Firewall Feud Lunch & Learn

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FireMon is surveying security pros across the country about their biggest challenges with firewall policy management. Join FireMon in a city near you as their experts reveal the top answers and share firewall management best practices for tackling them head on! Why Running Multiple WordPress Firewalls is a Bad Idea (wpwhitesecurity.com). Technology › Apple hack exposes flaws in building apps behind 'Great Firewall' (japantoday.com).

WEBINAR: The Impact of Firewall Sprawl

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Register >> Network firewalls have long been established as the ubiquitous first line of defense for every organization’s network security strategy. Sprawling deployments of firewalls and other security devices that increase complexity, cost and risk. Security teams and business leaders alike need to understand the impacts of sprawl and how a strategic solution delivering visibility, intelligence and automation can help organizations: Overcome complexity.

Kicking the Tires: Verisign DNS Firewall

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Cognitio has been evaluating the new Verisign DNS Firewall along with its Recursive DNS service for the last several weeks. Our bottom line conclusion: Integration of the Verisign DNS Firewall into an existing environment couldn’t be more seamless, configuration and management are a breeze, and it delivers immediate benefit to the security posture of any environment. For more information on the DNS Firewall and other Verisign Security Services check out their website: [link].

Which firewall security management solution is best for your needs?

IT Toolbox

Which firewall security management solution is best for your needs? IT Central Station is a crowdsourced enterprise tech reviews

Euroclear automates firewall rule management with AlgoSec

Computer Weekly

Post-trade back-office process provider has made the management of firewalls more efficient through security management software

Cisco uncorks 26 security patches for switches, firewalls

Network World

Cisco has bundled 25 security advisories that describe 26 vulnerabilities in Cisco NX-OS switch and Firepower FXOS firewall software. While the 26 alerts describe vulnerabilities that have a Security Impact Rating of “High,” most –23 – affect Cisco NX-OS software, and the remaining three involve both software packages. Also see What to consider when deploying a next generation firewall. |

Cosentry Takes Managed Security Services Beyond Firewall

Data Center Knowledge

Cosentry Security Services Midwest managed services provider beefs up portfolio of offerings following two data center acquisitions this year Read More.

Why firewalls are not recommended for securing SCADA systems

Tech Republic Security

SCADA systems need to be secure, yet according to one expert, firewalls are not up to the task, and should be replaced with Unidirectional Security Gateways. Learn what to look for in a USG

How have network firewalls evolved?

Network World

Firewalls have become ubiquitous across the enterprise IT landscape because of their proven ability to stop bad traffic from entering corporate networks and protect a company’s most valuable assets. So how have firewalls evolved over the years and what are the latest trends in firewall security

5 ways to create a secure firewall

Tech Republic Security

Firewall management can be a complicated and risky process if not performed carefully. Here are five tips to help you build a successful strategy

Azure Storage Account Networking: When to Use Firewalls and Service Endpoints

Linux Academy

Recently, when building content for one of my upcoming courses, Microsoft Azure Architect Technologies – Exam AZ-300 , I found the Microsoft documentation wasn’t immediately clear on the exclusivity of Storage Account Firewalls, and Service Endpoints. Storage Account Firewalls.

How can you harden your human firewall? Use creative and pragmatic tactics in your awareness program

Forrester IT

We consistently get inquiries with clients asking us about the trends and effective ways to create cyber security awareness within their organisation.

Spending On Application Security Tools To Grow Over 16% Annually

Forrester IT

Security and risk decision makers are spending more on application security and increasing deployment of application […]. application security web application firewallsHackers go after web applications because they are typically the most vulnerable. In fact, web application was the top data breach type, accounting for almost one in five confirmed data breaches, according to Verizon’s 2018 Data Breach Investigations Report.

The best enterprise level firewalls: Rating 10 top products

Network World

You need a network-security tool that examines the flow of packets in and out of the enterprise, governed by rules that decide whether that flow is safe, malicious or questionable and in need of inspection. You need a firewall. Recognizing that you need a firewall is the first – and most obvious -- step. The next crucial step in the decision-making process is determining which firewall features and policies best-suit your company’s needs.

Cisco warns a critical patch is needed for a remote access firewall, VPN and router

Network World

Cisco is warning organizations with remote users that have deployed a particular Cisco wireless firewall, VPN and router to patch a critical vulnerability in each that could let attackers break into the network. How edge computing can help secure the IoT. The vulnerability is in the web-based management interface of three products: Cisco’s RV110W Wireless-N VPN Firewall, RV130W Wireless-N Multifunction VPN Router and RV215W Wireless-N VPN Router.

5 open source alternatives for routing/firewall

Network World

These open source products deliver simple routing and networking features, plus they are combined with security functionality, starting with a basic firewall and possibly including antivirus, antispam and Web filtering.

Palo Alto Networks: Proactively Averting Cyber Attacks

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It''s important to utilize every form of security to get closer to proactive prevention. Their trifecta of Next Generation Firewall, Threat Intelligence and Advanced Endpoint Protection, can be the key to proactive mitigation of the cyber threat. By Charles Hall.

What is a firewall? How they work and how they fit into enterprise security

Network World

Firewalls been around for three decades, but they’ve evolved drastically to include features that used to be sold as separate appliances and to pull in externally gathered data to make smarter decisions about what network traffic to allow and what traffic to block. What is a firewall?

Are next-generation firewalls legacy technology?

Network World

A few years ago, next-generation firewalls (NGFWs) came out of nowhere to become a network security staple. These devices combined traditional L3/L4 packet filtering with deep packet inspection, IPS, and other network security services along with knowledge about users and applications. This broad functionality packaging changed the network security paradigm—everyone needed, or at least wanted a NGFW at the perimeter or within the internal network.

The best enterprise level firewalls: Rating 10 top products

Network World

You need a network-security tool that examines the flow of packets in and out of the enterprise, governed by rules that decide whether that flow is safe, malicious or questionable and in need of inspection. You need a firewall. Recognizing that you need a firewall is the first – and most obvious -- step. The next crucial step in the decision-making process is determining which firewall features and policies best-suit your company’s needs.

What to consider when deploying a next-generation firewall

Network World

Firewalls have become ubiquitous across enterprises over the past decade, but the combination of new and varied access methods combined with increasingly sophisticated attacks has forced network operators and security professionals to constantly evaluate their defenses. MORE AT NETWORK WORLD : What is a firewall? +

Cisco discloses PIX firewall, IOS software security holes

Network World

Cisco has warned of a high priority security hole in its IOS software that could have let attackers snatch memory contents from a variety of products that could lead to the disclosure of confidential information. Specifically Cisco said the vulnerability is due to “insufficient condition checks in the part of the code that handles [Internet Key Exchange] IKEv1 security negotiation requests.

Video: How an IoT firewall can protect your smart office from cyber-attacks

Tech Republic Security

Leon Kuperman, CTO of CUJO IoT Security, why your small business and home office needs a firewall, and why your ISP can't protect you from bad IPs, phishing links, and sites loaded with malware

4 tools for managing firewall rules

Network World

Firewall devices are only as good as the hundreds, or even thousands, rules that govern them. Misconfigurations, unused rules and conflicting rules can cause firewalls to fail in their crucial missions. Firewall security management products can help security managers monitor compliance, orchestrate device policies, optimize rules and manage firewall changes.

How OPM Could Have Avoided the Data Breach

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Recently, a data breach at the Office of Personnel Management ( OPM ) demonstrated once again the vulnerability of data and how even when an organization has seemingly deployed the right tools, security holes can be exploited to gain access to highly sensitive information. While the initial intrusion mostly impacted Department of Homeland Security ( DHS ) personnel, it was first detected in September, and it took DHS seven months to conclude their investigation.

Review: 5 open source alternatives for routers/firewalls

Network World

Plus, they are combined with security functionality, starting with a basic firewall and possibly including antivirus, antispam and Web filtering. Open source software offers an economical and flexible option for deploying basic home, SMB or even enterprise networking. These open source products deliver simple routing and networking features, like DHCP and DNS.

Justifying your investment in the people and awareness side of security

Forrester IT

Investment into changing security culture and behavior via security awareness and training (SA&T) , if done correctly, has the ability to transform your security team’s function and reach. Changing the culture around security […].

Cisco touts next-gen firewall gear for midsize installations

Network World

Cisco is coming out with four next-generation firewall boxes aimed at giving smaller organizations protection that is better sized to their needs and engineered to minimize performance hits as additional security services are turned on. The devices make up a family called the Cisco Firepower 2100 series and are built around dual, multi-core processors.

Cisco starts patching firewall devices against NSA-linked exploit

Network World

Cisco Systems has started releasing security patches for a critical flaw in Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA) firewalls targeted by an exploit linked to the U.S. National Security Agency. The exploit, dubbed ExtraBacon, is one of the tools used by a group that the security industry calls the Equation, believed to be a cyberespionage team tied to the NSA.

Face-off: Cisco vs. Fortinet for enterprise firewalls

Network World

Firewalls have been on the front lines of network security for 25 years. Today, two of the top enterprise firewalls are Cisco’s Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA) and Fortinet’s Fortigate, according to reviews by users in the IT Central Station community. Cisco’s answer is Cisco Security Manager (CSM). Over time they’ve evolved beyond simple packet filtering to take on a wider and deeper variety of tasks to block modern threats.

Fight firewall sprawl with AlgoSec, Tufin, Skybox suites

Network World

New and innovative security tools seem to be emerging all the time, but the frontline defense for just about every network in operation today remains the trusty firewall. They aren’t perfect, but if configured correctly and working as intended, firewalls can do a solid job of blocking threats from entering a network, while restricting unauthorized traffic from leaving. The problem network administrators face is that as their networks grow, so do the number of firewalls.

Fight firewall sprawl with AlgoSec, Tufin, Skybox suites

Network World

New and innovative security tools seem to be emerging all the time, but the frontline defense for just about every network in operation today remains the trusty firewall. They aren’t perfect, but if configured correctly and working as intended, firewalls can do a solid job of blocking threats from entering a network, while restricting unauthorized traffic from leaving. The problem network administrators face is that as their networks grow, so do the number of firewalls.

Microsegmentation – Secure Your Internal Network

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The problem is that threat actors are able to get through the castle gates (firewalls) and once in, are able to evade the castle guards (IPS). Since 2000, secure networks have been built by segmenting traffic at the switch port level from server to server, radically limiting east-west traffic.

How Google reinvented security and eliminated the need for firewalls

Network World

It had the typical defensive security posture based on the concept that the enterprise is your castle and security involves building moats and walls to protect the perimeter. Without much of a detailed business plan or cost/benefit analysis, Google execs gave the green light to an ambitious project aimed at totally reinventing the company’s security infrastructure. SAN FRANCISCO -- In some ways, Google is like every other large enterprise.

Outbound Traffic Filtering | Roadmap to Securing Your Infrastructure

Linux Academy

This is filtering provided at the network edge by a firewall with rules (ACLs) restricting what internal users are allowed to access. Some firewalls have the ability to filter by an application (layer 7 firewalls), but we’re going to concentrate on standard packet-filtering firewalls and their capabilities. Review Your Firewall Logs to Find Infections. Now that outbound filtering is enabled, we can review firewall logs for blocked outbound traffic.

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