Tufin Releases SecureTrack 4.1 - Industry's First Appliance-Based Firewall Operations Management Solution: Newest Version of Flagship Product Offers Firewall Administrators Simplified Installation and Maintenance and Enhanced Change Management and Business Continuity Capabilities

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Tufin Technologies, the leading provider of Firewall Operations Management solutions today announced the release of SecureTrack(TM) 4.1, the newest version of its flagship product that helps firewall operations teams control and manage policy changes, analyze risks and ensure business continuity. SecureTrack 4.1 incorporates powerful new Firewall OS Monitoring capabilities and is also available as an appliance-based solution, offering unmatched capabilities and convenience for large enterprises tasked with managing sizeable firewall operations and/or multiple firewall vendors. SecureTrack 4.1 is also offered as a software-based solution.

With enhanced Change Management, Risk Analysis, and Compliance functions, and the new Firewall OS Monitoring capability, SecureTrack 4.1 is the ideal solution for firewall policy management and continuous compliance requirements

    "We're seeing an increase in the use of third party tools for firewall operations management, especially in networks with firewalls from more than one vendor," said Greg Young, research vice president at Gartner. "Compliance and complexity are driving the requirement for better capability in optimizing the existing firewall rules base, and examining the impact of any proposed rule changes. The overwhelming majority of breaches at the firewall are from misconfiguration rather than any wily hacking of firewall vulnerabilities."

Appliance-Based Solution

The industry's first appliance-based solution drastically simplifies installation and maintenance and provides a single point of contact for support. The Tufin SecureTrack Appliance is offered in two models:

-- T-500 for medium-sized and large organizations

-- T-1000 for service providers and very large organizations

"With enhanced Change Management, Risk Analysis, and Compliance functions, and the new Firewall OS Monitoring capability, SecureTrack 4.1 is the ideal solution for firewall policy management and continuous compliance requirements," said Brad Reed, director of Internet Security at Miami, Florida-based Compuquip Technologies, Inc., a Tufin channel partner. Reed added, "The introduction of Tufin's appliance-based solution will make it far easier for large organizations to purchase and deploy."

Improved Firewall OS Configuration and Performance Monitoring

SecureTrack 4.1 new Firewall OS Monitoring feature, for organizations using Check Point FireWall-1, places enhanced configuration and performance monitoring capabilities in the hands of firewall administrators. SecureTrack now monitors and logs changes to critical Check Point FireWall-1 OS components, including network interfaces, routing tables and critical system resources. The performance monitoring capabilities track the utilization of critical system level resources like CPU, memory and disk space for enhanced business continuity.

"Tufin continues to lead the Firewall Operations Management market through constant improvements," said Shaul Efraim, vice president of marketing and business development at Tufin Technologies. "SecureTrack 4.1 brings together never-before available convenience for firewall operations teams, offering an easily-installed appliance option, as well as new capabilities that greatly increase monitoring capabilities for firewall configuration and performance - a key business continuity solution that directly answers many of the challenges faced by security administrators."

Additional Features of SecureTrack 4.1

-- Change Management: Monitors firewall policy changes, reports them in real-time and maintains a comprehensive, accurate audit trail for full accountability.

-- Security Policy Optimization and Cleanup: Analysis and clean-up of complex rule bases and objects to eliminate potential security breaches and improve performance.

-- Risk Analysis and Business Continuity: Powerful simulation and risk analysis to identify potential security risks, ensure compliance with organizational security standards, and prevent service interruptions.

-- Cross-Platform Visual Monitoring: Intuitive, graphical views of firewall policies, rule bases and configuration changes for Check Point, Cisco and Juniper firewalls.

-- Auditing and Regulatory Compliance: Thorough auditing of firewall policy changes by an objective third party supports industry regulations including PCI-DSS, SOX, HIPAA, ISO 17799 and Basel II.

Pricing and Availability

General availability for SecureTrack 4.1 is scheduled for November 20th. Pricing starts at $5,000 (US), based on configuration.

About SecureTrack(TM)

Tufin SecureTrack(TM) is the leading Firewall Operations Management Solution. SecureTrack(TM) enables organizations to enhance security, reduce service interruptions and automate day-to-day tasks through powerful firewall management capabilities and reporting. In trials and direct comparisons with the competition, SecureTrack(TM) displays a clear advantage in terms of functionality and ease of use. Led by firewall industry veterans with an in-depth understanding of the problems and challenges that operation teams face, Tufin possesses the specialized knowledge and skill required to address challenges most effectively. For more information on SecureTrack(TM), visit http://www.tufin.com/products_overview.php.

About Tufin Technologies

Tufin Technologies is a leading provider of Firewall Operations Management solutions that enable large organizations to enhance security, reduce service interruptions and automate repetitive, manual tasks. SecureTrack, Tufin's flagship product, helps firewall operations teams to control and manage policy changes, analyze risks, and ensure business continuity. With SecureTrack, managers easily understand the big picture and align operations with corporate security standards that match compliance requirements. Founded in 2003 by specialized firewall experts, Tufin understands the requirements of security operations teams. Tufin serves some of the largest companies worldwide. Visit http://www.tufin.com.

(C)2007 Tufin Technologies Ltd. All rights reserved. All other product and brand names mentioned in this document are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.

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