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Tufin Teams with VMware On Advanced Security Services For The Software-Defined Data Center

Companies Collaborate to help Orchestrate Micro-Segmentation Across Physical and Virtual Networks

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Tufin® today announced the company is working with VMware® to extend Tufin's Security Policy Orchestration capabilities through the VMware NSX network virtualization platform to provide security managers with a unified security policy experience with central management and automation. Through these interoperable solutions, customers will gain granular visibility and visualization of network security in software-defined data centers (SDDCs). With this combination, network micro-segmentation can be defined and visualized across both physical and virtual network infrastructure and enforced by firewalls from all leading vendors, including VMware.

"Information security controls must become aware of changes in the infrastructure around them," writes Neil MacDonald, VP & Gartner Fellow Analyst at Gartner, in a report named 'The Impact of Software-Defined Data Centers on Information Security', published October 16, 2012, refreshed August 18, 2014. "At its core, information security policies define connectivity — what users and groups should be able to connect to which types of applications (and, likewise, which should not). Any shift to software-defined infrastructure is incomplete without the enforcement of security policy compliance in terms of connectivity."

Software-defined data centers enable greatly improved operational efficiencies and agility, as well as fundamentally better security. With VMware NSX, networks can be programmatically managed, allowing networking and security services to be provisioned in minutes throughout the data center. Micro-segmentation allows unit-level security controls to be implemented in a scalable and cost-effective manner both within and between data centers.

Tufin and VMware have collaborated to deliver end-to-end visibility into the security of virtual and physical environments. The combination of the Tufin Orchestration Suite with VMware NSX will help automate the design, provisioning, analysis and auditing of network security policy changes, from the application layer down to the network layer. Available by October 2014, this solution will help streamline micro segmentation, speed up application deployments, and automate security policy change processes.

"The software-defined data center is positioned to revolutionize network security," said Reuven Harrison, CTO at Tufin.  "The ability to enforce micro-segmentation through the isolated hypervisor layer is a game-changer, but to fully reap its benefits, security managers need to control and manage it as part of their organizational policies and processes. Tufin's collaboration with VMware ensures that VMware NSX becomes part of a consolidated plane of management and provides the level of control needed to enforce a tight and consistent security policy across the entire data center."

Security Policy Orchestration for the Software Defined Data Center

The interoperable Tufin Orchestration Suite and VMware NSX solution will address these challenges by delivering the ability to:

  • Manage and control micro-segmentation across heterogeneous networks
  • Centrally manage security policies on firewalls, routers and switches throughout the entire physical and virtual data-centers via a single interface
  • Assess the risk posture and perform risk assessment before making policy changes
  • Perform real-time compliance monitoring, analysis and alerts on NSX security policy changes
  • Continuously track security policy configuration changes across enterprise firewalls

The interoperable solution will help enterprises to realize the full agility, efficiency and cost benefits of a Software-Defined Data Center, while ensuring network resources are protected by business- appropriate security policies.

"Micro-segmentation is the key to a Zero Trust model, and with VMware NSX™, customers can have an economically and operationally feasible way to deploy micro-segmentation to transform data center security architecture," said Hatem Naguib, vice president, networking and security, VMware. "The combination of VMware NSX and the Tufin Orchestration Suite™ will enable customers to maintain a unified Security Policy across their physical and virtual environments."

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About Tufin

Tufin® is the leader in Security Policy Orchestration, automating and accelerating network infrastructure changes while maintaining security and compliance. By improving network change processes, organizations using the Tufin Orchestration Suite™ will have a positive impact on the business by reducing the time and cost spent implementing network changes by up to 80%. Taking a holistic view of IT, the Tufin Orchestration Suite helps organizations automate security and efficiency into day-to-day operations, enabling them to be more agile and leverage technology to gain a competitive advantage. Founded in 2005, Tufin serves more than 1,400 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, Stonesoft, McAfee and BMC Software, and is known for technological innovation and dedicated customer service.

VMware and VMware NSX are registered trademarks or trademarks of VMware, Inc. in the United States and other jurisdictions. The use of the word "partner" or "partnership" does not imply a legal partnership relationship between VMware and any other company.

Contact:  Zenobia Godschalk, 650.269.8315, [email protected]

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