Atlanta, Georgia, 8/26/2009 - Reflex Systems, the pioneer in virtualization management, compliance and security, today announced that Reflex Virtualization Management Center (VMC) is the first third-party solution to be certified by VMware for VMsafetm, VMware's hypervisor-embedded security solution for ISV partners.
Since VMsafe applications are embedded in the hypervisor, VMware's certification program ensures that third-party software does not adversely affect the functionality of the vSphere v4 platform. The certification also verifies that a VMsafe solution does not impact the performance of the hypervisor. Solutions that pass the certification are tested for their interaction and compatibility with all of vSphere v4’s major features and functionality.
"With Reflex VMC's VMsafe certification VMware has declared that our industry-leading virtualization management and security solution is fully compatible and integrated at the kernel-level with their hypervisor," said Hezi Moore, CTO of Reflex Systems. "Customers can now be assured that VMC is completely compatible with vSphere v4."
"As virtual environments and technologies continue to take an increasingly large role in data centers, certification with this level of integration between technologies becomes critical for improving performance and ensuring continuity of operations," said Andrew Braunberg, Research Director, Enterprise Networks and Security for Current Analysis. "By achieving this level of certification with the industry's leading server virtualization platform, companies like Reflex can extend their capabilities and provide customers real value-added services to manage and secure their virtual infrastructure."
Reflex VMC with vTrust utilizes VMware's VMsafe API to deliver a more granular level of visibility and control into communication within the VMware virtual environment. vTrust allows more sophisticated segmentation (virtual trust zones), policy enforcement as well as monitoring, filtering and control of VM-to-VM traffic. Additional features include asset classification, virtual trust zones, dynamic network control, and adaptive roaming policies that move with assets regardless of physical location, or network connection. Reflex's relationship with VMware enables the company to leverage VMware VMsafe technology to enforce network policies through a module embedded in the hypervisor in VMware vSphere 4.
vTrust features in Reflex VMC include the following:
Reflex Systems provides enterprise software solutions that vastly improve the ability for organizations to manage, scale, and automate virtualized data centers and private clouds. By integrating monitoring, performance, capacity, configuration management and security in a single solution, companies can streamline automation, reduce cost, increase performance, and provide flexibility and scalability for IT resources. Purpose-built for virtualization, Reflex VMC (Virtualization Management Center), in conjunction with vWatch, vTrust, vProfile and vCapacity, provides infrastructure discovery and visualization, timeline-based management, application/services inventory, network security, performance, capacity, configuration 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 www.reflexsystems.com. Follow Reflex at http://twitter.com/ReflexSystems and The vCurve Blog: blog.reflexsystems.com.
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