The Virtual Machine Company has begun offering Check Point Software Technologies' VPN-1 VETM security as an option on its pre-configured Virtualization Appliances. This is a new and unique development that, the company believes, overcomes the last remaining barrier to widespread adoption of virtualization of enterprise-wide, tier-one computing.
The Virtual Machine Company's high performance virtualization appliances can now be pre-secured as well as being pre-configured and fully-supported. Until now, virtualization security has tended to flounder in muddy waters between product delivery and security specialisms. Security value added resellers (VARs) have been healthily skeptical of virtualization, avoiding mainstream involvement. Virtualization VARs, meanwhile, have been ambivalent about security, either not fully addressing it or inappropriately patching it into existing security infrastructure.
Virtual Machine Company CEO, Steve Barnet said, "In spite of analyst predictions that over half of the millions of servers sold in the next couple of years will be used for virtualization, there's been a justifiable skepticism amongst savvy IT managers about enterprise-wide, tier-one virtualization. By adding Check Point security to our virtualization appliances we've driven the business case for virtualizing everyday computing onto no-brainer territory."
Based in Cambridge, UK, the Virtual Machine company offers its customers a unique combination of networking and security expertise, disciplined virtualization planning and management software, and ready-to-rack-and-roll virtualization appliances with meaningful 24/7 support and a 50-percent longer supported lifespan than industry-standard servers. The Virtual Machine Company was founded by former European managing director of Check Point Software Technologies, Steve Barnett.