FireMon, a provider of security management and risk analysis solutions, has recently revamped its Security Manager platform in order to provide extensive visibility and insight into the behavior of traffic on a network similar to what a flexible NetFlow solution does, as well as expanded analysis/reporting through a Web-based dashboard.
These newly added capabilities combined with FireMon's risk analysis and policy and configuration management further extend the company's unparalleled ability to strengthen both operational effectiveness and security posture in any enterprise environment.
"Security is no longer just about finding the proverbial needle in the haystack, it's also about using other sources of information to determine if what you found in the acres of hay is indeed a needle," said Greg Young, research VP at Gartner (News - Alert), in a statement.
Additionally, the company introduced a RESTful interface for Security Manager and a Device Pack Framework to allow for the rapid development of support for new and custom devices. The integration potential of the new interface also provides a gateway for FireMon innovations to be leveraged by and extended to benefit the level of security within next-generation network architectures such as software-defined networks (SDNs).
"A sole focus on security events and forensic information only tells you where someone chose to attack, not where you are actually vulnerable," said Jody Brazil, president and CTO of FireMon. “Additionally, the complexity of network and security configurations makes it difficult to accurately assess a company's security posture. While there is no silver bullet to stop compromise, understanding the behavioral dynamics between traffic -- both malicious and otherwise -- and security infrastructure is a proven way to greatly reduce exposure and significantly limit the potential damage from compromise.”
If you are looking for a product that can drive visibility while also streamlining operations, consider checking out the FireMon Security Manager Version 6.1 which is now available.
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Edited by Jamie Epstein