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Catbird, a specialist in security and compliance for virtual, cloud and physical networks, announced plans to add VMware vShield controls to Catbird vSecurity through a partnership with VMware. The integration will give Catbird vSecurity customers the ability to deploy the VMware vShield App as an integrated component of Catbird’s security and compliance solution for virtualized infrastructure.

"This partnership brings together VMware and Catbird virtualization technology and security solutions to deliver world-class protection to virtualized and cloud-based computing environments," said Edmundo Costa, Catbird’s CEO.

With the addition of VMware vShield into vSecurity s Control Center, customers will be able to set up and deploy VMware vShield Security Groups to control network access between virtual machines in a virtual data center. Catbird’s TrustZones policy enforcer will include full VMware vShield controls to help monitor and quarantine out-of-compliance assets, helping reduce the risk of security breach and data loss. In addition, Catbird’s vCompliance will include VMware vShield controls to measure against PCI, NIST, FISMA, DIACAP and other compliance standards.

VMware embedded OEM partners are provided a simple way to bundle VMware products into their solutions. Embedded OEM partners benefit through resilience and efficient deployments, providing a one-stop-shop solution for security and compliance protection in virtualized infrastructure. Working with VMware, Catbird is also realizing significantly increased control of virtualized deployments, tailored to its specific go-to-market and ongoing post-sales support preferences.

"Embedding industry-leading VMware vShield technology empowers companies such as Catbird to increase the value their solutions provide to customers," said Bernie Mills, senior director of embedded OEM alliances at VMware. "By partnering with VMware, Catbird will also provide customers with the levels of security and compliance required for mission-critical applications in cloud-based and virtualized data centers."

To read the original eWeek article, click here: Catbird Broadens Virtualization Security Platform With VMware vShield