Security policy management solutions company AlgoSec announced that it has signed a technology collaboration agreement with Microsoft to offer interoperability between the AlgoSec Security Management Suite and Microsoft Azure Firewall to support central security management.
AlgoSec’s new solution will allow a central management capability for Azure Firewall, Microsoft's new cloud-native firewall-as-a-service.
Azure Firewall customers will be able to consistently manage multiple instances of Azure Firewalls across different regions and multiple Azure accounts.
AlgoSec customers can already manage Azure security controls, enabling unified security policy management.
The collaboration will extend this capability to an integrated solution that offers central management of Azure Firewall alongside Network Security Groups and third-party security devices such as virtual firewalls deployed in Azure, security controls of other clouds, and on-premises firewalls and SDN solutions.
AlgoSec technology VP Anner Kushnir says, “As enterprises accelerate their Microsoft Azure adoption strategies, they require a greater ability to manage all the security controls and devices that protect their deployments.
“The collaboration will enable enterprises to accelerate their Azure deployments, with the knowledge that they have full visibility and control over the security devices that protect their cloud estates."
The collaboration between AlgoSec and Microsoft will provide customers with end-to-end visibility into their cloud estates, pinpointing security risks and misconfigurations while facilitating connectivity troubleshooting and comprehensive security policy management.
Microsoft Corp Azure Networking principal product manager Prasetha Warrier says, “Security, and how it is managed on a continual basis, is a key concern for migrating business applications to the cloud.
“We are pleased to work with Algosec to provide a central management experience for the Microsoft Azure Firewall alongside all other security controls in our customers’ environments.”
The AlgoSec cloud security management solution for Azure Firewall will be available to selected customers this quarter and will be publicly available in the first qua of 2019.
AlgoSec helps organisations align security with their mission-critical business processes.
With AlgoSec, users can discover, map and migrate business application connectivity, proactively analyse risk from the business perspective, tie cyber attacks to business processes and intelligently automate network security changes with zero-touch – across their cloud, SDN and on-premise networks.
Over 1,800 enterprises, including 20 of the Fortune 50, utilise AlgoSec’s solutions.