Forrester recognises FireMon’s Zero trust street cred

Forrester-500x330Forrester Research has recognised FireMon as a key player in its  Zero Trust eXtended (ZTX) Ecosystem.

For those who are not in the know, Zero Trust is an architectural conceptual model developed by Forrester Research that recommends how companies should redesign networks into “secure microperimeters”.

It requires security teams “adopt a least privilege strategy and strictly enforce access control”.

FireMon SVP of Engineering, Jeremy Martin, said that Zero Trust has become one of the key strategies for many CISOs who face increasing insider threats and the continued erosion of the perimeter.

“We’ve seen that the operational management of the security infrastructure becomes even more critical in a network implementing Zero Trust, and we are proud to see that Forrester has recognized us in this report, and we believe it is attributable to the work we’ve done in preparing our technology to fit at the highest platform level.”

The author of the ZTX report, Dr. Chase Cunningham said the goal of ZTX was that a user can refer to this architecture and framework to specifically and succinctly determine which technical solutions from which vendors will enable their Zero Trust strategic goals.

As Zero Trust architectures are more widely adopted, enterprises must maintain control of a more finely grained networks. FireMon’s centralised management console gives security teams one place to manage the policies and rules that govern Zero Trust across the global network. It is the only configuration auditing solution to also be listed as a Zero Trust platform in the eXtended Ecosystem report.

In addition to being named a Zero Trust platform vendor, FireMon was included in the lists of security automation and orchestration, security visibility and analytics and network segmentation vendors.

FireMon Chief Executive Satin H. Mirchandani said: “We are excited to see Forrester’s recognition of our unique platform for Zero Trust,” said. “As enterprises move toward Zero Trust, they require a platform that brings together vulnerability management, continuous compliance and security orchestration. We are delighted to be the only vendor able to deliver on all three essentials.”