Tufin Technologies Wins The 2011 Network Computing Award For "Network Project Of The Year"
Tufin Technologies, the market-leading provider of Security Lifecycle Management Solutions, today announced that it has won the Network Computing Award for 'Network Project of the Year'. Presented annually, the Network Computing Awards have been set up to recognize the products and services - and the companies behind them, which have most impressed the readers of the UK's longest established computer networking publication.
The network project submitted for the award was for the work that Tufin and Nebulas, a leading UK network security reseller, had implemented at Virgin Media to enhance organizational security, reduce network downtime and automate the security team's day-to-day tasks through a powerful firewall operations management solution. The project was a huge success for Virgin Media, who were able to improve firewall performance by 15% and slash management time and costs by 30%.
This project with Virgin Media is all too familiar to so many companies faced with decade-old network security infrastructure and rule bases that are too large to run or maintain - all having a negative effect on both performance and security.
Colin Miles, Head of Technical Services at Virgin Media said "Refreshing our ageing firewall estate was a high priority. Because so much of our infrastructure was acquired and the original architects and documentation were long gone, we had a very limited knowledge of how the firewall rules bases had been built." Colin adds, "Thanks to Tufin SecureTrack we were able to smoothly migrate to new firewalls and up-to-date software while eliminating unused and redundant rules. I estimate that it's given my team back about 30% of their day. I am therefore delighted that we have won this award as it's been an all-round team effort with real results recognized."
These were the needs that were met by the Tufin solution:
- Network security manpower boosted by 30% through removing major instability issues
- Improving response times across the organization by rationalizing firewall rulebase's
- Enabling of network team to focus on more strategic tasks
- Firewall CPU and memory performance enhanced by 15% giving improved operational continuity
- Network security boosted by installation of more up-to-date firewall software
- Optimized firewall performance enabling Virgin Media to adapt with maximum efficiency to changing requirements in months and years ahead
Ruvi Kitov, CEO and Co-Founder of Tufin said "This award is significant for us because as Colin says it's a true team effort. We work very closely with our clients to develop the product around their needs. This achievement also highlights the rapid return on investment that can be achieved from Security Lifecycle Management solutions, and validates our ability to help our customers more securely and efficiently manage firewalls and other network infrastructure."
Tufin has provided over 700 customers with the ability to automate critical but highly error-prone manual network security processes, which in turn has enabled them to cost-effectively manage their network security policy, comply with regulatory standards, and minimize IT risks. Tufin's products slash the time and cost of managing these processes by more than half - delivering a compelling value proposition in a fast-growing industry.
This prestigious honor is the latest in a series of accolades and honors Tufin has received throughout 2010 and into 2011. In November Tufin received the "Best Bench Tested Solution of the Year" award by Computing Security. In November and October 2010, Deloitte Technology ranked Tufin as the second fastest growing technology company in Israel and the tenth fastest growing technology company in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, based on its phenomenal revenue growth over the past five years. In July it won a prestigious Stevie Award - "Innovator of the Year," from the International Business Association, and in June it received a 5-star review (top rating) in SC Magazine of Tufin SecureTrack, its flagship firewall operations solution and a standout review in Network Computing magazine of its automated change management solution, SecureChange Workflow. Earlier in the year, it received an honorable mention on StartupBusiness.com's list of Hot 100 Startups and being named a Red Herring EMEA "Hot 100" finalist.
About Tufin Technologies
Tufin™ is the leading provider of Security Lifecycle Management solutions that enable companies to cost-effectively manage their network security policy, comply with regulatory standards, and minimize IT risk. Tufin's award-winning products SecureTrack™ and SecureChange™ Workflow help security operations teams to manage change and perform reliable audits while dramatically reducing manual, repetitive tasks through automation. Founded in 2005 by leading firewall and business systems experts, Tufin serves more than 700 customers in industries from telecom and financial services to energy, transportation and pharmaceuticals. Tufin partners with leading vendors including Check Point, Cisco, Juniper Networks, Palo Alto Networks, Fortinet, F5, Blue Coat, McAfee and BMC Software, and is committed to setting the gold standard for technological innovation and dedicated customer service.
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