In April 2009 a new company called HyTrust entered the virtualization market with primary focus on access control and configuration management.
Earlier this month the startup released the first consistent update for its flagship product: Appliance 1.5.
This new version introduces:
- label-based policy enforcement
(each object inside the virtual infrastructure can receive one or more labels, labels are embedded to virtual machines even if they are migrated across multiple hosts, only the objects with same labels can interact with each other)
- two-factor authentication using RSA SecureID
(for direct-to-host and vCenter management)
- support for VMware vSphere 4.0 (including ESXi 4.0)
- support for Cisco Nexus 1000V
Like for version 1.0, HyTrust offers a free version of its Appliance 1.5 which is capped to 3 ESX hosts.