SOURCE: Xceedium, Inc

Xceedium, Inc

November 17, 2009 08:36 ET

Xceedium® Extends Its Award-Winning Access Control and Audit Capabilities to Mainframe and Virtualized Environments

New Version of Xceedium GateKeeper Provides Comprehensive Support for Centralized Computing Models

JERSEY CITY, NJ--(Marketwire - November 17, 2009) - Xceedium®, Inc., the leading provider of Access Control and Audit solutions, today announced the launch of Xceedium GateKeeper Version 5. Delivering the next generation of access, the Xceedium GateKeeper appliance proactively enforces policy to protect critical infrastructure and information assets.

Featuring full support for mainframe and virtual environments, GateKeeper Version 5 reflects the evolving requirements for access control and audit for centralized computing models. Now companies can apply its patented technologies to contain users to authorized areas, track, record and deliver targeted reports and more easily and cost effectively meet compliance requirements. This solution allows organizations to remain agile enough to quickly adapt to changes in their business, regulatory and computing environments.

"Enterprises are seeking security solutions that integrate within their existing infrastructures," said Eric Ogren, principal analyst of the Ogren Group. "The Xceedium Gatekeeper inspects and audits user traffic in real-time, allowing organizations to tighten access controls to both physical and virtual resources while enforcing and demonstrating access controls for compliance. This pragmatic approach helps companies embrace the dynamic security needs of outsourced work forces, data center consolidation, and other events."

"Compliance and security mandates are driving customers to require access, enforcement and audit in single solution," said Cheryl Traverse, CEO and president of Xceedium. "This release of GateKeeper enables organizations to encompass new technologies along with legacy infrastructure along with their current mainframe infrastructure while enforcing security controls aligned with today's compliance and regulatory requirements. It also allows them to make the transition to a virtual environment with full confidence that their information assets are safeguarded and user activity is being tracked and unauthorized use prevented."

Xceedium GateKeeper offers full support for mainframe and virtual environments. Key components include:

Restrictive Zero Footprint Access: Xceedium GateKeeper's reverse port forwarding provides a virtual abstraction layer further enhancing security when accessing infrastructure resources including mainframe and virtualized systems ensuring no IP address is ever granted to the client and the user has no visibility to unauthorized resources.

Clientless Compartmentalization: Xceedium GateKeeper provides secure, compartmentalized access to mainframe and virtual systems without requiring any local client installation. All connections can be restricted to a single originating IP while allowing authorized users to connect to the full extent of their authorized roles, regardless of physical location.

Containment to Authorized Areas and Command Restriction: For mainframe environments, the Command Line Interface (CLI) Java Applet allows for command filtering functionality which can be used to intercept unauthorized commands and keystrokes. Users can effectively be contained to their authorized systems or resources when accessing authorized mainframe systems, servers or network appliances.

Real-Time Remediation: Xceedium's access applets provide corrective actions such as termination of access or account deactivation based on thresholds set by the organization.

Audit and Compliance (Full Session Recording): Xceedium allow users to access and interact with CLI, mainframe, graphical and virtual environments while providing the ability to enforce full session recording of all user activities within these interactive sessions. For easier auditing of these user sessions, Xceedium GateKeeper allows administrators and auditors to search for information and playback the sessions from any point in time.

"With Version 5, Xceedium continues to build on our groundbreaking unique access control, policy enforcement and audit capabilities by extending these features to mainframe and virtualized environments," said Kern Weissman, senior director of Product Management, Xceedium. "This release is a direct response to the business needs of our customers who increasingly require the same zero footprint access, command filtering and full session recording for these environments."


Xceedium GateKeeper Version 5 for mainframes and virtualized environments is available in November, and support for VMWare will be available in Q4.

About Xceedium

Xceedium is the premier provider of access control and audit solutions that reduce the complexity and cost of controlling and tracking users. Employing unique and patent-pending technologies, the Xceedium GateKeeper™ line of hardened appliances delivers restrictive access, compartmentalization, containment of users to authorized areas, monitoring, tracking, recording and comprehensive reporting to meet compliance requirements. Companies gain the ability to securely administer remote infrastructure, control vendor access, automate compliance and manage outsourcing risk.

Xceedium GateKeeper is deployed in the largest enterprise, government and SMB environments. An ever-expanding client base includes household names in healthcare, pharmaceutical, financial services, retail, MSP and other key verticals. Xceedium has been honored with a number of prestigious industry awards, including recognition by Forrester Research as a "Hot Company to Watch," by "Gartner, Inc. as a "Cool Vendor in Infrastructure Protection 2009," and by Red Herring as a "Top 100 Global Company."

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