January 19, 2016 08:15 ET

AlgoSec Takes Application-Centric Security Policy Management to the Next Level

New Release Delivers Unparalleled Business Agility and Security by Managing Application Connectivity Throughout the Entire Application Lifecycle and Across Complex Hybrid Cloud Environments

RIDGEFIELD PARK, NJ--(Marketwired - Jan 19, 2016) - AlgoSec, the market leader for Security Policy Management, today released the latest version of the AlgoSec Security Management solution. Version 6.9 enables companies to accelerate application delivery while ensuring security, through intelligent automated workflows that migrate business application connectivity across any heterogeneous enterprise network. The new release also provides unparalleled, application-centric visibility and reporting of traffic flow risks. Additionally, with enhanced support for next generation firewalls, software defined data centers (SDDC), and public cloud platforms, the AlgoSec Security Management solution 6.9 delivers comprehensive security policy management for existing and emerging enterprise networks and security controls.

"Applications play a critical role in a digital business, and their availability has become very important for business continuity. Network Security Policy Management (NSPM) tools provide application-based visibility and control, making management of application connectivity easier1," wrote Gartner analysts Adam Hils and Rajpreet Kaur.

The AlgoSec Security Management Suite version 6.9 enables users to:

  • Automate and Simplify Application Migration Projects: AlgoSec now automates and streamlines the end-to-end process of migrating connectivity in bulk for multiple applications. From cloud migrations to DevOps scenarios, AlgoSec's built-in workflows automatically identify all the relevant connectivity flows that are affected by the planned migration, and then generates the necessary change requests to the underlying network traffic flows, all while ensuring the integrity of the security policy and network access.

  • Automatically Assess Application and Connectivity Risks: AlgoSec 6.9 provides detailed reports that identify and analyze the risks for each business application and their connectivity flows, and pinpoints the specific flows associated with each risk. This is achieved through analytics integrated with vulnerability data from major players such as Qualys, Rapid7 and Tenable Nessus.

  • Get an Executive View of Security: The new executive dashboard provides a holistic view of key application and network security KPIs from across the AlgoSec Security Management solution. Through the dashboard's intuitive graphical charts, graphs and tables, users can select, view, analyze, customize and export any security data that's important to their organization.

  • Advanced Support for Palo Alto Networks Next Generation Firewalls (NGFWs): AlgoSec seamlessly integrates with Palo Alto Networks NGFWs to automate application and user aware security policy management -- including hands-free policy push. AlgoSec supports the entire security policy management lifecycle for Palo Alto Networks' NGFWs and Panorama™ network security management -- from application connectivity discovery, through ongoing management and compliance, to rule recertification and secure decommissioning.

  • Manage Security in Software Defined Data Centers (SDDC): Enhanced support for VMware NSX distributed firewalls allows users to automatically manage and enforce north-south and east-west micro-segmentation security policies across their SDDCs.

  • Easily Extend the Security Policy to Disaster Recovery (DR) Sites: AlgoSec extends any security policy change on a primary site to the DR sites. In the event of a disaster, the backup DR devices will have full security connectivity and can automatically replace the primary devices immediately.

"Business applications power the enterprise, and therefore companies need a streamlined process in order to deploy, change or migrate application connectivity quickly and securely," said Edy Almer, VP Products, AlgoSec. "With the latest release of the AlgoSec Security Management solution we're enhancing our application-centric approach and providing organizations with holistic visibility and automated security policy management to enable them to provision application connectivity across any heterogeneous enterprise network -- at the speed of their businesses."

The AlgoSec Security Management solution manages complex network security policies throughout their lifecycle -- from discovering application connectivity requirements, through ongoing change management and proactive risk analysis, to secure decommissioning. With powerful visibility across firewalls and cloud security controls, AlgoSec simplifies, automates and orchestrates security policy management to accelerate application delivery while ensuring security and continuous compliance across the enterprise.

The AlgoSec Security Management Suite version 6.9 is generally available, with pricing starting at $10,000.

About AlgoSec

AlgoSec simplifies, automates and orchestrates security policy management to enable enterprise organizations and service providers to manage security at the speed of business. Over 1,500 of the world's leading organizations, including 20 of the Fortune 50, rely on AlgoSec to optimize their network security policy throughout its lifecycle, to accelerate application delivery while ensuring security and compliance. For the past 5 years, AlgoSec has been profitable with an average annual growth rate of 41%. Moreover, since its inception, AlgoSec has been committed to the success of each and every customer, and provides the industry's only money-back guarantee.

1 Source: Gartner Network Security Policy Management Solutions Have Evolved, by Adam Hils, Rajpreet Kaur, 30 October, 2015.

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