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Reflex Changes Name

Reflex Security is no more; it's been replaced by Reflex Systems. In an e-mail, President and CEO Pete Privateer said that "security and management are inseparable," and of course he's right.

Broadening its focus beyond straight security is smart, but not without some risk for Reflex. Security definitely needs to be a part of the overall management strategy, and not a separate add-on. The danger is that it's horning its way into an already crowded elevator. There are many, many companies building management products; Reflex needs to make sure it's not white noise. It's got the reputation in security (you may know that Reflex was the first-ever virtual appliance for VMware, and also won a major award at VMworld); will it be able to leverage that strong background to become a main management player? We'll see.

By the way, we're reviewing Reflex Virtual Management Center in our December issue; keep an eye out for it.

Posted by Keith Ward on 11/04/2008 at 12:48 PM


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