R16-2 delivers cybersecurity orchestration with automated provisioning for Amazon Web Services and Fortinet
MORRISTOWN, N.J. – June 14, 2016 – Tufin®, the market-leading provider of Network Security Policy Orchestration solutions, unveiled new enhancements to its award-winning Tufin Orchestration Suite™, R16-2, which maximizes security and business agility with automated provisioning of network security policies across heterogeneous networks. Tufin Orchestration Suite R16-2 features end-to-end, policy-based change automation for Amazon Web Services (AWS), providing requisite security and compliance checks for each change. The new release also provides end-to-end policy-based change automation for Fortinet customers with automated provisioning of FortiManager policies. Automated provisioning of security policies across hybrid cloud and on-premises infrastructure boosts productivity and maximizes security for network security teams, freeing them up to focus on cybersecurity.
Digital-first environments that leverage technologies such as cloud and software-defined networking (SDN) are quickly becoming the IT standard, but the ability of organizations to apply and manage security policies in these networks hasn’t kept pace. According to survey of IT security professionals from Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG) and commissioned by Tufin, 69% of respondents say they are still learning how to apply security policies to public/private cloud infrastructure. Additionally, 62% of respondents say it’s difficult to get the same level of visibility into cloud-based workloads as they have in their physical network, and 56% say it’s difficult to audit network security controls in the cloud.
“Tufin Orchestration Suite R16-2 represents a giant step forward for orchestrating security policies across physical networks and hybrid cloud platforms,” said Ofer Or, vice president of products at Tufin. “As more organizations continue the march toward heterogeneous environments – particularly cloud-based environments such as AWS – automation will be critical to ensuring security policies remain current in such complex environments to enable maximum business agility.”
Speed Provisioning with Policy-Based Automation of AWS Security Changes
As stated in the Gartner report, “Market Trends: Are Cloud Providers Becoming Security Vendors?”, written by analysts Sid Deshpande, Jay Heiser, and Craig Lawson on May 31, 2016, “There is great demand for security providers that can offer orchestration of security policy and controls that span not just multicloud environments but also extend to on-premises infrastructure.”
Tufin Orchestration Suite R16-2 boosts agility and security of application migration to AWS with automated provisioning and baked-in security and compliance. It also provides an automated change process for AWS security policies, including provisioning for changes to AWS security groups, risk analysis against the enterprise security policy baseline, and automated change design.
Ongoing enforcement of the enterprise baseline security policy for AWS applications, including management of violations and exceptions, ensures compliance with internal and industry regulations, such as NERC CIP, HIPAA, PCI DSS, and SOX, among others. This grants continuous compliance with the enterprise security policy for AWS applications, as well as applications that span across on-premises and cloud to monitor DevOps without slowing down the business. Tufin Orchestration Suite R16-2 also offers micro-segmentation across heterogeneous environments, including AWS, VMware NSX, and physical networks.
Eliminate Misconfigurations with Change Automation for Fortinet FortiManager
Tufin Orchestration Suite R16-2 provides accelerated implementation and reduces complexity and misconfigurations with automated provisioning for changes to FortiManager administrative domain (ADOM) policies. End-to-end change automation for FortiManager policies also includes automated risk analysis against the enterprise security policy baseline and automated change design, and helps increase productivity and accuracy without compromising security and compliance. With this release Tufin extends policy-based change automation to all leading platforms, adding Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Fortinet to the existing support for Check Point, Cisco, ForcePoint, Juniper and Palo Alto Networks.
Additionally, Tufin Orchestration Suite R16-2 monitors and manages FortiManager saved security policies across ADOMs for running risk analysis, compliance checks, and optimization analysis prior to implementation. It strengthens the security posture of networks with FortiManager by managing policy violations and exceptions centrally for ADOM policies across FortiGate firewalls, and provides support for FortiManager 5.4.
The new release will be generally available in August of 2016.