Network Security Policy Management - Automation for Transformation

Yonatan Klein
Director of Product Management

Making security policy changes manually is a slow, laborious process which is fraught with risks; it can take several days—sometimes weeks—to process a single change in a complex enterprise environment. When hundreds of changes are required each month, it can be an impossible task!

In this webinar, Yonatan Klein, Director of Product Management at AlgoSec, will discuss how automation can take your security policy management to the next level; delivering the most stringent security change management and control processes, while providing visibility and helping to maximize business agility across your disparate, ever-changing, hybrid cloud enterprise network.

Join the webinar to learn how you can use automation to:

Watch this webinar to discover how you can reduce the time and effort you spend on managing security, while keeping all your stakeholders happy – network and security operations teams, application owners, and even C-level executives.

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AlgoSec Firewall Analyzer - Complete Network Visibility for Your Network Security Policy Management

AlgoSec Firewall Analyzer delivers visibility and analysis of complex network security policies across on-premise, cloud, and hybrid networks. It automates and simplifies security operations including troubleshooting, auditing, and risk analysis. Using Firewall Analyzer, security and operations teams can optimize the configuration of firewalls, routers, web proxies, and related network infrastructure to ensure security and compliance. With the AlgoSec AppViz add-on, all business applications are discovered, identified, and mapped, providing critical security information regarding the firewalls and firewall rules supporting each connectivity flow.

Provide Complete Visibility into Your Hybrid Network

AlgoSec Firewall Analyzer lets you:
  • Visualize complex networks with a dynamic network topology map
  • Automatically discover applications and services
  • Map, clean up, and optimize applications and firewall rulesets
  • Identify and Mitigate risks and associate them to business applications
  • Define and enforce network segmentation
  • Reduce firewall auditing time and costs by up to 80% with automated compliance reports

Instantly Visualize Your Network Security Policy

Firewall Analyzer automatically pulls information from a wide range of devices to generate an interactive network topology map of the entire heterogeneous network. Through this map you can understand the impact of network security policies on traffic, quickly troubleshoot connectivity issues, plan changes and perform “what-if” traffic queries. Visualization of network Security Policy

Automatically Discover Applications and Services

AlgoSec AutoDiscovery is an innovative technology that automatically identifies all your enterprise applications and services and their connectivity flows, and quickly generates an up-to- date connectivity map of your applications — without requiring any prior knowledge or manual configuration by your security, networking or applications experts. It provides full visibility of your network security environment, including firewalls and the firewall rules that determine network traffic.

Map, Clean Up, and Optimize Applications and their Associated Firewall Rulesets

Firewall rules support applications or processes that require network connectivity to and from specific servers, users and networks. Firewall Analyzer with AppViz automatically associates the relevant business applications that each firewall rule supports, enabling you to review the firewall rules quickly and easily. Firewall Analyzer then provides a wide range of actionable recommendations to help you clean up and optimize the security policy. With AppViz, you can tie firewall rule sets to the applications that connect to it, cleaning up rules that connect to unused or decommissioned applications. Firewall Analyzer can uncover unused, duplicate, overlapping or expired rules, consolidate and reorder rules, and tighten overly permissive “ANY” rules, without impacting business requirements.

Identify and Mitigate Risky Firewall Rules and Discover and Associate Vulnerabilities to Business Applications

Prioritize your risk based on what your business values most — the applications that power it. Firewall Analyzer discovers and prioritizes all risks and their associated rules and associated applications in your network security policy. Firewall Analyzer relies upon the broadest risk knowledge base, which includes industry regulations and best practices, as well as customized corporate policies, to ensure that all risks are uncovered. Automatically integrate and map vulnerabilities from the leading vulnerability scanners to their business applications and associated firewall rules — including servers and complex connectivity flows. This way, you know exactly which applications and which firewall rules introduce risk.

Easily Define and Enforce Network Segmentation

Firewall Analyzer makes it easy to define and enforce network segmentation throughout your network and across all leading firewall platforms. With Firewall Analyzer you can quickly confirm that your existing network security policy does not violate your network segmentation strategy or block critical business services, and meets compliance requirements.

Prepare for Your Next Audit in Hours, Not Weeks

Firewall Analyzer automatically generates pre-populated, audit-ready compliance reports for all leading industry regulations, including PCI DSS, HIPAA, SOX, NERC, FISMA, and ISO, as well as custom corporate policies, to reduce audit preparation efforts and costs by as much as 80%. About AlgoSec The leading provider of business-driven security management solutions, AlgoSec helps the world’s largest organizations align security with their business processes. With AlgoSec, users can discover, map and migrate business application connectivity, proactively analyze risk from the business perspective, tie cyber-attacks to business processes and intelligently automate network security changes with zero touch - across their cloud, SDN and on-premise networks. Over 1,800 enterprises, including 20 of the Fortune 50, have utilized AlgoSec’s solutions to make their organizations more agile, more secure and more compliant - all the time. Since its inception, AlgoSec has provided the industry’s only money-back guarantee.

Algosec FireFlow – Automate Your Network Security Policy Management

Algosec FireFlow - Automate Your Network Security Policy Management

AlgoSec FireFlow helps you process security policy changes in a fraction of the time so you can respond to business requirements with the agility they demand. FireFlow automates the entire security policy change process — from design and submission to proactive risk analysis, implementation, validation, and auditing. Its intelligent automated workflows eliminate guesswork and help you save time, avoid manual errors and reduce risk. With the AlgoSec AppChange add-on, changes can be made at the business application level.

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Business Applications Visibility

The case for network security policy management (NSPM) is being adopted by tens of thousands of enterprises. There is a clear trend of investment in this technology. But is there more that enterprises can do to protect their networks and datacenters against security threats? Can increased visibility into business-application usage help to identify additional security holes that threaten the security, agility or compliance posture?


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Automating Firewall Change Control

In today’s IT environment, the only constant is change. Not only is change rampant, but it often occurs at breakneck speed. Rapid business growth from mergers and acquisitions, development of new and de-commissioning of old applications, new users, micro-segmentation, cloud migrations and more make for a dynamic environment that poses new security challenges all the time.


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An Application-Centric Approach to Firewall Rule Recertification: Challenges and Benefits

As part of your organization’s security policy management best practices, firewall rules need to be reviewed and recertified regularly to ensure security, compliance and optimal firewall performance. Firewall rules which are out of date, unused or unnecessary should be removed, as firewall bloat creates gaps in your security posture, causes compliance violations, and impacts firewall performance. In the past, firewall rule recertification was often performed manually; an error-prone and time-consuming process. The new application-centric approach to firewall recertification offers an efficient, effective and automated method of recertifying firewall rules.

Security Policy Management Across the Next Generation Data Center

Security Policy Management Across the Next Generation Data Center

This paper examines the new realities facing today’s security, networking and application teams, the challenges of managing the security policy in an environment of constant change and complexity, and the solutions that can help manage security at the speed of business.