SOURCE: Tufin Technologies

November 13, 2007 09:45 ET

Leading Swiss Energy Supply Company Selects Tufin SecureTrack™ Firewall Operations Management Solution

SecureTrack Deployment Adds Superior Levels of Security and Improved Business Continuity for AXPO's Firewall Operations Teams Across Europe

RAMAT GAN, ISRAEL--(Marketwire - November 13, 2007) - Tufin Technologies, the leading provider of Firewall Operations Management solutions that enable organizations to enhance security, reduce service interruptions and automate manual tasks, today announced that Swiss-based Axpo Group, one of the country's leading energy supply companies, has selected Tufin's SecureTrack solution, adding superior levels of security and optimization for its firewall operations across Europe.

With power plants in North-Eastern and Central Switzerland, the Axpo Group supplies electricity to 3 million people, requiring vast IT resources and consistent security measures to protect internal data. Axpo Informatik's selection of SecureTrack illustrates the increasing demand for powerful firewall operations management capabilities that address security, compliance and auditing requirements within one comprehensive solution.

By deploying Tufin's SecureTrack, Axpo gained a unified, top-down view of its security policies -- a comprehensive view of Firewall policy across all customers and objects that provides real-time tracking and reporting of changes. As a result, Axpo's Firewall operations teams have greatly enhanced the effectiveness of their firewall policies, significantly improving customer service and business continuity, while ensuring regulatory compliance.

"With SecureTrack, we now know exactly what changes are being made, and by whom, all in real-time," said Franco Olivadese, system administrator at Axpo Informatik. Olivadese added, "Tufin's SecureTrack helps us to analyze the rule bases across our different firewalls at any time, and its automation has made our team much more efficient. We're able to spend much less time manually analyzing and auditing each of our firewalls, which allows us to focus our attention on our customers."

With SecureTrack, Axpo Informatik has gained:

--  Change Management: Monitors 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 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 Check Point,
    Cisco and Juniper firewalls
    
--  Auditing and Regulatory Compliance: Thorough auditing of firewall
    policy changes by an objective third party, supports numerous industry
    regulations
    

"Our resellers see SecureTrack as an excellent, time-tested solution that directly answers organizations' firewall operations needs," said Paul Karrer, CEO at Internet Security AG, Tufin's distribution partner in Central Europe. "Well-designed, easy to install and intuitive, SecureTrack offers a remarkably short sales cycle compared to other security products. Our customers are embracing SecureTrack as a truly effective solution that provides tremendous value, security and cost-savings for their firewall operations teams."

"As a long-trusted energy supplier in Switzerland, Axpo Informatik is the perfect example of a company that requires easy-to-use software to paint a clear picture of all firewall operations, while also enforcing vital security policies," said Shaul Efraim, vice president of marketing and business development at Tufin Technologies. "SecureTrack continues to experience tremendous growth throughout Europe and the United States, with large companies such as Axpo Group praising its unique capabilities that offer peace of mind to CSOs and firewall operations teams spread out among numerous locations."

About Axpo Group

Axpo is wholly owned by the cantons of North-Eastern Switzerland. At Axpo Group, electricity products, transport grids, trading, sales and services are all grouped together under a joint holding company. Axpo Group comprises Nordostschweizerischen Kraftwerke AG (NOK), Centralschweizerische Kraftwerke AG (CKW) and Elektrizitäts-Gesellschaft Laufenburg AG (EGL). The group operates a powerful fleet of hydropower, nuclear power and new energy plants. In producing, trading and selling its power, Axpo relies on partners in Switzerland and in Europe. Axpo Informatik AG develops and sells commercial IT software and hardware for all Group companies and a few cantonal electricity utilities. Visit www.axpo.ch.

About SecureTrack™

Tufin SecureTrack™ is the leading Firewall Operations Management Solution. SecureTrack™ enables organizations to enhance security, reduce service interruptions and automate day-to-day tasks through powerful firewall management capabilities and reporting. In trials and direct comparisons with the competition, SecureTrack™ displays a clear advantage in terms of functionality and ease of use. Led by firewall industry veterans with an in-depth understanding of the problems and challenges that operation teams face, Tufin possesses the specialized knowledge and skill required to address challenges most effectively. For more information on SecureTrack™, visit http://www.tufin.com/products_overview.php.

About Tufin Technologies

Tufin Technologies is a leading provider of Firewall Operations Management solutions that enable large organizations to enhance security, reduce service interruptions and automate repetitive, manual tasks. SecureTrack™, Tufin's flagship product, helps firewall operations teams to control and manage policy changes, analyze risks, and ensure business continuity. With SecureTrack™, managers easily understand the big picture and align operations with corporate security standards that match compliance requirements. Founded in 2003 by specialized firewall experts, Tufin understands the requirements of security operations teams. Tufin serves some of the largest companies worldwide. Visit www.tufin.com.

©2007 Tufin Technologies Ltd. All rights reserved. All other product and brand names mentioned in this document are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.

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