AlgoSec announced the availability of the AlgoSec Firewall Analyzer (AFA) product suite.Ã‚Â The new suite, which improves the overall security and efficiency of enterprise firewalls, is built on three distinct software modules, each focused on addressing a specific set of technical requirements within the enterprise:Ã‚Â Firewall Operations Management, Policy Optimization and Risk Management. Customers may purchase combinations of these modules in four pre-bundled license editions according to their specific needs.
AFA Operations Management Edition: Built on the core AFA software module which is standard across all editions, it supports the daily operational activities and change management requirements of firewall administrators as well as maintaining detailed change history reports for all firewall configurations.
AFA Optimization Edition: This edition includes the full feature set of the Operations Management Edition and adds the optional Optimization software module which offers a rich set of reports and recommendations for improving the efficiency of the firewall configuration, including the new Intelligent Rule Re-Ordering algorithm.
AFA Risk Management Edition: This edition includes the full feature set of the Operations Management Edition and adds the optional Risk Management software module. Built on AlgoSec’s comprehensive knowledge-base of Industry Best Practices for firewall configurations, it allows users to quickly assess the security posture of their firewall configurations and ensure all devices meet their specific security controls. It also includes the automatically completed PCI and SOX compliance reports .
AFA Enterprise Edition: This edition combines all three of the available software modules into a single, comprehensive solution, to help enterprises address all aspects of their firewall operations management, policy optimization and risk management requirements.
AlgoSec’s Firewall Analyzer suite is constantly updated to support new functions. Where there is a difficult, complex or time-consuming aspect of firewall administration, AlgoSec aims to help users by finding ways to automate those tasks and reduce the time they spend managing their ever changing firewall environments. Through its off-line setup, the application is easy to deploy and use even in the most complex firewall environments. Ã‚Â Some additional key features of the AlgoSec solution suite include:
- Policy visualization options that allow users to view and explore their firewall policies in meaningful ways that are not available from their native firewall management console
- Powerful policy queries that make the firewall change management and troubleshooting process easier and more efficient
- Automated comparison reports that compare the configuration details of any two firewalls – even from different vendors – to ease the workload for users migrating from one firewall platform to another
AlgoSec’s firewall analysis solutions work across all available platforms from the big 3 enterprise firewall vendors: Cisco, Check Point and Juniper/NetScreen.