eWEEK Labs Walk-Through: Top 5 Rated VMware Virtual Appliances

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eWEEK Labs Walk-Through: Top 5 Rated VMware Virtual Appliances

by Cameron Sturdevant

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StoneGate Virtual IPS Appliance

Stonesofts StoneGate Virtual IPS is a ready-to-deploy VM designed to protect internal virtual networks and servers from attacks. The product works in conjunction with the StoneGate virtual or physical firewall/VPN offerings and uses packet inspection and event correlation to stop attacks inside virtual environments. It requires other nonvirtual Stonesoft products to operate.

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CensorNet Virtual Appliance

The CensorNet Virtual Appliance is a Web filter and content control virtual appliance that filters and monitors user Web activity. It can be used in any virtualization environment that supports OVF (Open Virtual Machine Format) appliances.

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Symantec Brightmail Gateway Virtual Edition

The Symantec Brightmail Gateway provides anti-spam, anti-virus, content filtering and data loss prevention for e-mail and IM. The virtual appliance enables organizations to easily add or remove anti-spam capacity.

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Virtual Network Security Analyzer

Altor Networks' Virtual Network Security Analyzer delivers real-time visibility and historical views into the virtual network activity. VNSA also helps data center administrators troubleshoot the virtual network, audit virtual machine usage and fulfill compliance requirements.

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aCelera Virtual Appliance for Application Acceleration

Certeon's aCelera Virtual Appliance provides application acceleration over the WAN without using hardware. aCelera is optimized for applications such as content management and Web-based collaboration, and wide-area file services.