Reflex Systems (formerly Reflex Security) has been very active since its name change and strategy makeover in November 2008.
In March the company signed an OEM agreement with Dell and hired a new Vice President of Sales from ISS (which meanwhile was acquired by IBM), and in April secured its first round of funding for $8.5 million.
Just before the VMworld 2009 a couple of weeks ago, Reflex Systems launched the second release of its (new) flagship product: Virtualization Management Center (VMC).
VMC 2.0 introduces a significant number of new features:
- a new policy compliance enforcement engine (vTrust) – VMware VMsafe certified
- a new agentless software inventory engine
- support for Cisco Nexus 1000V (Reflex plans additional API-level integration for Q4 2009)
- a new Cloud API (which allows multi-tenant management of the controlled virtual infrastructure)
In may ways, with these new features Reflex Systems is going after ManageIQ and other VM lifecycle management vendors.
We’ll how easy will be for the newcomer to attract the interest of the (few) customers that are already looking at the competition.
It is also worth to note that the Reflex Systems previous product, the Virtual Security Appliance (VSA), is now completely disappeared from the website.