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AlgoSec FireFlow


Security Policy Change Automation

AlgoSec FireFlow automates the entire security policy change process – from design and submission to proactive risk analysis, implementation, validation and auditing. By eliminating guesswork though intelligent change management workflows, FireFlow helps operations and security teams save time, avoid manual errors and reduce risk.

FireFlow integrates with and complements existing IT Service Management (ITSM) solutions by adding firewall and network intelligence and can easily be customized to suit each organization's specific business processes.

FireFlow helps you:

  • Process firewall changes 4x faster
  • Eliminate mistakes and rework, and improve accountability for change requests
  • Proactively assess the impact of network changes to ensure security and continuous compliance
  • Automate recertification processes
  • Enforce compliance, and automatically document the entire change management lifecycle

 

Automate the Security Policy Change Workflow

 
Automated Workflow

FireFlow delivers out-of-the-box workflows for adding new rules, removing rules, changing objects and recertifying rules, enabling operations and security teams to eliminate guesswork and improve operational efficiency.

With FireFlow users can customize workflows to their organization's specific requirements.

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Design Change Requests Intelligently

 
Change Planning

FireFlow's topology-aware algorithms automatically analyze change requests to discover all devices and rules which need to be changed.

Unnecessary ("already works") changes are instantly identified and closed and requestors are notified – helping to prevent up to 30% of change requests from being unnecessarily processed.

FireFlow's specifies the most optimal and secure implementation for change requests that utilize existing firewall rules and objects whenever possible to reduce policy clutter and complexity.

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Analyze Change Requests to Ensure Compliance and Mitigate Risk

 
Risk Analysis

FireFlow automatically analyzes every proposed change – before it is implemented – to ensure compliance with regulatory and corporate standards, and identify any changes in risk levels.

FireFlow leverages the broadest risk knowledgebase that includes industry best practices, regulations such as PCI-DSS, HIPAA and SOX, as well as corporate-defined policies.

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Save Time and Avoid Manual Errors with Automatic Policy Push

 
Policy Push

FireFlow’s unique ActiveChange technology can automatically implement recommended policy changes directly on the device, to save time and prevent manual errors.

Changes are pushed for implementation in the next change window, and rollback mechanisms ensure a safe implementation.

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Prevent Unauthorized Changes

 
Change Validation

FireFlow automatically validates the correct execution of change requests to prevent premature closing of tickets.

Additionally, FireFlow's unique auto-matching capability correlates change requests with actual policy changes, to detect unauthorized and out-of-band changes and ensure changes are implemented exactly as they were requested and approved.

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Integrate with Existing IT Service Management (ITSM) Solutions

 
CMS Integration

FireFlow seamlessly integrates with IT Service Management (ITSM) solutions, such as ServiceNow, BMC Remedy and HP so users can continue to open change requests within their existing systems. FireFlow complements these systems with intelligent automation that enables IT to process firewall changes more quickly and accurately.

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Track and Audit the Entire Change Lifecycle

 
Reporting & SLAs

FireFlow tracks and measures every step of the change workflow, providing detailed reports that ensure accountability and governance, and simplify auditing and compliance efforts.

Additionally, FireFlow can prioritize change requests based on Service-level agreement (SLA) metrics, and help identify bottlenecks in the change workflow process.

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Automate the Change Workflow for Secure Web Gateways

 
Secure Web Gateways

FireFlow seamlessly integrates with Blue Coat ProxySG to simplify and expedite the security policy change request workflow -- from end-user request initiation, design and review to work order generation. Organizations can now manage and audit security policy changes for multiple security devices under one common platform.

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