Virtualization Security Podcast with Greg Ness from Blue Lane Technologies – Episode 41
In episode 41, Douglas Brown interviews Greg Ness, Vice President of Marketing at Blue Lane Technologies. Doug and Greg will discuss Blue Lane’s virtualization security solution, VirtualShield. Greg also gives us a detailed explanation of why virtualization security is important, the pros and cons of virtualization security, and a glimpse in to the future of virtualization security. This is a must listen to podcast for anyone who has deployed and/or is thinking of deploying a virtualization solution.
The Blue Lane VirtualShield Solution consists of the following:
Protects VMs regardless of physical location, state, VMotion or patch level
Eliminates remote threats without blocking legitimate application requests or requiring server reboots
Delivers comprehensive, up-to-date protection without signatures, tuning, configuration changes or agent installation on the host operating system or guest VM
Delivers unprecedented visibility into hypervisor traffic flows by application, protocol, VM, cluster or even across the data center
About Blue Lane Technologies
Blue Lane Technologies is headquartered in Cupertino, CA. The company provides solutions that secure virtual and physical data centers with zero footprint, zero downtime and zero tuning. Since January 2007 Blue Lane has won Best of Interop in security as well as Infoworld’s Technology of the Year, also in security. Blue Lane has won numerous other awards, including the AO 100 Top Private Company Award for 2006 and 2007. It is also a 2006 Gartner Cool Vendor in Security and Privacy.
Blue Lane’s solution quickly reduces the vulnerability of unpatched servers and VMs by applying application logic in the network and correcting traffic aimed at known software vulnerabilities (without signatures). Blue Lane’s award-winning solution delivers highly-intelligent server security with extremely low latency and no false positives. It is the only solution for enterprise servers and VMs that checks for the same conditions and applies the same corrective action as the software vendor’s security patch to fix application-specific vulnerabilities at the root cause.
Blue Lane Technologies is privately held. It has alliances with Microsoft, VMware, Oracle, Red Hat and Qualys. Customers include Davidson Hotels, WesCorp, The Metropolitan Transportation Authority, Wyeth, service providers Ornis and Artful and some of the world’s top consumer, healthcare, financial, government and technology organizations.
About Greg Ness
Greg Ness is the Vice President of Marketing at Blue Lane Technologies. He was previously a marketing executive at Juniper Networks, Redline Networks, IntruVert Networks, ShoreTel, Visa International and Verizon. At Redline he helped to establish the company as a leader in Web application delivery until acquisition in May 2005 by Juniper Networks. At IntruVert he helped the company establish and lead the IDPS category, resulting in its acquisition by McAfee. At ShoreTel he helped the company establish itself in the emerging enterprise VoIP space.