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BullSoft Upgrades Firewall for Enterprises

Enterprise service provider BullSoft Tuesday rolled out an enhanced version of its AccessMaster NetWall firewall that promises to reduce the cost of managing the multiple firewalls needed to protect the different parts of an enterprise's e-infrastructure.

The new NetWall V5.2 software makes it possible to translate an organization's business-oriented security policy directly into the configuration of hundreds of firewalls. It also provides users with the ability to secure and manage a large enterprise's network connectivity based on access requirements and business considerations, and thus reduce the cost of operation in several areas.

One of the key aspects of NetWall is that it lets uses express their enterprise security policy in a business-oriented way by partitioning the organization into zones of confidence, which determine specific access privileges. NetWall Administration Console then automatically converts these business-oriented policies into the specific rules needed for each firewall and securely downloads the configurations.

"For a large organization, putting in place a strong Internet/Intranet security policy requires not only consolidating the protection of each access point, but above all the ability to manage all of them coherently as a whole," said Francois-Xavier Debrosse of with Deloitte & Touche.

"Ideally it should be possible to derive and deploy a global network security policy directly from the business objectives of each department within the organization's overall security policy. BullSoft brings an interesting new approach to solving this problem."

AccessMaster NetWall prices range from $2,000 for 25-user AccessMaster NetWall Internet protection, to $21,940 for a NetWall@enterprise system with unlimited address protection.