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New 5nine Cloud Security v5.1 Enables Advanced Protection of the Microsoft Cloud Platform

This new version introduces cutting-edge improvements in detection, performance, reliability and traffic management of the Microsoft Cloud Platform and Hyper-V virtual machines.

CHICAGO, IL (Mar. 09, 2015) 5nine Software, the leading global Hyper-V virtualization management and security provider, announced today that the new 5nine Cloud Security v5.1 is now generally available. 5nine Cloud Security v5.1 eliminates the legacy approach to installing resource-intensive software or agents on each virtual machine (VM) which causes system performance bottlenecks and results in overall host and VM degradation. It also introduces the 5nine Cloud Security System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM) Plugin and the 5nine Cloud Security Azure Pack Extension Preview to enable SMBs, large enterprises, hosting and VDI providers to bring security and protection of their virtualized infrastructures to a new level.

"The new version of 5nine Cloud Security offers a truly agentless solution that frees up valuable Hyper-V resources without increasing IT admin costs or reducing performance,” said Symon Perriman, Vice President of Business Development and Marketing, 5nine Software. “In addition, we are enhancing the solution with a few exceptional features to deliver the greatest virtualization protection possible for the Microsoft Cloud Platform and Hyper-V virtual machines running Windows and Linux."

5nine Cloud Security v5.1 improves protection of the Microsoft Cloud Platform by providing new features:

  • Real-Time, Agentless Antivirus & Malware Detection: Real-time, agentless active antivirus detection eliminates the need to install resource-consuming agents on each VM. By integrating into the Hyper-V Virtual Switch, all inbound and outbound network and storage traffic is filtered and analyzed by 5nine Cloud Security. By matching the traffic patterns to signatures provided by industry leaders Kaspersky or ThreatTrack Vipre, as soon as a VM receives a virus or malware file via the HTTP protocol, system administrators receive an instant email alert so they can perform the necessary remediation actions.
  • Delivering Security as a Service with the new Azure Pack Extension: The solution now supports Azure Pack (WAP) with the brand new 5nine Cloud Security Azure Pack Extension. As the only security solution for Azure Pack, it allows tenants to manage virtual firewall configurations and enable intrusion detection system (IDS) to protect their VMs. It also allows hosting providers to guarantee higher levels of business continuity and reliability for their customers by offering Security as a Service, which can be monetized as a value-added service.
  • Integrated System Center VMM Management: The new 5nine Cloud Security SCVMM Plugin is the most reliable, powerful and easy-to-use extension to secure and protect the Hyper-V infrastructure and Windows and Linux VMs. The SCVMM Plugin integrates fully with the Virtual Machine Manager Management Console to centralize the real-time, agentless protection of the virtualized servers, networks, storage and applications that 15,000+ 5nine Software customers have used to protect datacenters of all sizes.

About 5nine Software

5nine Software is the leading global Hyper-V virtualization management and security provider. It offers the first and only agentless security and management solutions for Microsoft Hyper-V. 5nine Software provides innovative, powerful and easy-to-use software designed to reduce costs, increase productivity and mitigate security risks. Today, 5nine Software helps more than 50,000 satisfied customers around the globe to reach the full potential of their virtual infrastructure.

Founded in 2009, 5nine Software is headquartered in Chicago, with offices worldwide.

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