Network virtualization represents the next major stage in building the software-defined data center. Customers transitioning towards this model need a secure and agile networking infrastructure that takes advantage of the advances brought about by virtualization while building a comprehensive ecosystem that supports their current and future infrastructures. A secure virtualized network simplifies the task of building private clouds by incorporating protection and compliance across dynamic workloads with automation and efficiencies that would have been difficult or impossible with traditional network security devices alone. Secure virtualization also creates a data center that can pass an audit.
Catbird vSecurity services combined with VMware NSX will provide seamless security and compliance enforcement for assets managed by VMware vCenter™ Server. vSecurity's existing integration with VMware virtualization solutions gives joint customers the ability to automatically use VMware security services as an integrated component of Catbird's security and compliance solution -- seamlessly providing broad protection for the entire virtualized data center.
"Security and compliance are essential requirements in the accelerated adoption of private clouds," said
"Catbird vSecurity combined with VMware NSX™ will enable security and compliance for businesses transitioning to network virtualization," said
Integration with VMware NSX will provide Catbird vSecurity with visibility of all virtual machines and network services. Catbird vSecurity will automatically detect virtualized assets, monitor these assets against a range of security controls, and then prove compliance. Catbird's continuous compliance monitoring supports simple, consistent and speedy enforcement of standards such as PCI and HIPAA, while reducing audit preparation costs and related risks.
Virtualized security is becoming an increasingly important element of the software-defined data center, with the benefits of network virtualization and software-defined security (SDS) providing huge agility and management benefits. Catbird vSecurity enhances business agility and ensures that customers retain the flexibility to take advantage of future infrastructure enhancements as they increasingly virtualize mission-critical workloads.
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