SOURCE: Reflex Security, Inc.

September 15, 2008 08:05 ET

Reflex Security to Provide Secure Virtualization Management

Leading Provider of Virtualization Management and Security Solutions to Showcase Future of Virtualized Data Center Environments at VMworld 2008

LAS VEGAS, NV--(Marketwire - September 15, 2008) - VMworld Booth #335 - Reflex Security, the pioneer in virtual management and security, today announced Reflex will be demonstrating its new "Virtualization Management Center" (VMC) at this year's VMworld 2008 conference, representing the first virtualization solution to bring top-level visibility, management, and granular control to the next generation virtualized data centers.

Reflex's Virtualization Management Center is purpose-built for virtualization on a strong security foundation. VMC provides the essential tools needed to efficiently manage and protect virtual servers, desktops, and networks across multiple platforms. Taking a different approach to virtualization management, Reflex links virtualization features such as; infrastructure discovery and visualization, revision control, application/services discovery, network security, performance and policy enforcement, back to security and exposes how changes or events within the virtual environment can impact the entire business.

What you can't see, you can't manage

"You can't manage or control what you can't see, and this is a serious challenge many organizations encounter when it comes to virtualized environments," said Pete Privateer, president and CEO for Reflex Security. "Enterprises need to address virtualization challenges through visibility, management and security when planning or expanding virtualization initiatives to realize the full cost savings and productivity benefits of virtualization. Reflex helps companies bridge that gap between management and security to ultimately provide virtual data center policy enforcement, compliance and reporting."

Virtualization is now taking hold as the next-generation platform for data centers of tomorrow, offering organizations the unique opportunity to build multi-layer visibility, management and control into their virtual environments, right from the start. As a result, companies will save significant time and resources on rework and reconfiguration, and can preemptively provide the high-level of management and security for virtual infrastructure that has taken them so long to build for physical infrastructure.

"Visibility and management go hand-in-hand, and in today's dynamic virtualization environment, a strong link to security is increasingly crucial," said Hezi Moore, CTO of Reflex Security. "With virtualization becoming the dominant next-generation data center platform, right now we have an opportunity to create unprecedented visibility and control over the virtual network, enabling faster, more efficient response, and easier compliance with the numerous regulatory standards that are increasingly demanding insight into virtual environments."

Reflex Virtualization Management Center (VMC) - Features and Benefits

As enterprise organizations begin to deploy virtualization technologies into live production data center environments, the ability to manage, secure, audit, and control virtual machines is becoming a top priority. Reflex Security's VMC is the industry's first virtualization management solution to combine the following key management features with the necessary security controls that enable IT administrators to visualize, proactively monitor their virtual infrastructure and enforce business and IT policies.

Virtual Infrastructure Discovery & Mapping

Utilize extensive real-time and historical visual reporting through timeline-based, graphical topology maps.

Revision Control & Configuration Monitoring

Monitor and analyze virtual infrastructure changes in real-time and historically by tracking network revisions that generate network diagrams at anytime in the past.

Applications & Services Discovery

Optimize and protect virtual environment through discovery of applications and protocols over the virtual network by inspecting the traffic content.

Virtual Network Security (FW/IDS/IPS)

Reduce the risk of virtual machine intrusion, infection, and compliance violations by detecting and preventing attacks on the virtual infrastructure and enforcing IT policies.

Network & Application Performance Monitoring

Improve the service level for critical applications and quickly troubleshoot issues by analyzing virtual network performance and discovering virtual network bottlenecks.

Virtual Machine Lifecycle

Monitor the health of virtual machines from creation to decommission by tracking users, configurations, applications, and performance in context of security.

Virtualization Policy Management

Define and enforce IT policies across multi-vendor virtual environments.

About Reflex Security

Reflex Security, first to market with the Reflex Virtual Security Appliance in 2006, is the industry leader in virtualization management and security. Purpose built for virtual environments, Reflex VMC integrates firewall, IPS/IDS, reporting, application awareness, visibility, and change control into a complete virtual security solution. Reflex virtualization management solution enables organizations to accelerate adoption of next generation virtualized data centers by addressing potential challenges, such as monitoring the dynamic environment, maintaining secure configuration, cross-functional management, and regulatory compliance while capitalizing on the virtualization investment; thus enhancing overall data center security. Reflex VSA supports VMware's ESX server and Citrix's XenServer virtual server environments. Reflex Security is based in Atlanta, Georgia and is privately held. For more information, including a trial download of Reflex VSA, visit www.reflexsecurity.com. Reflex VSA is distributed by Avnet and Lifeboat and has authorized partners worldwide.

Reflex Security is a registered trademark of Reflex Security, Inc. All other marks are property of their respective owners.

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