Understanding Security for Virtual Environments . Solution Overview

Security for Virtualized Environments (SVE) is the first comprehensive security solution for virtualized datacenters. SVE protects not only Windows servers and end-user systems, but also Linux and Solaris systems. Integrated with VMware vShield and VMware vCenter, its unique architecture also allows it to defend systems running on any system virtualization technology. When installed in VMware environments, SVE takes advantage of vShield Endpoint. However, SVE is not dependent on the virtualization technology; it protects environments that are powered by any virtualization technology.

Overview

Security for Virtualized Environments can be configured and managed through a web-based interface named Security Console.

By using Security Console you can:

  • See an overview of the datacenter.
  • Deploy Security Virtual Machine on the target host or hosts.
  • Find out detailed information about managed virtual machines.
  • Assign policies to the virtual machines in order to configure and manage their protection.
  • Obtain centralized easy-to-read reports regarding the managed virtual machines.
  • Check and manage quarantined files.
  • Manage user accounts.

Connecting to Security Console

In order to  connect to Security Console:

1. Make sure the Security Console virtual appliance is powered on and has Internet access.

2. Open a web browser window.

3. Go to the address of the console (using https).

4. Enter your vCenter Server credentials and click Login.

Initial Configuration

The initial configuration must be completed the first time you connect to Security Console. In order to complete that, follow the steps below:

1. Open a web browser window.

2. Go to the address of the console (using https).

3. The License Agreement will appear. Please read the agreement, select I accept the terms and click Submit to continue.

4. The Setup page will appear. Enter the required information:

  •  vCenter Server IP address and the port used to communicate (by default 443).
  •  vShield Manager IP address.
  •  Product license key.

Click Save.  Note that you can  access the Setup page from the main menu of the console at any time.

 Security Console Overview

The main menu on the upper part of the page allows you to access the product features.

Dashboard

View easy to read charts containing key information about product activity and the security status of the virtual environment.

Computers

Manage the virtual machines and Security Virtual Machine deployment.

Policies

Create, apply and manage security policies.

Quarantine

Manage quarantined files.

Working with Table Data

Tables are frequently used throughout the web console to organize data into an easy-to-use format. You can sort many of the tables by specific columns, by simply clicking the header of that column.

Product Registration

Security for Virtualized Environments comes with a 60 day free trial period during which you can test the product and decide if it is the right solution for your organization. To continue using the product after the trial period expires, you must purchase a license key.


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