5 Strategies to Improve Firewall Management

5 Strategies to Improve Firewall Management






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  • 5 Strategies to Improve FirewallManagement:How to Automate Operations, SimplifyCompliance Audits and Reduce Risk
  • Agenda • Introduction to AlgoSec • A Look at Today’s Complex Network • Strategies to Improve Firewall Management • Next Steps • Q&A2
  • Meet our Panelists Kevin Beaver, CISSP Nimmy Reichenberg Information Security Consultant VP of Marketing & Business & Author Development Principle Logic, LLC AlgoSec3
  • AlgoSec Introduction • The Leader in Network Security Policy Management • Award Winning Security Management Suite • 800+ customers in 45 countries. 13 of the Fortune 50 • Fast growing - 95% growth in 2011 • Technology Partners include Check Point, Cisco, Juniper, Fortinet, Palo Alto Networks, Blue Coat, HP, CA • “Obsession” for Customer Satisfaction4
  • About Kevin Beaver• Information Security Consultant • www.principlelogic.com• Author • Some of my books include:5
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  • Issues I See in My Work• Lack of audits• Mostly manual• No processes• Minimal oversight7
  • Network Complexity is Increasing Know what Know how you’ve got Next-Genit’s at risk Virtualized Firewalls Data Centers Implement policies/plans All network firewalls eventually Enforce Refine and with repeat technology8
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  • Strategy #1:Assess the risk ofthe firewall policy
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  • What exactly canthe bad guys see?
  • Logic and Reasoning
  • Generallack ofaccountability
  • Strategy #2:Maintain optimized firewall rulesets
  • Logic and Reasoning
  • Strategy #3:Manage firewall changes
  • One mishap is worth hundreds of thousands of dollars…19
  • Visibility Control Automation Sustainable & Repeatable Process20
  • ROI for Automating Firewall Change Management Annual Savings - $700K 3-Year Savings - $2.1M21
  • Strategy #4: Keep up with therules and regulations
  • How is your business impacted? HIPAA/HITECH Know how it’s GLBA at risk SOX Implement policies/plans PCI DSS State breach notification laws Enforce Refine and International laws with repeat technology23
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  • We’re compliant, therefore we’re secure25
  • Strategy #5:Prove wherethings stand
  • The BIG Oversight Technical issues Operational Issues27
  • Your auditorwill be therewaiting… 28
  • Know your compliance status… immediately and at all times!2929
  • Summary
  • The Magic Formula Know what Know how you’ve got it’s at risk Implement policies/plans Enforce Refine and with repeat technology31
  • Automation is Key32
  • Kevin’s Information My website: principlelogic.com/resources My blog/videos: securityonwheels.com/blog My audio programs: securityonwheels.com My books: Let’s Connect: @kevinbeaver www.linkedin.com/in/kevinbeaver33
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  • Next Steps and Q&A • Firewall Management: 5 Challenges Every Company Must Address http://pages.algosec.com/five_common_challenges.htm • Trends in Firewall Configuration – Measuring the holes in Swiss cheese (Research by Prof. Wool) http://arxiv.org/abs/0911.1240 • Firewall Management ROI Calculator http://www.algosec.com/resources/roi_calculator/ • Evaluate the AlgoSec Security Management Suite AlgoSec.com/eval35
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