Media Giant's Trusted Security Partner Ranks Tufin As Best in Class for Policy Analysis, Rule Clean up and Optimization; Deployment Significantly Reduces Firewall Management Burden
December 1, 2009 - Tufin Technologies, the leading provider of Security Lifecycle Management solutions and Nebulas Solutions Group today announced Virgin Media, as a joint customer. As part of an overall network infrastructure improvement program Virgin Media turned to Nebulas Solutions Group to source a more resilient, efficient firewall infrastructure. Knowing that bloated rule bases are a major source of inefficiencies Nebulas underwent a rigorous evaluation process and selected Tufin SecureTrack, to identify obsolete, redundant and unnecessary firewall rules. By implementing SecureTrack, Nebulas enabled Virgin Media to enhance Firewall CPU and memory performance by 15 percent and reduce the management load by 30 percent.
"One of the reasons we chose Nebulas to be our exclusive security partner is the value they add with product analysis and testing - its views are based on product integrity not just whether they are resellers for a particular product," said Colin Miles, UK Corporate Network Manager, Virgin Media. "Its assessment of Tufin SecureTrack was spot on - it has dramatically improved firewall performance, maximized the longevity of our current infrastructure and given my team back about 30 percent of their day."
Virgin Media is the UK's leading entertainment and communications company, and employs 20,000 people distributed across 800 UK sites. Virgin Media's Check Point and Nokia firewall infrastructure was ageing; some hardware had been installed for almost a decade and needed updating. Firewalls were also not running the most up-to-date versions of code, which had a negative effect on both performance and security. Additionally, a specific cluster of firewalls in a data center was experiencing serious stability problems, which seemed to stem from the firewall rule base, which was double the size recommended by the firewall vendor. The load on CPU and memory were causing frequent failures of service and resulted in change windows shifting to non-business hours to avoid additional downtime, over-extending the operations team.
Nebulas Solutions reviewed several products to help Virgin Media tackle the unwieldy rule base and manage it more efficiently in the future. The rigorous evaluations consisted of a written review of three solutions based on rule cleanup capabilities, firewalls supported, cost, and ease of use. Tufin SecureTrack was the strongest across fronts and after a highly successful trial, Virgin Media deployed SecureTrack, to analyze rule and object usage and clean up unused rules without disrupting business operations.
"Virgin Media's experience validates what we hear across our customer and partner base - that SecureTrack provides immediate, dramatic, and quantifiable value," said Ruvi Kitov, CEO, Tufin Technologies. "As a result, we have developed strong customer and partner relationships that fuel our ongoing innovation. We are delighted to add Virgin Media to our roster and look forward to a long and fruitful relationship with Nebulas and Virgin Media moving forward."
A detailed case study on Virgin Media's SecureTrack deployment is available for download here.
Tufin SecureTrack™ is the market-leading Security Lifecycle Management solution. SecureTrack enables organizations to enhance security, reduce service interruptions and automate day-to-day tasks through powerful firewall management capabilities and reporting. SecureTrack helps security operations teams to control and manage policy changes, analyze risks, and ensure business continuity and allows managers to easily understand the big picture and align operations with corporate and government security standards.
About Tufin Technologies, Inc.
Tufin Technologies is the leading provider of Security Lifecycle Management solutions that enable large organizations to enhance security, ensure business continuity and increase operational efficiency. Tufin's products SecureTrack™ and SecureChange™ Workflow help security operations teams to manage change, minimize risks and dramatically reduce manual, repetitive tasks through automation. With a combination of accuracy and simplicity, Tufin empowers security officers to perform reliable audits and demonstrate compliance with corporate and government standards. Founded in 2005 by leading firewall and business systems experts, Tufin now serves more than 400 customers around the world, including leading financial institutions, telecom service providers, transportation, energy and pharmaceutical companies. For more information visit www.tufin.com, or follow Tufin on: Twitter at http://twitter.com/TufinTech,
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About Nebulas Solution Group
Nebulas Solutions Group is a security, acceleration and virtualisation specialist. The Group offers sophisticated technology solutions, consultancy and implementation expertise to help organisations address their key business issues of data security, acceleration and availability. Nebulas Solutions Group comprises three divisions: Nebulas Security is the UK's leading provider of IT security, data privacy and compliance solutions. Nebulas Xcelerate provides leading WAN optimisation and applications acceleration solutions and Nebulas Virtualise offers market leading virtualisation solutions. The Group's combined expertise ensures that organisations can maximize the performance, efficiency and security of their IT infrastructure, as well as reducing operating costs. Based in London, Nebulas Solutions Group has more than 200 customers worldwide, including many blue chip and FTSE 250 organisations.