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HyTrust Updates Flagship Appliance With Advanced Role-Based Monitoring

New Features in HyTrust Appliance 3.5 Help Reduce Operational Risk in Multi-Tenant Private Clouds

New Features in HyTrust Appliance 3.5 Help Reduce Operational Risk in Multi-Tenant Private Clouds

HyTrust, a provider of policy management and access control solutions for virtual and cloud environments, announced the latest version of its flagship HyTrust Appliance that features new capabilities to detect suspicious activity and other features to strengthen the security and compliance posture of cloud and virtual infrastructures.

HyTrust Appliance 3.5 is a major upgrade to the company’s Appliance-based solution for policy enforcement in virtualized environments, and now provides a unique level of visibility into the operation by monitoring, logging, and evaluating every administrative action initiated by every user to detect suspicious activity as it occurs.

HyTrust LogoWith this feature, HyTrust explained, the solution issues an immediate alert when administrative actions or behavior patterns conflict with a user’s assigned role, helping prevent the theft of confidential information or a pending data center disaster.

“[HyTrust Appliance 3.5] provides enhanced insider threat detection for a virtual infrastructure without relying on integration with associated technologies, such as Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) systems, which are blind to the administrative activities of cloud environments,” explained Hemma Prafullchandra, CTO and senior vice president of products at HyTrust.

The new features in HyTrust Appliance 3.5 enable private clouds and virtualized data centers to prevent or contain damage caused by both employees and outsiders misusing administrator privileges, the company said. For example, the solution helps reduce risks associated with actions such as copying a virtual machine with confidential data, deleting the entire virtual data center, or misconfiguring tenant specific workloads in shared infrastructure.

HyTrust Appliance 3.5 has additional features, such as enhanced capabilities to strengthen the security and compliance posture of cloud and virtual infrastructures by implementing support for VMware’s Security Hardening Guide 5.1.

The new release conducts more than three times as many configuration checks and remediation operations than it did before, HyTrust said.

Available immediately, HyTrust Appliance 3.5 pricing starts at $63,750 for a single datacenter site with 20 ESXi CPU sockets. HyTrust also offers a free “Community Edition” of the Appliance that supports up to three hosts. 

The release of HyTrust Appliance 3.5 comes just weeks after the Mountain View, California-based company announced that they raised $18.5 million from investors including In-Q-tel, Intel and Fortinet. 

SecurityWeek recently interviewed HyTrust President and Co-Founder Eric Chiu, which can be found here.

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