(Gawkwire.com) – 5nine Software today announced that it has co – sponsored Microsoft Hosting University Hostapaloooza in-person IT event, hosted by Microsoft and Ingram Micro, and focused on helping mid-market web hosters to activate new customers.
Events included presentations from Microsoft www.hosting-university.com/ and their industry leading Dynamic Data Center Alliance technology partners including HP , Citrix, Parallels, NetApp, Juniper, 5nine and Virsto.
At the Conference 5nine Software has announced that it has added a highly demanded Bandwidth Throttling functionality to its 5nine Virtual Firewall for Hyper-V.
5nine Virtual Firewall provides an ability to monitor and control network traffic between virtual machines and external (physical) network, as well as between virtual machines within the virtual network. System Administrator can define the rules for different types of traffic coming to/from virtual machines, as well as the ports used. This could be done both programmatically (with simple PowerShell API), or using administrative application running on a management Virtual machine or a standalone web server.
Bandwidth Throttling feature was requested by several Hosting Companies to control the bandwidth for each of the Virtual Machines.
Pending releases of 5nine Hyper-V vFW Suite will also include comprehensive Anti-Virus and Anti-Malware modules, specifically designed for Microsoft Hyper-V to optimize the workloads and avoid performance bottlenecks during security scans.
v-Firewall 2.0 Features and Benefits:
- Controls Network Traffic – Using simple PowerShell API/scripts or intuitive Management application an administrator can define/modify various firewall rules to allow or restrict various types of network traffic coming from the external network to Hyper-V virtual machines, or vise versa, and between the virtual machines. It allows to protect the Virtual Machines and the Host System from both ‘outside’ and ‘inside’ vulnerabilities.
- Security Heartbeat Service – Special service continuously checks if the network traffic rules are enforced, and can stop or pause the virtual machine if its network filter is not communicated to ensure that VM is not compromised.
- Bandwidth Throttling – 5nine Virtual Firewall can be used to set the bandwidth thresholds for each of the Hyper-V Virtual machines.
- Compliance Audits – Enables successful compliance audits by providing the ability to monitor, report on, and filter virtual network traffic effectively.
Pricing and Availability
Free 45 day trial version can be downloaded at www.5nine.com. It is priced at 49.00 per virtual machine. It can also be licensed on a monthly basis in a Service Provider model.
About 5nine Software
5nine Software helps organizations to safeguard their investment in virtual infrastructure by providing innovative systems management solutions designed to reduce costs, increase productivity and mitigate risks. 5nine offers suite of P2V and V2V tools such as 5nine P2V Planner, 5nine Migrator, 5nine Optimizer, 5nine P2V Hyper-V Planner Free Edition and 5nine v-Firewall for Hyper-V Free Edition.
5nine is an international company with its U.S. headquarters in New Jersey. 5nine is rapidly expanding its presence and its partner network around the world, and will continue to offer innovative and practical solutions to help IT professionals to better plan and manage their virtual infrastructures.