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SecureTrack Firewall Management For Palo Alto Appliances

Tufin Technologies : 09 February, 2011  (New Product)
Next generation firewalls from Palo Alto are now supported by the comprehensive firewall maangement and auditing system produced by Tufin Technologies
Tufin Technologies is the first firewall management company to offer comprehensive support for next-generation firewalls from companies such as Palo Alto Networks.

The latest update of SecureTrack – Tufin’s firewall operations, auditing and compliance product – introduces the industry’s first solution that provides network security teams with seamless, comprehensive management and auditing capabilities for both next-generation and network-layer firewalls. Palo Alto Networks customers can now benefit from improved management, policy analysis and reporting found in the Tufin solution.

Tufin’s support of Palo Alto Networks firewalls will be jointly demonstrated next week at the RSA Conference 2011 in San Francisco – in Tufin’s Booth No. 2551, and in Palo Alto Networks’ Booth No. 2145.

“Tufin SecureTrack has enabled us to streamline our existing firewall rule sets, and has helped us enhance our compliance program with comprehensive reporting of changes,” said Craig Hanrahan, Sonus Networks senior manager of IT infrastructure.  “With Palo Alto Networks, having one device do as much as it does keeps us from the complexity of multiple devices, and its AppID keeps us from having to create a bunch of application rules or worrying about every port.  Tufin’s new support of Palo Alto Networks is helpful because it supports all the log types of Palo Alto Networks.  The visibility we gain with Tufin into the effects of rules changes and managing these changes within Palo Alto Networks will help us down the road, as well.”

Palo Alto Networks' next-generation firewalls are unique in the industry in their ability to see and control applications, users and content – not just ports, IP addresses and packets. Palo Alto Networks' next-generation firewalls enable enterprises to create granular, business-relevant security policies and safely control applications instead of the block-or-nothing approach offered by traditional port-blocking firewalls.

The new Tufin SecureTrack makes it easier to manage next-generation firewalls and meet auditing and compliance requirements. In a wide variety of views, policy analysis queries, and compliance audit reports, SecureTrack uniquely enables security teams to identify firewall policy rules according to advanced, application-layer identification technology.

“Tufin SecureTrack is a highly complementary management layer to our core value proposition, which is to help organizations gain visibility and control of applications, users, and content within their networks,” said Punit Minocha, Palo Alto Networks VP of Business and Corporate Development. “Our mutual customers can gain more robust operations management, auditing and compliance for their network infrastructure.”

SecureTrack’s comprehensive support for Palo Alto Networks also includes:

*Support for both physical and virtual systems, including shared objects between virtual systems.

*Support for Palo Alto Networks Panorama central management system’s global rules and objects that are shared among multiple physical or virtual firewalls.

*Real-time change tracking of Palo Alto Networks’ content updates.

“Palo Alto Networks has realized significant growth and has been a shining star in the network security industry over the years,” said Shaul Efraim, Tufin VP of Products, Marketing and Business Development. “We saw strong demand from customers and channel partners for support for Palo Alto Networks in our Tufin Security Suite. We are committed to supporting customers and channel partners, and quickly responded to this need to enhance our award-winning Security Lifecycle Management Security Suite.”
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