Tufin Meets New Network Security Policy Challenges with an Expanded Vision: Security Policy Orchestration

  Tufin Meets New Network Security Policy Challenges with an Expanded Vision:
  Security Policy Orchestration

Company launches version R13-3, rebranded to support the network of tomorrow

Business Wire

CHATHAM, New Jersey -- October 22, 2013

Tufin Technologies today unveiled its vision for Security Policy Orchestration
and launched version R13-3 of the Tufin Orchestration Suite™. Security Policy
Orchestration defines a new paradigm for the automated implementation of
network infrastructure changes. With Security Policy Orchestration, Tufin
customers can automate network layer change processes, enabling them to
accelerate service and application delivery and increase IT agility, while
maintaining security and compliance throughout the network. Tufin’s broader
vision has been formulated following in-depth analysis of industry trends,
input from its wide customer base, and input from its growing partner
ecosystem.

“Security Policy Orchestration goes far beyond the traditional configuration
and risk assessment of individual firewalls. Interoperability between systems
and integration with different network security devices is essential," said
Ruvi Kitov, CEO of Tufin. "Over time, our solution has evolved into a
centralized platform that enables organizations to automate end-to-end policy
management for firewalls, switches, routers, and load balancers."

“The Tufin Orchestration Suite has been a huge asset to our business, enabling
us to implement network changes up to 80% faster,” said Fritz Steinmann,
Director and Head of Network Engineering at SIX Group Services AG. “Because
the vast majority of firewall changes are application related, Tufin actually
enables us to roll out applications faster, with best practices for security
and compliance baked into the change process itself. So not only are we more
efficient and agile, but as our requirements continue to evolve, Tufin ensures
we can adjust our Network Security Policy accordingly.”

Evolution from Policy Management to Policy Orchestration

Tufin has identified a number of recent industry developments in network
security operations which necessitate the transition from management to
orchestration:

· Virtualization has enabled acceleration of the change process at the server
level – this, in turn, is creating an increased demand for automation across
IT and, specifically, at the network layer

· IT organizations are under pressure to match the speed, convenience and
self-service provisioning of Cloud environments for internal application
deployment

· Enterprise networks are becoming larger and more complex with numerous
traffic routing and shaping technologies and multiple data centers

· Widespread use of stateful and next-gen firewalls for external and internal
network segmentation has significantly increased the size of enterprise
firewall estates and evolved security policy into complex rule sets that map
how business is conducted over the network

The collective impact of these developments on network and security operations
tasks has had a profound impact on people, processes and technology. Security
Policy Orchestration is a necessity in order to keep up with the demands of
the business while ensuring security and preventing an outage or a breach.

Unveiling the Tufin Orchestration™ Suite – Version R13-3

The Tufin Orchestration Suite™, reflects the evolution of Tufin’s development
strategy over the last several years. Tufin’s product suite consists of three
modules: Firewall Management (SecureTrack), Network Change Automation
(SecureChange®) and Application Connectivity Management (SecureApp™), and
features:

· Orchestration of network connectivity changes across distributed data
centers and heterogeneous networks

· o Central management of enterprise firewalls, routers and load-balancers
from all major vendors

· o Network path simulation and automatic identification of the relevant
network devices

· o Automatic verification and documentation of every change

· o Impact analysis of every network change, before and after it is made

· o Automatic change provisioning

· Orchestration of change processes across business units

· o Multiple, customizable workflows that automate best practices and
organizational processes

· o Automatic translation of application connectivity needs to technical
network requirements

· o A comprehensive audit trail for every network configuration change within
its business context

· o Continuous compliance and instant audit reports for corporate and
regulatory standards

· Orchestration of network changes across management systems

· o A RESTful API framework for integration with systems such as ITSM tools
(e.g., BMC Remedy), self-service portals, home grown management systems etc.

· o Ability to submit network access requests using one simple REST API call
across complex, multi-vendor networks

· o A uniform way to retrieve information about firewall policies and rule
sets

· o APIs for network connectivity management of application and server
operations including deployment, migrations and decommissioning

Version R13-3 of the Tufin Orchestration Suite has expanded its device support
across a wider set of enterprise firewalls and network infrastructure,
including Stonesoft, McAfee Firewall Enterprise, and F5 Load balancers. It
includes enhanced change provisioning and IPv6 support for Juniper firewalls.
R13-3 also significantly expands Tufin’s already large library of RESTful
APIs, allowing for fast integrations of external systems.

Join the 30-minute webinar to learn “Why You Should Care About Security Policy
Orchestration”.

Industry Support for Security Policy Orchestration:

“Check Point and Tufin’s joint network security management solution enables
our customers to operate fully-automated Data Centers and Cloud instances,”
said Alon Kantor, vice president of business development at Check Point
Software Technologies. “Over the past 8 years, Check Point has worked closely
with Tufin on their security product suite and we are excited to be part of
the company’s new offering for virtual environment management.”

“Tufin solutions extend and build upon FortiManager to improve the operational
and managerial efficiency of our network security platform,” said John
Maddison, vice president of marketing for Fortinet. “Maintaining a high level
integration and compatibility with the Tufin Orchestration Suite enables our
joint customers to extract maximum value from their Fortinet deployments.”

“The most effective method to deploy network security will be via automation
and orchestration systems and the ability to integrate these systems will
become the key foundational feature for network security,” said Danelle Au of
Palo Alto Networks in a recent Security Week column titled "The Next Big Thing
for Network Security: Automation and Orchestration".

“Stonesoft and Tufin are both known for delivering innovative solutions that
add business value, and are both committed to delivering solutions that
provide efficient management, excellent situational awareness and operational
cost savings,” said Antti Kuvaja, director of product management, Stonesoft.
“Our partnership with Tufin will further increase our ability to deliver these
benefits, and we look forward to our continued efforts to innovate network
security.”

About Tufin Technologies

Tufin® is the leader in Security Policy Orchestration, automating and
accelerating network infrastructure changes while maintaining security and
compliance. By improving network change processes, organizations using the
Tufin Orchestration Suite™ will have a positive impact on the business by
reducing the time and cost spent implementing network changes by up to 80
percent. Taking a holistic view of IT, the Tufin Orchestration Suite helps
organizations automate security and efficiency into day-to-day operations,
enabling them to be more agile and leverage technology to gain a competitive
advantage. Founded in 2005, Tufin serves more than 1,200 customers in
industries from telecom and financial services to energy, transportation and
pharmaceuticals. Tufin partners with leading vendors including Check Point,
Cisco, Juniper Networks, Palo Alto Networks, Fortinet, F5, Stonesoft, Blue
Coat, McAfee and BMC Software, and is known for technological innovation and
dedicated customer service.

For more information visit www.tufin.com, or follow Tufin on:

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https://www.brighttalk.com/community/it-security/channel/9591 YouTube:
http://www.youtube.com/user/Tufintech The Tufin Blog:
http://www.tufin.com/blog

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Contact:

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Rebecca Edwards
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Rebeccae@rlyl.com
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