Virtualization changes the game for security and compliance


Whether you’re a small or medium business, an enterprise, or hosting provider, virtualization offers many benefits—from reduced costs to increased business agility. However, a virtualized environment also creates security complexities and vulnerabilities that can lead to high impact data and system compromises.

The risk to business continuity rises as virtualization moves to the forefront and becomes a central computing platform in the data center, for business critical applications and data. While Microsoft Hyper-V is resilient against some threats, virtual machines are just as vulnerable to malware, worms, viruses, spear phishing and denial-of-service attacks. In fact, new cutting-edge threats have emerged that are now specifically targeting both physical and virtual machines.

Traditional agent-based anti-malware, intrusion detection, and firewall solutions built for physical environments don’t protect against these new threats. These existing solutions were not designed to address the heightened risk and exposure that result from deploying applications in a private or public cloud built on the Microsoft Hyper-V platform.

There is a better way. For small and medium businessesenterprises or hosting providers, an agent-less approach holds the keys to improved security, lower costs and better performance.


Success Stories


Cloud Provider Sharpens Competitive Edge and Improves Time to Market with 5nine Cloud Security

Founded in 1990 and based in Johannesburg, Global Micro Solutions is one of the most experienced providers of cloud services in South Africa. Global Micro deployed 5nine Cloud Security to protect its multi-tenant Hyper-V environment, decrease the time needed to onboard new customers and get a competitive edge. The key benefits include: reduces operational overhead; improves competitiveness; eliminates major hosting concerns.

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Konica Minolta Boosts Hyper-V Environment with 5nine Software

Konica Minolta is a global manufacturer of business and industrial imaging products for the production printing market. Konica Minolta has global entities to support its growth including Business Innovation Centres in five major regions around the world. The European entity of the organization is called the BIC Europe with headquarters located in London, UK. The BIC Europe IT team deployed 5nine Manager with AV for Hyper-V management and protection.

The key benefits include: a centralized VM, network, host and cluster management tool designed like VMware vCenter for SMBs; agentless management and security with a full GUI that runs directly on Windows Server Core or Hyper-V Server 2012 R2; many of the features of System Center Virtual Machine Manager at a fraction of the cost.

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MediaCloud Delivers Security as a Service with 5nine Cloud Security Azure Pack Extension

MediaCloud is a technology company that focuses on cloud solutions and various information and communications technology services (housing, hosting, IaaS and PaaS). The company is headquartered in Barcelona, Spain, and has offices worldwide. MediaCloud opted for 5nine Cloud Security Azure Pack Extension to improve security for the infrastructure and tenants and generate revenue by delivering Security as a Service (SECaaS). The key benefits include: differentiate and monetize by offering one-click Security as a Service (SECaaS); automatic and immediate agentless protection for tenants for guaranteed security; secured multi-tenancy with a centralized virtual firewall and intrusion detection.

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Yoku Cloud Hosting is on Cloud Nine with 5nine Cloud Security

Yoku Cloud Hosting offers services ranging from cloud server and application hosting, to private clouds and hosted solutions development. The company was founded in 2011 and is located in New York. As a part of its service, Yoku offers access for its customers to their enterprise Hyper-V environment with secure Virtual Private Servers. For the security component of its recommended enterprise solution, Yoku chose 5nine Cloud Security. The key benefits include: provides control over customers’ security and compliance requirements; automatically and immediately protects all virtual machines, disks and networks; increases security by hiding it from users and centralizing management.

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5nine Software Helps a US Government Security Company Migrate from VMware and Manage Hyper-V

This US government security company develops, implements, tests and sustains powerful solutions to the complex problems of the United States Department of Defense. The company used 5nine V2V Easy Converter to migrate its VMware VMs to Hyper-V and 5nine Manager for everyday management of the newly built Hyper-V infrastructure. The key benefits include: converts mission-critical VMs to Hyper-V with almost no impact to the datacenter; manages VMs, hosts & clusters in an easy and intuitive way for a former VMware user; reduces management time and complexity, allowing IT to concentrate on new projects.

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