Managing network security at scale is not easy, but the organizations that do it best tend to follow a predictable and repeatable pattern. This paper distills those lessons into a pragmatic process designed for larger organizations and those with more complicated networks, such as medium-sized businesses with multiple locations. We don’t claim our process is magical or easy, but it’s certainly easier than any alternatives we are aware of. Even if you only pick out a few tidbits, our process should help you refine and operate your network security more efficiently.
This paper for information managers, briefly discusses why network security management can be difficult and highlights the difference between network security management at the program level and managing individual security tools. It details a seven-step pragmatic process to help optimize how you manage network security, especially on large and complex networks.