A few weeks ago I had a conference call with an unknown company, well at least for me it was still unknown. Eric Chiu contacted me if he, and his team, could demonstrate their new product.
HyTrust‘s product is an appliance. Not only virtual but also physical. But as a virtualization consultant of course the virtual appliance is what interested me the most. The HT appliance ensures host security and authentication compliancy. It’s not only a single point of management for security and authentication but it’s also a single point of authentication. This may sound weird but the HT appliance acts as a authentication/security proxy. This makes for instance configuring active directory based authentication a matter of seconds. Or what about giving a specific group of people the permissions to run a specific command or deny them the permissions to run the command.
I really liked what HyTrust demoed and I think it’s a very useful tool for those who need to enforce security policies / audit hosts and vCenter / extensive logging.
I can try to explain what the HT appliance exactly does, but it’s a lot easier to just check this youtube demo of the appliance:
You can find more info here: