How to Painlessly Audit Your Firewalls in Three Easy Steps: An Introduction to Automated Firewall Auditing
Source: Skybox Security
Firewalls are the first line of defense for the business network. When the internet started to become a critical business communications tool, the firewall became the first line of defense. This began as nothing more than a router filtering packets. However, much has since changed. The internet has become the lifeblood of business in the information age and as business grows so does the required connectivity to the internet. Today organizations struggle to maintain highly complex firewall infrastructures. With limited resources and budget to address constant expansion and change, the only way to maintain the security of a complex network perimeter is through automated auditing.