Managing Security in Distributed Networks

28 / 11 / 17 Network Security Amir Tabdili

Security management in today’s enterprise is like navigating the open ocean. You’re on an extended journey and any given day can bring smooth sailing, stormy seas or a rogue wave big enough to sink your entire network. Managing network security requires vigilance and a strong infrastructure. It also requires a sound security strategy.

For one, the advent of SIEM (security information and event management) solutions has relieved security teams from the burdensome task of manually combing through massive amounts of security logs. It also relieves them of the duty of aggregating event data and deriving meaning from it – basically, performing security analysis. And, thanks to offerings from a number of technology vendors that heavy lifting can now be automated.

Another important aspect of security management for distributed networks is being able to centrally view and manage policy across multiple firewall deployments. Manually configuring and updating policies for each firewall in each location isn’t feasible. The best solution? Utilize a centralized security management tool.

With the right network security tools in place, organizations can better anticipate security concerns and keep moving full steam ahead, safely and securely.