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SecureZone Firewall Gets Face Lift

Secure Computing Corporation announced today at CeBIT '98 a portfolio of enterprise security solutions that includes an upgraded version of the company's SecureZone firewall product.

Designed in conjunction with usability experts at Carnegie Mellon University, SecureZone is being billed by Secure Computing as the first firewall to combine a complete network security solution with an intuitive, easy-to-manage interface.

Secure Computing said the firewall solution's breakthrough interface allows administrators to visually define access controls through flowchart-style diagrams.

The company added that SecureZone is designed to treat Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) as encrypted virtual interfaces to enable advanced control over business-critical applications.

SecureZone comes armed with "Regions," a security policy management model that allows administrators to organize networks and VPNs as logical groupings to ensure that enterprise-level security policies are easier to manage.

SecureZone's functions are also integrated with the Secure Computing SecureOS security architecture and fully compartmentalized by the patented Type Enforcement(TM) control, Secure Computing said.

"Organizations today are looking for ways to better implement security policies and for solutions that have improved usability for easier deployment and management," said Chris Christiansen, Director of the Internet Security program at IDC.

"SecureZone's unique regions approach to security management along with the integration of other functions, such as intruder alert, into the firewall, will lower total cost of ownership and facilitate the implementation of security policies."