SOURCE: Reflex Security, Inc.

September 11, 2007 08:32 ET

Reflex Security Demonstrates Best Practice Virtual Data Center Security at VMworld 2007

Unique Architecture Provides Visibility, Access Control and Secure Performance for Data Center Operators

ATLANTA, CA and SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - September 11, 2007) - VMworld 2007 - From its booth (# 1127) at the VMworld 2007 Conference, Reflex Security®, Inc., the leader in integrated network security for data centers and the network core, will demonstrate its best practice architecture for VMware security using a unique combination of Reflex products.

The Reflex architecture combines the Reflex MG™ 5 network security system (part of the 10Gbps-capable Reflex MG chassis series) with the market-leading Reflex VSA (Virtual Security Appliance) to provide cohesive, multi-layered protection of virtualized machine (VM) resources. This solves three critical security problems faced by IT departments implementing VMware in production environments:

Visibility:

Unlike physical networks, virtual environments are difficult to visually inspect and VM devices may be inadvertently overlooked by, or maliciously concealed from, authorized administrators and network monitoring systems. This creates the potential for security oversights, auditing omissions and performance issues. Virtual environment network discovery and control helps detect and mitigate rogues, unauthorized access, Denial of Service, worms and more.

Efficiency:

Virtualized machines compete for finite host machine resources, such as CPU cycles and memory. An efficient virtual environment security architecture provides advanced control without wasting or monopolizing host machine capabilities. This protects virtual servers while avoiding unwanted interference with critical operations, data access and performance.

Access Control:

The cohesive, multi-layered Reflex Security architecture provides coordinated access control, policy management and auditing for both physical and virtualized data center network elements. This provides superior threat mitigation, low-TCO manageability and facilitates policy compliance.

As Reflex's VMworld demonstration shows, a combination of physical network and virtual environment security devices are best able to balance protection and performance requirements in VMware ESX Server environments.

"While enterprises are embracing and rapidly deploying VMware in production environments, security has been somewhat of an afterthought," said Hezi Moore, CTO, Reflex Security. "Reflex Security has products today that create a proactive security solution without compromising the value proposition for server consolidation."

Pricing and availability: Reflex VSA and Reflex MG5 products are available immediately with pricing varying by size of installation.

For more information about Reflex Security's virtual data center security architecture, download the brief, "Reflex VSA: Assuring Resource Security in Virtualized Computing Environments," available at http://www.reflexsecurity.com/white-papers/vmworld2007_brief.pdf, or contact your Reflex Security representative to request a white paper on virtual data center security best practices.

About Reflex VSA:

The patent-pending Reflex VSA provides a complete security perimeter around and within virtualized environments and reduces the risk of virtual server intrusions, data loss, and compliance violations. Reflex VSA delivers full-spectrum security including firewall, IPS/IDS, server-level network access control, DoS mitigation, anti-malware protection, network discovery and more.

About Reflex MG:

Operating at over 10 Gbps, the Reflex MG network security systems deliver integrated 1GbE/10GbE network security and switching at the core, distribution and access layers and at the network edge. The Reflex MG series leverages the Reflex award-winning IPS engine and a flexible AdvancedTCA blade-based chassis.

About Reflex Security

Reflex Security, Inc. is a leading provider of network security systems for data centers and the networking core. Utilizing a combination of chassis, appliance-based, and virtual machine (VMware®) technology, Reflex Security employs high-performance deep packet inspection to combine firewall, intrusion prevention (IPS), anomaly detection, network access control (NAC) and anti-spyware capabilities, all of which are managed from a single integrated console.

The company's patent-pending software includes a multi-threaded, multi-core architecture that allows Reflex Security to run on:

--  Carrier-grade, high-availability, multi-gigabit ATCA chassis
--  Price and performance-leading security appliances
--  VMware ESX servers
    
    

The company's unique end-to-end solutions protect enterprise networks and feature Web-based management with integrated firewall/IPS policy configuration, network discovery, security event management (SEM) and reporting. By deploying Reflex Security solutions, organizations can protect critical IT assets and data, reduce risk and facilitate compliance with regulations including SOX, HIPAA, PCI, FISMA and GBLA.

For more information on Reflex Security's full line of network security solutions, visit http://www.reflexsecurity.com, call 888-872-7555, or contact any authorized channel partner.

Reflex Security, Reflex VSA and Reflex MG are registered trademarks of Reflex Security, Inc. VMware is a registered trademark of VMware, Inc. in the United States and/or other jurisdictions. All other marks and names mentioned herein may be trademarks of their respective companies.

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