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Altor VF Gets VMware VMsafe-Certified

Virtual firewall with intrusion detection meets VMware's VMsafe certification requirements
Moscone Center, San Francisco — September 1, 2009 — Altor Networks, provider of best-in-class virtualization and cloud security solutions, today announced that the Altor VF virtual firewall with intrusion detection has successfully completed and met VMware's (NASDAQ: VMW) rigorous VMsafe certification requirements. The Altor VF leverages VMsafe in kernel-mode, where all security inspections are processed in the hypervisor kernel delivering unparalleled performance.

"This certification represents a substantive development and testing regimen to ensure that the Altor VF meets and exceeds VMware's interoperability and security requirements," said Amir Ben-Efraim, CEO of Altor Networks. "Customers can secure their VMs confident that Altor is not only the best VM traffic control and protection solution but also verified robust and scalable."

Altor's VF delivers defense-in-depth security and by extension mission critical reliability for those applications carrying high value business traffic between VMs. Most customers can realize throughput performance that is 20 times greater than that of virtual firewalls running as virtual machine appliances.

Purpose-built for the virtual environment, the Altor VF delivers the features necessary to not only interoperate but also to optimize the virtual network for secure operation. They are:

  • Seamless support for VMotion;
  • Tight integration with vCenter;
  • On board IDS w/ security-signature update service;
  • Support for leading data center infrastructure technologies (i.e. ArcSight ESM, Cisco Nexus 1000V, Juniper STRM and IPS, Riverbed Cascade)

    For more information on the Altor VF, please visit:

    About Altor Networks Altor Networks is pioneering best-in-class virtualization security solutions to secure production-oriented virtualized data centers and internal clouds. The company's initial product line includes the industry's first-ever purpose-built virtual firewall with integrated intrusion detection, a software security appliance that runs in a virtualized environment and enforces security policy on a per virtual machine basis. Data center administrators can pinpoint a broad range of virtual network security compromises and easily create roles-based security policies. 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

    Contact: Catherine Edwards Altor Networks (408) 807-4819 [email protected] _