April 22, 2008 10:00 ET

AlgoSec Launches VPN Analyzer; Provides Unprecedented Insight Into Check Point, Cisco and Juniper VPN Policies

VPN Analysis Enhances Firewall Operations and Security Risk Management Product Suite, Improving Overall Enterprise Security and Efficiency of Firewall VPN Infrastructure

RESTON, VA--(Marketwire - April 22, 2008) - AlgoSec Inc., the leading provider of Firewall Operations and Security Risk Management solutions, today unveiled the AlgoSec VPN Analyzer. For the first time, enterprises now can easily and automatically explore and understand their VPN policies to improve overall security and efficiency.

The latest offering enhances the AlgoSec Firewall Analyzer (AFA) Product Suite which was built to help users automate complex and time-consuming aspects of firewall, router and VPN administration. AlgoSec's VPN and firewall analysis software solutions work across all available platforms from the leading three enterprise firewall vendors: Cisco, Check Point and Juniper/NetScreen.

With the AlgoSec VPN Analyzer enterprises now can:

--  Improve management of remote users and VPN site-to-site connections
--  View risky VPN rules relative to industry standards
--  Eliminate security vulnerabilities from the VPN configuration
--  Cleanup VPN configuration to improve performance
--  Provide real-time monitoring and track changes in VPN configuration
--  Meet VPN compliance requirements in PCI DSS, SOX and other regulations

"As the leading provider of firewall analysis solutions, it was a natural extension to broaden this analysis to explore VPN policy," said Dr. Avishai Wool, AlgoSec co-founder and CTO. "As with firewall policy, VPN policy configuration is based on rules, contains definitions of objects and has time dependent characteristics. Enterprises that rely on a VPN gateway may find that over time, VPN definitions become large, complex and hard to manage. Adding users while creating and changing VPN rules increases the complexity of the policy and could inject risk and hurt performance. We enable them to improve their security and efficiency."

Some key technical features of the AlgoSec VPN Analyzer include:

--  VPN Rules -- view rules from the firewall policy that relate to the
--  User Groups -- view a list of VPN user groups, the users in each group
    and the rules associated with each group
--  Users -- view a list of all VPN users, their authentication method,
    the groups they belong to, expiration date and encryption characteristics
--  Communities -- view all the VPN communities linked to their firewalls,
    their encryption characteristics and the rules associated with them
--  Expired Users -- view all users whose credentials have expired and can
    no longer login anymore
--  Unattached User Groups -- view user groups that are not associated
    with any rules
--  Unattached Users -- view users who are not associated with any rules

Through its off-line setup, the application is easy to deploy and use even in the most complex firewall and VPN environments. Its detailed policy analysis features, combined with an easy to navigate web GUI, provides users with instant visibility into hidden risks in the VPN and firewall policy, while offering administrators a rich set of capabilities to help them reduce the large amount of time spent managing these devices. AlgoSec Firewall Analyzer software is in use today at more than 200 enterprises worldwide.

For more information on AlgoSec's VPN and Firewall Analyzers product suite please visit AlgoSec at booth D198 Infosecurity Europe 2008 now being held in London.

About AlgoSec

AlgoSec provides advanced management solutions for computer network security. Global 2000 organizations around the world are using AlgoSec's market leading software to analyze, audit and certify firewall and router ACL policies, and for change management, security compliance and policy optimization. AlgoSec offers IT security and operations personnel unparalleled visibility and guidance to ensure their firewall policies are secure and comply with corporate and government-mandated policies while adhering to industry best practices.

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: For more information on AlgoSec's product suite visit:

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