Tufin has added enhancements to its SecureTrack firewall product.

According to the company, version 5.3 now includes: an enhanced automatic policy generator (APG) that enables administrators to create a firewall rule base through analysis of firewall traffic logs; the ability to review security policies for firewalls, routers or other network devices; and a permissive rule optimisation that provides specific recommendations on how to optimise overly permissive rules.

Other additions include a Zone Manager, which provides a central interface for defining and managing network zones, and support for PCI DSS version 2.0.

Ruvi Kitov, CEO and co-founder of Tufin, said: “Tufin has a broad customer base which works closely with us to identify product updates to keep up with their changing, complex firewall management and compliance needs.

“With this new release, SecureTrack addresses the latest in firewall compliance and automation requirements as demanded by enterprises. Coupled with our recent announcement of next-generation firewall support, SecureTrack is today's most comprehensive solution for firewall management.”

Tufin also announced this week that it has been certified as the first firewall management company to offer comprehensive support for next-generation firewalls. It said that the new updates make it easier to manage next-generation firewalls and meet auditing and compliance requirements.

Punit Minocha, VP of business and corporate development at Palo Alto Networks, said: “Tufin SecureTrack is a highly complementary management layer to our core value proposition, which is to help organisations gain visibility and control of applications, users, and content within their networks. Our mutual customers can gain more robust operations management, auditing and compliance for their network infrastructure.”

Shaul Efraim, Tufin VP of products, marketing and business development, said: “We saw strong demand from customers and channel partners for support for Palo Alto Networks in our Tufin Security Suite. We are committed to supporting customers and channel partners, and quickly responded to this need to enhance our security lifecycle management security suite.”