Firewall Management

Tufin abstracts network security management complexity across traditional, cloud-based and next-generation firewalls (NGFWs), and cloud security groups, as well as routers, load balancers, and web proxies, to deliver holistic security policy orchestration and automation through a single control plane.

  • Save thousands of work hours per year.
  • Virtually eliminate manual firewall audit tasks.
  • Automate firewall rule cleanup and policy optimization.
  • Automate network changes from request to provisioning.
  • Gain a centralized view into enterprise-wide connectivity.
  • Minimize attack surface and maintain continuous compliance.

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Say goodbye to firewall management burden…

Use a single-source-of-truth platform to create and manage segmentation policies.

Easily identify and purge expired and shadowed rules.

Auto-optimize firewall rulesets, minimizing permissiveness based on traffic history.

Gain at-a-glance, real-time policy violation reporting.

Virtually eliminate manual firewall audit tasks, reducing overall audit time by up to 90%.

Automate network access changes from request to provisioning, within a zero-trust framework.

Automate firewall changes

Imagine being able to manage all your firewalls — regardless of vendor or location — from a single, easy-to-use interface. 

Tufin automates firewall rule changes from access request to provisioning. It integrates with your ITSM solution, so an access request ticket triggers an automated network change workflow. The solution will automatically design your changes, suggesting the most efficient network firewall targets. It assesses the proposed change for network security risk and operational impact, and then updates the firewall configuration by pushing the firewall rule changes out to the relevant devices.

Minimize your attack surface; improve cybersecurity posture

Cleanup firewall rules faster.

Firewall policy management can quickly consume internal IT resources as network security and network operations personnel manually search for and fix outdated, expired, and erroneous firewall policy rules. Tufin provides real-time visibility into expired and shadowed firewall rules and automates the rule decommissioning process, simplifying policy management.

Automate firewall optimization.

Tufin’s Automatic Policy Generator helps reduce overly permissive firewall rulesets, suggesting least privilege alternatives based on your real-world traffic history. Automation makes it possible for network security and network operations teams to operationalize firewall optimization as part of a regular, repeatable process. 

Reduce network downtime with faster troubleshooting.

Tufin’s unmatched network topology map enables on-demand path analysis and fast troubleshooting in the event of an incident or network outage. In addition, Tufin users can view a side-by-side comparison of firewall policy changes across all devices to spot potential risks and quickly identify who, what, and where the change was made.

Demonstrate compliance; stay compliant

Tufin delivers network-wide change management and continuously monitors your network enforcement points for security policy violations. This makes it easy for you to ensure you’re in compliance with internal policies and industry regulations, such as PCI-DSS, HIPAA, SOX, and GDPR.

The security policy solution logs every change made, by whom, and why, making compliance report generation quick and easy. Tufin users don’t spend weeks prepping for a network security audit; they can get the reporting they need in minutes or hours.

Gain real-time policy violation reporting.

Maintain a strong security posture with real-time network security policy violations reporting. Firewall teams can stay ahead of potential security risks and remediate risky firewall configurations before problems arise.

Virtually eliminate manual audit tasks.

A firewall security audit can be a painstaking process, but it doesn’t have to be. Tufin’s network security software solutions can reduce your audit preparation by 70-90% through automation and real-time reporting. Tufin SecureTrack+ provides visibility across every firewall — on-premises and in the cloud — including policy changes, at-risk policy rules, overly permissive firewall rules, compliance violations, and more. Pre-built compliance reports allow you to quickly demonstrate your compliance with a variety of regulatory requirements (PCI-DSS, NIST, NERC-CIP, HIPAA, SOX, GDPR, etc.).


What is firewall management?

Firewalls are security checkpoints that allow the approved computer systems to send communications via a secure network or interact with another system, and they block unwanted systems or communications (network packets) from gaining access.

It’s a simple enough concept, and yet firewall security policies — their rule sets — can be very complex. Firewall rule sets can grow to thousands of rules, intended to govern which connections and content may be allowed through. Adding to that complexity is that fact that most enterprise networks consist of dozens or hundreds of multi-vendor firewalls, each with their own management tools. Large enterprises can have thousands of firewalls.

There are several different types of firewall:

Packet filtering firewalls inspect the IP header of packets, allowing access or blocking packets, based source and destination IP addresses, protocols and ports. 

Circuit-level gateways are rarely used as a standalone solution. They work at the session layer, relaying or blocking network communications based on transmission Control Protocol (TCP) or User Datagram Protocol (UDP) handshakes. They relay these packets from a proxy server that is being used as an added layer of protection to the internal server.

Stateful inspection firewalls work at layers 3 and 4, inspecting packets and monitoring the state of active network connections. They build profiles for each active connection using IP addresses, packet inspection and other context. When a subsequent connection is attempted, it is checked against the profile attributes, and if found to be safe, the traffic is allowed.

Application-level gateways (proxy firewalls) can detect and block threats that aren’t detectable at the network or transport layers. They hide the details of the private network, protect user anonymity and offer more granular security controls. Packet filtering is based on the service for which the packets are intended and other attributes, such as the HTTP request string. They inspect all communications, including the IP address, port, TCP header, and the content itself.

Next-generation firewalls (NGFWs) track all traffic from layer 2 to 4. They are application-aware and connection context-aware, combining packet filtering, stateful inspection, malware filtering, and other network security tool enrichment to deliver advanced protection. They require integration with an organization’s other network security solutions, in order to maximize value.

Why is firewall security management important?

If firewall security policies are inconsistent or outdated, that firewall becomes the weak link on your chain of defense. Holistic firewall management tools allow organizations to manage all their firewalls and cloud security group policies holistically, and Tufin provides real-time policy violation and expired firewall rule awareness, with a means to remediate those issues quickly and remotely without jumping from one vendor interface to another.

How is Tufin firewall management different?

Tufin is the leading network security policy management solution, because it has the most advanced firewall management automation and is recognized for its scalability and extensibility. It allows you to roll all the complexity of firewall management across on-premises networks and multi-cloud environments under a single management console. it provides real-time risk awareness, automates rule cleanup, and automates network access changes — from access request to change provisioning.In addition to accelerate firewall rule cleanup, automating rule lifecycle management, Tufin optimizes your ability to reduce attack surface by automating network change design in accordance with your security policies, integrating with vulnerability management tools to detect .