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This article is part of the September 2008 issue of Lessons learned from good and bad NAC implementations
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 well as far as it goes, the ... Access >>>
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