HP And VMware To Develop, Market Security Technology For The Cloud

Companies to innovate security technology for protecting virtualized and cloud environments

February 26, 2011

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SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 15, 2011 – HP and VMware today announced their intent to collaborate on developing and marketing next-generation Intrusion Prevention System (IPS) solutions designed and optimized for VMware vSphere'-based virtual and cloud environments.

Extending HP’s Converged Infrastructure strategy, the collaboration is designed to build on the success of the existing HP TippingPoint IPS solution for VMware vSphere deployments, taking current integrations to new levels.

The companies aim to advance customer protection by integrating HP TippingPoint IPS with VMware vShield™ and VMware vCloud Director'. Integrating the products will help enable pervasive security in the cloud by delivering unified security management, and by automating the processes of scanning, identifying threats and blocking attacks. As a result, security policies will become easier to maintain while delivering greater protection for traditional, virtualized and cloud infrastructure.

“With the growth of virtualization and cloud computing, security requirements have never been more complex and critical to our clients,” said Alan Kessler, vice president and general manager, Security Products Organization, HP. “Building upon HP’s global strategic alliance with VMware, this expanded relationship is designed to deliver additional innovative security technology for a converged infrastructure, providing protection that is automatic and seamless for our clients.”

The companies also announced they are jointly marketing a hardware and software solution that combines HP TippingPoint vController with VMware vShield App and Edge protection to simplify enterprise security. The HP TippingPoint IPS vController and VMware vShield solution is a comprehensive firewall and IPS security offering that protects across physical and virtual environments.

The combined solution enables customers to deploy security policies that automatically adapt to changes to virtual environments, such as introducing a new virtual machine. It offers continuous protection of both the physical and virtual landscape from a single, integrated offering.

Additionally, the solution incorporates increased intrusion protection intelligence from HP’s security research and development organization Digital Vaccine Labs (DVLabs), delivering filters that guard against the industry’s latest malicious attacks on an ongoing basis.

The HP TippingPoint IPS vController and VMware vShield solution will be demonstrated live at the RSA Conference 2011 in San Francisco in HP booth 1324.

“Our customers demand a security solution that is tailored for the new requirements of virtual and cloud environments,” said Allwyn Sequeira, chief technology officer and vice president, Security and Networking Solutions, VMware. “We are pleased to work with HP TippingPoint to optimize today’s solutions and collaborate to jointly deliver the next generation of cloud-enabled security.”

HP Converged Infrastructure is central to an Instant-On Enterprise. In a world of continuous connectivity, the Instant-On Enterprise embeds technology in everything it does to serve clients, employees, partners and citizens with whatever they need, instantly.

Pricing and availability

The joint HP TippingPoint IPS vController and VMware vShield solution is available today as the security layer for HP and VMware’s proven reference architectures that have been developed for Converged Infrastructure, client virtualization and cloud computing.

These solutions are integrated and supported through HP Services’ global security consultants and support engineers, with services for cloud and virtual infrastructure and security, architecture design, product implementation as well as support. The solutions and services may be purchased through HP or from an HP-authorized channel partner.

More information about VMware solutions is available at www.vmware.com.

More information about HP TippingPoint solutions is available at www.hp.com/go/networking.

About VMware

VMware delivers virtualization and cloud infrastructure solutions that enable IT organizations to energize businesses of all sizes. With the industry-leading virtualization platform – VMware vSphere' – customers rely on VMware to reduce capital and operating expenses, improve agility, ensure business continuity, strengthen security and go green. With 2010 revenues of $2.9 billion, more than 250,000 customers and 25,000 partners, VMware is the leader in virtualization, which consistently ranks as a top priority among CIOs. VMware is headquartered in Silicon Valley with offices throughout the world and can be found online at www.vmware.com.

About HP

HP creates new possibilities for technology to have a meaningful impact on people, businesses, governments and society. The world’s largest technology company, HP brings together a portfolio that spans printing, personal computing, software, services and IT infrastructure to solve customer problems. More information about HP (NYSE: HPQ) is available at http://www.hp.com.

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