Security Policy Management

Managing security, network devices and policies has become a daunting task for organizations and system administrators to undertake. Due to the increasing need to ensure network security, demonstrate compliance across all business sectors and provide continuous documentation for auditing purposes, organizations end up facing highly complex, multi-device, multi-vendor and multi-platform environments.

Overview

Inadequate visibility and monitoring of such environments has an impact on the effectiveness of risk analysis, auditing process and change management of important devices such as firewalls, routers, switches and load balancers. To keep up with these challenges, cybersecurity teams are under pressure to perform resource-intensive operations with several different tools and procedures required to maintain the right balance between business continuity and security. As acquiring actionable information from the network infrastructure and meeting business and security requirements is a daily task, the automation of these complex operations and the demand to centrally manage them has developed into an absolute necessity.

Characteristics

Our Security Policy Management solutions share the following minimum characteristics:
Visibility
Security policies enforced on devices are monitored, providing proactive, real-time and reactive advantages to the organization to gain back control across diverse, multi-platform environments
Compliance
Continuous adherence to compliance, guaranteeing accountability to organizational policies and industry regulatory standards
Proactive Risk Management
Policies and revisions from the devices are analyzed, to alert administrators of any violation occurring within the organization
Powerful Reporting
Real-time information about your organization’s security posture is provided through scheduled or ad-hoc reports regarding every single policy or configuration change

Features

Compliance & Auditing
Security policies and configuration are retrieved from the monitored devices and are analyzed comparing them against internal or other standards such as PCI DSS. Automatic recommendations for review are provided to optimize security and to sustain compliance. Accountable auditing is achieved by keeping automatic audit trails of all network security changes
Automatic policy generation
To limit allowance of unwanted and unnecessary traffic coming from permissive rules, the policy can be optimized with recommendations of rule replacements. Selected rules are monitored for any desired duration and log data is analyzed to offer more accurate replacement rules
Reporting
With unrivaled reporting capabilities, administrators can gain detailed visibility of their network; for instance, custom queries that can be created to locate any rule and object within the policies and generate official documentation of the results
Policy Management
With a centralized single pane of glass, security policies and revisions are kept in a repository to be retrieved and compared with each other in order to display any changes

Deployment

Drawing from our ever-growing expertise, developed through our Technology Risk Solutions and Managed Security Services (MSS) divisions, we first assess your organization’s needs based on your existing infrastructure, network architecture, applications and systems’ setup. Once we have a well-rounded understanding, we proceed by proposing the best-suited Security Policy Management solution that fits your environment.

Remaining Secure

Our suite of post-deployment services is designed to offer further enhancements to your network, systems and applications, as follows:

Maintenance & Support

Integration with ClearSkiesTM NG SIEM-as-a-Service

Full-fledged 24/7 Managed & Security Log monitoring

This solution comprises part of the “Test & Assess’’, ‘’Design & Implement”, ‘’Monitor & Respond’’ and ‘’Consulting’’ phases of our Information Security Continuum (ISC).