July 14, 2008 09:00 ET

Cisco Users Rely on AlgoSec to Easily Upgrade End-of-Life PIX Platform to ASA Series

AlgoSec Offers Seamless Path for Firewall Migration

RESTON, VA--(Marketwire - July 14, 2008) - AlgoSec Inc., the leading provider of Firewall Operations and Security Risk Management solutions, today announced a solution to enable Cisco PIX Security Appliances users to seamlessly upgrade to Cisco's ASA 5500 Series Adaptive Security Appliances. With the Cisco PIX appliance end-of-sale deadline of July 28th approaching, organizations are increasingly turning to AlgoSec to ensure business continuity, reduce risk and maintain compliance through efficient migration.

The migration offering is a natural extension of the AlgoSec Firewall Analyzer (AFA) Product Suite, providing enterprises a solution to verify that no errors or risks are introduced during the upgrade. More than 200 enterprises rely on AlgoSec's solutions to provide unprecedented visibility into their firewall, router and VPN infrastructure and automate complex and time consuming aspects of administering these business critical network security functions.

With the AlgoSec migration solution enterprises upgrading from PIX to ASA now can:

--  Automate the error-prone and labor-intensive manual task of rule-by-
    rule comparison
--  Proactively ensure business continuity by validating that critical
    traffic will keep flowing
--  Receive an independent third party "proof of correct migration" audit
--  Control professional service costs associated with migration

"Firewalls are often the organization's first and continued line of defense. When migrating from one platform to another, especially when their interfaces and configuration language options are different, as is the case with PIX and ASA, it can be very daunting for organizations to ensure a smooth transition," said Dr. Avishai Wool, AlgoSec co-founder and CTO. "At AlgoSec, we strive to provide enterprises the ability to intelligently automate what were until now manual functions. Our migration solution for those enterprises moving from PIX to ASA does just that. It provides enterprises a way to quickly and cost-effectively guarantee that the migration was as planned and maintain the integrity of their security policy."

Through its off-line setup, AlgoSec's application is easy to deploy and use even in the most complex firewall, router and VPN environments. AlgoSec's solutions work across firewall versions and vendors, including Check Point, Cisco and Juniper.

For more information on the AlgoSec migration solution please visit:

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.

AlgoSec 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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