Virtualization is an everyday reality in today’s enterprise, which increasingly relies on a dynamic mix of services deployed in physical, virtual, and cloud environments. As IT organizations work to unify and standardize security management across these hybrid environments, they need traffic inspection solutions that provide equal visibility into physical and virtual infrastructures.
When building out Savvis’ enterprise cloud offerings, it was imperative that we base our cloud architecture on a strong security foundation with the right tools to provide customers piece of mind as they begin leveraging new cloud technologies in the data center. Bringing together two best-of-breed solutions like McAfee and Reflex to meet the unique, dynamic security and management challenges in both the physical and virtual infrastructure will go a long way in helping accelerate the adoption of virtualization and cloud technology.
Ken Owens, VP, Security and Virtualization, Savvis, Inc.
To meet this urgent necessity, McAfee and Reflex have developed a joint solution based on the industry-leading McAfee Network Security Platform and award-winning Reflex Virtualization Management Center (VMC). The solution extends integrated, knowledge-based network and system security uniformly across virtual and physical environments. Reflex VMC forwards virtual network traffic to the Network Security Platform inspection engine. Suspicious interactions are flagged for administrative action, which are executed in the virtual environment through Reflex VMC using Reflex award-winning vTrust firewall capabilities
Now you can secure virtual environments using use the same tools, policies, logic, and services you’ve learned to trust in your physical environments. Monitor traffic between virtual machines, understand security threats, flag policy violations, evaluate compliance and implement threat countermeasures, across all current and next-generation data center infrastructures.
Solution benefits include:
- Real-time visibility and threat detection for all inter-virtual machine (VM) traffic
- One toolset for security policy management across virtual and physical environments
- Automatic alerts on policy violations
- Quarantine of infected VMs
- Advanced threat detection with no additional load on virtual servers
McAfee Network Security Platform
McAfee Network Security Platform is the industry’s leading Network IPS solution as validated by Gartner and NSS Labs. McAfee Network Security Platform includes the industry’s most efficient and accurate threat prevention engine, powered by McAfee Labs research and McAfee Global Threat intelligence – predictive threat prevention through real-time file and IP reputation feeds. The platform’s performance and management scalability help organizations optimize network security in the most demanding environments; branch office to datacenter, physical to virtual.
McAfee Network Security Platform provides an extensible architecture that allows for integrated for network monitoring, forensics and advanced malware detection. With the most recent release, McAfee continues to move beyond traditional Network Intrusion Prevention Systems (IPS), by providing a greater level of network intelligence, visibility and control.
Reflex's award-winning Virtualization Management Center (VMC) enables next generation data centers to enforce business, IT and security policies, ensure compliance with government mandates, and manage and protect virtual servers, desktops, and networks across data center and private/public cloud environments.
Reflex's VMC with integrated vWatch, vTrust and vProfile technologies, is designed to provide customers with the essential management capabilities needed to effectively manage and secure the complex, dynamic virtual environment, capitalize on the existing virtualization investment, reduce cost through efficient management, minimize downtime and maintain a reliable virtualized infrastructure running critical business 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.