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Reflex Security Webinar

ATLANTA, GA -- 03/11/08 -- Are virtualized servers PCI (Payment Card Industry) compliant? The PCI Alliance and leading virtualization vendors are teaming up to answer that question by offering a free Webinar on virtual security on March 18 at noon eastern time.

Experts from Reflex Security, Citrix Systems, Fortisphere, and the PCI Security Vendor Alliance will lead a presentation entitled: Virtually Compliant -- How Server Virtualization Impacts Data Security and PCI Compliance. Although there is no charge for the Webinar, space is limited and you must register to participate.

Virtualization Presenters include:

--  David Taylor, CISSP -- President, PCI Alliance & Founder, PCI
    Knowledge Base
--  Dave Devalk -- EVP & GM Reflex Virtual, Reflex Security
--  Kurt Roemer, CISSP -- Chief Security Strategist, Citrix Systems
--  Chris Farrow, CISSP, CISM, & GPCI -- Director, Product Management,

PCI DSS 2.2.1 is at the center of the question about compliancy because it mandates that assessors "verify that only one primary function is implemented per server." Another PCI requirement (1.3) could require you to have a firewall between 2 virtual server environments. Some assessors take the position that server virtualization is not compliant, while others say virtualization of servers works like network segmentation, to reduce the scope of the PCI audit. 

Beyond these questions, server virtualization has some significant implications for how existing security controls, such as IDS and IPS function, which can make them less effective. As virtualization proliferates, companies must to a very thorough analysis of how it impacts the effectiveness of their existing controls, and develop a plan that will ensure virtualization has a positive, rather than a negative impact on security. Learn about these important security issues facing organizations that are moving to virtual servers. More information regarding the Webinar is available at this Web site.

About Reflex

Reflex Security, first to market with the Reflex Virtual Security Appliance in 2006, is the industry leader in virtual security. Reflex employs high-performance deep packet inspection to combine firewall, intrusion prevention (IPS), anomaly detection, network access control (NAC) and anti-spyware capabilities, all of which are managed from a single integrated console. The company's patent pending software includes a multi-threaded, multi-core architecture that allows Reflex to run on carrier-grade, high availability, multi-gigabit chassis; price/performance leading security appliances, VMware's ESX server, and Citrix's XenServer.

Reflex Security is a registered trademark of Reflex Security, Inc. All other marks are property of their respective owners.


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