SOFTWARE SECURITY

Partner of FireMon and DLT Solutions to provide public sector Agile Network Security Policy Management

businesswire | December 10, 2020

FireMon, the main organization security strategy the executives organization that brings visibility, control, nimbleness, and mechanization to enterprise cloud and half and half organization infrastructure, today declared it has signed with DLT Solutions, the chief government innovation solutions aggregator. The partnership will encourage FireMon's commitment to public sector clients, simplify purchasing for government agencies, and give DLT's channel partners access to its dexterous organization security strategy the board stage's full capabilities.

As government organizations move to the cloud and zero trust networks, they must oversee security policies over increasingly heterogeneous cross breed networks. Using FireMon, they can quicken their migrations with the certainty that they will stay secure and consistent even notwithstanding increasing rates of progress. Recently, FireMon was considered basic to public security by the United States Treasury, a world class designation which points to the significance FireMon solutions play to public sector customers.

"As the public sector continues its digital transformation to modernize aging systems and infrastructure, new network security considerations and risks are introduced," said Chris Wilkinson, president, DLT Solutions, a Tech Data company. "Adding FireMon's solutions to our cybersecurity portfolio provides our channel partners and their public sector customers with an agile approach to managing network security policy that helps secure our nation's most critical networks."

"As the move to the cloud accelerates, government agencies are challenged with securing complex hybrid networks and implementing zero trust architectures," said Andrew Warren, VP of Global Channel Sales for FireMon. "Working with DLT and its partners, FireMon lets them secure these networks seamlessly, without compromising agility or responsiveness."

About FireMon

FireMon is the only agile network security policy platform for firewalls and cloud security groups providing the fastest way to streamline network security policy management, which is one of the biggest impediments to IT and enterprise agility. Since creating the first-ever network security policy management solution, FireMon has delivered command and control over complex network security infrastructures for more than 1,700 customers located in nearly 70 countries around the world. For more information, visit www.firemon.com.

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"In early 2014, Anthem was a victim of an attack that exposed 80 million patient records. The breach, which came to light in February 2015, is believed to be the work of a wellresourced cyberespionage group which Symantec calls Black Vine. Anthem wasn’t Black Vine’s only target. Black Vine has been actively conducting its campaigns since 2012 and has been targeting several industries, including aerospace, energy, and healthcare. The group has access to zero-day exploits distributed through the Elderwood framework and has used these exploits as the same time that other advanced attack groups have, such as Hidden Lynx."

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"In early 2014, Anthem was a victim of an attack that exposed 80 million patient records. The breach, which came to light in February 2015, is believed to be the work of a wellresourced cyberespionage group which Symantec calls Black Vine. Anthem wasn’t Black Vine’s only target. Black Vine has been actively conducting its campaigns since 2012 and has been targeting several industries, including aerospace, energy, and healthcare. The group has access to zero-day exploits distributed through the Elderwood framework and has used these exploits as the same time that other advanced attack groups have, such as Hidden Lynx."

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