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TMCNet:  Halon Email Security System Adds Hyper-V, KVM and Xen Virtualization Integration with 5X Speed Performance

[February 25, 2014]

Halon Email Security System Adds Hyper-V, KVM and Xen Virtualization Integration with 5X Speed Performance

SAN FRANCISCO --(Business Wire)--

RSA (News - Alert) Conference USA 2014 - Halon Security, the technology leader in email security, routers and load balancers, today announced an update to its Email Security System that now offers full integration with Microsoft (News - Alert) Hyper-V, KVM, and Xen virtualization platforms, in addition to VMware vApp. Improved hardware utilization and VMware network support has quintupled delivery performance speed when compared to previous versions. Halon Security's Email Security System has always had a reputation for quick and easy deployment, and now it also offers unsurpassed flexibility and performance on any of the leading commercial or Open Source (News - Alert) hypervisors.

"The dynamic data center has arrived and Halon is committed to supporting it with the most flexible, high performing, easiest-to-deploy hosting and service provider solution," said Jonas Falck, Halon Security CEO. "Halon recognizes that Microsoft's Hyper-V is gaining market share against VMware and that many service providers want the option to deploy Open Source virtualization solutions as well. Halon Security's Email Security System now gives providers a choice of strategies for moving from legcy hardware towards new virtual architecture."

The network and security infrastructure of hosting and service providers has been following the lead of datacenters and cloud providers by moving from legacy hardware installations to fully virtualized software solutions. Now that Halon's Email Security System can harness any of four virtualization platforms, hosting and service provider customers can deploy and scale virtual machines quickly and automatically to maintain performance under the heaviest workloads. All with fewer IT resources needed than in the past.

Halon provides rich support for all four hypervisors, including:

  • VMware VMXNET3
  • Hyper-V para-virtualization, gigabit networks, VLANs, and SCSI disks
  • KVM Virtio para-virtualization and fast network and disk performance
  • Xen PVHVM

It also adds a host of powerful new features, including:

  • Concise and helpful logging throughout the system
  • Line graphs showing disk IOPS and latency
  • Automatic storage disk growth after resizing in the hypervisor
  • Warning message if no storage disk is found or configured
  • Message modifications displayed when browsing queued or quarantined messages
  • HSL (News - Alert) scripting language optimizations
  • Increased swap partition size to 2 GB
  • Updated third-party-party components
  • Cache DKIM signature for all recipients

To learn more, please visit Halon Security (booth #235) at the RSA Conference this week (February 24-28) at San Francisco's Moscone Center.

About Halon

Halon is the technology leader in e-mail security, security router and load balancing solutions. It's award-winning e-mail security systems are the result of years of insights and feedback from large hosting providers, non-commercial and government organizations, municipalities and companies of all sizes, providing the most efficient, effective protection for millions of users world-wide.

Halon's Email Security System is flexible, easy to integrate via API�s and offers full IPv6 support. Its ease of deployment leaves IT with more time for strategic initiatives and its market leading performance makes it the best fit for hosting and service providers. Visit Halon's Web site to download a FREE trial full version:�www.halonsecurity.com


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