SOURCE: Reflex Systems, Inc.

Reflex Systems, Inc.

August 31, 2009 08:01 ET

Reflex Systems Announces Reflex VMC Support for Cisco Nexus 1000V

Reflex VMC Extends Management and Policy Enforcement to Include the Nexus 1000V

ATLANTA, GA--(Marketwire - August 31, 2009) - Reflex Systems, the pioneer in virtualization management, security and compliance, today announced the availability of Reflex VMC (Virtual Management Center) support for the Cisco Nexus™ 1000V virtual switch.

Reflex VMC is widely known for its innovative approach to centrally managing and securing virtual infrastructure from a central console. With the newly available support for the Cisco Nexus 1000V, Reflex is enabling adminstrators to extend Reflex VMC's robust management and policy enforcement to the popular virtual switch to deliver increased flexibility, scalability, and regulatory compliance inside virtual and cloud environments.

Reflex VMC integrated with Nexus 1000V enables enterprises to:

-- Manage and enforce dynamic business, IT & security policies
-- Enhance application availability, scalability, and manageability
-- Ensure security, compliance and audit requirements
-- Align efficient datacenter services with business needs
-- Integrate networking services with robust management and security
-- Expand virtualization with flexibility & scalable technology
-- Extend and enforce security policies in the cloud
-- Enable independent management for virtualization and networking teams

"By bringing together Cisco's networking prowess with Reflex's security and management expertise, our solution is designed specifically to help customers secure and manage their next generation virtual data centers at scale," said Pete Privateer, CEO of Reflex Systems. "Leveraging the combined power of the Cisco Nexus™ 1000V Switches for networking services and Reflex VMC for management and security provides customers with the dynamic policy management and enforcement they need to achieve application availability, scalability and manageability, as well as regulatory compliance inside virtual and cloud environments."

Aditional Reflex VMC functionality for the Nexus 1000V is planned in Q4 which includes API-level integration to meet the new requirements created by server virtualization.

"The Reflex Systems and Cisco collaboration to offer more flexibility and scalability to benefit users with the expansion of their virtualization strategy is impressive," said Richard Ptak, founder and analyst at Ptak Noel & Associates. "Customers implementing Reflex VMC with Cisco's Nexus 1000V will benefit from a unique leveraging of virtualization technology to extend policy-based management, automation and compliance administration to a broader enterprise infrastructure."

More about the Cisco Nexus 1000V:

Cisco Nexus 1000V Series Switch is an intelligent software switch that integrates directly into the VMware vSphere 4 hypervisor. Designed with an understanding that the network plays a central role in any viable data center virtualization strategy, the Cisco Nexus 1000V switch takes advantage of the VMware vSphere vNetwork Distributed Switch framework to offer tightly integrated network services as part of both a server virtualization strategy and a broader data center virtualization strategy.

More about Reflex VMC:

Reflex's Virtualization Management Center (VMC) enables next generation data centers to enforce IT policies, ensure compliance with government mandates, and manage and protect virtual servers, desktops, and networks across data center and private/public cloud environments. The VMC provides a single authoritative visual interface, central management and security for virtual environments. By combining the centralized event database, virtual infrastructure integration and analysis engines with a robust visual interface it is possible to administer, audit, secure and monitor complex, dynamic, virtual infrastructures.

About Reflex

Reflex Systems is the industry leader in virtualization management, security and compliance security. Reflex VMC (Virtualization Management Center) dramatically increases the visibility, management and security of an organization's virtual infrastructure. Purpose-built on a strong security foundation, VMC provides the essential tools needed to enforce dynamic infrastructure policy in virtualized data centers. Reflex VMC provides infrastructure discovery and visualization, timeline-based management, application/services discovery, network security, performance, lifecycle management and dynamic policy enforcement. Reflex Systems is based in Atlanta, Georgia and is privately held. For more information, including a trial download of Reflex VMC, visit Follow Reflex at and The vCurve Blog: Reflex Systems is a registered trademark of Reflex Systems LLC. All other marks are property of their respective owners.

Reflex Systems is a registered trademark of Reflex Systems LLC. All other marks are property of their respective owners.

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