TippingPoint, a provider of network security and a division of 3Com, and Reflex Systems, recently announced a partnership that will enable organizations to secure virtual networks with the same technology used for physical networks.
The partnership integrates Reflex’s Virtualization Management Center (VMC) solution with TippingPoint’s industry-leading Intrusion Prevention System (IPS) to provide customers with comprehensive security, visibility and performance across both physical and virtual network infrastructures.
As part of its recently launched TippingPoint Virtual Controller (vController), TippingPoint will use Reflex Systems’ vTrust™ technology to enable more sophisticated segmentation (virtual trust zones), policy enforcement, as well as monitoring, filtering and control of VM-to-VM traffic. vTrust also takes advantage of VMware’s VMsafe API to deliver a more granular level of visibility and control into communication within the VMware virtual environment.
Reflex VMC is designed to provide customers with the essential capabilities needed to effectively manage and secure complex, dynamic virtual environments, capitalize on their existing virtualization investment, reduce cost through efficient management, minimize downtime, and maintain a reliable virtualized infrastructure running critical applications. VMC integrates security, compliance, audit and management of the virtual environment by providing visibility, correlation, control and automation through a single pane of glass.
By integrating Reflex’s VMC with the TippingPoint IPS, customers will be able to gain control and protect physical and virtual environments saving time and money while providing a more comprehensive view of the environment for security and compliance purposes.
For more information or to purchase, please visit http://www.tippingpoint.com/products_virtualization.html