Technology overload threatens network firewalls
While it is perhaps the most basic security defense in the IT network toolbox, firewalls present the greatest challenges to today’s CISOs because of their ubiquitous nature. At least that is the finding in the sixth annual State of the Firewall Report recently released by FireMon, a Dallas-based software company that provides security policy management solutions for hybrid cloud enterprises. Its annual benchmark of current issues in firewall management says that a failure to abandon manual processes in lieu of automation by organizations that are already short-staffed and drowning in systems complexities is at increased risk of breach and attack.
According to Tim Woods, VP of Technology Alliances for FireMon, firewalls are not being managed effectively and that inherent technology bloat threatens security policy and procedure with unnecessary complexities that come in different shapes, sizes and forms.