Security On‐Demand Leverages AlgoSec to Launch Cloud-Based Firewall Management Service

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Cloud-Based Compliance Analysis & Change Management Service for Firewalls Simplifies Security Management for Organizations

Security On-Demand
“This new managed service addresses an overlooked area of security that exists within the enterprise, which is the human element."
- Peter Bybee

Security On-Demand Inc., the leading provider of hybrid cloud security and compliance, and AlgoSec Corporation, the market leader for network security policy management, today announced a partnership to deliver a cloud-based managed security service integrating risk management, change control, and firewall operations efficiency into a comprehensive managed service offering.

The new managed security offering includes Policy Compliance Analysis On-Demand™, a managed firewall and security policy configuration analysis service and ChangeFlow On-Demand™, a change management workflow for security devices. Yuval Baron, CEO of AlgoSec commented “We are excited about this offering from Security On-Demand to leverage our leading technology to bring a cloud-based solution for network security policy management.”

Policy Compliance Analysis On-Demand™ is a cloud-based, managed security solution for firewall and router security policy and configuration analysis. The service is intended to help organizations receive on-going risk analysis monitoring on their network systems and data to identify hidden security problems that could lead to security breach. As part of the service, Security On-Demand helps organizations immediately take corrective action after identifying an underlying security flaw, misconfiguration, or other security vulnerability.

ChangeFlow On-Demand™ is a complete SaaS based solution that provides a robust solution for change management. ChangeFlow On-Demand™ is designed to provide workflow and management process that governs firewall rule and router changes. The service offering incorporates information provided by the Policy Compliance Analysis (PCA) On-Demand™ service which includes the results of a firewall or router policy risk analysis before a change is approved.

Peter Bybee, President and CEO of Security On-Demand commented, “This new managed service addresses an overlooked area of security that exists within the enterprise, which is the human element. Among other things, it’s easy to leave temporary access in place and forget about it, which is an area that frequently leads to a security breach.” Bybee continued, “The sheer volume and complexity of firewall rules that exists today within most organizations today is overwhelming, it’s nearly impossible for IT staff to track, document, and maintain visibility to how each security policy protects the organization.”

Both managed security offerings are based on AlgoSec’s award winning Security Management Suite, consisting of AlgoSec Firewall Analyzer and Fireflow. With support for all major firewall vendors, the Security Management Suite is used by more than 700 organizations to automate labor-intensive tasks traditionally associated with firewall operations, change management, auditing and compliance and risk analysis.

Both solutions act together to provide comprehensive and effective toolset in managing the Network Security Lifecycle to help organizations adhere to compliance standards and optimize operational efficiency. Policy Compliance Analysis On-Demand™ analyzes firewall rules for IT staff to help identify “risky rules” before they are implemented prevent the systems from being exploited or breached. The combined managed service streamlines and automates compliance and reporting requirements for organizations concerned with Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX), Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standard v.2.0, North American Electrical Reliability Corporation (NERC) Standards, ISO 27001, and others.

In most instances, there is a lengthy process to evaluate, procure, implement, train, test, and place into production a security solution because of the specialized product and integration expertise required. A long-time Security On-Demand’s Customer, Donna Porter, IT Director for Evans Hotels and user of the new service commented, “We’ve struggled in the past with providing visibility and accountability with regard to firewall policy changes, this solution helps us maintain PCI compliance and ensures that management is involved in the security process.” Utilizing a cloud-based approach lessens the pain associated with implementation, tuning, cost, and product learning curve. Security On-Demand has made it easy to adopt this solution as part of a comprehensive managed security strategy based on their Hybrid Security Architecture. The Hybrid model leverages both premises based and cloud-based security architectures that provide flexibility to support any management scenario, whether at a client’s premises, hosted environment, data center, or cloud environment.

The managed service is already in full operation with several customers and is currently under evaluation by quite a few more, including several Fortune 500 companies. Pricing is based on the number of firewalls a customer wishes to include and provisioning typically takes only a few days. The licensing model is flexible and can be adjusted to meet the changing requirements that organizations may go through with changes in their infrastructure and security strategy which may affect their firewall platform choice, quantity, size, and configuration of their systems over time.

About Security On-Demand
Security On‐Demand™ is one of the leading managed security and compliance SaaS providers in North America. Clients range from Fortune 500 to Mid-enterprise and small businesses in a variety of industries including financial services, healthcare, retail, e-commerce, hospitality, government, utilities, energy, entertainment, manufacturing, biomedical, and many others. Security On‐Demand™ provides exceptional value by managing compliance, eliminating cap-ex investment, lowering costs, and protecting the organization from security threats. With decades of security experience, advanced security architecture, and extensive operations expertise, Security On‐Demand helps organizations succeed in taking control of their security environment and assisting IT staff in proactively managing their security infrastructure.

If you would like to learn more about the services and solutions that Security On‐Demand™ offers, visit http://www.securityondemand.com or e-mail info(at)securityondemand(dot)com.

© 2011, Security On‐Demand™, Inc. All rights reserved worldwide. Security On‐Demand™, Policy Compliance Analysis On-Demand™, ChangeFlow On-Demand™ and its product and program names and design marks are trademarks of Security On‐Demand, Inc.

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