Sourcefire lights up virtual security portfolio
By Digital News Asia September 5, 2012
- Designed for VMware environments, FireAMP Virtual leverages cloud-based detection capabilities to analyze and block malware
- Virtual Next-Generation Intrusion Prevention Systems enables inspection of virtual machine (VM)-to-VM communications
“These virtual solutions are just the latest example of Sourcefire’s commitment to protecting organisations from the most sophisticated attacks, whether on physical, mobile or virtual systems,” said Soucefire Malaysia country manager Ivan Wen (pic).
The new solutions aims to provide large enterprises and government organizations with the visibility and control required to address the dynamic nature of constantly changing virtual deployments and evolving threats targeting those systems, Sourcefire said in a statement.
The cybersecurity solutions company said its approach connects physical and virtual security elements, while also integrating network and application awareness with big data analytics for increased security intelligence.
FireAMP Virtual protects VMware virtual instances from advanced malware and stops threats that bypass other security layers. The technology leverages cloud-based detection capabilities to analyze and block malware.
It also uses Cloud Recall to provide continuous analysis of historical file activity to discover and remediate threats that were previously missed. Designed for VMware environments, FireAMP Virtual increases efficiency through integration with the agent-less VMware vShield architecture.
The Virtual NGIPS offering enables inspection of virtual machine (VM)-to-VM communications, providing full NGIPS capabilities to protect VMware-based virtual networks. It also provides optional URL filtering to reduce the surface area of attack.
“As with physical assets, security in a virtualized setting should be about more than just stopping attacks; organizations also need to continually drive visibility, control and management,” said Wen.