June 30, 2010 09:06 ET
AlgoSec Releases AlgoSec Firewall Analyzer Version 5.5
Innovative Policy Push and Tuning Capabilities Combined With Provider-Specific Edition Establish New Standard in Firewall Policy Management
RESTON, VA--(Marketwire - June 30, 2010) - AlgoSec®, the leading provider of firewall operations and security risk management solutions, today announced the release of AlgoSec Firewall Analyzer® 5.5 featuring enhancements including ActiveChange™ and Intelligent Policy Tuner™, features that reaffirm the company's flagship product as the most intelligent firewall policy management solution on the market today.
With the unique ActiveChange feature, security administrators can disable unused rules in Check Point security gateways directly from the AlgoSec Firewall Analyzer. Entirely risk-free, the ActiveChange feature not only saves time, but eliminates errors associated with traditional manual change processes, thereby increasing the accuracy and efficiency of policy changes.
The AlgoSec Firewall Analyzer 5.5 also provides customers with the most advanced fine tuning of security policy through the introduction of its Intelligent Policy Tuner. The Intelligent Policy Tuner enables customers to enhance overall security by identifying overly permissive rules and providing specific, actionable recommendations on exactly how to tighten the policy.
In addition to the ActiveChange and Intelligent Policy Tuner features, AlgoSec Firewall Analyzer 5.5 incorporates a number of additional enhancements that include:
- Risk Editor Web GUI -- Makes it easy to tailor the industry best practice risk profiles supplied by AlgoSec to meet the specific internal needs, policies and regulations of the customer.
- NERC/CIP Compliance Reporting -- Automates key compliance checks for NERC/CIP firewall audits, dramatically reducing time and effort for auditors.
- AFA Provider Edition -- Provides a multi-domain management solution enabling MSSPs to manage multiple customer environments ("domains") from a single AlgoSec system, reducing time and costs associated with hardware, setup, configuration and ongoing management.
"Improved security, reduced risk, increased operational efficiency and lower costs are all benefits that AlgoSec customers realize through our unique intelligent automation technology," said Dr. Avishai Wool, CTO and co-founder of AlgoSec. "And nowhere is the advantage of that intelligent automation made more evident than in the latest version of AlgoSec Firewall Analyzer and its industry-first policy change and tuning capabilities."
The AlgoSec Firewall Analyzer 5.5 and AlgoSec Firewall Analyzer Provider Edition are both available now. For more information, please visit us at http://www.algosec.com/en/products/index.php.
AlgoSec is the leading provider of Firewall Operations and Security Risk Management solutions. AlgoSec's® exclusive technology is optimized for enterprises, MSPs, auditors and consultants to quantifiably increase their operational effectiveness. More than 500 leading organizations such as Cisco, BP, Visa, Nokia, IBM, Vodafone, NASDAQ, KPMG, E&Y, Deloitte, and PwC have selected AlgoSec's products -- AlgoSec Firewall Analyzer and FireFlow™ -- to intelligently automate what were traditionally manual, time- and labor-intensive tasks surrounding firewall, router and VPN management. This translates to significant cost savings and greater output for organizations without increasing headcount. AlgoSec also allows IT organizations to get more from their current infrastructures by extending the lifespan of existing security devices.