Shaul Efraim

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Managing access to confidential information and application resources via firewalls is the foundation of network security, and firewall audits are central to any mature network security process. However, relying on security and network experts to review rules across multiple firewall zones and different firewall products is proving to be costly and ineffective. Few will dispute that when it comes to network security, automating best practices to reduce operating costs, complexity, human error, and streamline processes is a good thing. However, in what we call the age of Continuous Compliance - brought on by the reality that point-in-time audits done hastily to meet reporting deadlines rarely - if ever - deliver any security or compliance benefits once that point in time has passed, automation becomes more than just good.  It becomes essential. Case in point: a Nove... (more)

Network Security Operations in an Increasingly Application-Centric World

Using technology to break down corporate silos within IT is not a new concept, but seeing it in action is a testament to the power technology has to transform business. One area of IT that is currently undergoing such a transformation is network security operations. Over the past few years, complexity has been the catalyst for automating critical facets of network security operations. Having reaped the benefits that come with automating outdated manual processes, administrators have found that a deeper challenge exists: network security operations as whole must evolve in order to... (more)