SAN MATEO, Calif., May 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- RedSeal Systems, Inc., the market's leading provider of security posture management solutions, today announced that it has added support for Fortinet Inc.'s flagship FortiGate® consolidated security appliance family to its RedSeal Network Advisor and Vulnerability Advisor software.
The added integration with the Fortinet products allows customers using FortiGate platforms to analyze their devices using RedSeal and gain a holistic understanding of access control, risk and compliance across the entire enterprise.
"RedSeal offers powerful security intelligence for enterprise network infrastructure," said Patrick Bedwell, vice president of product marketing at Fortinet. "The integration between FortiGate and RedSeal helps our joint customers to quickly identify and remediate potential weaknesses and reduce risks through a complementary platform that provides a more comprehensive understanding of their network behavior."
RedSeal's software analyzes the complex interaction of firewalls, routers, load balancers and hosts across the entire enterprise network, assessing the security capabilities of the infrastructure as a whole rather than simply the behavior of individual devices.RedSeal Network Advisor ensures that an organization's desired security policies are actually enforced by their network infrastructure, isolating specific rules and devices that create security holes and verifying continuously that network changes comply with approved policies. RedSeal Vulnerability Advisor analyzes the effect that network security has on host vulnerabilities, identifying those problems that are actually exposed to threats and could enable hackers to break through perimeter defenses to access sensitive assets using leapfrog attacks. This capability allows operations teams to focus their efforts on issues that create the greatest risk to their organization based on confirmed parameters of access, vulnerability and organizational impact – instead of utilizing their resources patching servers already shielded by multiple layers of network security.