• 02/26/2008
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Catbird Intros VM Security

Catbird launches customized security for virtual machines
SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif. -- Catbird, provider of the only comprehensive security solution for virtual and physical networks and developer of the V-Agent virtual appliance, today announced the launch of VMShield™, the industry’s first dedicated security solution specifically designed to control and secure Virtual Machines (VMs). VMShield is the latest service in Catbird’s V-Security product, which also includes HypervisorShield™ and the V-Agent virtual appliance.

VMShield extends best practice security protection to virtualized machines, detecting both unintentional management error and hostile threats. Delivering continuous, automated 24x7 monitoring with a targeted focus on protecting virtual machines and their critical data, VMShield’s breadth of critical services include change control and secondary control validation; automatic quarantine of unauthorized VMs; server sprawl management; and network data protection against vulnerabilities, known attack signatures and VM-to-VM attacks. VMShield is the only service to proactively secure virtual machines from VM to VM and Hypervisor to VM network threats, covering the critical potential risks of virtualization’s new threat surface.

“Most customers are surprised to learn that they are running naked. Virtual machines are not subject to the same common security best practices, including routine change control and security enforcement, as physical machines. And, unfortunately, existing security devices simply can’t see into the virtual infrastructure,” explained Edmundo Costa, Catbird COO. “By delivering security and regulatory compliance on the virtual network, VMShield is the first line of defense in the battle for the soul of the new machine.”

Catbird Networks Inc.

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