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Catbird Broadens Virtualization Security Solution with VMware vShield Integration

Catbird, the pioneer in security and compliance for virtual, cloud and physical networks, today announced plans to deliver VMware vShield controls into Catbird vSecurity through an embedded OEM partnership with VMware. The integration will give Catbird vSecurity customers the ability to deploy the VMware vShield App as an integrated component of Catbird's broad security and compliance solution for virtualized infrastructure.

"This partnership brings together VMware and Catbird virtualization technology and security solutions to deliver world-class protection to virtualized and cloud-based computing environments," said Edmundo Costa, Catbird CEO. "Catbird's award-winning security orchestration will take advantage of VMware security technology to deliver state-of-the-art security and compliance now and for years to come."

With the addition of VMware vShield into vSecurity's Control Center:    

  • Customers will be able to set up and deploy VMware vShield Security Groups to dynamically control network access between virtual machines in a virtual data center.
  • Catbird's TrustZones® policy enforcer will include full VMware vShield controls to help monitor and quarantine out of compliance assets, reducing the risk of security breach and data loss.
  • Catbird's vCompliance™ will include VMware vShield controls to measure against PCI, NIST, FISMA, DIACAP and other compliance standards.

VMware embedded OEM partners are provided a simple way to bundle VMware products into their solutions. Embedded OEM partners benefit through resilience and efficient deployments, providing a one-stop-shop solution for security and compliance protection in virtualized infrastructure. Working with VMware, Catbird is also realizing significantly increased control of virtualized deployments, tailored to its specific go-to-market and ongoing post-sales support preferences.

"Embedding industry-leading VMware vShield technology empowers companies such as Catbird to increase the value their solutions provide to customers," said Bernie Mills, senior director, Embedded OEM Alliances, VMware. "By partnering with VMware, Catbird will also provide customers with the levels of security and compliance required for mission-critical applications in cloud –based and virtualized data centers."

Catbird's award-winning vSecurity weaves multi-function security directly into the fabric of virtual and cloud infrastructure to provide comprehensive protection. Available controls include vulnerability management, IPS/IDS, network segmentation, policy enforcement, inventory, configuration and change management, as well as monitoring and enforcement in many other key operational, security and compliance areas. Catbird's rich feature set allows its customers to meet the most rigorous compliance standards, including PCI, NIST, SOX, HIPAA DIACAP and FISMA, in virtual environments.

Catbird will be in booth #452 at VMWorld in Las Vegas next week and will be leading two conference sessions:

  • Securing Government Virtual Environments (SEC2284) Monday, August 29th, 11:00am
  • Building a Virtual Data Center at The Department of Homeland Security (SEC2192) Tuesday, August 30th, 3:00pm

To learn more about Catbird's industry-leading, comprehensive security solutions for virtual and cloud environments, visit or follow Catbird on Twitter at @CatbirdSecurity.

Published Tuesday, August 23, 2011 5:37 AM by David Marshall
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