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Apani Adds VM Security Solution

BREA, Calif. -- Apani, the preeminent provider of cross-platform server isolation solutions for large enterprises, today announced that EpiForce VM is now shipping. EpiForce VM is the industry's first software-based solution that secures corporate networks, containing both physical and virtual servers, from a single platform. EpiForce VM is part of Apani's comprehensive security software product family and leverages the latest platform of the company's flagship product EpiForce 2.5.

Apani's product family provides enterprises the ability to adopt a single security solution that will protect the entire network. From legacy systems to contemporary platforms and now virtual environments, Apani's EpiForce product line is the silver bullet for enterprise IT departments looking for an alternative to traditional solutions like firewalls and virtual LANs (VLANs).

Enterprises are rapidly deploying server virtualization to realize benefits associated with increased operational flexibility, improved utilization, avoidance of unplanned downtime and a reduced carbon footprint. The rush to virtualize has caused many to overlook security best-practices common in a physical environment. According to Gartner, through 2009, 60 percent of virtual machines used in production will be less secure than their physical counterparts.

While the benefits of server virtualization are clear, security challenges force enterprises to make trade-offs between broad deployment and security that is robust enough to protect their business. By offering robust virtual and physical machine security, EpiForce VM enables enterprises to fully deploy server virtualization and realize the benefits it offers.

"Our customers have large and complex data centers and computing environments that contain a mix of virtual and physical servers," said Scott Ferguson, vice president of product management at Apani. "They told us that a silo approach to security does not work and requires a single solution that is more cost-effective because it's a software platform and more secure because it covers their entire network and not just a subset."

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