Packet Motion Launches PacketSentry Virtual Probe

Dave Courbanou

April 19, 2011

2 Min Read
Packet Motion Launches PacketSentry Virtual Probe

PacketMotion is launching PacketSentry Virtual Probe, a tool that allows security monitoring of sensitive data in virtual and cloud environments. PacketMotion claims Virtual Probe’s low resource requirements and easy setup make it an efficient tool in auditing virtual hosts. Read on for the details …

PacketSentry Virtual Probe can monitor databases, fileshares, web applications, document management and more. The whole thing runs as a guest VM that only consumes 3 percent to 5 percent of a host’s CPU resources. Since controls are deployed through a virtual machine, and the VM utility is independent of the VMware deployment architecture, Virtual Probe can implement multiple controls in a single application and react to patterns in network activity without needing to know specific IP addresses. Automated deployment of identity-based polices can then be enabled throughout the data center. This tool can also help audit internal compliance regulations, among other regulations, such as PCI, HIPAA and SOX.

Support for vSphere version 4.0 or greater or ESX version 3.5 or greater is available for PacketMotion’s virtual appliance. Plus, channel partners are the exclusive conduit of the solution. The price tag for the new virtual appliance is based on the number of VMs that will be monitored. Virtual Probe has a starting price of $4,995 for a five-pack of monitored servers per VMs, and $21,995 for a 25-pack. Expanded hypervisor support is coming in future releases.

With PacketMotion’s growth in full-tilt amid security demands, it’s possible PacketMotion partners have another quality tool at their disposal.

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