Configuration Review - Firewalls & Routers Industry Sector: Media and Telecommunications
Source: Information Risk Management
Firewalls aim to provide organisations with reliable security at the network perimeter; however each firewall must be properly configured in order to allow and disallow network traffic accordingly, in a manner sensitive to business needs. Poorly configured firewalls can be overwhelmingly damaging to the security of an organisation - lax ingress rules may provide multiple vectors to attackers on the Internet, while lax egress rules may provide avenues for unauthorised command and control connections from the Internet and exfiltration of intellectual property and confidential data. IRM's firewall configuration review provides an unbiased assessment of an organisation's firewall deployments and the traffic that is currently permitted and denied through the organisation's networks.