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Altor Networks Wins Network Products Guide Reader Trust Award for Virtual Network Security

Altor VF Virtual Firewall Selected as 2009 Best Products and Services Winner

Altor Networks Wins Network Products Guide Reader Trust Award for Virtual Network Security

Altor VF Virtual Firewall Selected as 2009 Best Products and Services Winner

Redwood City, CA – May 19, 2009 – Altor Networks announced today that Network Products Guide, industry’s leading publication on information technologies and solutions has named Altor VF virtual firewall a winner of the 2009 Best Products and Services Award. This respected annual award honors products and services that represent the rapidly changing needs and interests of the end-users of technology worldwide. As part of the tech-industry’s leading global awards program, this year’s Best Products and Services were nominated from all over the world.

The first security solution of its kind and purpose-built for the virtualized environment, the Altor VF 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.

“Increased end-user awareness and ongoing advances in technology are helping shape better products and services.” says Rake Narang, editor-n-chief, Network Products Guide. “Altor VF is the industry’s only complete virtual firewall solution, delivered as a virtual appliance, which secures VMotion and auto deploys for easy installation.”

“Network Products Guide’s recognition of the Altor VF 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.”

The Altor VF gives customers 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.

About Network Products Guide Awards

Network Products Guide is a media sponsor of Interop Las Vegas and New York and Technosium Executive Forums engaging Chief Information Officers (CIOs) and Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs). As industry’s leading technology research and advisory publication, it plays a vital role in keeping decision makers and end-users informed of the choices they can make in all areas of information technology. You will discover a wealth of information and tools in this guide including the best products and services, roadmaps, industry directions, technology advancements and independent product evaluations that facilitate in making the most pertinent technology decisions impacting business and personal goals. The guide follows conscientious research methodologies developed and enhanced by industry experts. To learn more, visit www.networkproductsguide.com.

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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