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Info Security Products Guide Names Altor Networks' Virtual Network Security Analyzer Winner of the 2008 Tomorrow's Technology Today Award
Altor Networks, pioneering a new class of virtual network security solutions, today announced that Info Security Products Guide, a Silicon Valley Communications publication and the worlds leading publication on security-related products and technologies, has named its Virtual Network Security Analyzer (VNSA) a winner of the 2008 Tomorrows Technology Today Award. This prestigious award recognizes security vendors with advanced, ground-breaking network security solutions that are helping set the bar higher for others in all areas of information security. Altors VNSA was selected by the editorial group of Info Security Products Guide based on technologies that are making the most positive impact on IT security.

Altors VNSA provides unprecedented visibility into virtual switch traffic being deployed by enterprises, government agencies and organizations in regulated industries. It enables network administrators and security professionals to apply security best practices for virtual networks at a fraction of the cost of legacy security analyzer products. To read more about this award winning technology and download a free copy of the software, please visit

Increased security best practices are helping organizations take a proactive approach to securing their digital resources, says Rake Narang, editor-in-chief, Info Security Products Guide. Weve highlighted Altor Networks as a superior technology which is suitable for todays needs while pro-actively being ready for tomorrow too.

Info Security Products Guides recognition of our Virtual Network Security Analyzer further validates our best practices approach to analyzing and securing virtual networks, said Altor Networks CEO Amir Ben-Efraim. Were responding to a rapidly growing need for auditing, security and regulatory compliance with our VNSA that represents an industry first.

Altors Virtual Network Security Analyzer

Given the increasing adoption rates of virtualization, data center administrators must be capable of discovering inter-VM traffic for auditing, security and regulatory compliance. Altors VNSA delivers on these requirements by providing real-time visibility and historical views of virtual switch traffic though a centrally managed, comprehensive dashboard that integrates with existing virtualization management systems to import network, host and event information. The VNSA can also analyze virtual network traffic to track and organize VMs by network usage and create user-defined groups.

Unlike network security and monitoring solutions that are completely blind to inter-VM communications, Altors VNSA can alert data center administrators to security vulnerabilities and operational problems through the discovery of:

  • Port scans, tunneling, insecure and unwanted protocols
  • Configuration anomalies due to external DNS and NTP access and DHCP auto-configuration errors
  • Multicast and broadcast service announcements that can erode network performance
  • Optimize VMotion/DRS by grouping VMs based on network usage
  • User defined and automated groups to monitor access to business-critical resources
  • Report generation for regulatory compliance
Published Monday, April 28, 2008 6:50 PM by David Marshall
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