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Firewall security and compliance status visibility

Tufin Technologies : 20 January, 2010  (New Product)
The Tufin Security Suite combines SecureTrack and Secure Change Workflow for change management, security assessment and compliance position
Tufin Technologies has announced version 5.1 of its award-winning Tufin Security Suite (TSS). TSS is the combined offering of Tufin's flagship firewall operations product, SecureTrack, and Secure Change Workflow, its innovative change management solution. Version 5.1 features the Tufin Security Score, a risk scoring engine that provides all stakeholders with instant visibility into the security and compliance posture of their firewalls, enhanced workflow automation, and updated PCI-DSS reporting. With TSS 5.1, Tufin once again sets the bar for what any organization looking to automate network security policy and change management should expect in terms of functionality, business value, and ease of use.

"With highly dynamic networks, finding and eliminating network security risks as soon as - or even before they happen is a prime objective," said Colin Miles, Corporate Network Manager, Virgin Media. SecureTrack's new Security Score automates Risk Management in a very useful way, making it much easier to manageably and consistently to spot trends and identify issues that require immediate attention. Tufin's focus on automating more complex security change processes is exactly the kind of innovation that is needed within the industry. With every release, Tufin demonstrates how well it understands the challenges its customer face by delivering enhancements that enable us to be more strategic and make better decisions."

Tufin customers report that deploying TSS cut the time and cost of firewall operations in half, resulting in a return on investment in less than eight months. By further automating risk and change management, Tufin extends additional time and cost savings to areas that are either still highly manual in nature or have only baseline automation, enabling organizations reap dramatic, quantifiable efficiency gains.

"Technology such as Tufin's, that provides a clear picture into what would otherwise be difficult for operational teams to consistently manage, adds some much needed science to the art of managing network security," said Scott Crawford, EMA. "Sifting through numerous firewalls from multiple vendors, each with hundreds of rules, just to pinpoint why a seemingly straightforward policy change caused a significant outage or problem is incredibly painful - yet this is all too often the day-to-day reality in hundreds of enterprises. Tufin offers a very practical solution whose strength lies in its ability to simplify this complexity and make firewall management more realistic, not just for the large or complex enterprise but for any organization that struggles with this all-too-common reality."

Tufin's new risk report enables administrators to vet firewalls across a wide set of predefined and customizable factors. When the analysis is complete, each device is assigned a unique Security Score. TSS provides the Security Score of each firewall gateway and also provides a comprehensive, cross vendor, organizational level score. This provides non-technical stakeholders with a clear understanding of the nature and level of overall network security risk and technical stakeholders with the granular, actionable data they need to manage it accordingly.

On the change management front, Tufin has automated complex, parallel workflows, enabling a trouble ticket to be dynamically split into concurrent activities and divided up between different administrators or groups of administrators to follow up on. The ability to support parallel workflows provides greater flexibility when automating complex business processes and substantially reduces the time it takes for policy changes to be crafted, approved, tested and implemented. TSS 5.1 also features deeper integration with BMC Remedy, so that all changes can be managed in Remedy while retaining the security elements inherent in SecureChange Workflow workflows.

TSS 5.1 also features enhanced support for Fortinet VDOMS. Already a FortiVerified partner, Tufin is committed to its partnering with industry leaders and innovators. TSS is architected to easily integrate into highly heterogeneous environments which include full support for logical and virtual environments - an important distinction as companies continue to explore virtualization as a way to reign in costs. Also in this version is an updated PCI 1.2.1 report, in line with the latest specification of the PCI DSS standard.

"In a market that is quickly growing in size and expanding in scope, and with feedback from more than 500 customers, we are extremely focused on what will provide the greatest return in the shortest time to our customers," said Reuven Harrison, CTO, Tufin Technologies. "By enabling our customers to implement standardized, scalable, transparent and auditable processes, we mitigate the risk stemming from operational complexity. This allows them to focus on more proactive, strategic decision making, which in turn fuels our ability to deliver functionality such as the new Risk Report or the APG, our rule base optimization engine, that enables them to execute on those decisions faster and easier."

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