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August 06, 2012

ManageEngine Announces Availability of 'IPFIX with Extensions' to its Firewall Analyzer Software

ManageEngine (News - Alert), a real-time IT management company, has upgraded its firewall log and configuration monitoring software, Firewall Analyzer, with “IPFIX with extensions.” Firewall Analyzer is agent-less log analytics and configuration management software for network security devices.

The software is used for end-point security monitoring and analysis, change management, employee internet monitoring, bandwidth monitoring, capacity planning, policy enforcement, and security and compliance audit reporting.

The new version of Firewall Analyzer has a Dedicated Compliance Section that is a single-pane-of-glass console for configuring device rules, viewing firewall change management reports and alerts.  The software offers VPN usage details for a group of users with details on number of hits, duration of usage and total bytes of VPN traffic.

The earlier version of Firewall Analyzer offered reports for applications (like Skype (News - Alert), Yahoo! Messenger, etc.) accessed through FortiGate firewalls alone. However, the new version also provides reports for Check Point and SonicWALL devices.

“IP Flow Information Export (IPFIX) offers scalability, less network overhead, better correlation and quicker query responses, which makes it a better alternative to syslogs,” said Pravin Kumar, product manager at ManageEngine. “Firewall Analyzer 7.4 now helps SMEs to further unlock the real value of their network security devices by supporting standards like IPFIX.”

IP Flow Information Export (IPFIX) is the vendor-neutral NetFlow standard. IPFIX offers unparalleled insight into application traffic analysis, bandwidth monitoring, threat detection, user activity tracking, VPN usage and more. The increasing adoption of IPFIX in Enterprise IT organizations, Firewall Analyzer is allowed to support ‘IPFIX with extensions’ flow reporting for SonicWALL (News - Alert) firewalls running SonicOS 5.8.x. ‘IPFIX with extensions’ supports both static and dynamic flows.

ManageEngine recently announced the general availability of ITPulse, the industry’s first private social network built exclusively for IT teams. The company is making ITPulse available as both a standalone SaaS (News - Alert) service as well as a module that will integrate with its portfolio of IT management tools.


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Edited by Braden Becker
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