Advanced Firewall Management
Enduring Protection for Your Infrastructure
Make Sure Your Firewalls Provide Maximum Protection Over Time
Firewalls are fundamental to your infrastructure security layers, but tend to lose effectiveness over time if not closely managed. CISO Global’s Advanced Firewall Management ensures your firewalls give you the same effective protection they did on day one.
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Know Your Firewalls Are Always Up-to-Date
Do my firewalls need to be PCI DSS or HIPAA compliant?
Compliance frameworks such as HIPAA, PCI DSS, and the GDPR require your firewalls to be properly configured, maintained, and aligned to your network as part of the security controls that help you establish a compliant security strategy. If you use an outsourced provider to take on your firewall management, you might want to investigate their level of compliance and expertise in these frameworks. CISO Global is a certified PCI QSA (Qualified Security Assessor) and specializes in compliance frameworks, including but not limited to PCI DSS, HIPAA, GDPR, CMMC, TPN, NERC CIP, and more. Our experts are very well equipped to help you meet and maintain compliance in every part of your environment.
You have internal experts, so why do you need AFM?
Technologists develop strengths and expertise specific to the demands of their environment. In most cases, firewalls are not on the list of daily tasks that must be completed to keep your systems up and running smoothly. Undoubtedly your teams have wide expertise. However, the level of firewall expertise required for ongoing patching, remediation, and potentially even reconfiguration is not likely on that list.
What if just one firewall slips through the cracks?
Current and diligent monitoring is required to keep even one firewall in good standing day after day. Most organizations have multiple, if not scores, of firewalls, so the chances are high that one or more of them will fall out of step with ever-changing systems without getting noticed. This can have implications for ongoing compliance requirements and put you at risk for a serious security incident., and it’s the rule– not the exception– that at least one firewall is typically out of date or misconfigured even at major corporations.
How often do firewalls really need to be reviewed?
The problem with getting your firewalls configured properly up-front, then focusing on other parts of your network, is that they do change over time and can lose effectiveness. Pulling your firewall information into our 24/7/365 Security Operations Center and working with teams in our Network Operations Center, CISO Global will provide regular reviews and assessments of your firewall configurations, ensuring they remain secure and compliant. If you aren’t keeping a daily eye on your firewalls, you could be missing something important.
If you wish to keep firewall management in-house, make sure that you have a firewall expert on your team. It will be essential to allow that expert to focus on firewalls and resist the temptation to make their functions multi-purpose. Specialization means working with tools daily, and it’s very difficult to stay on top of change management, certifications, etc. when one has to fight to do so in-between other tasks.
With CISO Global managing your firewalls, you‘ll know they’re always up-to-date and that you‘re getting the protection you need.
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