User-aware Policy Management


User-aware firewall policy management is an effective way for organizations to improve their security posture and gain greater control over user access to network resources and applications.

By creating policies that are aligned with user identities, organizations can better manage their security risks and protect their valuable assets.


Traditional firewall policies are based on IP addresses, ports, and protocols, which are not always reliable indicators of user identity.

Previously, people were requesting IP-based policies by first making statically assigned the IP addresses they are using to themselves on DHCP servers. Afterwards, making the request the policy was created on the firewalls.

However, when the person using that configured IP address leaves the company there may be other user/s assigned to or using this IP address.

That’s why Identity awareness came, and most enterprises have already transitioned to this method.

After pandemic, since people started working remotely the need even has increased. The problem is related to IP addresses assigned by VPN gateways.

These IP addresses are generally dynamic IP addresses, and this makes policy creation with IP addresses more difficult, so user-based policies are needed to be created.

Opinnate makes user-aware policy creation possible. Policy change requests are easily be created with user information.

For new policy requests IP address and username or security-groups can be used as the source.

When user or group is chosen, system will connect to the related firewall to create the related objects and afterwards these objects be used in the policy apart from the IP address.

The IP address may be all client IP addresses including VPN IPs.


Choose product package
matching your needs

Lite Package

Basic package that makes policy analysis and reporting easy

Standard Package

The package that also makes rule clean-up and optimization automatically.

Enterprise Package

End-to-end needs on policy management. From analysis to zero-touch automation.

Why Opinnate?

What are the differences?

  • All-in-one policy management 
  • No need for a management product from any firewall vendor
  • More use case scenarios for real needs  
  • Short deployment and enablement

Why are these good for you?

  • Lower TCO  
  • A comprehensive but simpler-to-use solution  
  • Less dependency to tools (Firewall management consoles, firewall analyzer)
  • Less resource usage