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Jody Brazil

Co Founder and Chief Product Strategy Officer, FireMon

Jody Brazil

Jody Brazil is a seasoned entrepreneur with more than two decades of executive management experience and deep domain expertise in all aspects of networking, including network security design, network security assessment and security product implementation. In his current role, he sets the vision for the FireMon product portfolio and readies new products for development.

Before co-founding FireMon in 2004, Brazil spent eight years at FishNet Security, serving as their Chief Technology Officer, where he was responsible for providing direction for solutions to their customers. Previously, he was president and founder of Beta Technologies, a Network Services and Internet Application Development company.

Brazil’s major accomplishments include his implementation of the first load balanced deployment of Check Point firewall software in 1997. A year later he engineered the security solution that allowed, for the first time, the transfer of criminal history data over the Internet as approved by the FBI. Brazil then released the first ever graphical firewall policy change view in 2001 and the first ever firewall rule usage analysis application in 2004.

Latest from Jody Brazil

The traditional firewall has been an important part of the network infrastructure practically since the beginning of the internet. While some have claimed the death of the firewall, results from ‘FireMon’s 2016 State of the Firewall Report,’ based on a recent survey of about 600 IT security practitioners, show that this isn’t the case at all. The...