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Security Firm Catbird does Virtual Security Health Check with VSA!


SCOTTS VALLEY, CA (June 2, 2008)—Catbird, the pioneer in comprehensive security for virtual and physical networks and developer of the V-Agent™ virtual appliance, announced today the industry’s first and only state-of-the-art Virtual Infrastructure Security Assessment (VSA). Catbird’s VSA helps IT administrators identify and close the potential gaps in security and compliance created in the move from “P to V”. The 30-day assessment includes a thorough security analysis, detailed reports with actionable intelligence and a comprehensive plan to mitigate risk and protect critical virtual systems, networks, desktops and processes.
Catbird’s VSA combines traditional security assessment methodologies with unique virtual infrastructure telemetry gathered through Catbird’s stateless, non-invasive V-Agents to deliver robust scrutiny previously unachievable with existing mechanisms. The VSA identifies the scope and magnitude of the virtualization compliance gap through qualitative and quantitative analysis of the new architecture’s impact on change control, separation of duties, network visibility and segmentation, and secondary validation.
“While virtualization platforms are safe, it’s really easy to inadvertently bypass the traditional control mechanisms and best-practices common to all physical corporate data centers,” said Catbird CTO, Michael Berman. “Virtual machine deployment is as simple as a single click from a single person. Combine that with an ad-hoc approach to network segmentation and the inadequacies of physical security devices in the virtual world, and now you have potentially serious compliance and security holes. Catbird’s VSA is a one-stop, simple way to help IT administrators migrate the best practices of their physical infrastructure over to the virtual landscape. “


We'll talk to Michael tomorrow in our "Great VirtSec Discussion" tomorrow, hosted by StackSafe!

Catbird VSA can be read here!

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