PathFinder Predictive Network Tool
Athena release arms firewall engineers with analysis.
Athena Security has announced the release of PathFinder, a comprehensive and powerful tool that maps the relationships between firewall configurations, critical assets and the network infrastructure. The Open Press reports this product enables firewall engineers to perform predictive topology path analysis to conduct more effective configuration troubleshooting and to find the optimal places to make rule changes.
"Firewall configurations cause extremely complex rule and device interactions that are not easy to troubleshoot by simply injecting data packets in the network, said David Hurst, CTO of Athena Security. The beauty of an offline model is that a single query can determine all possible paths and devices where data can travel. It will also identify precisely which firewalls and which rules should be changed to impact traffic behavior".