Tool and Usage
Why this tool?
A tool like Assimilator can be of great help to 'normalize' all firewall rules into one place. Especially when a company uses different firewalls, each with their own syntax and specifics. Assimilator will then simplify the way firewall rules are created and managed.
Usage and audience
Assimilator is commonly used for network traffic filtering. Target users for this tool are security professionals and system administrators.
- Application programming interface (API) available
- Web interface
Tool review and remarks
The review and analysis of this project resulted in the following remarks for this security tool:
- + The source code of this software is available
History and highlights
- Demo at Black Hat USA 2017 Arsenal
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Related tool information
This tool is categorized as a firewall management tool.