June 03, 2009
Reston, VA – AlgoSec, the leading provider of Firewall Operations and Security Risk Management solutions, today announced a growing trend among global customers embracing its FireFlow Intelligent workflow for network security through the mobile form factor, and specifically the iPhone. FireFlow is the first solution to intelligently automate the entire network security policy change lifecycle from submission through audit, streamlining a traditional process plagued with inefficiencies and errors.
Through its web-based management console, FireFlow customers are using the mobile browsing experience in the iPhone to access the AlgoSec solution while away from traditional laptop and desktop terminal.
“Today’s IT security professionals are not chained to their desks – they require mobile platforms and solutions that allow them to do their jobs effectively regardless of location,” said Avishai Wool, co-founder and CTO of AlgoSec. “For these individuals, the combination of FireFlow on the iPhone gives them the flexibility and freedom to oversee entire security policy change lifecycle from the palm of their hand.”
Through extensive research with prospects and new customers, AlgoSec has found that the enterprises can spend anywhere from $300,000 to as much as $4,000,000 annually on end-to-end change management of firewall rules. This same research also determined that 20-30 percent of the changes performed by these enterprises are unneeded. Considering these unneeded expenditures and the fact that enterprises today are looking to streamline operations and manage headcount, FireFlow’s intelligent automation represents a vital security and operational efficiency solution for the entire security policy change lifecycle.
Addressing the disjointed and manual processes for ensuring firewall policy changes are approved, necessary and implemented as intended, FireFlow provides an automated policy change management solution that allows enterprises to reduce risk, enforce security policies and increase operational efficiency.
“AlgoSec understands that security policy change management is a constant and dynamic practice for enterprises and the partners that secure their networks,” continued Wool. “As such, we have transformed the process by creating an automated workflow solution that also takes into consideration the fact that business scenarios involving mission-critical security policies require the ability for rapid response from anywhere, anytime.”
Automating workflow management and providing transparency to key stakeholders throughout the lifecycle, FireFlow is deployed with leading organizations in Europe and North America to deliver an unprecedented level of operational efficiency and IT governance by providing end-to-end accountability. FireFlow is integrated with the leading enterprise platforms such as BMC Remedy, CA Service Desk, and HP Peregrine, eliminating the need to train end users.
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