Virtually reflexive response to security threats
By ADT Staff
Reflex Security’s newly released Reflex VSA, which the company claims
is the industry's first virtual security appliance for virtualized environments,
enables enterprises to secure those networks with firewall protection and intrusion
The patent-pending technology fills the security void left by traditional network
security solutions that reside outside of the virtual infrastructure and are
not fully capable of detecting and protecting against breaches inside virtualized
resources, the company says in a statement.
While virtualization technology can give virtual machines a logical partition
level, breaches can still occur from threats originating outside or within the
host machine, leaving all virtualized apps and networks exposed and unprotected.
"Security layers in a virtualized network should be no different than
in a real network, with protection required on the internal network as well
as the perimeter," says Hezi Moore, Reflex Security CTO. "The virtualized
environment becomes the new internal network. Threats can only be detected and
mitigated by security inspection residing inside the virtualized environment
and on the virtualized network."
Reflex VSA is a virtualized network security appliance that operates within
a virtual network and replicates the operational attributes and interfaces of
a physical network security appliance, while supporting the Reflex Security
The Reflex VSA will initially support the VMware ESX server. For more info,
go to Reflex