In multi-vendor topologies the firewall policies may not be centrally managed since each vendor has its own management system. Firewall policy management process becomes a problem that need to be solved.
Apart from this, firewall policy management refers to the process of developing, implementing, and maintaining a set of rules and configurations that govern the behavior of a firewall.
A firewall is a security device that is designed to control and monitor incoming and outgoing network traffic based on predefined rules and policies.
Firewall policy management involves the following steps:
Defining a set of policies and rules that specify which network traffic should be allowed or blocked by the firewall.
This may include rules that limit access to specific services, block traffic from certain IP addresses or regions, or giving access to certain types of websites or services.
This means configuring the firewall to enforce the defined policies and rules.
This may involve configuring network interfaces, creating rule sets, and specifying logging and alerting settings.
Regularly monitoring and controlling the firewall logs and alerts to detect any anomalies or security threats and taking appropriate action to mitigate them.
Periodically reviewing the firewall policies and rules to ensure that they remain effective and making any necessary changes to reflect changes in the organization’s business or security requirements.
Making an effective firewall policy management process is critical for ensuring the security of an organization’s network and data assets, and for complying with industry regulations and standards.
Opinnate is a platform that enables managing all firewalls centrally no matter how many vendors or devices existing within the network.
By doing that it also integrates with internally developed security policies regarding firewall rules.
There is a corporate policy matrix within the system that can internally be created and viewed by IT security teams.
Policy implementation can be done automatically by the aid of the system.
It may be needed to monitor for certain firewall rules and logs to take several actions.
The system will be monitoring logs via the collector component and real time filtering be implemented for the needed actions.
Policy review becomes an easy process with the analysis made all the time and automatic implementation of analysis results.
Basic package that makes policy analysis and reporting easy
The package that also makes rule clean-up and optimization automatically.
End-to-end needs on policy management. From analysis to zero-touch automation.