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Info Security Products Guide Names Altor VF Winner

Altor Networks Virtual Firewall Selected As Winner In Virtual Network Security

Altor Networks announced today that Info Security Products Guide, the industry's leading publication on security-related products and technologies has named the Altor VF virtual firewall winner of the 2009 Tomorrow's Technology Today Award. This prestigious award recognizes security vendors with advanced, ground-breaking technologies and solutions that are helping set the bar higher for others in all areas of information security. The Altor VF was selected based on technologies that are making the most positive impact on security in today's highly sophisticated and blended attacks environment.

The first security solution of its kind and purpose-built for the virtualized environment, the Altor VF monitors and controls inter-VM traffic and enforces security policies at the individual VM level. Designed from scratch to secure the latest virtualization technologies, the Altor VF provides the thorough protection and ease-of-operation missing from traditional network security products that were not designed for the virtual environment.

"Threats have no boundaries and security awareness is the key to a proactive approach," says Rake Narang, editor-in-chief, Info Security Products Guide. "Probably nothing differentiates any product or solution more than the superior technologies that make them suitable for today's needs while pro-actively being ready for tomorrow too."

"Info Security Products Guide's recognition of the Altor VF is further validation that we are taking a leadership position in providing defense-in-depth security for virtualized environments," said Catherine Edwards, communications director at Altor Networks. "The Altor VF goes beyond basic virtual firewall functionality to provide best-of-breed protection, and tight integration with existing security management systems, allowing security administrators to feel confident about expanding virtualization to their production environment."

Altor Networks provides the industry's only complete virtual firewall solution, delivered as a virtual appliance, which secures VMotion and auto deploys for easy installation. Altor Networks gives customers with unprecedented visibility into and granular control over virtual network traffic with award-winning technology that dramatically improves the security of virtual servers in data centers. Data center administrators can now pinpoint virtual security compromises and easily create role-based security policies. Security policies can be continuously enforced on individual VMs, simplifying deployment and on-going security management of the virtual infrastructure while reducing the dangers of security breaches.

About Info Security Products Guide Awards
Info Security Products Guide is a media sponsor of RSA Conference 2009 and Technosium Executive Alliance Forums engaging Chief Information Officers (CIOs) and Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs). As a technology research and advisory publication, it plays a vital role in keeping decision makers and end-users informed of the choices they can make when it comes to protecting their digital resources. You will discover a wealth of information in this guide including tomorrow's technology today, best deployment scenarios, people and technologies shaping info security and independent product evaluations that facilitate in making the most pertinent security decisions. The Info Security Products Guide awards recognize and honor excellence in all areas of information security. To learn more, visit www.infosecurityproductsguide.com and stay secured.

About Altor Networks
Altor Networks is pioneering a new class of virtual security solutions to secure production-oriented virtualized data centers. The company's initial product line includes the industry's first-ever purpose-built virtual firewall, a software security appliance that runs in a virtualized environment and enforces security policy on a per virtual machine basis. Data center administrators can now pinpoint a broad range of virtual network security compromises and easily create roles-based security policies. For the first time, security policies can be continuously enforced on individual virtual machines, even as they move throughout the virtualized data center. Founded by security and networking experts from Check Point Software, Cisco, NetApp and Oracle, Altor Networks is funded by Accel Partners and Foundation Capital and is headquartered in Redwood City, California. For more information, visit www.altornetworks.com.

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Catherine Edwards is a marketing consultant.