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Altor Networks' Named as Finalist for TechWorld 2008 Awards
Altor Networks, pioneering a new class of virtual network security solutions, today announced that TechWorld, a premier site for networking professionals has named Altors Virtual Network Security Analyzer (VNSA) a finalist in two categories for its TechWorld Awards: Innovative Product of the Year and Security Product of the Year. This prestigious award recognizes innovative developments in the areas of security and networking recognized by independent judges as having made a significant difference. Altors VNSA was selected by the editorial group of TechWorld based on its unique ability to provide unprecedented visibility into inter-VM traffic traversing virtual networks.

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

Our customers are clearly stating their need to see and understand the inter-VM network traffic in their virtual environments, said Amir Ben-Efraim, CEO of Altor Networks. Having Altor recognized as an innovator by TechWorld is further validation that we address an issue important for administrators. Were responding to a rapidly growing need for troubleshooting, auditing and compliance with VNSA.

Altors Virtual Network Security Analyzer

Given the increasing adoption rates of virtualization, data center administrators must be able to inspect 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. 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

About the TechWorld Awards

TechWorld editors admitted it was a grueling judging process with some fierce competition in a number of categories, but the shortlists have been decided upon. The winners will be announced at the publications gala dinner on Wednesday, June 11, 2008.

Published Wednesday, June 11, 2008 10:12 PM by David Marshall
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