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September 2008

Product Review: Altor Networks' Virtual Network Security Analyzer (VNSA) 1.0

VIRTUALIZATION Virtual Network Security Analyzer (VNSA) 1.0 REVIEWED BY PETER GIANNACOPOULOS Altor Networks Price: Starts at $1,500 for Altor Center Enterprise and $500 per agent The explosive growth of virtualized x86 environments over the past several years has challenged traditional security vendors to adapt their appliance/server mentality to a radically different computing environment. The existing approaches to network segmentation, intrusion detection and traffic monitoring have to be rethought. It is an especially daunting task to secure potentially hundreds of virtualized switches sitting on dozens of physical servers connecting hundreds, if not thousands, of virtual machines when there is no guarantee that these virtual switches have any sort of physical connection to the enterprise data center. Altor Networks seeks to address this problem with Virtual Network Security Analyzer (VNSA) product. Altor has an intriguing concept with VNSA and the as yet unreleased Virtual Network Firewall (VNF), but while it works very ...

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Features in this issue

  • Product Review: Workshare Protect Premium 6.0

    Workshare Protect Premium 6.0 seeks to eliminate the malicious or accidental leakage of sensitive corporate data.

  • Security Services: Symantec Online Fraud Protection

    Symantec's Online Fraud Protection service includes an initial on-site assessment, phishing and transaction monitoring, incident response, monitoring of malware targeting the company's brand and analysis of new malware behavior.

  • Product review: AirDefense Enterprise 7.3

    AirDefense's AirDefense Enterprise 7.3, a wireless intrusion detection and intrusion prevention tool, has new features including support for Power over Ethernet (PoE) for its sensors, a new user interface, overhauled reporting and new features such as WEP cloaking, advanced forensics, spectrum analysis and a centralized console to manage appliances.

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