FireMon Security Manager Solution is composed of a core platform and 2 optional modules—Policy Planner and Risk Analyzer. The Security Manager Core platform is a robust, highly scalable foundation that provides real-time security monitoring and real-time auditing of compliance to help manage firewalls. It assesses firewall rules, plans and reports on any changes to firewall policy and thus increases visibility and reduces cost of making changes. The Policy Planner module on the other hand, is a web-based system which provides an efficient process for firewall change management, recommends rule changes, and allows for proactive audit compliance validation to greatly reduce common errors and streamline the efforts required to make firewall changes. Lastly, the Risk Analyzer module offers risk analysis reports for client networks which include—stop attack propagation, prioritizing vulnerabilities, and measuring risks to provide the right security. It identifies which assets have vulnerabilities that are actually accessible, and potentially exploitable, in the context of the clients compensating controls. It also recommends prioritized remediation to fix those representing the most risk first.