NSPM for Large Enterprises
Network and Security Policy
Management (NSPM) serves not only as a fundamental network and security
responsibility, but also as a business enabler by regulating access to
applications for hundreds and thousands of users and devices on an ongoing
basis. Manual handling of such a large scale task is not attainable, and
therefore many large enterprises have rightly invested in commercially
available NSPM automation technologies. Despite these investments, large
enterprises still struggle to achieve efficient NSPM automation. The main
reasons for this are:
Difficulty of achieving seamless
NSPM across multi vendor, multi technology and multi cloud platform networks
Many large enterprises rely on multiple firewall vendors, utilize micro-segmentation technologies, and manage both public and private cloud platforms. In such environments, achieving birds-eye-view visibility, easy-to-apply rule optimization features, and a single policy change framework that ensures compliance to corporate security policies are challenging
Deployment and management
It is widely known that deploying NSPM
automation solutions can take anywhere between 6 to 18 months to fully
complete. This is due to the dependencies on other technologies for acquiring
existing policies, large computing and storage requirements, and the difficulty
of verifying compliance with corporate policies.
Also, in operation, tasks such as rule optimization,
decommissioning IPs, unified policy management across multiple different access
control technologies (from firewalls to microsegmentation, cloud firewalls to
micro services), setting up new servers or cloning new servers in different domains can be overwhelming and can consume significant amount of time to run.
Keeping up with business changes and new threats
Teams that are incharge of policy management are
overwhelmed by the new policy change requests coming from business owners and
security teams. Automation technologies do not properly address issues such as
exception requests for rules that violate corporate policies, time based
temporary policies, compliance requirements, devops requests and others.
Compliance & Audit Readiness
Ensuring compliance with relevant regulations for the entire rule base is an enormous task. In large enterprise environments, business availability and agility take priority, and security practices are expected to support these priorities rather than hinder them. The compliance and audit preparation capabilities of automation tools should be flawless, and not every automation
Smart NSPM Automation with
Opinnate is an intelligent and lightweight end-to-end
NSPM solution designed for large enterprises with operational efficiency in
mind. The platform addresses critical use-cases across multi-vendor,
multi-technology, and multi-cloud platform networks, with intrinsic compliance features that automate and address compliance requirements from the outset.
Opinnate has been designed to shorten the deployment window to days and weeks, while minimizing computing and storage resource requirements by up to 90%. Using Opinnate, IT teams and companies can lower operational costs and improve cyber resilience, and ensure compliance in a matter of weeks
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