FireMon launched FireMon Policy Analyzer, a free firewall assessment tool. It offers organizations a detailed diagnostic report outlining the health of a firewall policy, complete with best practices and recommendations to strengthen their security posture.
Jody Brazil, CEO of FireMon stated, “The potential for misconfiguring a firewall in a rapidly expanding organizational environment poses real risk to organizations today. Understanding firewall policy security posture and minimizing the potential for human errors when it comes to setting up and managing this complexity cannot be overstated.
The financial and reputational repercussions of a firewall compromise can potentially result in fines, lost revenues, lawsuits, and long-term damage to the health of the business. Visibility is key to identifying and addressing weaknesses in firewalls and other network security elements. With FireMon Policy Analyzer we provide organizations with an intuitive, powerful and insightful free tool to strengthen their operational environment almost immediately.”
According to Gartner, configuration mistakes are to blame for 99% of firewall and cloud security failures. Misconfigurations, particularly with regard to a company’s firewalls, are a well-documented cause of the widening cybersecurity gap. Small configuration errors and out-of-date rules can quickly accumulate, making it difficult to manage traditional rules-based firewall setups effectively as environments grow. If these errors are not found and fixed, they can lead to catastrophic network vulnerabilities.
Organizations can reduce security risks brought on by improperly managed firewall policies by using FireMon Policy Analyzer, which gives security teams a potent tool without the need for setup, installation, or specialized hardware. For typical firewall configurations, Policy Analyzer safely collects the necessary configuration data from a firewall, analyzes the firewall policy, and provides security posture results in seconds.