Cybersecurity Policy Assessment

99% of firewall breaches through 2023 will be due to firewall misconfigurations, not firewall flaws, according to Gartner research. Companies typically implement basic capabilities and postpone setting up many features that maximize protection. Most organizations don’t fully implement the capabilities of their Next-Generation Firewalls, leading to gaps in security.

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Why policy audits & best practice assessments matter

Adopting the built-in features of our Next-Generation Firewalls reduces network security risks. The Firewall Policy and Best Practice ­Assessment identifies opportunities for remediation, enabling you to:

  • Reduce re-work and change requests due to misconfigurations.
  • Ensure you’re on top of your configurations and avoid receiving urgent calls about misconfigurations at the eleventh hour.
  • Build confidence in your controls through visibility.
  • Quickly understand where to focus your security team’s efforts.
  • Regular assessments can help your network administrative team prioritize tasks to address deficiencies.

The Assessment consists of several parts: the assessment itself, a ­Security Policy Capability Adoption Heatmap, and an executive summary. The Best Practice Assessment is a focused evaluation of your adoption of security configuration best practices for Next-Generation Firewalls or network security ­management, grouped by policies, objects, networks, and devices.


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Benefits of a policy audit & best practice assessment

  • A quick and easy assessment that provides a barometer of your security implementation.
  • Understand how to better protect your network by looking deep into your security policy adoption.
  • Cleanup unused rules and objects
  • Cleanup permissive rules
  • Validate key settings
  • Adopt a unified policy format
  • Improve your security team’s efficiency by following easy-to-action recommendations.

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About IOvations

IOvations provides enterprises across the eastern United States with network security, data security, cloud security, and host-based security solutions that are practical and relevant to your business risk profile. With a staff of IT security experts and over 100 years of combined experience, IOvations can help you span the IT lifecycle with a complete security engagement plan that will deliver best-in-class solutions and practices for network security, data security, cloud security, and host-based security requirements.