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May 17, 2010

StillSecure Introduces a Managed Security Service

By Anshu Shrivastava, TMCnet Contributor


StillSecure, a provider of secure network infrastructure solutions, has introduced ProtectPoint VSS, a new managed security service.

This new security service allows data centers, hosting providers and colocation facilities to provide secure virtual environments for their customers. Moreover, VSS can also be a key ingredient in building a private cloud environment for enterprises, according to company officials.

Historically, virtual environments have lacked even basic security measures. Now with StillSecure's (News - Alert) new VSS offering, public and private clouds can be secured with a full suite of virtual managed security services.

In order to detect and block network attacks, ProtectPoint VSS provides firewall and intrusion detection/prevention (IDS/IPS) services. In addition, ProtectPoint VSS leverages VMware's VMsafe APIs to access the hypervisor and secure virtual-to-virtual connections within the virtual environment. Plus, ProtectPoint VSS also takes advantage of VMware's VMotion technology.

Since ProtectPoint VSS is built to scale, a single VSS instance protects all virtual machines in the virtual environment. Take advantage of this scalability, data centers, hosting providers, and colocation facilities with multi-tenant, multi-customer environments can increase operational efficiencies while generating additional revenue.

"With ProtectPoint VSS, we're providing an easy to implement, scalable method for securing the virtual environment," said Harris, vice president of managed security services at StillSecure.

Additionally, enterprises can leverage VSS to protect their growing virtual environments and simultaneously outsource the heavy lifting of monitoring and managing the security process, said company officials.

Jeff Spalding, executive vice president of market operations at Peak 10, said that with this new VSS offering, StillSecure is providing yet another solution that allows their company to scale and deliver strong security solutions for virtualization and cloud offerings.

"StillSecure understands the importance of layering security onto the virtual network.  Using their logical security service allows us to protect our customers from all angles in our SAS 70 Type II and PCI (News - Alert) certified data centers," said Roger Barranco, chief technology officer and vice president of operations at Host.net.


Anshu Shrivastava is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Anshu's articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Erin Harrison




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