FireMon Extends Network Security Monitoring to Cloud Service Infrastructure

Offers Industry's Only Solution Providing Visibility Into and Control Over Both AWS and OpenStack Platforms

OVERLAND PARK, KS--(Marketwired - Nov 20, 2014) - FireMon, the industry leader in proactive security intelligence solutions, today announced expanded network security monitoring capabilities for cloud services, including Amazon Web Services (AWS) and OpenStack Icehouse.

The FireMon Security Intelligence Platform is the industry's only solution offering comprehensive analysis and reporting of network security configuration change for both the AWS and OpenStack platforms, with support available to all customers in the current FireMon Security Manager (version 7.3) solution.

As recognized by leading industry analysts, organizations continue to rapidly adopt leading cloud-based services -- in particular AWS and OpenStack -- driving demand for supporting solutions that allow for management of related network security controls.

With end-user organizations ultimately responsible for oversight of security management within such environments, not cloud services providers themselves, practitioners require advanced capabilities to address their evolving deployments.

"The challenge of securing data that lives outside traditional boundaries of control for network security teams is complex; risks are expanded, while control and visibility are reduced," said Jody Brazil, CEO of FireMon. "Extending security monitoring from traditional security infrastructure to include cloud assets is a critical first step, providing FireMon customers with a single pane of glass to ensure proper enforcement across all of their environments."

With the ability to provide detailed visualization of both traditional and cloud-based controls, along with detection and reporting of related firewall rule changes, FireMon is the only solution that supports today's real-world hybrid enterprise architectures.

FireMon's State of the Firewall 2014 Survey found that close to 60 percent of today's practitioners believe that traditional and next-generation firewalls will play a crucial role in securing cloud services.

As analysts at Gartner note in their Nov. 2014 report Implementing Effective IaaS Cloud Security in Amazon Web Services: "Many organizations expect that the cloud provider that they want to do business with will implement the exact same control patterns and implementations they have chosen on-premises; this is a fallacy."

Among the specific capabilities FireMon Security Manager provides in support of AWS and OpenStack are features including:

  • Centralized, integrated security infrastructure analysis across traditional and cloud-based network controls from a single pane of glass

  • Detailed policy visualization for VPC and Tenant instances, as well as configuration change notification for AWS and OpenStack environments

  • Ongoing audit and validation of related network security policies, including for required standards compliance (e.g., PCI DSS)

  • Verification of rule set and policy conformity with established network security best practices

For additional information about the FireMon State of the Firewall 2014 Survey see the Future of the Firewall blog series:

About FireMon
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