VMworld Brings Out Virtual Security Products
Several security vendors are clamoring for attention with new products at the VMworld conference in Las Vegas. Security vendors big and small, from McAfee to Catbird to Sourcefire, are showcasing technologies for securing and monitoring virtual environments at the week-long virtualization industry event.The buzz about the need for virtualization security products is getting louder, with several vendors showcasing approaches to securing virtual environments at the VMworld conference in Las Vegas. VMworld kicked off Sept. 15 alongside announcements from security players such as McAfee and smaller, virtualization-focused vendors like Catbird Networks. McAfee announced McAfee Total Protection for Virtualization, a security suite that includes the company's anti-virus, anti-spyware and intrusion prevention technologies optimized for VMware.
The suite primarily bundles together a number of pre-existing McAfee products and prices them per physical server. McAfee has however added a new server-based product called McAfee VirusScan Enterprise for Offline Virtual Images that scans, cleans and updates offline virtual machines without bringing them online. The suite is slated to be available in the fourth quarter.