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VMware Server Virtualization, Compliance & Data Security

This is Catbird's announcement of the new assessment "service."
It seems couched primarily in the context of "making you safe" when
doing P2V.

While a number of the "virtsec" vendors address compliance, I've noticed a particular increase in the use of this theme with new product announcements over the past weeks. The compliance boogeyman is being hauled out by a number of vendors to make sure
potential customers remember that they may need special assessments with respect to
HIPAA, PCI DSS, et. al. when using VMware server virtualization.

This theme was apparent in EMC's
announcement of the new Application Discovery Manager 6.0
offering, which works in concert with
other EMC SMARTS offers ... particularly their newly announced IT
Compliance Analyzer -- Application Edition

Catbird Offers Industry's First-Ever Comprehensive Virtual Security Assessment

SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--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.

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