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Security Automation 101: Change Management and the Complexity Gap

by FireMon

Oct 16, 2019

Today's threat landscape is constantly evolving. Sophisticated cyber threats are becoming smarter and faster, leading to an increase in security breaches and unprecedented fines for noncompliance. Simultaneously, organizations are rushing to embrace digital transformation, driven by emerging technologies like mobility, cloud computing, large-scale virtualization, software defined networking, and the hyper connected Internet of Things. Yet, organizations worldwide face an inability to hire and retain skilled security professionals, putting additional strain on lean security teams and increasing their security risk.

The result is a complexity gap where emerging network and cloud technologies outpace security teams' ability to secure and manage their expanding enterprise perimeters. Organizations find themselves at a crossroads &emdash; they must ensure that security doesn't slow down innovation and that innovation doesn't compromise security. Closing the complexity gap at scale requires automation of network security functions to replace manual, error-prone processes, maintain regulatory and internal compliance, and reduce overall security risk. This will increase the efficiency and efficacy of security teams, drive business innovation, and improve the bottom line.

This eBook describes how the complexity gap is impacting organizations and the pivotal role network security policy automation plays in helping organizations reduce risk and enhance their overall security posture.