Reflex offers secure virtual systems management

Broadens security product focus to encompass virtual server management

Reflex Security updates its name to Reflex Systems, combines virtual security technology with new virtual systems management tools.

Reflex Systems Monday announced it had added virtual systems management technology to its security offerings in an effort to provide enterprise IT managers with the resources they need to both manage and secure data center resources.

Reflex Systems, formerly Reflex Security, changed its name and broadened its product focus to not only secure but also manage virtual server resources. The company launched earlier this decade and offered customers its Virtual Security Appliance (VSA), which installs inside a virtual environment to provide discovery, antimalware, firewall, network-access control, and intrusion detection/prevention systems capabilities. Now with Virtualization Management Center (VMC), Reflex says it will also give customers availability, performance and configuration management capabilities for the virtual server infrastructure.

"Every time you see a change in the network, it will impact performance -- either negative or positive," says Hezi Moore, CTO and founder of Reflex Systems. "We track every configuration change while also doing intrusion protection and prevention. Management and security for virtual environments should be tied together."

VMC is deployed as a virtual machine, with one typically serving most customers' needs. The software provides centralized management and includes a configuration management (CMDB) for the virtual environment. VMC monitors performance of virtual infrastructure as well as applications using virtual resources. It can be used to troubleshoot performance problems and performs forensics and root-cause analysis. And VMC works with VSA, which sends all the security data to VMC and safeguards communications between virtual machines.

Competing with vendors such as Akorri, Vizioncore and VMware, Moore says Reflex will differentiate with its converged security and management capabilities.

"If we can help you manage the infrastructure, we can help you make it more secure and efficient," Moore says. "Using the clients we provide, we can discover, map, secure and manage the environment."

VMC is available for a free trial download here.  

Starter bundle of the Reflex VMC is $5,880. This includes the VMC management, three additional hosts licenses (two-processor), support for the first year and a Webex professional services install. Additional host licenses can be added for $1,199.

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