There are very few serious players in the virtualization space at the level of the hypervisor. At least one of the players is rather mature and its offerings have become the moving target for its competitors. That allows a third-party provider to work out the kinks with the market leader and apply that experience to subsequent offerings. And that is exactly what this year's selection is doing.
» PRODUCTS l Industry innovators VIRTUALIZATION e just had to include encouraging. For example, tra- technology is a very tough busi- virtualization – we think that W this category in our year-end wrap-up of industry innovators – although ditionally, third-party vendors that rush to ﬁll a market gap created by an incomplete prod- ness. And when one is chasing technology that itself is chasing technology, the problem gets a several credible security offer- ings for virtualized environ- ments will emerge. the security offerings are new, uct offering by a major vendor whole lot worse. There is room for more ﬁre- immature and, as of yet, poorly ﬁnd that the vendor gets its act There are very few serious wall/IDS/IPS systems for virtu- deﬁned as a market. However, together eventually, leaving the players in the virtualiza- alized data centers. Specialized a relative newcomer in this third party in the lurch. tion space at the level of the versions of access control space is breaking all of those While that covers the busi- hypervisor. At least one of the systems will join the fray and, rules with the ﬁrst true virtual ness side, the technologies of players is rather mature and of course, to address that open- ﬁrewall system. virtualization are evolving. its offerings have become the ing we will need purpose-built This approach suggests a lot That also means challenges to moving target for its competi- forensic tools so we can look of possibilities, not all of them third-party companies. Chasing tors. That allows a third-party for the big guns in that market, provider to work out the as well as some boutiques. kinks with the market leader All of this, of course, will and apply that experience depend on what happens in the There is room for to subsequent offerings. And that is exactly what this primary market. Will VMware continue to dominate or will an more firewall/IDS/ year’s selection is doing. Based on a range of events upstart sneak in and get a mar- ket share? The stage is set, and IPS systems for taking place in the primary
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