Many organizations overlook traffic-filtering routers as part of their security policy, but in doing so they have a gap in their security posture. Even if all of the firewalls are in place and working as they should, if a router is improperly configured, the entire network could be exposed. For a complete view of the security policy, organizations should also consider analyzing their routers, which oftentimes act just like a firewall.
In our latest Firewall Management 201 video, Professor Wool examines some of the challenges when it comes to managing routers and access control lists (ACLs) and provides recommendations for including routers as part of your overall security policy with tips on change management, auditing and ACL optimization.
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