AlgoSec Releases Four Firewall Analyzer Suite Editions

Automates PCI and SOX compliance reports, offers rule re-ordering suggestions to improve firewall performance

AlgoSec Inc. released its AlgoSec Firewall Analyzer (AFA) product suite that improves the security and efficiency of enterprise firewalls. The suite is built on three distinct software modules, each focused on addressing specific technical requirements: firewall operations management, policy optimization and risk management.

AlgoSec includes new PCI-DSS and SOX compliance reports that ease the paperwork burden on firewall administrators and auditors while providing necessary reports. The company also now uses a new algorithm to provide intelligent rule re-ordering recommendations based on historical rule usage statistics; it helps improve firewall policy efficiency and reduces CPU utilization of firewall devices.

“Not all users start with the same set of requirements,” said Dr. Avishai Wool, AlgoSec’s co-founder and CTO, in a statement. “Depending on their role in the organization, some users are looking for a better way to meet their compliance reporting and risk management activities, while others may be searching for ways to improve their existing operational and change management processes. In all cases, they’re looking for a solution that will automate many of the time-consuming and error-prone aspects of firewall management and administration.”

The AFA suite is offered in four bundles:

  • AFA Operations Management Edition is 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 and helps them maintain detailed change history reports for all firewall configurations

  • The AFA Optimization Edition includes the full feature set of the Operations Management Edition plus the optional Optimization software module; this provides reports and recommendations for improving firewall configuration efficiency, including the new Intelligent Rule Re-Ordering algorithm

  • The AFA Risk Management Edition consists of same features as the Operations Management Edition as well as the optional Risk Management software module which helps users quickly assess the security of their firewall configurations and ensure all devices meet their specific security controls.

  • AFA Enterprise Edition is the version that all three of the available software modules into a single solution so enterprises can address their firewall operations management, policy optimization, and risk management requirements.

More information is available at http://www.algosec.com.