Optimize Your Firewall Policy

AlgosecFirewalls have been around for over 20 years. In our experience, most environments are running firewall security policies that are at least ten years old, and have been worked on by dozens of people over that time. One of the services that we offer is analysis of those firewall policies.¬†We use the industry’s leading product Algosec to fine tune and optimize your firewall environment. Every engagement we have been on has provided instantly actionable results. What we generally find:

  • 30% to 40% of firewall rules in a policy are unused
  • 20% to 30% of rules can be combined
  • Unintended “risky” rules and “temporary” rules survive for years without being cleaned up
  • 50% or more of rules are not documented (big no-no for PCI)

A firewall policy optimization is less expensive than most organization think, and the results are always eye-opening. Contact Bridgian about running a 30-day analysis at info@bridgian.com