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Altor Networks, creator of the purpose-built virtual firewall, has announced that Altor VF 2.0 virtual firewall will debut VMworld Europe in Cannes this week; it will be showcased in the VMsafe section of the Hands-on Lab. VMworld Europe attendees are invited to preview the Altor VF 2.0 at the Hands-on Lab and participate in one of 16 simultaneous live demos of the virtual firewall. This is an opportunity to "sit in the driver's seat and test drive" Altor VF 2.0 and install, configure and deploy security policies in a virtual network. "We are excited to see VMware's partners bring to market new security solutions built using VMsafe technology," said Shekar Ayyar, Vice President, Infrastructure Alliances, VMware. "Altor VF is an excellent showcase for harnessing the potential of VMsafeTM to deliver a virtual firewall uniquely designed by leveraging the VMware platfor... (more)

Winsert Installed Altor VF to Monitor Virtual Machines

Altor Networks has announced that Winsert has selected the Altor VF virtual firewall to secure its virtual environment and mitigate an attack before it could hit their network. After installing Altor VF, Winsert was able to quickly secure its virtual machines (VMs); and for the first time had real time visibility and rule-based control of packet flow in and out of each VM. Winsert, the leading developer and tester of alloy solutions, was using physical servers to support all of their IT applications including Exchange, DNS, file backup, SQL database and an ERP system The company m... (more)

Virtual Firewall Integrates with VMsafe APIs

Altor Networks, creator of the first purpose-built virtual firewall, today announced that it is using VMware VMsafeTM technology to embed the Altor VF virtual firewall into the hypervisor kernel of VMware vSphereTM 4 and provide robust defense-in-depth security for virtual machines (VMs). VMs can be protected without requiring security agents on the guest, complicated network reconfigurations, or performance -degrading remapping of network flows. Altor Networks is integrating the Altor VF purpose-built stateful firewall with VMware vSphere 4 using VMware VMsafe to deliver granular,... (more)

CHS Eliminates Blind Spots, Protects Virtual Infrastructure with Altor Networks

Redwood City, Calif-July 20, 2009-Altor Networks, provider of best-in-class virtualization and cloud security solutions, today announced that Comprehensive Health Services (CHS) is using the Altor VF virtual firewall in a mission-critical production environment to ensure compliance in their virtualized environment. Compliance with stringent data privacy laws governing healthcare, government and financial institutions are mandatory and specific to how information such as social security numbers and health information must be protected. "Safeguards that shield sensitive data and cr... (more)

Avoid Pitfalls by Baking Security into Virtualization Deployments

At last week’s SAN’s virtualization security summit some 120 security managers, newly tasked with protecting their expanding virtualization environments, were eager to learn how to establish control and achieve compliance. Whether the representatives came from the DOD and civilian agencies or large scale commercial enterprises all agreed that growth of virtualization adoption is already happening.  The cost savings in data center footprint and power consumption alone are simply too great to pass up especially given today’s economic climate. One challenge with virtual machine (VM)... (more)