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5nine Cloud Security v10 NEW

Protect virtualized Microsoft infrastructures of all sizes with
the only unified security and compliance solution designed for Hyper-V


Video presentation of 5nine Cloud Security
  • Now includes 5nine AzSec, Azure Security AddonNEW
  • Secures multi-tenant Hyper-V environments and provides VM isolation
  • Provides adaptive pattern analytics for predictive cloud protection
  • Protects Hyper-V with agentless antivirus and real-time malware detection
  • Enforces security and compliance
  • Supports distributed management servers for high availability and performance

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5nine Cloud

Trend Micro Deep


Symantec Endpoint Protection

Microsoft System Center EndPoint Protection

Automatically & Instantly Secure all Virtual Machines, Disks, Networks and Switches

Agentless AV - Full Virtual Machine Scans

Agentless AV - Real-time HTTP Virus and Malware Detection

Hyper-V Optimized Real-time Active Protection Agent

Agentless Firewall

Agentless Intrusion Detection

No Access to Guest OS Needed for User & Tenant Privacy

Centralized Signature Management with Updates Only for Hosts


Incremental Fast Scans

Offline VM Scanning

Avoids Host Scanning Storms


System Center Integration

Azure Pack Integration

* Requires communication with McAfee AV Off-Load Server

Disclaimer: Product comparison was done on a best effort basis based on publicly available information. It is recommended that any organization interested in the procurement of a solution, review each product in accordance to their specific business and technical requirements.

Videos and webinars

  • How to Create Tenants

  • Features overview

  • Video presentation of 5nine Cloud Security


Product screenshots

  • Shows the product main screen

  • Job-based AV schedule

  • Network Traffic Scaner Screen

  • Notifications Screen


System Requirements

Supported Operating Systems

Windows Server
  • Windows Server 2016
  • Windows Server 2016 Core
  • Windows Server 2012 R2
  • Windows Server 2012 R2 Core
  • Windows Server 2012
  • Windows Server 2012 Core
Microsoft Hyper-V Server
  • Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2016
  • Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2012 R2
  • Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2012
  • Windows 10 with Hyper-V role enabled
  • Windows 8.x with Hyper-V role enabled


  • Microsoft SQL Server or Microsoft SQL Express, .NET Framework 4.5 or higher

Note: Please refer to the Quick Start Guide, located in the 5nine Cloud Security program directory, on how to use various system features.

5nine Cloud Security is a unified security and compliance solution that is specifically designed to address every Hyper-V security vulnerability across every virtual resource. With 5nine Cloud Security’s patent-pending technologies, you can automatically and immediately protect every VM.

Now Hyper-V users of all sizes can have the industry’s leading security and compliance solution without needing to become a security specialist. With an agentless design and the fastest scans in the industry, you will never have to worry about Hyper-V security again.

  • IT
    ”We offer security as a service through windows azure pack, and it was essential for us that the security solution integrated with our management portal in the best possible way. I think there’s no better solution than 5nine.”

    Sergi Martínez Mudarra
    CTO, MediaCloud
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  • IT
    ”5nine Cloud Security allows us to provide our enterprise clients a secure and reliable cloud server hosting platform. Clients can sleep at night knowing their servers are protected with intrusion detection, firewall and antivirus and will pass any compliance testing scans.”

    Rob Conley
    Partner and CTO, Yoku Cloud Hosting
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  • IT
    ”With 5nine Cloud Security, we offer our hosted customers a single, easy-to-use solution that delivers more security options at a better price than our competitors... They pay on average about $280 less each month compared to what competitors charge for inferior products.”

    Izak Laubscher
    Chief Architect, Global Micro Solution
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Strengthen security and compliance at each point across the Hyper-V attack surface

5nine Cloud Security provides multi-layered security with an integrated virtual firewall, agentless antivirus and malware protection, along with an intrusion detection system (IDS) all in one package. 5nine is designed to specifically address every Hyper-V security vulnerability using patent-pending technologies, eliminating the need to install additional expensive and resource-consuming security software. The centralized management console simplifies administration of security tasks and provides auditing capabilities for compliance. You can now get the protection you require without needing to be a security specialist.

5nine Cloud Security’s agentless antivirus, with signatures from Bitdefender, Kaspersky Lab or ThreatTrack, protects your virtual infrastructure. You can perform incremental scans up to 70 times faster than traditional endpoint AV. This enables more frequent scans for threats while minimizing the load on the virtualization resources.
The virtual firewall controls traffic between all types of virtual machines. By utilizing the extensibility of the Hyper-V virtual switch, it vastly simplifies the deployment and management processes of your VMs with no dependencies on the installed guest operating system.
5nine Cloud Security’s sophisticated intrusion detection system (IDS) leverages Snort for Business subscription to perform real-time traffic analysis with all network traffic on the Hyper-V virtual switch. It identifies and alerts on a variety of attacks and probes, such as buffer overflows, stealth port scans, CGI attacks, SMB probes, OS fingerprinting attempts, and much more.
By identifying traffic anomalies, you can isolate threats at an earlier to better protect your datacenter. 5nine Cloud Security creates a baseline of normal network traffic patterns and through machine learning and adaptive pattern analysis alerts you to unusual activity so you can quickly remediate issues before disaster strikes.
By examining HTTP traffic against signatures provided by industry-leaders Bitdefender, Kaspersky Lab or ThreatTrack, as soon as a virtual machine receives a virus or malware, system administrators will get an instant email alert.

Maximize performance with the fastest, least disruptive Hyper-V security capabilities

By using the only security solution optimized for Hyper-V, you can maximize your performance by locally analyzing and securing your network traffic without routing it through external appliances. Additionally, 5nine leverages the industry’s fastest security scanning technology, which detects malicious files without causing antivirus storms or performance bottlenecks, allowing you to run more VMs on each host. Now you can spend less on hardware by increasing your VM density by up to 30%.

Traditional endpoint management requires system administrators to manually install security agents on every single VM in the system. This legacy approach consumes valuable Hyper-V resources, impedes performance and drives up IT admin costs. By leveraging the PowerShell automation capability, you can automatically enable protection for each newly created virtual machine to ease the management process.
Built exclusively for Microsoft Hyper-V, 5nine Cloud Security leverages the Hyper-V Extensible Switch. Since VM traffic does not have to leave the Hyper-V host, there is no need to route traffic through an external device or use virtual local area networks (VLANs), making VM communication faster and more efficient. There is no way for VM traffic to get spoofed as it never leaves the hardware of any internal of private network.
Distributed management servers ensures high performance for large, complex and distributed deployments of Hyper-V and Nano Server. Administrators are able to implement and run concurrent management services within close proximity of the managed resources, enhancing fault tolerance, scalability and responsiveness for large, complex and distributed deployments of Hyper-V and Nano Server.

Automatically protect virtual machines, networks and storage

Guarantee higher levels of business continuity and reliability with features that will let you automatically and immediately protect every virtual machine. Using a variety of built-in automation tools you can easily script custom security policies to protect your virtual infrastructure and software-defined networks (SDN). Now you can save time as you free up your valuable operational resources, increase performance, and reduce the risk of misconfigured security policies

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Eliminate malicious and accidental administrative changes

Administrators no longer need to be trusted with access to every virtual machine to manage security, which enables genuine private multi-tenant environments and VM isolation. Since no security component is required to run inside the virtual machine, the user never sees it, never has to update it, never has to manage it, and can never disable it. With 5nine Cloud Security’s unique agentless design, your users will not even notice that they are being protected!

Unique patent-pending agentless antivirus technology for Hyper-V that maximizes consolidation ratios and VM’s density by up to 30% allows saving valuable CPU resources and reducing capital expenditure on physical infrastructure. 5nine Cloud Security will not cause performance and resource degradation, and will maximize your Hyper-V investments.

Have peace of mind knowing 5nine Cloud Security is built and optimized for Hyper-V

5nine Cloud Security is the only solution specifically designed to secure Hyper-V. It can be seamlessly integrated into your existing virtualized Windows Server infrastructure, effortlessly extending protection to System Center and Azure Pack. 5nine’s Microsoft-certified and patent-pending technologies have been trusted by thousands of users worldwide to provide security, management and performance optimizations that no one else in the industry can match.

5nine Cloud Security is the first and only agentless complete security and compliance solution built natively and specifically for Microsoft Cloud OS and Hyper-V. It offers additional layer of security and compliance, by utilizing the extensibility of Hyper-V virtual switch.
5nine Cloud Security uses a unique VM-based management approach that greatly simplifies the security enforcement process. It allows system administrators to manage VM security instead of security admins, reducing the need for additional resources. The process also reduces the likelihood of human errors and typos, making security configuration more streamlined and clear.
The Azure Pack (WAP) Extension is a free add-on that enables tenants to protect their Windows Server, Windows, and Linux virtual machines and manage their security configuration through a convenient web-based interface. It allows hosting and service providers to secure multi-tenant environments and virtual machines through Azure Pack while also generating revenue by delivering Security as a Service (SECaaS).
System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM) Plugin is a free add-on to centrally manage the suite of agentless security & compliance tools. It offers enterprises a powerful and easy-to-use extension of 5nine Cloud Security that is tightly integrated into the SCVMM console to automatically protect Windows Server, Windows and Linux virtual machines.
Conducting security configuration operations manually is a time-consuming and ineffective process for big datacenters with a diversified virtualized infrastructure. Automating such processes with PowerShell command line is a must. 5nine Cloud Security’s PowerShell API enables automatic VM protection, such as during the VM roll-out process, and make security configuration changes on automated basis.
5nine Cloud Security includes redundant and highly available architecture to maintain security services operational level with highest degree of confidence and peace of mind. It also incorporates disaster recovery sites support (real-time replication of security settings, virtual firewall rules, antivirus schedules and parameters to disaster recovery sites) to cover workloads failover scenario from main to DR datacenter.

System Requirements

Supported Operating Systems

Windows Server
  • Windows Server 2016
  • Windows Server 2016 Core
  • Windows Server 2012 R2
  • Windows Server 2012 R2 Core
  • Windows Server 2012
  • Windows Server 2012 Core
Microsoft Hyper-V Server
  • Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2016
  • Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2012 R2
  • Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2012
  • Windows 10 with Hyper-V role enabled
  • Windows 8.x with Hyper-V role enabled


  • Microsoft SQL Server or Microsoft SQL Express, .NET Framework 4.5 or higher

Note: Please refer to the Quick Start Guide, located in the 5nine Cloud Security program directory, on how to use various system features.

Web Application Firewall

For VM’s that will be used as Web Servers, 5nine Software offers a Web Application Firewall

Maximize performance with the fastest & least disruptive security solution

5nine Cloud Security - Azure Pack (WAP) Extension is the only Security as a Service (SECaaS) solution to protect your datacenter, your customers, and their clouds as a free add-on to 5nine Cloud Security. It is the only way to enable tenants to easily manage their own Windows and Linux security policies through the Azure Pack self-service portal. Now hosting and service providers can secure multi-tenant environments and virtual machines in private, hosted or hybrid scenarios, while giving users the ability to easily configure firewalls, intrusion detection, and more. Not only will you enforce protection for your Hyper-V infrastructure and users, you can now also generate revenue by offering Security as a Service (SECaaS). This must-have solution for service providers is expected by customers, and allows you to differentiate yourself through achieving increased security and compliance with 5nine Cloud Security and the Azure Pack Extension. The WAP Extension follows Azure Pack’s best practices for delivering self-service, including integration with plans, quotas and billing.

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Generate new revenue by offering security as a service (SECaaS)

5nine Cloud Security Azure Pack (WAP) Extension is the only Security as a Service solution for Azure Pack. Increase your default protection policy by making premium security a part of your service offering, or provide tenants with simple SECaaS features at a premium. This must-have extension will allow you to stand out from your competition and public clouds, enabling you attract new customers and generate additional revenue from existing clients. With 5nine, not only will you improve security for your infrastructure and users, but also increase profit margins from delivering this essential service.

  • One-Click Firewall with templates for tenants to easily manage settings
  • One-Click Network Scanner for tenant network insight
  • One-Click Intrusion Detection for simple tenant setup
  • Centralized Usage Reporting for easy billing & chargeback

Grow your potential customer base by meeting compliance and regulation requirements

Now that cloud infrastructure has become commonplace for most service providers, hackers are directly targeting vulnerabilities in the virtualization stack. It has become essential that you meet the expected compliance and regulation standards as some of your customers will be subject to specific guidelines in order to even operate in their market. With the help of 5nine Cloud Security you can help your users achieve these goals by supporting more regulation requirements, while increasing your own potential customer base.

  • Email notifications immediately alert tenants of new threats

Protect your virtual infrastructure from internal, inbound and outbound threats

Whenever the public gets access to your virtual infrastructure, some users will try to attack your systems and tenants, while trying to steal sensitive data. 5nine Cloud Security offers universal protection of all VMs, while also monitoring network traffic across all virtual networks. 5nine’s intelligent design will learn about your datacenter and alert you when anything unusual is detected. Now you can protect yourself from all threats, and prevent even the most dangerous internal attacks by isolating your tenants from each other and your virtual infrastructure.

Offer non-invasive protection for enants with centralized security administration

Tenants expect privacy and often require nonintrusive management from their service provider. Only 5nine Cloud Security’s patent-pending technologies offer agentless protection by not requiring anything to be installed inside the virtual machine, making deployment faster and more secure. 5nine even eliminates the burden for tenant to run security maintenance tasks, as these can be centrally managed by the service provider without requiring access to the VM itself. If a tenant needs to manage their own security polices, this is also readily available through the Azure Pack self-service portal.

  • Agentless deployment to simplify management so nothing runs in the VM
  • Zero-touch AV protection as tenants never update signatures

Centralized security management through System Center protects your Hyper-V infrastructure and VMs. This free add-on allows you to integrate 5nine’s unified security and compliance solution into your existing management system, offering organizations a powerful and easy-to-use extension of 5nine Cloud Security that protects all Windows and Linux virtual machines. With an agentless design and the fastest security scans in the industry, managing security for your VMs has never been so easy. System Center administrators can now meet industry compliance and regulation requirements without needing extensive knowledge.

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Centrally manage security for all your virtual resources through System Center Virtual Machine Manager

5nine Cloud Security provides multi-layered security with an integrated virtual firewall, agentless antivirus and malware protection, along with an intrusion detection system (IDS) all in one package. If you are using System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM) to manage your virtual resources, you can now use the same interface to also secure your virtual machines, networks and disks. The 5nine Cloud Security SCVMM Plugin integrates directly into the console and simplifies administration of day-to-day security management tasks while also providing auditing capabilities for easy compliance.

  • Centralized & automated security
  • Convenience of console add-in
  • Easy-to-use GUI plug-in

Automatically apply security policies to guarantee immediate protection for hosts and virtual machines

After 5nine Cloud Security is integrated into System Center Virtual Machine Manager, you can automatically and immediately protect all virtual machines, networks and disks managed by SCVMM. Even newly added hosts can be automatically protected using 5nine’s patent-pending agentless security for Hyper-V. 5nine Cloud Security even has its own PowerShell commands for advanced automation and integration with your existing IT scripts and processes.

  • Automatic & immediate protection of all virtual machines & networks
  • Total network protection including virtual networks to avoid blind spots
  • Simplify processes through host profile templates

Accelerate and secure VM deployments with the only agentless solution for Hyper-V

Traditional endpoint security requires system administrators to install agents on every virtual machine in the environment. This legacy approach increases the deployment time of all new VMs and exposes the virtual machine to scripts or users that could inject malicious code or consume valuable resources. 5nine Cloud Security does not require agents to be installed inside the virtual machine, so they can be deployed faster and more securely.

  • Alternative to impractical, yet traditional, endpoint management
  • Industry’s fastest AV scans with the lowest performance overhead

Requires only Virtual Machine Manager to minimize your management Footprint

The System Center suite provides some security tools through Configuration Manager (SCCM) and Endpoint Protection (SCEP), however these components require a complex configuration of management, update, and proxy servers. Additionally System Center continues to use traditional agent-based security and access to only a single library of antivirus definitions. 5nine Cloud Security has a simple configuration, small installation footprint, and lets you choose from multiple antivirus engines. While System Center offers a firewall and antivirus, 5nine Cloud Security also includes intrusion detection and network traffic scanning capabilities for broader protection.

  • Set up SC endpoint protection, which requires SC Configuration Manager
  • Our solution is lightweight and scalable

Scales to protect the largest enterprises running System Center and the Microsoft Cloud

You can reduce the number of servers your need to support all of your tenants and their virtual machines with 5nine Cloud Security. Legacy endpoint security solutions do not work well in virtualized environments as they require agents which can cause a significant performance hit on each VM. 5nine Cloud Security leads the industry with scans up to 70 times faster than other solutions, minimizing security performance bottlenecks so you can run up to 30% more VMs on each host, allowing you to maximize your return on infrastructure investments.

  • Designed for System Center VMM to address every Hyper-V security vulnerability
  • Azure Pack (WAP) integration for Security as a Service (SECaaS)
  • Service Management Support for Azure Pack (WAP) & the Service Manager Portal
  • PowerShell APIs for security automation & integration
  • Enterprise Architecture supports clustering, SQL Server & branch offices

Simplified Azure Security with AzSec

5nine AzSec is an Azure Security solution that integrates with 5nine Cloud Security for simplified firewall log and rule management. System administrators who have responsibility for Azure security can streamline compliance by using the bundled offering to export firewall logs from Azure to 5nine Cloud Security Syslog, SPLUNK, OMS and other SIEM / UEBA systems.

Azure firewall logs can also be analyzed when the AzSec addon is installed during the Cloud Security setup. You can see the log statistics, trends and pattern analysis in the 'Statistics' tab within the AzSec addon, which enables hybrid cloud administrators to more effectively detect suspicious activity across Azure and Hyper-V. 5nine AzSec also makes it easier to configure Azure firewall rules, which dramatically shortens Azure security projects.

When AzSec is installed as part of Cloud Security, you can export Azure Firewall logs into Syslog, SPLUNK and other SIEM / UEBA systems.

Please Note: The standalone version of 5nine AzSec does not have log analysis or advanced export capabilities. These features only come when installed with 5nine Cloud Security. The 5nine AzSec addon installer is included within the download of 5nine Cloud Security Version 10.

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Meet Compliance Mandates for Azure Firewall Log Retention

Many compliance requirements mandate that Azure firewall logs be retained separately from the server in which they were generated. The process is complex and multistep if done manually through the Azure portal. Fortunately, the integration between 5nine AzSec and 5nine Cloud Security enables you to export and retain Azure firewall logs to your SIEM or UEBA system of choice. Azure firewall log data is first pulled into 5nine AzSec, which then passes the data to 5nine Cloud Security, which then ported to either syslog, SPLUNK or your SIEM / UEBA system of choice.

  • Simplify Azure firewall log retention
  • Export Azure firewall logs to syslog (subsequently to OMS), SPLUNK and other SIEM systems
  • Meet regulatory compliance

Simplify Discovery of Azure Firewall Anomalies

Anomalies in Azure network traffic may indicate threats like malware, hacking attempts or misconfigurations. Without visibility of these anomalies you won't know whether or not your Azure-based virtual machines are at risk. Detect threats before they cause downtime by using 5nine Cloud Security with AzSec to monitor inbound and outbound network traffic over a defined timeframe. Azure virtual firewall logs are ported into 5nine Cloud Security, which establishes a baseline for normal traffic patterns.

  • Single access point to monitor Hyper-V and Azure network traffic anomalies
  • Get alerts via email of suspicious activity

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