|[November 13, 2012]
Skybox Security Announces Enhanced Support for Palo Alto Networks Next-Generation Firewalls
SAN JOSE, Calif. --(Business Wire)--
Skybox® Security, the leading vendor of proactive security risk
management solutions, is the first provider to link firewall management,
vulnerability management and threat mitigation capabilities into a
single solution to optimize the protection provided by next-generation
firewalls. Skybox now includes signature configuration analysis and
reporting for the Intrusion (News - Alert) Prevention Signatures (IPS) threat
mitigation features in next-generation firewalls, helping security teams
take full advantage of the built-in IPS capabilities of Palo Alto (News - Alert)
Networks Next-Generation Firewalls to block known vulnerabilities.
Additionally, Skybox provides comprehensive analysis for next-generation
firewall access and rule compliance at the user and application level,
and complete network modeling and access path analysis to troubleshoot
application connectivity issues in seconds.
When transitioning to next-generation firewalls, enterprises should take
steps to take full advantage of its capabilities. If the policies are
not optimized for the next-generation firewall, an organization might
experience operational challenges that can slow down deployments,
complicate existing firewall operations, and delay use of the commonly
needed next-generation firewall features.
"Skybox now provides reporting on the IPS configuration, highlighting
which vulnerabilities could and should be addressed by selectively
turning on IPS signatures, bridging the security gap and enabling
organizations to reap greater benefits from next-generation firewall
deployments," said Gidi Cohen, CEO, Skybox Security.
In addition, the Skybox View Enterprise Suite collects information from
Palo Alto Networks next-generation firewalls on the application and user
level, and applies risk analytics, change control workflow, and
automated firewall auditing and compliance reporting for optimal
firewall management. Skybox Security enables organizations to optimize
the legacy rule set before migration, ensuring next-generation firewall
performance while reducing the complexity of daily policy management and
increasing administrator productivity to ensure the accuracy of changes.
"Enterprises can minimize enterprise risk by taking full advantage of
Palo Alto Networks Next-Generation Firewall IPS capabilities to better
secure their network," said Chad Kinzelberg, Vice President of Business
and Corporate Development, Palo Alto Networks. "Skybox Security provides
a simple report to help customers correlate known vulnerabilities
against IPS signatures, allowing them to tune the IPS to deliver optimal
protection for their network."
Skybox Security enhanced support for Palo Alto Netorks includes:
Complete support for next-generation firewall access and rule
compliance at the user and application level
Full on-demand, customizable policy audits (PCI (News - Alert)-DSS, NIST) for
Complete change tracking of rules with applications and users
Expanded shadowed and redundant rule analysis with applications and
Comprehensive network modeling and access path analysis to
troubleshoot application connectivity issues in seconds
Signature configuration analysis and reporting for embedded IPS in
Palo Alto Networks next-generation firewall.
Skybox Security provides proactive security risk management (SRM)
solutions that automate the steps necessary to find, prioritize and
mitigate wide-ranging threats to network infrastructure. The Skybox View
Enterprise Suite consists of three main products on a common platform:
For more information on Skybox View Enterprise Suite, please visit: http://www.skyboxsecurity.com
About Palo Alto Networks
Palo Alto Networks™ is the network security company. Its innovative
platform allows enterprises, service providers, and government entities
to secure their networks and safely enable the increasingly complex and
rapidly growing number of applications running on their networks. The
core of Palo Alto Networks' platform is its Next-Generation Firewall,
which delivers application, user, and content visibility and control
integrated within the firewall through its proprietary hardware and
software architecture. Palo Alto Networks' products and services can
address a broad range of network security requirements, from the data
center to the network perimeter, as well as the distributed enterprise,
which includes branch offices and a growing number of mobile devices.
Palo Alto Networks' products are used by more than 9,000 customers in
over 100 countries. For more information, visit www.paloaltonetworks.com.
Palo Alto Networks, "The Network Security Company," the Palo Alto
Networks Logo, App-ID, GlobalProtect, and WildFire are trademarks of
Palo Alto Networks, Inc. in the United States and in jurisdictions
throughout the world. All other trademarks, trade names or service marks
used or mentioned herein belong to their respective owners.
About Skybox Security, Inc.
Skybox Security, Inc. is the leader in proactive security risk
management solutions, providing automated, non-intrusive tools that
detect, prioritize, and drive remediation of critical risks such as
exposed vulnerabilities and firewall configuration errors. Skybox
solutions prevent potential cyber attacks and data breaches by providing
IT decision makers with continuous network visibility and sophisticated
security analytics. Organizations in Financial Services, Government,
Energy, Defense, Retail, and Telecommunications rely on Skybox Security
solutions daily to reduce risk exposure, implement secure change
management processes, and achieve continuous compliance. For more
information visit www.skyboxsecurity.com.
NOTE: Skybox® Security is a registered trademark of Skybox Security Inc.
All other registered and unregistered trademarks herein are the sole
property of their respective owners. Product specifications subject to
change at any time without prior notice. © 2012 Skybox Security, Inc.
All rights reserved.
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