As part of your organization’s security policy management best practices, firewall rules need to be reviewed and recertified regularly to ensure security, compliance and optimal firewall performance. Firewall rules which are out of date, unused or unnecessary should be removed, as firewall bloat creates gaps in your security posture, causes compliance violations, and impacts firewall performance.
In the past, firewall rule recertification was often performed manually; an error-prone and time-consuming process. The new application-centric approach to firewall recertification offers an efficient, effective and automated method of recertifying firewall rules.
What’s in the whitepaper?
- Why firewall rules become redundant
- Managing/ removing unnecessary firewall rules
- What is the application-centric approach to firewall rule recertification?
- The importance of matching business applications to their firewall rules