RSA 2008: Protect virtual and physical data centers

Apani launched EpiForce VM, the first single-platform security solution for protecting both virtual and physical machines. It’s a unique software-based alternative to security appliances that operate only in a virtual environment and to internal network firewalls and VLANs used for physical segmentation within the corporate network.

The concept behind EpiForce VM is to enable a single platform that isolates both virtual and physical servers, endpoints and business-critical data into logical security zones, regardless of their platform or physical location on the network. Communications between these zones is strictly controlled by authentication of all machine-to-machine traffic and selective encryption based on policy.

EpiForce VM uses on-demand policy distribution to offer enterprises the ability to manage and deploy policy to thousands of virtual or physical servers and endpoints with no impact to the network, application, or user. EpiForce VM offers a centralized management console that enables a consolidated view to manage all EpiForce VM-protected machines – whether they are virtual or physical, without regard to their physical location on the network. Persistent security allows administrators to utilize VMotion or Virtual Center to migrate EpiForce VM-protected virtual machines from one physical host to another with no disruption of security policy, minimizing unplanned downtime and maximizing operational flexibility.

EpiForce VM offers enterprises running VMware ESX Server 3.0 many unique benefits, including:

  • Protect virtual machines and physical servers and endpoints with a single solution.
  • Manage all EpiForce VM-protected machines through a single management console, regardless of platform or physical location and without the need to reconfigure the network.
  • Migrate virtual machines using VMotion or Virtual Center without compromising security policy.
  • Protect virtual machines from vulnerabilities introduced through VM sprawl.



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