Release: HyTrust Appliance 3.5

Half a month after its Series C funding HyTrust released version 3.5 of its HyTrust VMware vSphere-compatible appliance.

HyTrust Appliance, once deployed in a vSphere environments, integrates with Microsoft ActiveDirectory to leverage pre-existing users, roles, and groups, provides two-factor authentication solutions support (like RSA SecurID or CA AuthMinder), the ability to lockdown privileged local accounts and to generate temporary passwords¬†to enable time-limited privileged account access. The appliance also provide a set of pre-configured templates and the ability to create custom ones in order to assess VMware Hosts’ security configurations.

The new features introduced in version 3.5 provides administrator privileges monitoring protecting private clouds and virtualized data centers from unauthorized VMs copy, deletion or misconfiguration.

This new version also introduce a new “monitor only” mode that allows observation and logging of administrative activity before configuring granular roles and access policies and the support for VMware’s Security Hardening Guide 5.1.

The HyTrust Appliance 3.5 is generally available now in multiple editions, including a free Community Edition that protects up to 3 hosts.