Unified management with intuitive graphical monitoring
Reading, UK – 27 May 2008 – Stonesoft, an innovative provider of integrated network security and business continuity solutions, introduces StoneGate Management Center 4.3 for advanced unified management. The product offers enhanced visibility and control over network security in both traditional and virtual network environments.
The new StoneGate Management Center offers a fully customisable, graphical monitoring portal, an executive summary on the network security status and a real time view over the network. The product lowers the threshold for security administrators to start protecting virtual environments, because they can be managed exactly like regular network security appliances. This enables organisations to start protecting their fast growing virtual environments immediately.
Unified management of physical and virtual environments
“StoneGate Management Center allows unified management of all StoneGate security engines through one single interface with superior usability features”, says Klaus Majewski, Vice President of Marketing at Stonesoft. “Unified management means that the administrator can view the whole security network at once: physical and virtual appliances, software elements, and now also StoneGate SSL VPN appliances. In practice, enhanced usability means that while maintaining an overview of the status of network security, drilling down into single events such as log entries, modifying the related configurations and detecting security gaps is easier than ever before. Administrative procedures become faster, easier and more efficient - saving resources, nerves and costs.”
The new StoneGate Management Center 4.3 offers organisations an ideal tool for efficiently managing their network security and availability. Network administrators can literally see the network from their desk. They can view diagrams about system components and their connectivity, as well as the status of these connections, benefiting from a clear, real-time overview of the current situation.
The graphical monitoring view shows the network status with simple color coding. When the colors change from green to red, the administrators know that there is a problem. With the optimised workflow provided by StoneGate Management Center, administrators can quickly drill down to the problem directly from the graphical view, fix the error and return to the monitoring state.
Reducing the possibility of human error
The product validates security configurations, highlights defective rules and unintended security gaps. The advanced rule base validation tool helps detect configuration mistakes and optimise security rules. Fast discovery and solving of errors saves costs and results in high customer satisfaction.
Achieving regulatory compliance requires a lot of time and resources, but StoneGate Management Center 4.3 provides excellent tools for offering fast and accurate information to auditors. Comprehensive audit reports contain information from logs and audit logs, including detailed inventories about engines and administrators, lists of used security settings and summaries about system changes. The advanced search functions help auditors to find what they are looking for. This reduces the time required for audits and brings substantial cost savings.
The new hardware monitoring tool integrated in StoneGate Management Center provides detailed information on hardware status including interface status and settings, disk space, CPU temperatures, fan speeds and voltages. This allows remote problem solving and reduces maintenance costs.
The StoneGate Management Center 4.3 will be available for shipping in June 2008.
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About Stonesoft Corporation
Stonesoft Corporation (OMX: SFT1V) is an innovative provider of integrated network security solutions to secure the information flow of distributed organisations. Stonesoft customers include enterprises with growing business needs requiring advanced network security and always-on business connectivity.
StoneGate™ secure connectivity solution unifies firewall, VPN, IPS and SSL VPN blending network security, end-to-end availability and award-winning load balancing into a unified and centrally managed system. The key benefits of StoneGate secure connectivity solution include low TCO, excellent price-performance ratio and high ROI. The virtual StoneGate solution protects the network and ensures business continuity in both virtual and physical network environments.
StoneGate Management Center provides unified management for StoneGate Firewall with VPN, IPS and SSL VPN. StoneGate Firewall and IPS work together to provide intelligent defense all over the enterprise network while StoneGate SSL VPN provides enhanced security for mobile and remote use.
Founded in 1990, Stonesoft Corporation is a global company with corporate headquarters in Helsinki, Finland and Americas headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia.
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