Arizona, (PressExposure) April 07, 2009 -- Athena Security delivers another powerful software solution with Athena FirePAC. Any network engineer knows just how difficult it can be to properly configure and manage a network firewall: complex rule sets, conflicting security policies, and unintended security holes can all add up to serious risk to your network and business. But with Athenaâs FirePAC software, you can actually make firewall configuration and management simple. As explained at http://www.athenasecurity.net/athenafirepac.html, Athena FirePAC provides a comprehensive analysis of firewall configurations, to make many formerly difficult firewall management tasks a lot easier.
Athena FirePac runs extensive checks to enable implementation of the proper firewall configurationâone that allows only the minimum necessary services and traffic to pass through. FirePAC checks for security risks in the firewall policies, identifies any problematic rules in the firewall configuration, and pinpoints conflicting or overlapping rules so that the network engineer can address them with confidence. It uses policy analysis and comparison along with anomaly detection to provide a clear, yet comprehensive overview of your firewall configuration. The tool is also useful for auditing and compliance purposes.
What used to be a complicated and time consuming task of painstaking rules configuration and troubleshooting can now be completed within minutes. âWithout a tool such as this all aspects of firewall life cycle management would be much more difficult, time consuming and prone to error,â says a Security Consultant on the companyâs website. FirePAC can help lower network management expenses by allowing network engineers to spend time focusing on more important work.
Athena Security is recognized as a pioneer of network software technology. In addition to FirePAC, they offer Athena Verify, a comprehensive tool that maps the relationships between firewall configurations, critical assets, and the network infrastructure. Athena Verify goes beyond the mere firewall: it shows services and paths across the entire network.
For advanced network reporting, Athena offers ReportZone. ReportZone provides a wide range of reports including firewall assessment, audit, and network segmentation reports. These reports are useful if you need to ensure that your firewalls are in compliance with overall network design goals, policies, and best practices.
Combined with FirePAC, Athena Verify and ReportZone are powerful tools for network engineers. Athena FirePAC is a desktop software product. Licensing costs are based on the number of firewalls to analyze. A free 30-day trial evaluation copy may be downloaded from their website. More information on Athena FirePAC can be obtained at http://www.athenasecurity.net/athenafirepac.html.
About Athena Security Athena Security is a pioneer of advanced software technology including Athena Verify for network analysis, Athena FirePAC for firewall analysis, and ReportZone for advanced network reporting. Athenaâs products provide network engineers with advanced tools to simplify the management of secure networks. For additional information, visit http://www.athenasecurity.net.