SOURCE: AlgoSec

March 05, 2008 10:00 ET

AlgoSec Appoints Security Expert to Advisory Board

Former Check Point Executive to Bring Practical Leadership and Visionary Insight to Firewall Operations and Security Risk Management Leader

RESTON, VA--(Marketwire - March 5, 2008) - AlgoSec, the leading provider of firewall operations and security risk management solutions, today announced that former Check Point Software Technologies executive Dan Sarel has joined its advisory board. Sarel's extensive experience will help AlgoSec further expand its client base through its unique ability to provide firewall management solutions for enterprises across verticals.

"AlgoSec is at the forefront of the rapidly growing firewall management market," said Sarel. "I am delighted to be part of the team ensuring that the AlgoSec Firewall Analyzer (AFA) will remain the leading solution organizations select to audit, analyze, optimize and secure their firewalls."

Sarel was previously director of product management at Check Point where he oversaw all enterprise products. He now serves as vice president of products at Sentrigo, an innovator in security software that monitors database activity and protects sensitive information in real time. Sarel also has held a number of product management, marketing and consulting positions in the hardware and software security market.

"Dan has an excellent track record of helping to develop highly successful companies in this market and we're thrilled to have him join our advisory board," said Yuval Baron, CEO of AlgoSec. "His experience in promoting adoption of products in the firewall space will be invaluable as we continue to deliver solutions that enable organizations to easily, quickly and cost effectively manage their complex and changing firewall configurations."

Enterprises across the globe use the AFA to receive unparalleled visibility, analysis and intelligence into their firewall configurations to audit, manage and mitigate their exposure to risk while optimizing IT operations.

The AFA's software solution provides continuous automated audit offline. It is non intrusive and easy to deploy. It allows security and networking team members to query firewall configurations prior to implementing changes, including firewall conversion projects where an enterprise opts to migrate from one vendor to another, to ensure business continuity and desired results. It also offers "what if" analyses to view what impact changes will have on an organization's operation and security posture. It provides turn-key compliance solutions for PCI DSS, SOX and other key standards.

AFA supports major enterprise platforms including: Check Point (Provider-1, SmartCenter, VPN-1/Firewall-1 on all OSs and hardware platforms), Cisco firewalls (PIX, ASA and FWSM), Cisco routers and Juniper Netscreen.

About AlgoSec

AlgoSec provides advanced firewall operations and security risk management solutions that deliver unparalleled visibility, analysis and intelligence into organizations' firewall policies. Global 2000 organizations around the world rely on AlgoSec's market leading AlgoSec Firewall Analyzer solution to ensure firewall and router security compliance, audit, change management, risk management and policy optimization.

AlogSec Inc, Algorithmic Security, AlgoSec Firewall Analyzer and the AlgoSec logo are trademarks of Algorithmic Security Inc. All other trademarks are property of their respective holders. For more information about AlgoSec visit: www.algosec.com.

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