“Firewalls and other security solutions are in place and we are protected” is one of the biggest Cyber-Myths.
Research from Gartner suggests that, by 2020, 99% of firewall breaches will be caused by simple firewall misconfigurations, not flaws. Not just misconfiguration which leads to major security problems, unpatched or poorly maintained security products are also a major threat to the organization.
Even though organizations are investing thousands of pounds in the best-of-breed security products like Next-Gen Firewall’s, UTM, Web and Email Gateways, by not managing and configuring them correctly, the likelihood of a successful cyber-attack increase exponentially.
Maintaining good firewall configurations is a difficult challenge for even the most experienced network administrator. Even a single firewall misconfiguration can result in a devastating impact on the organization, network availability, or regulatory compliance issue. With the increasing firewall rule base, it is difficult for any IT team to examine firewalls effectively and manage firewalls to ensure that the organization network is protected and in compliance.
Right tools for the job!
While the security products are vital to secure the network and data but these are merely a tool. Most SME’s do not have the right skill set to ensure that the product implemented is configured and setup to the best of the products abilities and industry practices.
We have designed a unique consultancy service offering called “FireSecure” to ensure that Next-Gen Firewall / UTM devices are Audited, Reported and Secured by our highly skilled network security experts. FireSecure offers comprehensive auditing, detailed reporting, and consultancy-led remediation services.
Below is the highlights of device auditing process:
Comprehensive Firewall Auditing
Compare configurations to industry best practices
Identify policy violations that can lead to security breaches
Review security configuration
- Device Access Policies
- Password Management
- Firewall Rules
- Content Filters
- Ant-Malware / Anti-Spam Policies
- Intrusion Prevention Rules
- Anti-Spoofing Protection
- Web Application Firewall (WAF)
- Logging and Reporting
Identify unused rules or redundant firewall policies to simplify security configuration
Identify gaps in compliance
Audit report would contain following key elements:
Comprehensive information for all non-compliance configuration objects
We offer consultancy-led remediation with below features.
Understand, discuss and prioritize configuration changes:
Develop an Implementation Schedule:
- Security Performance
- Minimal downtime
- Proper rollback strategy