Introducing the Security Policy Management Maturity Model

Rising network complexity and increased demands on business agility are rapidly hindering the traditional approach to managing security policies. As firewalls and other network security devices continue to evolve, so too must security policy management. Security policies are in place to not only block malicious traffic, but also to enable connectivity. This means optimizing policies, understanding application connectivity requirements, ensuring more granular control and orchestrating policies through a streamlined process that enables stakeholders to quickly respond to changing business needs.
The security policy management maturity model can help organizations recognize their current environment and provide a roadmap for improvement.