Gartner 2022 Hype Cycle for Workload and Network Security
Gartner® recognizes Indeni as a sample vendor in the 2022 Hype Cycle™ for Workload and Network Security report.
We are excited to be included as 1 of 8 sample vendors worldwide for Network Security Policy Management (NSPM). We believe our inclusion is a recognition of our:
- Continuous network security risk analysis
- Vulnerability assessment
- Auditing capabilities
- Ability to reduce manual work through automation
- Reduced change of configuration mistakes
In addition to these capabilities, Indeni compliments NSPM tools beyond the primary use cases of managing firewall rules and auditing. The use cases are:
#1 Security Infrastructure Health Monitoring
Indeni on average has 60% more alerts than SNMP monitoring tools. This is the number one reason why organizations are migrating to Indeni. With Indeni, you don’t need to worry about letting problems escape you, or finding out about a service outage from a user.
While it is critical that you get notified of an outage, it is more important to quickly restore the service. Indeni offers detailed and actionable remediation steps to get you up and running quickly. These remediation steps are either directly from the vendor’s knowledge base or they are authored by real-world experience of certified network security professionals.
#2 Proactive Alerting
Many organizations are moving away from a classic model of reactive monitoring to proactive monitoring, which is a primary use case of Indeni. Many outages can be avoided if operations teams receive an advanced notice with respect to common issues stemming from hidden configuration skew, forgotten maintenance, or a combination of lack of adherence to vendor and industry best practices. For example, if your SSL certificate is about to expire, Indeni can notify you before an outage to a remote site. What if you enabled debugging on your firewall to troubleshoot a nasty problem, but you forgot to disable it. Indeni can immediately alert you avoiding a potential severe degradation of services.
#3 High Availability Readiness
Many outages can be traced to configuration not synchronized among the active, standby and backup firewalls in a clustered environment. Indeni continuously assesses devices in a cluster for inconsistencies. This includes security policies, forwarding tables, and many other configurations and state to ensure a seamless switchover.
#4 Critical External Services Monitoring
Ensuring a firewall is operating as intended requires more than just monitoring the device. Firewalls have dependency on many services; both internal and external. For example, a firewall requires continuous access to the on-premise Active Directory for identity awareness to make the forwarding decision. Firewalls depend on many external security services to get dynamic content updates for the latest threat intelligence. Indeni continuously assesses the availability of external services and ensures timely updates of content to protect your networks from threats.
To get the most out of your security infrastructure, you need more than a NSPM tool. Large enterprises typically use a NSPM tool to manage firewall rules, and Indeni for monitoring and automation.
The best way to learn more about Indeni is to try it out.