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Have The ‘Use-By’ Dates On Your Firewall Rules Expired?


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Asher Benbenisty, Director of Product Marketing, looks at why it is essential for enterprises to take an application- centric approach to firewall rule recertification, and shows how to simplify and automate this challenging process

We’re all familiar with the use-by dates on food packaging. They tell us when foods, especially those with fresh or perishable ingredients, could pose a health risk if we eat them after the use-by date has expired.

But when was the last time you checked the use-by dates on the firewall rules that are in use across your network? Outdated and obsolete rules pose a significant risk to the health of your network, and in many cases can cause costly breaches or compliance violations. But in many organizations those obsolete rules are still hanging around like an old jar of pesto at the back of your fridge.

Why recertification...(continued)

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