Are Your Firewalls Ready for Summer?

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Step #1 – Specify guaranteed service paths

Firewalls are designed to keep malicious traffic from entering our networks, but sometimes this can create roadblocks for legitimate processes that require access to a company's network. We need to make sure we don't cut off all access through our firewalls. It's just as important to continue to let the good traffic through as it is to keep the bad stuff out.

For firewall shape up, identifying guaranteed service paths is your baseline. This will ensure that you maintain access to key business operations and prevent you from potentially jeopardizing critical access when you optimize your rule sets. 

Beach season is officially here! If you want to spend more time this summer paying attention to the barbeque than your firewalls – then it's time to get your firewalls in shape! A bloated firewall rule set will slow down firewall performance and hide security issues, making it difficult to track down access violations and availability issues. That means more risk that you'll spend Saturday in the data center instead of manning the grill.

It might be too late to obtain six-pack abs before hitting the beach, but these six simple steps, provided by Skybox Security, will help guarantee you can relax this summer without worrying about your firewall.

Headquartered in San Jose, California, Skybox Security provides powerful risk analytics for cyber security, giving security management and operations the tools they need to eliminate attack vectors and safeguard business data and services. Skybox solutions provide a context-aware view of the network and risks that drives effective vulnerability and threat management, firewall management, and continuous compliance monitoring.


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