Ensuring Compliance And Minimising the Cost of Audit Preparation



In an era of escalating cyber threats, maintaining firewall compliance with best practices and standards is a non-negotiable requirement for enterprises. Not only is it mandated by regular audits and is a crucial aspect of securing their digital perimeter, but it also carries several other benefits. These include ensuring business continuity, fulfilling ethical responsibilities to stakeholders and the community, and gaining a competitive advantage.

However, the journey towards achieving firewall compliance is fraught with challenges. It involves identifying and rectifying non-standard rules such as unused, shadowed, disabled, expired, risky, or permissive ones. Furthermore, organizations must be prepared to face a variety of audit processes, including firewall rule set reviews, vulnerability assessments, and policy change management.


Compliance Management:

Manually maintaining firewall policies for compliance is a challenging task. Opting for a centralised management solution can effectively solve this issue. It detects non-standard rules and enables optimisation actions. Additionally, its capability to generate on-demand compliance-readiness reports aids in adhering to various regulations and standards

Compliance Management with Opinnate:

Opinnate has emerged as the most comprehensive solution to the challenges of firewall management. It equips enterprises with a robust tool to navigate the complex landscape of firewall compliance in a structured, efficient, and repeatable manner, offering several key benefits:

Compliance Management with Opinnate
  • easy detection of rules that fall outside of defined compliance requirements, with the ability to view details at both executive and detailed levels.
  • several optimization actions that enterprises can undertake post-detection to enhance their security posture.
  • support for on-demand or scheduled compliance-readiness reports, ensuring organizations are always prepared for audits.
  • capabilities to address several regulations, such as HIPAA, standards like PCI-DSS and ISO27001, and best practices like NIST. 

Why Opinnate?

What are the differences?

  • All-in-one policy management 
  • No need for a management product from any firewall vendor
  • More use case scenarios for real needs  
  • Short deployment and enablement

Why are these good for you?

  • Lower TCO  
  • A comprehensive but simpler-to-use solution  
  • Less dependency to tools (Firewall management consoles, firewall analyzer)
  • Less resource usage