Startup offers rootkit protection, partitioning

Integrity Global Security platform used in military fighters

In conventional virtual environments, firewalls by such vendors as Altor Networks, Check Point Software and Stonesoft can be added to shore up security among virtual machines. Integrity builds in this capability: It supports partitioned management of padded cells, so administrators with different clearance levels can manage cells appropriate to their security level. It also partitions CPU capacity so a certain number of cycles can be reserved for highest-priority tasks regardless of the demand of lower-priority tasks running off the same CPU, the company says.

Integrity can tie into the security built into Intel vPro processors that detect when the boot process of a machine has been tampered with, and so detect rootkits, Chandler says.

Future work on the platform includes collaboration with third parties to create a secure Web interface directly from Integrity. Communications between two Integrity machines can be secured, Chandler says.

Integrity Global Security will sell to businesses via third-party integrators and other partners, but initially will sell direct to customers. Pricing has not been set.

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