Are Firewalls Becoming A Victim To Their Own Success?

Firewalls are the first line of defence for malicious information passing through a network. It is a very component in network security. However, like all security measures, the firewall depends on human error or lack thereof along with its configuration. To make sure the firewalls are working effectively, there must be regular Firewall Auditing so that the administrators can understand the working of the firewall better and also to make changes to it if required. Standards such as SOX, PCI-DSS and HIPAA, NERC have recently ensured a growing requirement for firewall audits. Other than these,however, firewall audits are important to catch the loopholes in your security and to know where the correction needs to be done. Over time due to the advancement in technology, there are always more and more threats to our security. This also results in various different configurations of the firewall to combat these threats.

Frequent and …