SOURCE: Tripwire, Inc.

Tripwire, Inc.

September 01, 2009 10:56 ET

Tripwire Announces Support for VMware vSphere and New Monitoring Capabilities in Its Virtual Infrastructure Management Solution, vWire

Virtualization Management Solution Monitors, Manages and Automates Virtual Infrastructure, Dramatically Decreasing Complexity, Downtime and Operational Costs

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - September 1, 2009) - VMWorld -- Tripwire® today announced that its virtualization management solution, vWire now includes support for VMware vSphere and new monitoring capabilities including the ability to connect the dots between critical events, configuration changes and who made the change. With this release, virtual administrators can use vWire to monitor, manage and automate their vSphere environments and upgrade from ESX to vSphere by automating several checks that must be completed during an upgrade.

"vWire is instrumental in having a well maintained and well monitored virtual environment, giving you the virtual intelligence and flexibility to create alerts that are meaningful and relevant while still remaining functionally simple," said Dominic Rivera, vWire power user and virtualization blogger for "vWire also gives you lightning quick access into both the complex and simple attributes of your virtual objects so you can analyze, compare and remediate problems of all magnitudes."

The new support for vSphere extends what vWire is able to monitor including thousands of configurations that are specific to vSphere such as vApps, including entity configuration, OVF section, product, and property information; and Distributed Virtual Switches, including distributed virtual port groups and property information. In addition, the inclusion of "who" information in the vWire monitoring database makes it fast and easy to investigate who made a certain change, the root cause of the problem, and the necessary action to fix the issue.

"The proliferation of virtualization has undoubtedly created a new level of complexity in the datacenter," said Stephen Beaver, virtualization evangelist for vWire. "Tripwire's vWire gives customers great insights into their virtual environments by enabling them to monitor VI data, correlate the data to identify root causes and take automatic action. In turn, VI admins gain more control over their virtual infrastructures, reduce operational costs and can focus their attention on other important data center concerns."

vWire launched on June 9, 2009, and has seen significant market interest and penetration with thousands of downloads of the product and positive reviews from neutral 3rd parties including one here. A free 30-day evaluation of the product can be downloaded at and full purchase of the product is available by clicking here.

About Tripwire, Inc.

Tripwire is the leader in data center compliance and infrastructure management solutions, building confidence for IT across both virtual and physical infrastructures. Tripwire Enterprise and vWire software, helps over 6,500 enterprises worldwide meet their configuration auditing, file integrity monitoring, virtual infrastructure management and change auditing needs for IT operations, security and compliance. Tripwire is headquartered in Portland, Ore. with offices worldwide. Tripwire can be found at,, and @vwire on Twitter.

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Contact Information

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    Valerie Beaudett
    Umbrella PR for Tripwire
    Vbeaudett at umbrellapr dot com

    Nicole Andergard
    Tripwire, Inc.
    NAndergard at tripwire dot com