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Blue Lane VirtualShield 4.2 to Include Application-Aware Firewall
Blue Lane Technologies today announced the general availability of VirtualShield 4.2, the first virtualization security solution to include inter-VM flow analytics and enforcement, application-aware partitioning (VMwall), and a robust set of application, protocol and vulnerability security policy controls.

These capabilities in the latest release of VirtualShield, enhanced by VMware® VirtualCenter integration, allow Blue Lanes layer 7 architecture to apply granular application/protocol/port-based policy enforcement on the flows between VMs. The result is the industrys broadest spectrum of protection for virtualized data centers, including inter-VM protection for VMs residing on the same host. VirtualShields accuracy, comprehensive protection and minimal processing requirements make it the first IPS capable of protecting virtualized production data centers from network-based attacks.

Blue Lanes advanced Layer 7 architecture delivers unprecedented protection and visibility for virtualized infrastructure without the common operational and traffic tradeoffs inherent in traditional deep packet network intrusion prevention systems, said Allwyn Sequeira, SVP product operations at Blue Lane Technologies. VirtualShield 4.2 is one giant leap for virtsec.

Addressing the unique security challenges of the data center, Blue Lanes VirtualShield 4.2 incorporates:

  • Advanced flow analytics and policy enforcement by cluster, host, VM, data center, OS, application or protocol;
  • VMwall - Blue Lanes Integrated application-aware firewall enforcement by cluster, host, VM, data center, OS, application or protocol;
  • A rich array of inbound/outbound application policy controls for intra-flow policy;
  • Protocol integrity check for aligning ports with appropriate protocols and services; and
  • A vulnerability policy framework to proactively protect VMs from attacks like SQL injections, cross-site scripting and http smuggling.

As organizations virtualize their data centers, they can design appropriate security into their plans, commented Jeff Palmer, president and CEO at Blue Lane Technologies. Blue Lane is the only vendor to offer comprehensive and accurate protection that can scale to meet security requirements as organizations virtualize their servers, based around our ServerShield and VirtualShield products.


Blue Lane VirtualShield 4.2 will be available May 15. Current VirtualShield customers will receive this upgrade as part of their support plan.

Published Monday, April 21, 2008 8:50 PM by David Marshall
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