The cyber security expert Stonesoft, a McAfee Group Company, and Tufin Technologies, the market leading provider of Security Policy Orchestration solutions, today announced the completion of the first phase of the integration of their management interfaces. The joint solution combines Stonesoft’s contextual awareness with Tufin’s security policy orchestration to provide joint customers with enhanced network security controls and a more holistic approach to managing increasingly complex, dynamic, multi-vendor networks. Tufin is the first vendor to integrate with Stonesoft’s new Security Management Center API.
As an enabler of agile and secure operations, the role of network management has become fundamental for organizations. Simultaneously, as networks expand and become more complex, their management becomes increasingly challenging, having to support new technologies and multiple vendor solutions across the organization. The seamless integration of different management components and tools helps organizations attain a holistic approach to network management that is both secure and efficient.
“Our mutual customers will gain additional value from Tufin and Stonesoft’s established relationship as we move into the second phase of integration and beyond,” said Reuven Harrison, CTO, Tufin. “We look forward to our continued work with Stonesoft to ensure our customers can ensure Security Policy is always in line with business without sacrificing compliance, efficiency or agility.”
Holistic approach to policy management
The Security Management Center (SMC), part of the visionary Stonesoft Next Generation Firewall, provides an Application Programming Interface (API) with the 5.6 release. While the SMC makes management of the Next Generation Firewall smooth and easy, this API simplifies integrations between the SMC and third party management systems. The REST architecture-based SMC API enables network managers to automate tasks such as element and rule addition, editing and removal.
The Tufin Orchestration Suite™ is a centralized policy management system spanning over multiple technologies and vendors. Version R13-3 of the Tufin Orchestration Suite adds Stonesoft's SMC to its wide range of supported network devices.
The initial phase of the integration via the SMC API enables users to manage network topology, view and analyze policies, as well as track policy changes through the Tufin Orchestration Suite. It also provides tools that assist mutual customers in meeting regulatory compliance standards such as PCI-DSS and SOX.
“The integration between Stonesoft and Tufin provides new opportunities for our mutual customers to achieve the best possible situational awareness and network automation in multi-vendor environments,” said Tero Jantunen, SMC Product Architect, Stonesoft, A McAfee Group Company.
Management integration is available with Stonesoft NGFW release 5.6 and Tufin R13-3. Stonesoft 5.6 and Tufin R13-3 are both immediately available.
- SMC API user’s guide
- Tufin Security Policy Orchestration/R13-3 Press Release
About Stonesoft, a McAfee Group Company
Stonesoft protects valuable information and digital assets through integrated and centrally managed Next Generation Firewall/VPN, intrusion and evasion prevention system technologies. Stonesoft’s product portfolio provides organizations the highest level of cyber security, investment protection, operational resilience, situational awareness, centralized command and control and resource optimization. Stonesoft's unified software core enables an adaptive and agile advantage, as well as cost efficiency over hardware- and blade-based competitors. Stonesoft has the highest customer retention rate in the industry due to low TCO, a flexible licensing model and overall customer service excellence. Stonesoft is widely recognized for its research of advanced evasion techniques (AETs) used in targeted cyber attacks. Leading independent test labs and analysts rank its products high in NGFW features, AET protection and manageability. Founded in 1990 and acquired by McAfee in 2013, Stonesoft is part of McAfee's Security Connected approach creating the world’s most comprehensive security offering.