Tufin®, the market-leading provider of Security Policy Orchestration solutions, shares that a series of recent research reports from Gartner discuss the evolution of network security policy management. These reports include: “Network Security Policy Management Solutions Have Evolved,” “Effective Network Orchestration Starts by Automating Provisioning” and “Hype Cycle for Infrastructure Protection.” “As pioneers in our space, we believe that the Gartner research papers are an important milestone for the network security policy management market because they validate the business need,” said Reuven Harrison, CTO & Co-Founder, Tufin. “The research papers also reflect the way our 2,000 enterprise customers use our solutions for three different, but related network security needs: security policy management, infrastructure protection and network orchestration.” The report, “Network Security Policy Management Solutions Have Evolved” published on October 30, 2015 by analysts Adam Hils and Rajpreet Kaur, states:

  • “Many firewalls have thousands of rules accumulated over years of deployment and changing access control lists (ACLs); these rules are often obsolete, conflicting or redundant, impacting a network's performance and availability, and therefore your business.”
  • “As networks grow, applying the right security policies at the right network control points is challenging. Multiple native-point solutions are difficult to maintain. Network security policy management (NSPM) solutions can provide visibility across the dynamic network, and can make policy provisioning easier.”
  • “Applications play a critical role in a digital business, and their availability has become very important for business continuity. NSPM tools provide application-based visibility and control, making management of application connectivity easier.”

Gartner also recognizes application connectivity management as a benefit of network security policy management. The Tufin Orchestration Suite™ is in fact the industry’s first solution to manage network connectivity and security policy from an application perspective. The report says:

  • “With more business reliance on applications, end-to-end application productivity management tools provide application-based management capabilities to reduce security risks while improving availability. Application-based change request and application connectivity path visualization are examples of the utility of this technology.  This is currently not available from a majority of native firewall interfaces and certainly not in an environment with multiple vendors' solutions deployed.”

Gartner’s research paper, “Effective Network Orchestration Starts by Automating Provisioning,” authored by Simon Richard on August 31, identifies Tufin as a policy-based network orchestration solution. Lastly, “Hype Cycle for Infrastructure Protection, 2015”, by Greg Young, Adam Hils & Neil McDonald, published on August 11, 2015 provides a comprehensive overview of security technologies and services available to protect the enterprise:

  • “New in this edition are the technology profiles for Network Sandboxing, Network Traffic Analysis, Firewall Policy Management and Threat Intelligence Platforms. All but the last are established technologies; however, their inclusion highlights their more focused place and increased demand in the security landscape.”

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About Tufin 

Tufin (NYSE: TUFN) simplifies management of some of the largest, most complex networks in the world, consisting of thousands of firewall and network devices and emerging hybrid cloud infrastructures. Enterprises select the company’s Tufin Orchestration Suite™ to increase agility in the face of ever-changing business demands while maintaining a robust security posture. The Suite reduces the attack surface and meets the need for greater visibility into secure and reliable application connectivity. With over 2000 customers since its inception, Tufin’s network security automation enables enterprises to implement changes in minutes instead of days, while improving their security posture and business agility. 

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