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The Value of Using Security Policy Orchestration and Automation for Improving Change Management and SecOps

Security policy orchestration and automation (SPOA) is the area of technology that facilitates managing and standardizing network firewall security policies. At a minimum, SPOA tools aid in analyzing, deploying, and updating firewall policies across on-premises and cloud for homogenous or heterogeneous firewall vendor environments. When fully utilized, they can improve areas such as change and risk management, disaster recovery, and on-premises to cloud application migration

Join David Monahan, managing research director at leading IT analyst firm Enterprise Management Associates (EMA), and discover the difference between organizations using an SPOA solution to manage their firewall environments versus those not using one of these solutions.

You will also get insights into new research findings, including:

  • Over 50% of organizations use manual policy inspection to determine security and compliance. Find out how using SPOA changes this process.
  • 71% of organizations identify problems with establishing and maintaining security policy baselines and standardization. SPOA users, however, have a vastly different story.
  • 69% of respondents indicated it is virtually impossible to moderately difficult to maintain standardized and synchronized policies across their firewalls. This is not the case for SPOA users.
Date: Thursday, January 11

Time: 11 a.m. Pacific | 2 p.m. Eastern

Duration: 60 minutes 


David Monahan
Research Director