Fortinet Extends Firewall and Risk Management Security Ecosystem: Partners With AlgoSec, FireMon, ManageEngine, Skybox Security

Fortinet Extends Firewall and Risk Management Security Ecosystem: Partners With 
AlgoSec, FireMon, ManageEngine, Skybox Security and
Tufin 
Broad Ecosystem Gives Customers Better Choices for Mitigating Risk
and Optimizing Security Management Processes 
SUNNYVALE, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 11/04/13 --  Fortinet(R) (NASDAQ:
FTNT) -- a global leader in high-performance network security --
today announced an expansion of its firewall and risk management
network security ecosystem by officially announcing partnerships with
AlgoSec, FireMon, ManageEngine, Skybox Security and Tufin. This
ecosystem gives Fortinet customers and resellers a broad choice of
solutions providers when it comes to risk mitigation and security
management process optimization. Fortinet's firewall and risk
management security ecosystem is designed for service providers,
MSSPs and enterprises with multiple firewalls to manage, and it
provides the tools and capabilities that facilitate the management
and risk mitigation of disparate security devices. The following
ecosystem partners expand upon and complement Fortinet's existing
hardware and software portfolio, which includes its award winning
FortiGate network security platform and central management, logging,
analysis and reporting appliances, FortiManager and FortiAnalyzer.  
AlgoSec (key strength: Automated and Application-Centric Security
Policy Management)
 The AlgoSec Security Management Suite delivers an
automated and application-centric solution for managing complex
policies across firewalls and related security infrastructure to
improve both security and business agility. The AlgoSec Suite bridges
traditional gaps between security, network and application teams by
combining AlgoSec BusinessFlow, FireFlow and Firewall Analyzer to
streamline security operations and change management, ensure
continuous compliance, maximize datacenter application availability,
and deliver a tighter security policy that offers better protection
against cyber-attacks.  


 
--  BusinessFlow decouples application connectivity requests from the
    underlying security infrastructure to ensure effective and secure
    deployment, maintenance and decommissioning of datacenter applications
--  Firewall Analyzer improves visibility of complex security policies and
    
automates operations to ensure network security devices are properly
    configured
--  FireFlow automates the security policy change workflow, enabling
    changes to be processed 4x faster -- and more accurately

  
"AlgoSec and Fortinet's combined offering provides customers with
multi-layered protection against today's advanced threats as well as
the ability to automate and orchestrate security management
processes," said Nimmy Reichenberg, vice president of marketing and
business development for AlgoSec. "By automating security operations
and aligning key security and business stakeholders, organizations
can minimize disruptions and regain business agility without
sacrificing their network security." 
FireMon (key strength: Firewall Management with integrated Risk
Analysis)
 FireMon's Security Manager platform helps organizations
automate operations and find, correct and ultimately avoid gaps in
their existing network security infrastructure. By automating
firewall rule clean up and change process workflow, security teams
get and keep their firewalls under control and harden their first
line of defense. They now have time to proactively find gaps, like
locating and quantifying reachable vulnerabilities and immediately
remediating those that pose the greatest risks. This gives security
decision makers real-time management and operations data for
effective decision making to reduce risk, provide appropriate levels
of access and make operations more efficient.  
"The strategic role that firewalls play in today's network security
architecture makes addressing firewall management issues a critical
short-term need," said Ray Szpiech, vice president of enterprise
networking & security at SunTel Services. "To assist our enterprise
customers with dramatically reducing operational costs by automating
their policy and change management processes, we frequently integrate
advanced Fortinet firewalls and Security Manager from FireMon. This
greatly reduces downtime and improves accuracy for administrative
tasks, allowing security teams to proactively focus on potential gaps
in their network defenses." 
ManageEngine (key strength: Enterprise Security Management)  
ManageEngine's network security products enable IT managers to
deliver an optimum end-user experience and harness IT to achieve
business efficiencies in the face of increasing complexity. From a
network security perspective, the company's products identify
vulnerabilities, secure the boundary, monitor and analyze policies,
log data and configuration changes to alert on internal and external
security threats. The products provide a real-time,
single-pane-of-glass approach to management that enables IT to be
proactive, empowered and better positioned to play a strategic role
within the enterprise.  
"Perimeter devices play a pivotal role in combating IT security
threats," said Raj Sabhlok, president of ManageEngine, a division of
Zoho Corp. "Enterprises look for unified security insight across IT
for better and efficient services delivery without compromising
operational overhead. The ability to analyze traffic and manage
policies and configuration changes help our customers take control of
the firewalls and other key perimeter devices. The strategic
partnership between ManageEngine and Fortinet ensures enterprise
customers get the well-integrated security and visibility they need
to protect their network against internal and external security
attacks." 
Skybox Security, Inc. (key strength: Risk Analytics)
 Skybox Security
provides cutting-edge risk analytics for cyber security, giving
security teams the visibility and actionable intelligence they need
to eliminate attack vectors and safeguard business data and services.
Skybox Security's risk analytics platform provides a context-aware
view of the network that drives effective firewall management,
continuous compliance monitoring, and vulnerability and threat
management. With no disruption to the network, Skybox solutions
prioritize the most critical risks in minutes and provide detailed
remediation options. Additionally, security teams can use Skybox
solutions to automate complex security management processes and
eliminate attack vectors, filtering out irrelevant data and
delivering accurate results in a fraction of the time. 
"The complexity of today's enterprise networks and threat landscape
makes risk analysis difficult," said Paul Farr, Vice President of
Business and Corporate Development at Skybox Security. "Skybox
enables Fortinet customers to ensure firewall compliance, secure
change management, and automate security processes, such as firewall
audit, analysis and optimization, lowering firewall management costs
by 90 percent or more." 
Tufin (key strength: Network security policy orchestration) 
 Tufin
provides security policy orchestration solutions that automate and
accelerate network infrastructure changes while maintaining security
and compliance. By automating network change processes, organizations
using the Tufin Orchestration Suite(TM) can reduce the time and cost
spent on implementing network changes by up to 80 percent. Taking a
holistic view of IT, Tufin's Security Policy Orchestration end-to-end
solution 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. 
"The Tufin Orchestration Suite ensures that security and network
teams leverage Fortinet solutions to protect an expanding set of
assets with the greatest degree of security, efficiency and
confidence," said Reuven Harrison CTO, Tufin. "As security policy
continues to impact the integrity of servers, applications and other
business critical resources, our joint customers can rely on Tufin
and Fortinet to ensure they are fully equipped to meet the changing
demands of the business."  
"AlgoSec, FireMon, ManageEngine, Skybox and Tufin improve the
operational and managerial efficiency of our network security
platform," said John Maddison, vice president of marketing for
Fortinet. "Today's announcement reinforces our commitment to high
level integration and compatibility with the network security
products and technologies used by our customers." 
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http://www.fortinet.com/partners/index.html 
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