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Blue Lane Releases VirtualShield for VMware

Server virtualization delivers operational benefits but also introduces some new security challenges. Blue Lane VirtualShield is a software based-vulnerability shield that provides instant protection for virtual servers on the VMware® Infrastructure 3 platform. Addressing the unique challenges of virtual server security, VirtualShield protects servers inside the hypervisor, including unpatched, out-of-date, temporarily offline, and even unsupported legacy systems.

Challenges of Virtual Server Security

  • Decoupling software and hardware breaks perimeter defenses that rely on a physical location or fixed IP address
  • Dynamic and "offline" virtual servers evade vulnerability/patch management
  • Agent-based security is challenging to manage and imposes significant costs
  • Ease of server creation can lead to unmanageable sprawl
  • Increasingly varied server stacks complicate regression testing and patching initiatives

The VirtualShield Solution

  • Protects virtual servers regardless of physical location or patch-level
  • Eliminates remote threats without blocking legitimate application requests or requiring server reboots
  • Up-to-date protection with no configuration changes and no agent installation on the host operating system
  • Delivers appropriate protection for specific applications without requiring any manual tuning

Download a trial, here.

Published Friday, March 16, 2007 5:36 AM by David Marshall
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