Sunday, June 27, 2010

HP Strengthens Security for Data Centers

HP announced new high-performance security solutions for both physical and virtual environments as part of its "FlexFabric" data center networking fabric for a Converged Infrastructure.

The HP TippingPoint Secure Virtualization Framework (SVF) is a suite of products designed to help prevent network threats from impacting virtualized environments. The TippingPoint Virtual Controller (vController), the first product introduced under the SVF, extends TippingPoint security protection from physical to virtual networks by routing it through an HP TippingPoint N-Platform Intrusion Prevention System (IPS) appliance. The vController prevents security attacks by inspecting all VM traffic as it moves through the network -- either between VMs or from VMs to traditional servers.

HP also has expanded its security product line with the introduction of the new HP TippingPoint Reputation Digital Vaccine service (Rep DV). Rep DV ensures that customer-deployed IPS solutions have the most current and accurate list of malicious or suspicious websites and blocks traffic to or from these sites automatically.
HP also announced a new Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) module for the HP A5820 data center switch, which converges storage and network top-of-rack switches as well as dedicated server and storage network adapters to dramatically reduce connectivity complexity at the server edge.