Interoperability with VMware NSX Network Virtualization Platform Enables Micro-Segmentation Across Physical and Virtual Networks

Tufin® today announced general availability of Tufin’s Security Policy Orchestration solution for the VMware NSX™ network virtualization platform. This first-of-its-kind offering enables security managers to visualize and implement a unified security policy across physical and virtual networks. Tufin’s automated and centralized security policy management provides visibility and control over granular security policies, enabling secure and continuously-compliant software-defined data centers. Through interoperability with VMware NSX, Tufin helps ensure network micro-segmentation can be defined and visualized uniformly across physical and virtual network infrastructure, and enforced by firewalls from all leading vendors, including VMware.

The solution is available immediately from Tufin and is already being trialed by customers around the world. VMware and Tufin will be demonstrating the joint solution this week at VMworld Europe, during session SEC2238, “NSX Distributed Firewall and Micro-segmentation Use Cases,” on Tuesday, Oct 14, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM, Hall 8.0, Room 33.

“The ability to maintain consistent security policies across our physical and virtual networks is a critical requirement and benefit for us, as we evaluate emerging models such as the Software Defined Data Center,” said Sanjay Bhandari, Senior Security Architect at Marvell Semiconductor, Inc. “We are excited to see this collaboration between Tufin and VMware, to help address the need for advanced security. The interoperable solution promises to provide organizations with comprehensive visibility into the security of our virtual and physical environments, at a very granular level.”

Security Policy Orchestration for the Software Defined Data Center

Tufin Orchestration Suite for VMware NSX automates the design, provisioning, analysis and auditing of network security policy changes, delivering the ability to:

  • Manage and control micro-segmentation across heterogeneous networks
  • Centrally manage security policies on firewalls, routers and switches throughout the entire physical and virtual data-centers via a single interface
  • Assess the risk posture and perform risk assessment before making policy changes
  • Perform real-time compliance monitoring, analysis and alerts on NSX security policy changes
  • Continuously track security policy configuration changes across enterprise firewalls

The interoperable solution helps enterprises streamline micro segmentation, speed up application deployments, and automate security policy change processes.  More on Tufin’s offering can be found here.

“Enterprises are looking to realize the full agility, efficiency and cost benefits of a Software-Defined Data Center, while ensuring network resources are protected by business- appropriate security policies," said Reuven Harrison, CTO at Tufin. “The combination of the Tufin Orchestration Suite with VMware NSX will help automate the design, provisioning, analysis and auditing of network security policy changes, from the application layer down to the network layer, across the entire data center.”

“Enterprises use VMware NSX micro-segmentation capabilities to secure multi-tiered data center applications,” said Hatem Naguib, vice president, networking and security, VMware. “The interoperable Tufin and VMware NSX solution provides data center security teams single pane of glass security policy management across physical and virtual environments critical for operational and compliance purposes.”

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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