Solsoft to launch new security product that offers advanced security management Friday 20 April 2001 PDF Print Solsoft NP 4.2 offers management support for Check Point FireWall-1 and support for other firewall devices London, April 20, 2001 - Solsoft Inc., the leading provider of policy management for e-Business security, today announced the release of Solsoft NP 4.2, an advanced security management solution. Solsoft NP 4.2 now makes it possible to import existing Check Point policies into Solsoft NP as well as support for other firewall devices. This unique feature allows users to integrate the security configurations they have already defined for their Check Point FireWall-1 devices directly into the Solsoft NP workspace. By eliminating the need to build policies from scratch, this new feature saves users considerable time in the process of defining their network topologies and ensures that security policies are defined consistently across the network. Solsoft NP's support for Check Point FireWall-1 also allows users to manage their firewalls together with firewalls and routers from other manufacturers using the same graphical interface, instead of using different management tools. It also makes it possible to manage several Check Point Firewalls from one central management server instead of having to manage multiple servers separately. "Solsoft NP 4.2 will enable our customers to save time and effort when defining security policies across their networks," said Steve Cornish, VP of Northern Europe for Solsoft. "We spend a lot of time in research and development so that our technology is not only cutting edge but also provides instant benefits when securing a network." The Check Point FireWall-1 import feature includes: * Import of FireWall-1 4.0 and 4.1 management server * Import of FireWall-1 objects * Import of FireWall-1 policy rules * Automatic creation of objects and flow diagrams into Solsoft NP * Capability to import from multiple FireWall-1 management servers into the same Solsoft NP project * Complete import report * Detailed tracking of objects in the FireWall-1 management server Amongst other firewall improvements, Solsoft NP 4.2 offers: - Secured upload via SSH: Solsoft NP 4.2 now makes it possible to communicate with the network's filtering devices through an encrypted flow using SSH. By allowing users to build a secure connection between their administration machine and their devices, this feature is an additional method of securing the policy download from hackers. The SSH upload feature is available for the following devices: - Cisco IOS (from 12.1) - Cisco Secure PIX Firewall (from 5.1) - Check Point FireWall-1 4.0 and 4.1 management server - Linux NetFilter, IP Chains, IP Firewall, IP Filter - Support for Linux NetFilter: NetFilter is the most advanced Linux firewall to this date; released in January 2001 and shipped with the new 2.4 version of Linux, NetFilter offers stateful inspection, advanced NAT support and other advanced functionalities. About Solsoft NP and Its Applications Solsoft's flagship product, Solsoft NP, provides a powerful, scalable solution for managing e-Business security policies. With Solsoft NP, customers can visually create, deploy, enforce, and audit security policies from a central location, across multiple networks and devices - including routers, firewalls, and layer 3 switches. Solsoft NP automatically converts the visual representation of security policies into consistent, optimised, error-free access control lists (ACLs) in the native language of the network devices, automatically deploying the generated ACLs throughout the network. Solsoft NP runs on most common operating systems, including Windows 95, 98, NT 4.0 and 2000, Sun Solaris, UNIX AIX, HP-UX, and Linux. It supports all standard and custom IP protocols and the majority of routers and layer 3 switches. Solsoft NP is certified with HP OpenView's Network Node Manager v6.1. Extremely scalable, there are no hard limits to the number of devices or the size of the network it can support. About Solsoft UK Ltd. As the leading provider of policy management for e-Business security, Solsoft is recognised as a pioneer for its innovative approach and market-leading competency. The company's product line, Solsoft NP, provides organisations with the ability to reduce their cost of security ownership, while improving the overall security of their intranet, distributed branch offices, e-Commerce, and extranet implementations. Solsoft's customers represent business segments ranging from high-growth dot-com companies to the more traditional large manufacturing companies. The company is funded by several industry-leading investors including: The Carlyle Group, Cita, Innovacom-Technocom, Intel Capital, Ventech, Société Générale: Asset Management, Sofinnova Partners and Viventures. Solsoft is headquartered in Mountain View, California and Paris, France. For additional information about Solsoft, visit http://www.solsoft.com. 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