Free Newsletter
Register for our Free Newsletters
Access Control
Deutsche Zone (German Zone)
Education, Training and Professional Services
Government Programmes
Guarding, Equipment and Enforcement
Industrial Computing Security
IT Security
Physical Security
View All
Other Carouselweb publications
Carousel Web
Defense File
New Materials
Pro Health Zone
Pro Manufacturing Zone
Pro Security Zone
Web Lec
ProSecurityZone Sponsor
ProSecurityZone Sponsor
ProSecurityZone Sponsor
ProSecurityZone Sponsor
ProSecurityZone Sponsor
ProSecurityZone Sponsor

SecureTrack policy management for financial institution

Tufin Technologies : 13 May, 2009  (New Product)
Belgian KBC Group to use network security software from Tufin Technologies for change tracking, policy management and compliance checking
Tufin Technologies has announced that the KBC Group, a Belgium based financial institution, has selected Tufin's flagship product, SecureTrack, to manage policies for its Juniper Networks high-performance firewalls. SecureTrack will enable KBC to increase network security and automate day-to-day tasks through its powerful change tracking, rule-base optimization and risk analysis capabilities. Interoperating seamlessly with the Juniper Networks firewalls, SecureTrack enables KBC to dramatically simplify its firewall policy management, resulting in more efficient, cost effective and manageable firewall operations.

'Tufin's SecureTrack provides us with a complete picture of our Juniper firewall solutions, which ensures correct change implementation and helps us identify obsolete or conflicting policies," said Aresh Ghannad, System Engineer for the KBC Group, a Belgium-based financial services institution. "With real-time e-mail notifications and detailed reporting on all policy changes, SecureTrack significantly reduces time required to perform audits and consequently, improves KBC's overall network security."

The KBC Group manages network firewalls across many locations in several countries. Each firewall has its own rule base - a complex set of rules defining access privileges and restrictions for specific users and services. SecureTrack provides the KBC Group with a unified, top-down view of all firewall policies and a powerful auditing tool that allows it to proactively manage configuration changes, which simplifies firewall operations while maintaining compliance with corporate and regulatory policies.

SecureTrack provides KBC Group with detailed notifications of firewall changes as soon as they are made. The system maintains a complete and accurate account of each incremental configuration change and can attribute each action to the firewall administrator who performed it. This gives administrators unprecedented, real-time visibility into who made what change and when, analyzing the effect of each change on the network while incorporating accountability and proper governance into security operations.

SecureTrack provides comprehensive auditing features to support corporate change management procedures and compliance with international regulatory standards such as PCI-DSS and Sarbanes-Oxley. Available as a hardened security appliance or Linux-based software, SecureTrack can be installed and integrated in the enterprise network with minimum effort. Key features include:

* Change Management: Monitors firewall policy changes, reports them in real time and maintains a comprehensive, accurate audit trail for full accountability.
* Security Policy Optimization and Cleanup: Analysis and clean-up of complex rule bases and objects to eliminate potential security breaches and improve performance.
* Risk Analysis and Business Continuity: Powerful simulation and risk analysis to identify potential security risks, ensure compliance with organizational security standards, and prevent service interruptions.
* Cross-Platform Visual Monitoring: Intuitive, graphical views of firewall policies, rule bases and configuration changes for routers and switches.
* Auditing and Regulatory Compliance: Thorough auditing of firewall policy changes by an objective third party supports industry regulations including PCI-DSS, SOX, HIPAA, ISO 17799 and Basel II

"Manual change tracking and auditing is just not feasible in large organizations with numerous firewalls across multiple data centres and different time zones", said Shaul Efraim, vice president of Products, Marketing and Business Development for Tufin Technologies. "SecureTrack offers administrators a single interface for management of all Juniper firewall operations, with automated reports and change alerts, eliminating much of the management burden associated with daily operations."

Bookmark and Share
Home I Editor's Blog I News by Zone I News by Date I News by Category I Special Reports I Directory I Events I Advertise I Submit Your News I About Us I Guides
   © 2012
Netgains Logo