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Tripwire Enterprise Assures Continuous Compliance Across the Virtual Datacenter
Tripwire today announced that the company has joined the VMware Technology Alliance Partner Program to further help IT organizations ensure successful operation of their virtual environments. Tripwire Enterprise 7 assures control of all configuration change across VMware instances in order to provide continuous operational, regulatory and security compliance.

According to Andi Mann, Research Director at Enterprise Management Associates, "Virtualization certainly brings real benefits to business users. But, it can cause issues as well for organizations that do not implement policy-based management tools to administer this new environment. As virtualization increases the risk associated with system failures and 'accidental' downtime, it is more important than ever to detect and control configuration change within this dynamic datacenter."

Assure Continuous Compliance across Virtual Environments

Tripwire Enterprise provides support for VMware environments to enable management of the virtual datacenter. Tripwire Enterprise does so by helping establish and enforce effective change and configuration management processes. Tripwire is the only company to deliver change audit and configuration assessment in one solution to ensure that change and configuration management policies and processes are not circumvented, helping ensure a known and operationally compliant state within the data center. Tripwire monitors the virtual environment for all changes across the hypervisor and its agents. Without Tripwire, unplanned change could easily find its way into the data center, corrupting the known state, eventually resulting in configurations slowly moving from a known and trusted state, to an ambiguous, undocumented and perhaps even fragile condition.

VMware Technology Alliance Partner Program

As a member of the VMware TAP program, Tripwire will provide configuration audit and control solutions to VMware enterprise customers looking for greater control, visibility, accountability, and proof of compliance within the virtualized datacenter. This combined solution enables IT to treat a virtual server like any other server when it comes to configuration control. Tripwire Enterprise monitors VMware virtual servers by immediately detecting unauthorized change, allowing IT to quickly intervene to minimize the risk associated with system changes.

Delivering on its promise to help IT address issues of data center complexity, Tripwire is continuously extending its platform to embrace the promise of technologies such as virtualization. Tripwire is focused on helping IT effectively and efficiently ensure these new environments are in a known, good and compliant state, protecting them against the consequences of unplanned and unauthorized change. Tripwire plans to continue to announce additional services, added functionality, and partnerships to deliver on this strategy.

Published Monday, October 15, 2007 11:05 PM by David Marshall
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