Security for virtualized and cloud infrastructures

WatchGuard announced the beta version of XTMv, its next-generation security UTM product as a virtual appliance which provides network security and protection of applications and data.

XTMv is now available in beta version to meet the needs of small, midsize and large-scale distributed environments.

XTMv provides the same type of high security offered by WatchGuard XTM series hardware appliances, including Application Control, Reputation Enabled Defense, intrusion prevention, gateway anti-virus, web blocking traffic shaping, and more.

WatchGuard XTMv series can manage traffic passing within the virtual infrastructure and across internal networks between virtual machines in the same cluster or on the same server; thus XTMv is well suited to implement security policies between applications, user communities or tenants. WatchGuard XTMv will be initially supported on VMware vSphere.

“The powerful firewall, integrated threat management and application control, and bundled easy-to-use business-focused management suite that define WatchGuard XTM have helped hundreds of thousands of organizations run their businesses securely. Now, WatchGuard will enable those companies to leverage the consolidation savings and business agility of virtualization and private clouds with the same level of confidence,” said Roger Klorese, Director of Product Management at WatchGuard Technologies. “The response to the extension of WatchGuard XTM security to virtual infrastructures has far exceeded our expectations, with hundreds of partners and customers requesting early access.”

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