FireMon Achieves 5-Star Rating in SC Magazine Review of Policy and Risk Management Solutions

Security Manager, Policy Planner and Risk Analyzer Lauded as "the Ultimate Policy and Risk Management Tool"

OVERLAND PARK, KS--(Marketwire - Jun 7, 2012) - FireMon, the leading provider of security management and risk analysis solutions, today announced that its Security Manager, Policy Planner and Risk Analyzer solutions received 5 stars in SC Magazine's 2012 Risk & Policy Management Group Test.

In the review, Dr. Peter Stephenson, technology editor for SC Magazine, celebrated the FireMon product suite as a "powerful and robust tool that offers a lot of risk and policy management functions." According to Stephenson, "This product attacks risk on two fronts. First, the risk analysis engine determines possible attack paths into the network, as well as uses penetration test results to provide a full-scale score based on risk level." He added that Security Manager's integrated Policy Planner also "offers a full, change management workflow that enables administrators to simulate proposed access changes to measure possible risk before the changes are implemented and rolled out."

Stephenson noted that in "using Security Manager, administrators can run assessments of device configurations against industry best practices and compliance standards, and then the product will offer recommendations for policy cleanup and other options." Additionally, he cited that FireMon users "can run instant reports based on regulatory and compliance standards providing deep insight to ensure regulations are met and compliance is maintained." Overall, Stephenson recognized Security Manager for having "lots of power" and for being "full-featured."

"Earning the 5-star designation from SC Magazine validates FireMon's continued commitment to delivering advanced security management solutions that help simplify increasing network complexity, and combat the ever-changing threat landscape," said Jody Brazil, President and CTO of FireMon. "And we're not resting on our laurels, as we recently announced Security Manager V6.0. Enterprises can now -- for the first time -- automate the management of security policy, identify critical assets at greatest risk and visually map the vulnerable paths through the network. This delivers an unprecedented ability to prioritize protection and remediation efforts."

About FireMon
FireMon provides enterprises and government with security management software that gives them deeper visibility and tighter control over their network security infrastructure. The FireMon solution set -- Security Manager, Policy Planner, Risk Analyzer and BackBox -- enables customers to identify network risk, proactively eliminate those vulnerabilities and strengthen security throughout the organization, and reduce the cost of security operations and compliance. Together, they create a highly-effective and consistent solution for efficiently managing security operations. For more information, visit

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