Secure Passage's flagship solution includes automated PCI DSS assessments, customized audits

December 10, 2009

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OVERLAND PARK, KS - December 9, 2009 - Secure Passage today announced that its flagship solution, FireMon, is rapidly becoming the technology of choice for managed services providers (MSPs) that want to add managed firewall services to their offerings and improve their existing firewall management services. MSPs choose FireMon because it enables them to fulfill customer demand for complete visibility into the security and compliance posture of their many firewalls, provides an easier way to ensure compliance with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS), and offers policy optimization that improves firewall security and performance.

MSPs are rapidly adding managed security services to their offerings to capitalize on growing demand. At the June 2009 Gartner Information Security Summit in a presentation entitled, "Security Market Shares and Forecasts for Providers, 2009," analysts Adam Hils and Greg Young pointed out that by 2011 the worldwide market for security services could climb above $25 billion. In the presentation, Hils and Young pointed out that compliance with government regulations is among the factors driving this market's growth.

With FireMon, MSPs can offer managed firewall services that provide:

-- Continuous Compliance: FireMon's automated PCI DSS assessments, customized audits, and rule history documentation reports can be used to evaluate a firewall's compliance status at any given time.

-- Reduced Costs: FireMon's automated workflow documentation and reports reduce the number of resources required to perform firewall audits.

-- Scalability: FireMon's architecture enables firewall security and compliance to scale alongside enterprises as they grow and change to meet evolving business challenges and opportunities.

-- Customer Visibility: FireMon's on-demand audit reports provide comprehensive visibility and snapshots into firewall management activities, operations, and compliance postures.

-- Optimization: FireMon's detailed traffic analysis reports enable identification and deletion of obsolete and redundant rules, which improves firewall performance and efficiency.

-- Seamless Integration: FireMon's API and pre-built portal applets enable its management portal to integrate into an existing management services portal.

"When we added a managed firewall offering to our managed security services practice, we knew we would need to provide a combination of experienced security and compliance consultants and the industry's leading firewall policy management product to meet our customers' security and compliance demands," said Tom Schmatz, FishNet Security's vice president of managed security services. "By combining the strength of FireMon with our experienced security team, we've been able to successfully expand our MSS practice by providing a superior service offering that helps us outpace the competition. We are confident that with FireMon, we will fulfill our managed firewall services' sales and growth goals for years to come."

"Enterprises need to find ways to do more with less, but they can't risk lowering their security and compliance postures to do so. By turning to MSPs for managed firewall services, they can reduce security and compliance costs without lowering their guard," said Jody Brazil, Secure Passage president and CTO. "MSPs are choosing FireMon to enable their managed firewall services more than any other competing technology. FireMon is the only policy management and analysis solution available that responds to their customers' demands, provides scalability, deployment flexibility, and a role- and device-based permission model that provides the easy, granular access control that unique MSP environments require."

For more information on how MSPs are using FireMon to provide managed firewall services, visit

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