Posted on Mar 29th, 2010 by Ruvi Kitov

We recently had a chance to catch up with Greg Young, Gartner's research VP on Firewalls, and discuss the Firewall Policy Management market. Greg spoke about several topics:

  • Why has firewall policy mgmt become a challenge for companies today?
  • How effectively are companies handling firewall auditing and compliance requirements?
  • What can companies do to manage their network security operations more efficiently?
  • How can automated solutions be used to manage risk?
  • Are these issues also relevant for other parts of the network infrastructure?
  • What are the advantages of using business process automation for security change requests?
  • What is the role of firewall policy management, auditing and change automation solutions for MSSPs?

The result is a very interesting (IMHO) 34 minute video, with Greg talking about the topics listed above, as well as a segment featuring yours truly, sharing Tufin's vision and thoughts on this market.