Xceedium Unveils Xsuite for VMware vSphere®

  Xceedium Unveils Xsuite for VMware vSphere®

    VMware Elite Technology Partner Extends Privileged Identity and Access
                    Management Platform to VMware vSphere®

Business Wire

HERNDON, Va. -- February 12, 2013

Xceedium, Inc., the premier provider of privileged identity and access
management software for the hybrid cloud, today announced Xsuite® for VMware
vSphere®. This extension to the Xsuite platform enables organizations to
secure and audit privileged access to VMware vSphere, including both VMware
vCenter™ Server and guest operating systems on VMware vSphere. With this
release, Xsuite provides a comprehensive privileged identity and access
management solution that protects traditional systems along with
infrastructure running on VMware and public-cloud environments. Xceedium is
now an Elite member of the VMware Technology Alliance Partner (TAP) program,
enabling the company to further its integration with VMware products.

Xsuite enables organizations to know exactly who is accessing guest operating
systems, as well as VMware vCenter Server, and to see exactly what they did.
It proactively monitors and records administrative sessions on both VMware
vCenter Server and guest operating systems, and it stops any unauthorized
activity before harm can occur. Xsuite’s unified policy management enables
organizations to seamlessly manage and enforce policies from a single
interface, improving security and streamlining compliance tasks. Xsuite for
VMware vSphere is delivered as a turnkey, OVF-based virtual appliance for
simplified deployment and management.

Xsuite for VMware vSphere Highlights: Xsuite for VMware vSphere includes these
major access control and audit capabilities for securing and auditing
privileged access to VMware vSphere environments. It provides the security and
compliance controls below for both VMware vCenter Server and guest servers
running on VMware vSphere.

  *Complete Privileged Identity and Access Management for both VMware vCenter
    Server and Guest Operating Systems on VMware vSphere: Centrally manage and
    enforce roles and privileged user policies for access to the VMware
    vCenter Server and guest systems running on VMware vSphere.
  *Role- and Policy-Based Privileged Access Control:Centrally control access
    to VMware vCenter Server and guest operating systems running on VMware
    vSphere.
  *Full Audit Trail and Session Recording:Log and record all privileged user
    sessions for VMware vCenter Server and guest operating systems running on
    VMware vSphere.
  *Privileged User Single Sign-On:Once authenticated to Xsuite, authorized
    users are a single click from VMware vCenter Server or guest systems
    running on VMware vSphere.
  *Password and Access-Key Management:Vault and manage the full lifecycle of
    privileged user credentials and access keys for the VMware vCenter server
    and guest operating systems on VMware vSphere.
  *Full Identity Attribution for Shared Accounts: Tie all privileged user
    activity on both VMware vCenter Server and guest operating systems to a
    specific user identity, even if guest operating systems are configured
    with shared accounts (e.g., root, administrator).
  *Auto-Discovery and Provisioning:Xsuite is integrated with VMware vCenter
    Server APIs, enabling auto-discovery and auto-provisioning of security and
    compliance policies for guest operating systems.
  *Smartcard-Based Multi-Factor Authentication: Xsuite supports several
    multi-factor authentication methods including the smart cards mandated by
    the U.S. federal government and increasingly used by commercial
    organizations.
  *High Assurance and Public-Sector Ready:Xsuite is FIPS 140-2 compliant and
    carries other important government certifications (Common Criteria EAL 4+,
    Unified Command Approved Products List UC/APL).

Xsuite for VMware vSphere is an extension of Xsuite’s current hybrid-cloud
security and compliance capabilities. Xsuite secures both traditional and
virtual infrastructure running on premises or in the cloud, and provides
protection for cloud management consoles.

Supporting Quotes:

Parag Patel, Vice President, Global Strategic Alliances, VMware

“Organizations in highly regulated industries require privileged identity and
access management and can benefit from the enhanced protection and compliance
that Xsuite for VMware vSphere® can provide. We welcome Xceedium as an Elite
member of the VMware TAP program. VMware and our Elite partners are driving
the convergence of cloud infrastructure and virtualization for our customers,
enabling greater efficiencies and reliability. Through the TAP program,
companies like Xceedium can extend the benefits of VMware cloud infrastructure
to fuel transformation within customer environments.”

Glenn Hazard, CEO, Xceedium

“Our customers are aggressively pursuing virtualization and cloud computing.
While these technologies bring tremendous business benefits, enterprise
customers must address security risks and meet stringent regulatory compliance
mandates wherever their systems reside. Xsuite for VMware extends our
leadership position in protecting hybrid-cloud infrastructure and provides our
customers with the flexibility, confidence, and investment protection they
need to adopt the IT architectures that best suit their business
requirements.”

Availability and Pricing

Xsuite for VMware vSphere will be available to customers during the first
quarter of 2013, with pricing to be announced at that time. With this release,
Xsuite also will be available as a turnkey Open Virtualization Format (OVF)
appliance.

About Xceedium

Xceedium is the leading provider of privileged identity and access management
solutions for hybrid-cloud enterprises. Large companies and global government
agencies use Xceedium products to reduce the risks that privileged users and
unprotected credentials pose to systems and data. The company’s Xsuite
platform enables customers to implement a zero trust security model. Xsuite
vaults privileged account credentials, implements role-based access control,
and monitors and records privileged user sessions.With unified policy
management, Xsuite enables the seamless administration of security controls
across systems, whether systems reside in a traditional data center, a private
cloud, on public cloud infrastructure, or any combination thereof.

Xceedium solutions enable organizations to comply with security and privacy
mandates such as: PCI DSS, FISMA, HIPAA, and NERC CIP. The company’s products
provide industry-leading reliability, availability, and scalability, and are
the most highly certified products in the market with designations including
FIPS 140-2 Level 2, Common Criteria EAL4+ and the U.S. DoD Unified Command
Approved Products List (UC/APL). For more information, please visit
www.xceedium.com.

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The use of the word “partner” or “partnership” does not imply a legal
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Contact:

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