Today, Skybox announced new interoperability with the VMware NSX network virtualization platform. This furthers the Skybox expansion into security management for virtual and cloud networks bringing greater visibility to hybrid IT networks.

With new functionality in Skybox® Network Assurance, enterprises gain end-to-end visibility, from their physical networks to virtualized and cloud networks. Comprehensive network mapping and modeling gives network security administrators insight to how policy is actually deployed on virtual machines and enables end-to-end access analysis, combining both north-south and east-west policies. Using Skybox security analytics and the network model, vulnerability management teams are also now able to discover vulnerabilities in virtual and cloud environments that were previously uncharted or inaccessible.

“Virtual machines are often spun up by system administrators who don’t view network architecture the same as security engineers,” said Skybox VP of Products Ravid Circus. “Yet, security teams need to be able to ensure security policy and tagging is implemented correctly to allow only authorized access to these machines. To do that, you need the same level of visibility into your virtual and cloud environments that you’ve come to expect with physical networks — Skybox provides that.”

To read the full press release, click here.