Blue Lane To Ship VirtualShield 4 for VMware


Blue Lane Technologies has announced that it will ship VirtualShield 4.0 Oct. 5. VirtualShield is a security solution for VMware Infrastructure 3 and designed to integrate with VMware VirtualCenter.

VirtualShield is designed to protect virtualized servers regardless of patch level or location; configuration-free protection updates; the ability to block remote threats without blocking legitimate application requests; and protection for specific applications without any "manual tuning." And it provides real-time network flow visibility and security "by protocol, operating system, application, and VM cluster," according to the company.

New features in version 4.0 include:

  • VirtualFlow Center, which provides console management;
  • Integration with the VMware VirtualCenter; and
  • Deployment of VM shields based on templates.

Blue Lane VirtualShield 4.0 will be available Oct. 5, along with a 15-day evaluation version, which will be available for download from the link below.

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