Zero-Touch Security Policy Change Management
Users can set their change management workflow to run automatically through the entire application lifecycle — from planning through deployment to production—with zero-touch – thereby significantly speeding up the security policy change management process while maintaining control and ensuring accuracy throughout the process.
FireFlow automatically implements recommended policy changes directly on your device with ActiveChange. Designed to save time and prevent manual errors, changes are “pushed” for implementation in the next change window, and rollback mechanisms ensure secure implementation.
Intelligently Design Firewall Rules to Reduce Clutter and Complexity
FireFlow automatically discovers all applications, devices and rules which are impacted by a change request. It then intelligently designs or updates any necessary firewall rules, utilizing existing rules and objects whenever possible to reduce policy clutter and complexity.
In addition, FireFlow instantly identifies and closes unnecessary (“already works”) change requests, which helps prevent up to 30% of unnecessary changes.
Eliminate Mistakes and Rework. Improve Accountability for Change Requests
FireFlow automatically validates the successful implementation of change requests to prevent premature closing of tickets. Additionally, FireFlow correlates change requests with actual changes made to detect unauthorized changes and ensure that changes are implemented exactly as specified.
Proactively Assess Network Changes to Ensure Security and Compliance
FireFlow automatically analyzes every proposed change – before it is implemented – to identify risks and ensure compliance with regulatory and corporate standards.
FireFlow leverages the broadest risk knowledge base which includes industry best practices, regulations such as PCI DSS, GDPR, HIPAA, and SOX, as well as corporate-defined policies.
Integrate with Your Existing Business Processes
FireFlow works with your existing business processes and tools. There is no need to change the way you work or the rest of your IT or security toolkit. FireFlow seamlessly integrates with IT Service Management (ITSM) solutions, such as ServiceNow, BMC Remedy and HP so you can continue to manage change requests within your existing systems. FireFlow complements these systems with intelligent automation that enables you to process firewall changes more quickly and accurately.
Support Change and Migration Projects Throughout the Application Lifecycle
Using AlgoSec FireFlow, support end-to-end change and migration processes – including migrations to a different data center, cloud migrations, and application decommissioning.
Using AlgoSec FireFlow with AppChange, you can speed up the secure deployment of business applications throughout the entire change lifecycle. AlgoSec manages the entire application connectivity migration process. AlgoSec maps, clones and adjusts connectivity for each environment in the application lifecycle, as well as provides advanced monitoring and impact analysis throughout the migration process.
Through its built-in workflows, FireFlow automatically identifies all the applications that will be affected by a planned migration or decommissioning project. It then generates the necessary change requests to the underlying network traffic flows, while ensuring the integrity of the security policy and network access.