not be simple to deploy. Enterprise IT managers have known since at least the year 2000 that personal firewalls need to be buttressed by enterprise firewalls.
Enterprise firewalls aren't easy to manage, however.
Dark Reading - 5.27.09
Secure Passage Offers Free Firewall Auditing Tool For PCI
Secure Passage, the leading supplier of firewall policy, risk and compliance management solutions, today announced Secure Passage Firewall Auditor, an application that enables IT administrators to quickly and easily evaluate firewall configurations, policies and rules for security and compliance.
Preach Security - 5.1.09
Firewalls, Firewalls Everywhere
As you may have noticed - people have stopped talking about firewalls. Of course, it could be because they've effectively become a commodity item and there aren't many differences in them anymore... at least none that make you go "Wow, that's cool!" -that is until one day you look and you have several hundred of them because they've multiplied like rabbits.
Kansas City Business Journal - 4.21.09
Secure Passage sees revenue jump 161 percent
Secure Passage LLC’s revenue spiked 161 percent in the first quarter from the same period last year, a sign that the company’s aggressive growth plans for 2009 may be materializing.
TMCnet - 4.9.09
FireMon Conquers 'Out of Control' Firewall Policies: Secure Passage CTO
Secure Passage provides security analysis and compliance solutions. They recently announced FireMon, an automated security analysis and compliance solution for firewalls, routers and switches. Its fully automated functionality delivers substantial ROI by reducing the number of resources needed to perform analysis and audit processes.
Kansas City Business Journal - 4.7.09
Secure Passage names Brazil as president, chief technology officer
The Overland Park-based company said in a Tuesday release that Brazil would lead policy-setting and strategic direction as Secure Passage ramps up growth, maneuvers through a changing security solutions market and handles rising global demand for its flagship FireMon software package, which manages companies’ network security policies.
eChannelLine - 2.27.09
Most firewall policies out of control, too complex
A survey of 253 IT network, firewall and security executives from Fortune 1000 companies found that poor firewall management practices are creating security gaps, compliance violations, substandard firewall performance and premature device purchases.
eWeek - 2.25.09
eWeek - 2.25.09
Lowering the Cost of Security
In this eWeek podcast hosted by Mike Vizard, Secure Passage CTO Jody Brazil talks about the need for a more intelligent approach to managing diverse sets of firewall technologies.
CIO Germany - 2.24.09
Network World - 2.24.09
Dark Reading - 2.24.09
Channel Insider - 2.23.09
Innovating a Secure Passage
Gary Fish isn’t interested in creating the next greatest security vendor with his creation, Secure Passage. But the company that he spun off five years ago from his integration business, FishNet Security, may provide a lesson for other solution providers seeking to differentiate themselves from the rest of the marketplace.