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Best practices in firewall management


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This webinar will give you an insight into the best practices for firewall management that every organization must follow. In this presentation, we help you understand:

a. Firewall - an overview
b. Dos and don’ts of using Firewall
c. What Seqrite has to offer to compliment the protection offered by Firewall

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Best practices in firewall management

  1. 1. Best Practices in Firewall Management - Sabu Thaliyath
  2. 2. Introduction to Firewall • In the front of perimeter-level defence • Works mostly on ports and IP addresses
  3. 3. Be Specific •Default policy must be Deny All •Be specific in firewall rules i.e • Open only the port you need open • Allow only the IPs that you need to give access to
  4. 4. Access Control • Keep the responsibility/authority to change firewall with only 1 or 2 admins
  5. 5. Have a change request policy • How the requests would be received ? • Approvals required
  6. 6. Add description • Every rule must have a description
  7. 7. Expiry date • Keep an expiry date for user requested rules • Remind the user when expiry date is nearing
  8. 8. Backup • Take periodic backups of your firewall
  9. 9. Periodic Review • Clean up expired rules • Remove redundant or duplicate rules
  10. 10. Manage from central location • Cloud based management would help
  11. 11. Compliment firewall • Compliment the firewall with other security products – Intrusion Prevention System, Endpoint Security
  12. 12. Thank You 12