Firewall Policy & Rule Optimization

Firewall policies are the heart of network security and to get the best out of the firewall rules, you need to plan extensively and optimize your firewall rules periodically. Firewall Analzyer is firewall policy planning and optimization tool which helps in the following.

  • Identify and rectify policy anomalies
  • Reduce overly permissive rules
  • Fine tune the existing firewall policies

The below given reports help deliver the policy planning and optimization capabilities of Firewall Analyzer.

Firewall Policy Optimization Report

Firewall policy anomaly reporting allows security professionals to identify and rectify anomalies in their firewall policies and thereby secure their networks from external IT attacks. These reports empower security administrators to optimize policies (Firewall rule management) and plug all security holes as well as optimize the performance of their firewalls. Firewall Analyzer offers an exhaustive set of Firewall policy optimization reports. The anomaly reports are:

  • Correlation
  • Generalization
  • Redundancy
  • Shadow
  • Grouping

Firewall Policy Optimization Report: ManageEngine Firewall Analyzer

Firewall Rule Suggestion Report

A smart firewall policy strategy requires a reduced use of overly permissive rules as these rules can be exploited by hackers to get into the network. Firewall Analyzer does not only identify overly permissive rules, but also suggests how to reduce these rules.

Firewall Rule Suggestion report: ManageEngine Firewall Analyzer

Firewall Policy Fine Tuning Report

Similar to overly permissive rules, any rule which is linked to "Any" or "All" services poses a threat to the network. Firewall Analyzer can identify these permissive services for a specific rule and also suggest appropriate changes to the rule. With this report you also get a list of used and unused objects linked to a specific rule, thus you can easily plan firewall policies and fine tune your rules by removing the unused objects.

Firewall Policy Planning: Network security policy reports Firewall Analyzer

With these network security policy reports, security administrators can efficiently plan and configure firewall rules. Download a free trial of Firewall Analyzer, optimize your firewall policies and secure your network.

Classification of firewall policy anomalies

Firewall policy anomalies can be classified as shown in the diagram below:

Firewall Rule Anomaly & Optimization

Apart from the above mentioned anomalies, Firewall rules optimization report also provides 'Grouping' anomaly report. Refer to the Configure Firewall Rules page to know how to configure firewall rules.


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