Blue Lane Technologies

Connection to Virtualization

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Blue Lane designed its VirtualShield security technology to protect VMs no matter what the state of the patches in each individual guest OS. Runs in close integration with VMware's hypervisor, preventing attacks on known vulnerabilities from penetrating to the VMs.

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Why It's Significant

Blue Lane's VirtualShield product for VMware aims to protect virtual machines even in cases where certain patches are out of date. The software can also automatically scan for possible problems, update problem areas and protect against some remote threats. That could be an added layer of comfort, while the traditional security and management vendors catch up, some security experts say.

Key Products

  • VirtualShield (firewalls for virtual servers and hardware-based intrusion prevention for networked servers)

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