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Configuresoft Enhances Visibility to VMware Virtualized Environments

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New Enterprise Configuration Manager (ECM) for Virtualization Now Includes Powerful Reporting Capabilities to Ensure Security, Control, and License Compliance

Configuresoft, a leading enterprise server configuration management company, today announced it has enhanced visibility into VMware virtualized environments with its new Enterprise Configuration Manager (ECM) virtualization solution. The Configuresoft Enterprise Configuration Manager (ECM) for Virtualization solution now includes powerful new reporting capabilities that complement the management capabilities of VMware virtualization software for license compliance, security, and operational efficiency. This reporting functionality provides IT organizations end-to-end, at-a-glance visibility for VMware environments.

Software vendors’ application licensing agreements have dramatically increased in complexity recently, so the ability to understand and ensure license compliance in a virtualized environment is crucial. ECM enables IT Operations staff to measure their VMware environments in order to accurately account for license usage, and easily maintain license compliance across the IT infrastructure. The solution’s new reports – such as "Virtual Environments Networking Details" and "Host Security Profile," as well as "Details" and "Trends" reports for both virtual hosts and guests – enable customers to translate the licensing and configuration data into actionable goals for solving any licensing issues and driving continuous improvement.

"Solutions like ECM for Virtualization from Configuresoft address a key customer need for visibility into VMware environments," said Brian Byun, vice president of global partners and solutions at VMware. "ECM for Virtualization enhances customers’ VMware deployments by making it much easier to measure and track software license usage to help maintain compliance with regulatory and industry security standards."

"The unique and holistic information provided by these reports complements ECM for Virtualization’s advanced level of visibility, control and security assurance to virtualized environments," said Dr. Dennis Moreau, CTO of Configuresoft. "For example by utilizing our ‘Virtual Environments Host Activity Details’ report, an IT manager can acquire enhanced visibility into activity generated by their VM Hosts, including CPU, memory and storage utilization. Now, customers can enjoy a new level of control, security and compliance for their VMware environments."

The new ECM for Virtualization enhancements include:

— Host and guest memory and CPU reservation and utilization reports

— Determine if host or guest configuration will affect performance of given guests.

— Identify underutilized servers for capacity and Disaster Recovery (DR) planning.

— Report on recent configuration changes and trending.

— Firewall Security reports

— View firewall setting across the VMware environment.

— Identify vulnerabilities due to incorrect configuration.

— Operation reports

— Optimize storage utilization by viewing detailed storage allocation and orphaned file information.

— View guest snapshots and details across the VMware environment.

— Identify network configuration across the VMware environment and identify vulnerabilities and ensure that the traffic is correctly isolated.

About Configuresoft
Configuresoft, the world’s leading enterprise server configuration management provider, delivers the Configuration Intelligence® that brings automation and intelligence to IT operations. Hundreds of organizations, including 13 of the world’s 25 largest companies, rely on Configuresoft to effectively and efficiently manage the complexity of today’s physical and virtualized IT environments. Configuresoft’s team of security and policy experts ensure continuous compliance with regulatory requirements such as Sarbanes-Oxley and industry standards such as PCI DSS and Microsoft and VMware Hardening Guides. To contact Configuresoft, please call (888) U-CONFIG or visit
http://www.configuresoft.com.

   

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