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Observatory Crest signs distribution deal with AlgoSec

09 Apr 2013

IT company Observatory Crest has announced today it is the sole distributor in Australia and New Zealand of AlgoSec’s network security management products.

The recently signed distribution agreement includes all three products within the Suite, AlgoSec Firewall Analyzer, Fireflow and BusinessFlow, which have been deployed in over 1000 global enterprises to efficiently and effectively manage complex security policies.

Observatory Crest director Martin Christmas says to combat sophisticated threats enterprise security infrastructures had become increasingly complex integrating multiple products from numerous vendors, and often spread across large distances.

“Ever more complex network setups are not only a management nightmare but opened security holes due to device misconfiguration and poor change management process,” Christmas says.

“Obviously, the chance of firewall misconfiguration increases with the number and complexity of security policies for the mix of vendor products.

“Managing firewall policies, and performing compliance audits and risk analysis has traditionally been a costly, inefficient, labour-intensive process and often resulted in errors impacting a business and its compliance.

"Patching firewalls, monitoring configuration and assessing rule sets has to be more efficient and less prone to mistakes.”

The AlgoSec Security Management Suite makes multi-vendor firewall management through automating policy analysis and change management across a range of network security devices including firewalls, VPNs and proxies.

The management suite complements Observatory Crest’s existing product set, as many of their partners represent multiple firewall vendors.

AlgoSec VP, GM Asia-Pacific, Guy Givoni, says Observatory Crest brings valuable experience in the network security infrastructure space and will help the company to expand its presence in ANZ.

“We are pleased to have this distribution agreement with Observatory Crest to extend access to AlgoSec’s leading security policy management solutions throughout Australia,” he says.

“In Observatory Crest we have a partner that understands our business and is committed to equipping its resellers with the necessary skills and knowledge to provide customers with an efficient and secure network.

"Together, we will help Australian organizations such as large financial institutions, telecommunications firms and others reduce network complexity, while improving their security and business agility.”