Masergy's Global DataGuard Named a Finalist in Virtualization Category for 2011 'Best Products & Services' Award

Masergy's Global DataGuard Named a Finalist in Virtualization Category for 2011 'Best Products & Services' Award

Cloud Guard Suite Recognized for Virtual Security Innovation

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Addison, Texas, April 26, 2011 – Global DataGuard®, the premier provider of network behavior analysis-based (NBA) Unified Enterprise Security™ (UES) and Unified Enterprise Cloud Security™(UECS), has announced that Network Products Guide has named the company’s Cloud Guard™ technology suite a finalist in the Virtualization category for the 6th Annual 2011 Hot Companies and Best Products Awards. The coveted annual Hot Companies and Best Products awards honor achievements in every facet of the IT industry.

Analysts and industry experts agree that most businesses are choosing to create a virtualized data center on-premise as an interim or permanent solution due to continuing security issues raised by cloud computing. In addition, compliance requirements necessitate the need to watch server to server traffic and logs within a private cloud environment. “These companies are looking for security vendors who can efficiently and cost-effectively bridge on-premise and virtualized network environments,” according to Scott Paly, chief executive officer for Global DataGuard. “The approach that we’ve taken is to make unified enterprise-level security ubiquitous for any size customer at a fraction of the price, regardless of where a customer’s applications and data reside – on-premise, in the cloud or in a cloud/on-premise hybrid environment.”

Cloud Guard for private clouds is a customizable, self-contained unified security system that’s designed for customers implementing on-premise virtualization initiatives. It incorporates the company’s adaptive and predictive industrial-strength security portfolio – patented network behavior analysis and correlation technology; intrusion detection and prevention; vulnerability scanning and management; security and event log management, analysis and monitoring; network access and policy monitoring; prioritized threat management for network, global and vendor threats and vulnerabilities; and a unified service-enabled console – and delivers immediate, extensible security within a customer’s private cloud ecosystem.

Cloud Guard for virtualized environments is supported by the company’s 24/7 Managed Security and Professional Services that provide real-time visibility, control and oversight of an organization’s entire network ecosystem. This unique offering helps customers solve the security difficulties inherent in virtual and cloud computing infrastructures and provides the ability to unify on-premise and virtual network security

Unified Security Anywhere
Within a virtualized (private cloud) on-premise environment, Global DataGuard’s customizable suite of VMware-based security modules can reside in combination in a customer’ virtual machine(s) or in a Global DataGuard All-n-One Security Module™, enabling security analysts to efficiently track and manage all traffic between virtual servers via a service-enabled console that provides unified administration, monitoring and reporting for the entire Cloud Guard portfolio.

The VMware-based version of Cloud Guard is also supported by the CloudCheck Certification Program™, a vendor-neutral service that enables businesses to ensure their cloud or premise-based/private cloud networks meet stringent government and industry standards pertaining to the confidentiality, integrity and security of sensitive customer data.

This customizable security suite, together with managed security services, is available through a 30-day free product and services evaluation to qualified organizations. Companies interested in this ‘no-cost’ trial offer may request additional information by contacting Global DataGuard at 972.980.1444, x226, or by completing a request for information on the Contact Us section of the Global DataGuard website.

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