Security: The Network is the Gateway to your Data, but Network Security is labor intensive and complicated. Virtualizing the Network properly, integrates security best practices into every Configuration and every change or action in the Cloud.
Agility: With Server Virtualization, consolidation and Cloud computing comes an increasing rate of change in the data center. Without secure automation and multi-vendor synchronization, the Network cannot keep up and your users cannot get access.
Efficiency & Cost: Network Virtualization allows non-expert Cloud Application owners and admins to safely allocate Network resources, limiting the repetitive tasks required of highly skilled Network Experts. Saving time and money on costly limited resources.
Reduction of Errors: On the Network, mistakes are critical, resulting in outages, security vulnerabilities and lost revenue. Network Virtualization standardizes all changes and is constantly validating configurations to identify vulnerabilities and previous errors.
Revenue: Virtualizing advanced Network features like Quality of Service, Traffic Prioritization and Data Encryption provides the opportunity to meter, bill and resell these Premium services to customers with greater application needs.
MULTI-VENDOR Automation: A Network Virtualization solution MUST support multi-vendor network device automation, ie direct interactions on hardware/software devices. This unifies the Network into a single resource and prevents vendor lock-in.
Orchestration: To abstract Network configuration and best practices and to align Network change to higher level Cloud Resource tasks, Network Virtualization must synchronize and orchestrate Network automation and Roll Back any incomplete changes.
Intelligence & Fault Tolerance: Customers rarely know their Network. Network Virtualization must efficiently autodiscover relevant devices, must validate configuration prior to changes and be smart enough to accomplish safe tasks even if the Network is not as expected.
Interoperability & Universal Open Standard Interfaces: Every Network owner has invested in Management, Workflow, ID Management, Virtualization, etc. Network Virtualization must integrate with all of these systems both to grab information from and pass feedback to.
End-to-End Security: In abstracting and synchronizing the Network, Network Virtualization has the opportunity to layer levels of security across the infrastructure, seamlessly integrating disparate approaches into a unified, orchestrated defense.
Change Management & Compliance: Automating critical changes to the Network necessitates auditable change logging and compliance reporting. Advanced systems can be leveraged as After Action Reports and efficiency metrics.
Patent Protection: m2mi’s Security technology is backed up by a granted patent
Multi-level Security: m2mi extends Global Security Rules and paradigms through Applications to the Network
Multi-Vendor Support: m2mi coordinates security across existing and new Cloud resources
Secure, Robust Automation: m2mi automates security to greatly simplify implementation and maintenance
Global Policy Alignment: As m2mi’s Network Virtualization is integrated into every change made in the Cloud, Security is automatically applied according to business and security rules and validated with every Cloud process.
Compliance and Audit: m2mi provides Audit Logs and reporting of all changes and enforces Compliance Rules along side Security Rules.
Cloud Security gets complicated as virtual resources become dynamic and conceptual. To cover the complexity, a secure Cloud must have a holistic end-to-end Security Solution.