Gartner Research

Firewall Management

Published: 25 June 2018

ID: G00368060

Analyst(s): Consult the Board Research Team


This summary contains input from nine members on firewall management. We begin this summary with an overview of members' firewall landscapes. We then highlight the firewall vendors and network security policy management (NSPM) tools members use and how they govern firewalls. We follow with a deep dive on firewall rules, including rule ownership, change processes for new or modified rules, detection process for "out-of-band" firewall policy changes, deletion of firewall rules, and implementation of automation for firewalls.

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