OVERLAND PARK, KS--(Marketwire - February 23, 2010) - Secure Passage today announced the launch of FireMon Nexus, available at https://nexus.securepassage.com/. FireMon Nexus is the industry's first online community bringing together the brightest network engineers to collaborate, create and share security and compliance extensions (downloadable plug-ins) for FireMon, the leading firewall and network device management and analysis solution. Custom extensions created by Secure Passage and its customers, which leverage FireMon's open API, enable organizations to add to FireMon's functionality and solve unique firewall management problems across multiple firewall technologies. In addition to exchanging extensions, FireMon Nexus members share best practices on how to better manage and configure thousands of globally-distributed firewalls for maximum security, compliance and efficiency.

Currently, there are 50-plus free extensions ready for download on the community -- all created to solve unique security and compliance problems that Secure Passage's enterprise customers have experienced -- and additional extensions will become available as they are developed. Among the available, proven extensions are the FireMon Blacklist IP Traffic Analyzer, the Cisco Architecture for Lawful Intercept Vulnerabilities Manager, the SQL Slammer Worm Tracker, Conflicker Isolator, and the SNMP Vulnerability Check. 

"Our customers needed a way to solve security and compliance problems unique to their businesses, to accommodate them we developed a framework that permitted creation of custom extensions built on the FireMon analysis engines. The open framework allows us to respond quickly to requests and enables customers to build their own extensions. Over the past three years, hundreds of custom extensions have been created, all of which are being used to solve real-world problems," said Jody Brazil, Secure Passage president and CTO. "Any Secure Passage customer running FireMon can access FireMon Nexus to download more than 50 available extensions that will enable them to increase the capabilities of their FireMon deployments, better manage risk and defend against the most common and sophisticated security threats known."

On the FireMon Nexus community, security professionals responsible for thousands of globally distributed firewalls and network devices can:

  • Increase FireMon's capabilities without having to increase investments in the product
  • Collaborate to solve firewall-related security and compliance problems
  • Learn more about the extensibility and flexibility of FireMon
  • Learn to create and utilize custom-built security and compliance extensions
  • Download extensions and plug-ins developed by Secure Passage and enterprise customers
  • Provide direct customer feedback to Secure Passage regarding needed upgrades and enhancements

To collaborate openly with information security peers, learn more about best practices for firewall and network device management, and to extend the management capabilities of your FireMon deployments, visit https://nexus.securepassage.com/. During RSA Conference 2010, Secure Passage will be demonstrating FireMon and FireMon Nexus at its booth, #655. Stop by the booth to register to win an Apple iPad, tour the community and to learn how to return security, compliance and manageability back to your firewalls. 

About Secure Passage
Secure Passage is a customer-focused company that brings innovative solutions to security management. Secure Passage's flagship product, FireMon, is the industry-leading firewall and network device policy, risk and compliance management solution that simplifies and automates the analysis of configuration and change management processes to enhance security, optimize performance, and speed compliance reporting. The company's flagship product, FireMon, analyzes changes and performs audits in real time, simplifies policy management and enforces configuration governance across firewalls, switches, routers, and other network devices. FireMon is the only solution on the market that can be customized to meet the unique audit and compliance reporting requirements for networks of all sizes while enabling IT organizations to do more with less effort. Enterprise-strength deployments of FireMon around the world support more than 35,000 security devices from vendors such as Cisco, Juniper, Check Point, and McAfee. For more information, visit www.securepassage.com.

FireMon and the FireMon logo are registered trademarks of Secure Passage, LLC. All other products or company names mentioned herein are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.

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