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Written by Daniel   
Monday, 01 March 2010 18:33

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Matasano Security rolls out open-source product that cleans up and checks firewall configurations for security holes


SAN FRANCISCO -- RSA Conference 2010 -- Matasano Security here today rolled out a new Web-based open-source tool that scans for any firewall rules that are outdated, redundant, or could potentially expose a network to security threats.



"Flint makes sure nothing in [your firewall changes and configurations] creates a security problem," says Tom Ptacek, principal with Matasano, a security consulting and research firm.

Ptacek says compliance requirements -- namely PCI -- and secure software development efforts are forcing organizations to take a closer look at their firewall configurations. "They are starting to take their internal apps a lot more seriously ... as they review their apps, they have a review associated with firewall configurations," Ptacek says. "Apps get retired and get new revs. As part of their assessments, they are going back to the firewall rules that let those apps run." [More] [Comments]

 

 

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