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CyberGatekeeper Now Offers Advantages Associated with Server Virtualization Including Increased Control and More Efficient Use of Computing Resources
Mountain View, Calif., February 2, 2010 – InfoExpress, a leading network security solutions provider, today announced the availability of a virtualized version of its CyberGatekeeper Network Access Control (NAC) policy server. Organizations with virtual computing environments can now choose the option of hosting CyberGatekeeper on a virtual server to address their network access control requirements. The CyberGatekeeper virtual NAC policy server establishes what policies need to be enforced based on endpoint assessment, connection method and behavior of the device.
Many companies are embracing virtual computing to streamline operations, reduce costs, and improve service quality. In addition to the reliability and scalability that virtual computing offers, server consolidation, ease of installation and better management are among the advantages of the new virtualized CyberGatekeeper appliance.
One global organization was able to distribute and deploy CyberGatekeeper policy servers to multiple computing facilities spanning three continents in a day.
With the virtual version of CyberGatekeeper, InfoExpress customers can allocate the appropriate resources to meet their needs. For example, an organization with more users in a region can host the virtual appliance on a larger server, while running the CyberGatekeeper virtual appliance with other virtual servers on the same host at smaller regions. If needs change, increasing or decreasing the capacity of a virtual appliance is easy and requires almost no down time.
The benefits of a virtual infrastructure also include greater reliability and easy disaster recovery. Virtual environments offer control over backup and restore processes, and can quickly restart failed systems.
Because most of the CyberGatekeeper NAC enforcement methods are out of band, CyberGatekeeper is better suited for virtual computing than in-line NAC appliances that need to be deployed closer to routers and switches.
“By offering CyberGatekeeper as a virtual appliance, we are able to give customers the opportunity to save money and provide better service,” said Stacey Lum, CEO of InfoExpress.
About InfoExpress CyberGatekeeper
For LANs, VPNs, and wireless networks in organizations ranging from large enterprises to SMBs, the InfoExpress CyberGatekeeper family of products controls network access by auditing all devices before granting access. The CyberGatekeeper solution is fully scalable and interoperates smoothly with a wide range of other products. The CyberGatekeeper appliance, now available as a virtual or physical server, can easily be deployed in monitor mode giving organizations the option to remediate endpoints “on the fly” without having to restrict access to users.
InfoExpress network security solutions protect enterprise networks and the endpoints connecting to them. The company has provided Network Access Control solutions since 2000. At the core of InfoExpress solution is the award winning CyberGatekeeper Family of Network Access Control products, which ensures endpoints are safe and compliant with security policies by performing real-time audits and quarantining of all network-attached endpoints. InfoExpress products have received numerous awards for innovation. The privately held company has been profitable for 13 consecutive years and is headquartered in Mountain View, California. For more information, please visit www.infoexpress.com.
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