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Altor Networks selected as InformationWeek Startup 50 Tech Company

Innovative Solution to Critical Business Problems

Altor Networks announced today that InformationWeek selected Altor Networks as one of the top Startup 50 tech companies shaking up IT. This prestigious award recognized Altor Networks for its innovation, value and enterprise-readiness, as well as reader votes.

“It was difficult to limit ourselves to 50 startups because there’s a lot of exciting companies out there. That said, we believe the Startup 50 have innovative solutions to critical business problems and are worthy of enterprise consideration,” said Andrew Conry-Murray, Business Editor, InformationWeek.

The Information Week editorial staff made the final selection based on reader votes and their analysis of several criteria: innovation and the companies' ability to inject new ways of doing things into business processes; value, which is reflected in lower costs, increased sales, higher productivity, or improved customer loyalty; and enterprise-readiness, meaning that a product or service scales and can be deployed and managed as necessary by IT pros.

“InformationWeek’s recognition of Altor Networks as a top 50 tech startup is further validation that we are taking a leadership position in providing defense-in-depth security for virtualized environments,” said Catherine Edwards, communications director at Altor Networks. “The Altor VF goes beyond basic virtual firewall functionality to provide best-of-breed protection, and tight integration with existing security management systems, allowing security administrators to feel confident about expanding virtualization to their production environment.”

Altor Networks provides the industry’s only complete virtual firewall solution, delivered as a virtual appliance, which secures VMotion and auto deploys for easy installation. Altor Networks gives customers with unprecedented visibility into and granular control over virtual network traffic with award-winning technology that dramatically improves the security of virtual servers in data centers. Data center administrators can now pinpoint virtual security compromises and easily create role-based security policies. Security policies can be continuously enforced on individual VMs, simplifying deployment and on-going security management of the virtual infrastructure while reducing the dangers of security breaches.

The first security solution of its kind, and purpose-built for the virtualized environment, the Altor VF virtual firewall monitors and controls inter-VM traffic and enforces security policies at the individual VM level. Designed from scratch to secure the latest virtualization technologies, the Altor VF provides the thorough protection and ease-of-operation missing from traditional network security products that were not designed for the virtual environment.

About InformationWeek

InformationWeek is the business technology market's foremost multimedia brand. We recognize that business technology executives use various platforms for different reasons throughout the technology decision-making process, and we develop our content accordingly. The real-world IT experience and expertise of our editors, reporters, bloggers, and analysts have earned the trust of our business technology executive audience.
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About Altor Networks
Altor Networks is pioneering a new class of virtual security solutions to secure production-oriented virtualized data centers. The company’s initial product line includes the industry’s first-ever purpose-built virtual firewall, a software security appliance that runs in a virtualized environment and enforces security policy on a per virtual machine basis. Data center administrators can now pinpoint a broad range of virtual network security compromises and easily create roles-based security policies. For the first time, security policies can be continuously enforced on individual virtual machines, even as they move throughout the virtualized data center.

Founded by security and networking experts from Check Point Software, Cisco, NetApp, and Oracle, Altor Networks is funded by Accel Partners and Foundation Capital, and is headquartered in Redwood City, California. For more information, visit www.altornetworks.com.

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Catherine Edwards is a marketing consultant.