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October 01, 2013 08:00 ET

AlgoSec Dramatically Simplifies Migration of Application Connectivity to Virtual Data Centers

New Release of the AlgoSec Security Management Suite Facilitates the Process of Moving Business Applications to Private and Hybrid Clouds

BOSTON, MA--(Marketwired - Oct 1, 2013) - AlgoSec, the market leader for Security Policy Management, today announced the latest version of the AlgoSec Security Management Suite, which simplifies data center migration projects through an automated and application-centric approach. This new release of the Suite addresses the challenges of consolidating and migrating data centers -- and the applications they support -- to private, public or hybrid clouds through simplified, automated change workflows and the ability to easily discover the rules, objects and IPs that support specific business applications.

In addition to delivering business impact analysis of network changes and providing capabilities to ensure application connectivity is maintained during a data center or server migration, the new release also includes out-of-the-box baseline configuration reports for all of the leading firewalls and routers, and extended capabilities for managed security service providers (MSSPs). This new release further builds on AlgoSec's vision to orchestrate security policy management across teams for improved security and business agility.

"The convergence of network and security operations is a trend that benefits forward-thinking organizations by eliminating inefficiencies, improving network performance, and strengthening security. Security pros will focus on creating policies that align with business objectives, while network operations teams help insure that these policies are properly implemented in an infrastructure built for high performance and availability." "Top 15 Trends S&R Pros Should Watch: Q2 2013," Forrester Research Inc., April 9, 2013.

The AlgoSec Security Management Suite enables organizations to manage security at the speed of business by delivering an automated and application-centric solution for managing complex policies across firewalls, routers, switches and secure web gateways. The AlgoSec Suite bridges traditional gaps between security, network and application teams by combining AlgoSec BusinessFlow, FireFlow and Firewall Analyzer to streamline security operations and change management, ensure continuous compliance, maximize application availability and service delivery, and deliver a tighter security policy that offers better protection against cyber-attacks.

New features announced today include:

  • Business Impact Analysis of Network Changes - The AlgoSec Suite provides insight into business applications and the underlying connectivity flows that may be impacted by firewall rule changes and planned or unexpected server and device outages. This is critical for understanding the impact to key applications when conducting data center migrations or decommissioning a server.
  • Discovery of Dependent IP Addresses Across the Entire Security Policy - The AlgoSec Suite simplifies the discovery of IP addresses during a migration by enabling a single search across multiple policies for IP addresses contained within objects and rules. A report that includes the discovered policies, pertinent rules within each policy and where the IP or object resides helps ensure the security policy is properly migrated along with the network components.
  • Closed Loop for Application-Related Rule Changes - Business application owners can now continuously track the status of the entire change process related to their application connectivity requirements.
  • Out-of-the-box Baseline Configuration Compliance Reports - New, out-of-the-box baseline configuration reports eliminate device misconfiguration often exploited in cyber-attacks. In addition to support for Check Point, Cisco firewalls and IOS routers, baseline configuration reports are now automatically generated for McAfee, Fortinet, Palo Alto Networks and Juniper firewalls as well as Cisco Nexus switches and routers and BlueCoat web filters.
  • Extended MSSP Support - MSSPs now have even more flexibility through a Web Services API that integrates the Suite with external applications to perform device analysis, manage devices and groups, manage users, create domains, as well as improve license provisioning.

"While more organizations are moving physical data centers and business applications to private and hybrid clouds, migrating the security policy can be extremely complex, time-consuming and costly," said Avishai Wool, CTO, AlgoSec. "Through an automated and application-centric approach, the AlgoSec Security Management Suite helps organizations accelerate the migration and ensure the availability of critical applications while maintaining a secure and optimized network security policy."

AlgoSec will be hosting a webinar featuring Forrester Research on October 22, 1pm ET around "How to Accelerate Migrations and Security Management in the Virtual Data Center." This webinar will examine trends in the data center and how to facilitate migrations to the cloud as well as ongoing data center operations.

The AlgoSec Security Management Suite was selected as the only "Best Buy" among 22 Risk and Policy Management vendors reviewed by SC Magazine. Pricing for the AlgoSec Suite starts at $10,000.

About AlgoSec

AlgoSec is the market leader for security policy management, enabling organizations to manage security at the speed of business. The AlgoSec Suite of products automates management of complex policies across firewalls, routers, switches, secure web gateways and more. Bridging traditional gaps between security, network and application teams, the AlgoSec Suite improves business agility, increases security and ensures continuous compliance.

More than 1000 of the world's leading organizations, including 15 of the Fortune 50, rely on AlgoSec for faster security provisioning of business applications, simplified security operations and improved protection against cyber-attacks.

AlgoSec is committed to the success of every single customer, and offers the industry's only money-back guarantee.

For more information, visit www.AlgoSec.com

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