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V-Agent and Pocket V-Agent By Catbird Named "Best Of TechEd 2008 IT Pro Awards Winner" By Windows IT Pro and Sql Server Magazines
Catbird, the pioneer in comprehensive security for virtual and physical networks, today announced that its V-Agent and Pocket V-Agent were named as Winners of the Best of Tech·Ed 2008 IT Pro Awards in the Security category by Penton Medias Windows IT Pro® and SQL Server Magazine®.

The Best of Tech·Ed 2008 Awards recognize companies who offer innovative products for the industry. The judges reviewed more than 223 products and services submitted for the contest and chose 29 finalists to be interviewed at the Tech·Ed 2008 IT Pro Conference in Orlando, Fla. Winners were announced on June 12 at an evening reception and are also posted on www.WindowsITPro.com/awards.

Choosing from such a wide variety of outstanding entries is a challenge every year, and the quality of this years entries was particularly high, said Karen Forster, group editorial and strategy director for Windows IT Pro and SQL Server Magazine. The winners clearly reflect our judging criteria: innovation, strategic importance to the market, competitive advantage and exceptional value to customers.

Catbirds V-Security and V-Agent virtual appliance are the industrys leading security solutions for virtual infrastructures. V-Security is a fully-automated Security-as-a-Service solution built upon a unique stateless architecture that is 100% plug-and-play for both physical and virtual environments. V-Security includes VMShield, a dedicated security solution specifically designed to control and secure the virtual machine console, and HypervisorShield to guard against unauthorized hypervisor network access and attack. Via its IPS/IDS, Rogue VM monitoring, firewall and policy enforcement, Catbird is one-stop shopping for the most critical areas in virtual network security.

Pocket V-Agent is the pocket-sized version of the Catbird V-Agent and is the simplest path to a fully-hosted, thorough network security assessment and enterprise-grade audit in the marketplace today. Ideal for security consultants, auditors and managed security providers, Pocket V-Agent runs from a USB thumb-drive and delivers remote, comprehensive network security assessments with single-click installation and zero additional hardware. By simply connecting the Pocket V-Agent into any PC, the user instantly has a certified virtual security appliance capable of network monitoring for security assessment, inspection, and data protection. The Pocket V-Agent is free and licensed with Catbirds monthly Security-as-a Service, available from any authorized Catbird partner.

We are gratified that a Catbird innovation has again received such wonderful recognition, said Tamar Newberger, VP of Marketing at Catbird. Securing virtual infrastructure is one of the most pressing topics in IT today and Catbirds enterprise-grade solution is setting the bar in both broad-based protection and ease of use. With this award, Windows IT Pro is sending a clear signal that customers do not have to compromise on security and compliance when moving from physical to virtual environments.

Published Thursday, August 14, 2008 6:35 PM by David Marshall
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