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VMinformer Ramps Partner Expansion With Signing of Four New Security Resellers
VMinformer, a pioneer in compliance, security and auditing for virtual environments, has announced a major expansion in its Australian partner channel with the addition of four new specialist security resellers based in NSW, Victoria and the ACT.

These latest additions to VMinformer’s network include IPSec, tru Information Security Management, Shearwater Solutions and CommsNet Group and were specifically appointed for their capacity to successfully embrace new technologies and deploy experienced skills which offer the level of security protection end user organisations have come to expect.

Based in Melbourne, IPSec is a specialist provider of information asset protection solutions and services to both the Australian private and public sectors.

“Today's security infrastructure requires a comprehensive solution that provides security enforcement from the core to the edge of the network, both in the physical and virtual environments. We're proud to partner with a technology virtualisation leader like VMinformer to provide our customers with a solution that significantly enhances network security and ensures optimum network uptime,” says David McDonald, Sales Director, IPSec.

Headquartered in Sydney, tru Information Security Management, a specialist provider of information security solutions, partners with leading security vendors to offer comprehensive solutions as well as network and security assessment services, architecture, design and deployment support.

"We are excited to announce our partnership with VMinformer. Virtualisation presents unique security challenges and our customers are increasingly aware that they need to review their security policies to address these issues. VMinformer uniquely delivers on those requirements and is an ideal addition to Tru ISM's portfolio of virtualised and cloud security solutions,” says Simon Coffey, Managing Director, Tru Information Security Management.

Shearwater Solutions specialises in information security with offices in Sydney and Canberra. The company has a diverse client base across multiple industries including government finance, retail, manufacturing, telecommunications and service providers. Its services include designing, implementing and managing security solutions, vulnerability assessments, education, security reviews, vulnerability and penetration testing, audits, development of policies and procedures, and particularly work relating to AS/NZS ISO/IEC 27001 and PCI DSS certification.

Shearwater Solutions’ Principal Consultant, Mark Hofman, said, “As a security consultant and a PCI Council Qualified Security Assessor we provide compliance, auditing and security assessments. VMinformer provides us and our customers with an easy method to prove they are compliant with best practices. No other product provides that level of visibility into the virtualisation security posture of an organisation at the moment. The only way to do it currently is through a manual audit, which takes time and is prone to human error.”

Shearwater Solutions believes there is a growing need for VMinformer’s technology. The company’s general manager, Raymond Kantor, said, “Infrastructure managers are trying to virtualise anything and everything in the data centre. The problem is the hypervisor isn’t inherently secure and hardening guide standards are difficult to audit and control in such a fluid environment. There is a great opportunity for us as in our market (PCI-DSS security), virtualisation is now being specifically referred to in the latest payment card industry data security standard v2.0 and VMinformer is therefore very relevant to all companies with PCI compliance requirements.”

VMinformer has also appointed CommsNet Group based in the ACT which will assist in bolstering VMinformer’s growth in the Federal and ACT government market by deploying skills in assessment and project management deployment.

“We are thrilled to be extending our reseller network in Australia with security partners that offer depth and breadth of services. These partnerships are indicative of our commitment to continually serving the evolving needs of today's businesses and we look forward to working with them to optimise the security framework for government and private sector virtualised environments”, said John Reeman, Founder and Chief Technology Officer.

VMinformer, a security, auditing and compliance solution for organisations using virtualisation technologies, provides visibility and assurance of an organisation’s security infrastructure and can be used both across an entire virtual infrastructure or in a more selective approach for clients, whilst maintaining the integrity of the virtual computing platform.
Published Wednesday, June 15, 2011 6:03 AM by David Marshall
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