Factor Security Into Application Release Automation or Face Severe Disruption Cautions Tufin CTO

Factor Security Into Application Release Automation or Face Severe Disruption
                              Cautions Tufin CTO

  PR Newswire

  LONDON, July 23, 2014

LONDON, July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --

  Reuven Harrison, CTO, Tufin, predicts major enterprise network disruption
          ahead as businesses become increasingly run on software 

Tufin® , the market leading provider of Security Policy Orchestration
solutions, today called on organizations to build network security into the
application release process or face business agility and network security
being severely compromised.

As business becomes increasingly software-based, Reuven Harrison, CTO, Tufin,
stated that more needs to be done to manage network security for
business-critical applications - including properly decommissioning
applications and better management of network segmentation.

Harrison commented: 'Whether it's the retail industry being expected to offer
efficient online shopping platforms or the healthcare industry managing
digital patient records, networks are carrying more sensitive data than ever.
As the use of software to run services or products increases, so does network
complexity and this offers more vulnerabilities in the network that are open
to exploitation.'

He continued: 'Significant disruption is inevitable as many companies are
failing to properly integrate security and development teams, leaving them
struggling to strike the balance between business agility and security. The
issue is each of these teams has a different agenda - DevOps want to get apps
up and running quickly, and security want to prevent the risk from threats
like cyber-attacks. The result is either a bottleneck or poorly thought-out
security. And to make matters worse, we're seeing many more organizations who
are failing to properly decommission applications which leaves security
loopholes in the network that can later be exploited by malicious hackers.'

Tufin recommends businesses take the following steps to protect assets against
this increased complexity and increased cyber-threat landscape:

  *Control the change process - network changes are inherent to business yet
    risky when uncontrolled - establish a business process for network changes

  *Improve collaboration  - security and business agility depend on
    collaboration and trust between developers, networking and security teams
    - cater to the different languages used by the different stakeholders

  *Automate change implementation  - networks are too complex and change is
    too frequent to be handled manually - automate the technical aspects of
    firewall policy configuration so that you can focus on the big picture

  *Centralize network segmentation policies - enforcing network segmentation
    is too complex on a per firewall basis - define a central, high level
    network segmentation policy that can be enforced across the entire network

  *Reduce the surface area for an attack - properly decommissioning
    applications will prevent unneeded exposure - remove applications from the
    network and remove their security rules from firewalls

  *Orchestrate network connectivity - centralize the management of network
    security policies and business application connectivity to optimize
    network segmentation without disrupting business.

Harrison concludes: 'While it's almost impossible to totally prevent a network
attack or stop it mid-flow, steps can be taken to manage issues and the
network more efficiently to limit the damage of an attack. What's required is
a change of mindset - businesses need to realize that adding more security
devices doesn't automatically protect the organization. Better orchestrated
networks are the key to delivering applications securely and quickly.'

For more information about how you can protect your business assets and
reputation through Security Policy Orchestration visit http://www.tufin.com

About Tufin 

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 1,400 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, McAfee
and BMC Software, and is known for its technological innovations and dedicated
customer service. For more information visit http://www.tufin.com , or follow
Tufin on:

  *Twitter: http://twitter.com/TufinTech
  *Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/Tufintech
  *LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/companies/tufin-technologies
  *BrightTalk: https://www.brighttalk.com/community/it-security/channel/9591
  *YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/Tufintech
  *The Tufin Blog: http://www.tufin.com/blog

Media Contacts :Rebecca Edwards Red Lorry Yellow Lorry Tel: +44-(0)2074038878
Press spacebar to pause and continue. Press esc to stop.