According to research results announced by Tufin Technologies, companies are taking risks in the area of configuration management.
Analysis of Tufin’s Infosecurity Europe Survey, shows that 62 percent of respondents reported that they or someone they knew had been asked to make a configuration change that was against their better judgment.
IT security specialists from 119 organizations took part in the survey.
Other findings include:
- In 2012, 62 percent of respondents report the average firewall rule base has 100’s of rules. This is a 14 percent increase from the previous survey conducted in 2011, which speaks to the growing complexity of large enterprise networks.
- 65 percent of respondents reported that they manage four or more separate network security consoles – with a 32 percent managing more than 10. With almost half of respondents reporting that they plan to deploy next generation firewalls in the coming year, the complexity issue is bound to remain a problem.
- Ten percent of respondents have the capacity to conduct continuous firewall audits, while 40 percent are considering a move in that direction in response to new legislation such as the EU Directive on Privacy.
•Date: 11th July 2012 • UK/World •Type: Article • Topic: ICT continuity