Discover more about the benefits of using AlgoSec to prepare for a firewall audit.
Firewall Rule Recertification – An Application-Centric Approach
As part of your organization’s security policy management best practices, firewall rules must be reviewed and recertified regularly to ensure security, compliance and optimal fir...
Firewalls Ablaze? Put Out Network Security Audit & Compliance Fires
The growing body of regulations and standards forces enterprises to put considerable emphasis on compliance verified by ad hoc and regular auditing of security policies and control...
Firewall Rule Recertification
In the past, the only way to recertify a rule was to manually review the comments field of each firewall rule. At a minimum, the comment should include the name of the original rul...
Tips for Firewall Rule Recertification
In this lesson, Prof. Wool examines some tips for including firewall rule recertification as part of your change management process, including questions you should be asking and be...
How AlgoSec Helps with Network Firewall Security:
Get visibility of the underlying security policies implemented on firewalls and other security devices across the network. Understand your network's traffic flows. Gain insights into how they relate to critical business applications so you can associate your security policies to their business context.
Enabling unused rules to be included in a policy goes against best practices and may pose a risk to the organization. The AlgoSec network firewall security management solution makes it easy to find and identify unused rules within your firewall policy.
Firewall rules support applications or processes that require network connectivity to and from specific servers, users, and networks. The AlgoSec AppViz add-on automatically associates the relevant business application that each firewall rule supports, enabling you to review associated firewall rules quickly and easily.
Each firewall vendor often has its own management console, but your network is made up of multiple devices from an assortment of vendors.
Simplify and reduce audit preparation efforts and costs with out-of-the-box audit reports for major regulations including PCI DSS, HIPAA, SOX, NERC, and GDPR.
Periodically auditing your network security controls are critical. Network security audits help to identify weaknesses in your network security posture so you know where your security policies need to be adapted. Firewall audits also demonstrate that you have been doing your due diligence in reviewing security controls and policy controls.
By building and implementing a micro-segmentation strategy, networks can be broken down into multiple segments and made safer against potential breaches by dangerous cybercriminals and hackers.
Your network firewalls are a critical part of many regulatory requirements. Ensuring that your network firewalls comply with critical regulations is a core part of your network security posture.
Following firewall rules best practices, you should periodically evaluate your firewall rules. Identify and consolidate duplicate rules, remove obsolete or unused firewall rules, and perform periodic firewall rule re-certification.