Firewall Audit

Firewall Audit

Enterprises today have deployed highly complicated infrastructure components upon which organizational applications are hosted. Whether it is on-premises or in the cloud, typical network topology consists of several firewalls to provide network layer defenses. Our unique firewall rule optimization service offers your organization a specialized team of network engineers who can help organizations fine-tune their firewalls.

Enterprises today have deployed highly complicated infrastructure components upon which organizational applications are hosted. Whether it is on-premises or in the cloud, typical network topology consists of several firewalls to provide network layer defenses. Our unique firewall rule optimization service offers your organization a specialized team of network engineers who can help organizations fine-tune their firewalls.

Our Offerings

1. Firewall Rule Cleanup

Over time, network specialists implement a large number of changes to enterprise firewalls, making it highly sophisticated. This results in significant amounts of redundant, shadow, and unused rules as well as neglecting dormant rules that could potentially leave the firewall insecure. Attackers can exploit these misconfigured firewalls to gain access to potentially sensitive applications and data. Cleaning up firewall rules can be very complicated and time-consuming. Our senior network engineers have developed a set of tools and methodologies to tackle these misconfigured firewalls and bring them to a hardened state.

Our approach

  • Understanding the network topology and conducting a baseline rule assessment using automated tools that are configured to use industry standards such as NIST to establish compliance level. The baseline tool can also be customized to meet any unique standards required by our clients.
  • Identify non-compliant firewall rules requiring remediation with input from the network, application, and security teams.
  • Develop an execution plan for remediation activities, which would include phases of remediation plans, log analysis, establishing SWAT teams to triage, and remediate any application impacts.
  • Schedule, execute, and monitor for application impacts, if required, invoke SWAT teams to address the impact.
  • Once optimization is completed, perform follow up compliance assessment and, if required, repeat the cycle.
  • The final report will be provided to stakeholders.

Our Offerings

1. Firewall Rule Cleanup

Over time, network specialists implement a large number of changes to enterprise firewalls, making it highly sophisticated. This results in significant amounts of redundant, shadow, and unused rules as well as neglecting dormant rules that could potentially leave the firewall insecure. Attackers can exploit these misconfigured firewalls to gain access to potentially sensitive applications and data. Cleaning up firewall rules can be very complicated and time-consuming. Our senior network engineers have developed a set of tools and methodologies to tackle these misconfigured firewalls and bring them to a hardened state.

Our approach

  • Understanding the network topology and conducting a baseline rule assessment using automated tools that are configured to use industry standards such as NIST to establish compliance level. The baseline tool can also be customized to meet any unique standards required by our clients.
  • Identify non-compliant firewall rules requiring remediation with input from the network, application, and security teams.
  • Develop an execution plan for remediation activities, which would include phases of remediation plans, log analysis, establishing SWAT teams to triage, and remediate any application impacts.
  • Schedule, execute, and monitor for application impacts, if required, invoke SWAT teams to address the impact.
  • Once optimization is completed, perform follow up compliance assessment and, if required, repeat the cycle.
  • The final report will be provided to stakeholders.

2. Firewall Rule Change Governance

It is imperative to keep firewall rules tight and compliant to avoid the lengthy maintenance process that follows. Change approvers often do not always understand firewall change requests and require a second opinion to ensure that the rule requests conform to security standards. Our network security analysts can help keep a close eye on firewall change requests to ensure they do not compromise the security of the network. Our firewall governance service plugs into organizations change management process, enabling us to provide the following value-added services.

Our approach

  • Review firewall rule design based on client’s network topology
  • Assess the security risk associated with the rule
  • Ensure compliance to policies and standards
  • Maintain network security.
 
 

2. Firewall Rule Change Governance

It is imperative to keep firewall rules tight and compliant to avoid the lengthy maintenance process that follows. Change approvers often do not always understand firewall change requests and require a second opinion to ensure that the rule requests conform to security standards. Our network security analysts can help keep a close eye on firewall change requests to ensure they do not compromise the security of the network. Our firewall governance service plugs into organizations change management process, enabling us to provide the following value-added services.

Our approach

  • Review firewall rule design based on client’s network topology
  • Assess the security risk associated with the rule
  • Ensure compliance to policies and standards
  • Maintain network security.
 
 

3. Firewall Audit for Compliance Requirements

Most of the industry-standard audit requirements require the organizations to have a minimum firewall best practices. As a part of PCI DSS standard audit requirements, we offer the services to perform a firewall audit and remain compliant with the standards.

3. Firewall Audit for Compliance Requirements

Most of the industry-standard audit requirements require the organizations to have a minimum firewall best practices. As a part of PCI DSS standard audit requirements, we offer the services to perform a firewall audit and remain compliant with the standards.

Our strengths

Our senior security & network engineers have developed a set of tools and methodologies to tackle misconfigured firewalls and bring it back up to a hardened and secure state. A specialized team of Network Engineers with an exceptional track record in providing the best firewall services will be your new support system. We have extensive experience with major vendors like Cisco, Checkpoint, Juniper, Palo Alto, and Fortinet.

Our strengths

Our senior security & network engineers have developed a set of tools and methodologies to tackle misconfigured firewalls and bring it back up to a hardened and secure state. A specialized team of network engineers with an exceptional track record in providing the best firewall services will be your new support system. We have extensive experience with major vendors like Cisco, Checkpoint, Juniper, Palo Alto, and Fortinet.

KEY BENEFITS

  • Reduces unwanted firewall complexities
  • Improves and optimizes the network performance
  • Ensures continuous compliance
  • Streamline the audit preparations

KEY BENEFITS

  • Reduces unwanted firewall complexities
  • Improves and optimizes the network performance
  • Ensures continuous compliance
  • Streamline the audit preparations

GET IN TOUCH

 

+1866-837-0773

[email protected]

GET IN TOUCH

 

+1866-837-0773

[email protected]