5nine Software is happy to announce that the company has been invited by Microsoft to join their Virus Information Alliance (VIA) program (more information). This new partnership between 5nine and Microsoft shows our joint commitment to securing the Microsoft Cloud Platform. We are excited to have our R&D team collaborate with Microsoft’s security experts to allow us to continue to be the leading security solution designed for Hyper-V.
The Microsoft Virus Information Alliance (VIA) is an antimalware collaboration program for security software providers, security service providers, antimalware testing organizations, and other organizations involved in fighting cybercrime. Members of the VIA program collaborate by exchanging technical information on malicious software with Microsoft, with the goal of improving protection for Microsoft customers.
Microsoft developed well-defined membership criteria for the members of the VIA to ensure that they are able to protect a broad range of Microsoft customers. 5nine Software perfectly fits the criteria being a developer of antimalware technology that runs on Windows Server, as well as being a provider of security services to Microsoft customers, and for Microsoft products. We are a Silver Microsoft Partner certified for Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2012 R2, Hyper-V 2012, and Hyper-V 2012 R2. One of our security solutions, 5nine Cloud Security Azure Pack Extension, is the only Azure Pack partner solution that enables Security as a Service (SECaaS): http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/server-cloud/products/windows-azure-pack/Purchasing.aspx, enabling service providers and tenants to simplify cloud security management.
We value partnering with the VIA program to help customers protect themselves against vulnerabilities that they never knew existed. Security in virtualized and cloud-based environments needs to be managed differently and the public needs to be educated on the differences to increase security and decrease the cost and administrative burden. Today many security and compliance laws and regulations now have specific requirements for virtualization and clouds, and we want to ensure that all Microsoft customers can address these to protect themselves and their end-users.
VP – Business Development