Businesses Get SASE Strategy Boost with Tufin's Advanced Tools

By Greg Tavarez, TMCnet Editor  |  October 31, 2023

We are all aware that users, applications and data across various devices and locations have reshaped the way organizations approach network security. Two challenges come with this, though. The escalating volume of data transfers and network access demands a more flexible and scalable infrastructure to accommodate the diverse needs of users and applications. The increased traffic exposes organizations to heightened security risks, as cyber threats continuously evolve and grow in sophistication.

As a result, many enterprises are turning to SASE.

SASE represents a comprehensive approach to network and security integration, unifying previously separate elements such as WAN and security services. This convergence enables organizations to leverage the power of the cloud, reducing the reliance on traditional, hardware-bound security solutions.

By adopting SASE, companies enhance their ability to scale networks and accommodate remote workforces, as well as improve their overall security posture. It shifts the security perimeter from a static, data center-centric model to a more dynamic, user-centric one, which is especially pertinent in a world where the traditional network perimeter has eroded due to the increasing use of mobile devices and cloud applications.

Embracing SASE is the new standard, as some might say. To help enterprises fully optimize a SASE approach, Tufin released the Tufin Orchestration Suite, or TOS, version R23-2.

TOS R23-2 expands Tufin's support to include additional SASE and cloud-based management platforms. This gives teams the necessary visibility and controls for complex hybrid network structures. Supported platforms now include Prisma Access by Palo Alto (News - Alert) Networks, Cisco Viptela SD-WAN, Check Point Quantum Smart 1-Cloud and VMware NSX-T deployed on AWS. Furthermore, customers can leverage Panorama URL categories in access requests and internet objects in access requests for Check Point and Stonesoft devices.

Another key aspect of this update is it aids organizations in maintaining audit readiness and demonstrating compliance with security regulations and industry standards. This visibility not only supports compliance, but also allows network administrators to quickly address network outages or data breaches by highlighting when changes were made and what has changed.

TOS R23-2 also enhances the end-user experience by introducing features such as multi-vendor ticket automation and streamlined SecureChange ticket management, making network and cloud security policy management more efficient for customers.

“Here at Tufin, we understand that network and security teams need powerful tools that can bring together network and cloud security protections in a way that is easy and intuitive to operate, automating as many manual processes as possible to increase efficiency,” said Ruth Gomel Kafri, Vice President of Product Management at Tufin.

TOS R23-2 streamlines SASE policy management across an organization’s hybrid network, expedites security audits and compliance efforts and enhances application connectivity triage, offering organizations a comprehensive solution for their security and networking needs.

Edited by Alex Passett
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